Getting your car ready for winter

When winter approaches, it is important to ensure that your car is well prepared. For starters, check out your tire wear. A little trick to check your tires for wear is to take a 25 cents coin and insert it into one of the tread grooves of the tire by placing the nose of the caribou inside the tire. Then if you see the entire nose of the caribou, you must replace the tire because it is excessively worn out. If you have any doubts, the Point S advisors can do a more thorough inspection.

Then, it is important to inspect the following elements:

  1. 1. The tune-up of your engine
  2. 2. The electrical system, i.e. the battery, alternator and starter
  3. 3. The braking system
  4. 4. The alignment

Point S retailers offer these services and can help you prepare your car for winter.

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Traction - dry road

Dry-road traction is a tire's ability to brake effectively and respond well to the steering wheel on dry roads.

Traction - wet road

Wet traction is a tire's resistance to hydroplaning and its ability to provide safe driving in wet conditions.

Traction - snowy road

Snow-covered road traction is a tire's ability to operate on partially or completely snow-covered pavement.

Traction - icy road

Ice traction is a tire's ability to operate on partially or completely ice-covered pavement.

Durability

Durability refers to how many kilometres a tire can go before it stops performing.

Comfort/noise

Comfort refers to the ride quality of a tire and the noise it emits on the road.