When you get married or enter into a long-term relationship, there are many discussions and compromises that occur. You are in a partnership, and partnerships require compromise due to the fact that you are both human beings with unique opinions. It is always a blessing when you see eye to eye on a given topic, however, when it comes to topics such as winter tires for our vehicles, who knew that would become The Big Winter Tire Debate.
My husband grew up in a location in Ontario that typically doesn’t get as much snow as other areas. Because of this, he had never heard of the need for winter tires. He thought they were only for people who lived up in the Great White North.
Growing up, I don’t recall my parents using winter tires on their vehicles. But, ever since I have been out on my own, they have expressed a strong opinion that they are an absolute necessity. Now, they put on their winter tires each and every fall.
Enter: the big winter tire debate.
Back in June 2014, I got a new vehicle. We were hoping that we could get away without winter tires, but boy did I ever learn the hard way! I will never forget, it was one cold, wet and slippery day. I picked up my kids from school and I honestly didn’t think that I would make it up the hill (and it’s a small hill too!) My tires were skidding all over the place and I was shaking in fear. It was on that day that I knew that I would never drive a vehicle without winter tires again.
The Great Winter Tire Debate was over.
There would be no more discussions in our household.
Sometimes it takes life experiences like that to make you realize how you feel about a certain topic.
I have done my research and since then, learned that even on dry roads, winter tires can make a significant difference to your stop time when driving in cold and slippery weather.
Regardless of where you are in Canada, winter tires are one of the most important investments you can make to keep your vehicle on the road and your family safe. According to Tirecraft (a Canadian owned and operated expert in tires and automotive service), the general rule is that winter tires should be used between Thanksgiving and Easter.
There’s no better time to get refreshed on winter tires
with this year’s Ultimate Guide to Winter Tires.
If you’re new to driving, there will be some information that you might be learning for the first time to help you stay safe on winter roads. Even if you’re a seasoned driver, we can always use some refresher tips and reminders. Safety is KEY!
Be sure to enter for a chance to WIN a $1,000 Tirecraft gift certificate. This, opportunity ends on December 1st at 12 PM EST.
Did you know that each Tirecraft is locally owned and operated? I love to support locally owned and operated businesses. The experts at Tirecraft can offer a number of recommendations that are tailored to your driving style and habits, to your vehicle and the winter conditions where you live, helping you get the most out of your winter driving season!
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This post has been generously sponsored by Tirecraft, the opinions and language are my own.