Tire Change

Changing your vehicle's tires is necessary for the safety of all motorists. It is important that your tires are adapted to the season because summer and winter tires do not have the same characteristics, which can affect the performance, safety and premature wear of your tires.

There are many differences between summer tires and winter tires:

  • the rubber composition is different,
  • the depth of the tire tread varies,
  • the grooves are more or less numerous.

Summer tires are soft enough to grip well on dry and wet pavement but lose their grip when the temperature drops below 7 degrees. A winter tire, however, is designed to grip in cold temperatures and snow, but it wears out very quickly when used for summer temperatures.

Regulations

Throughout Canada, except for Quebec, there is no winter tire requirement. However, it is highly recommended that a vehicle's tires be adapted to the weather conditions of the region where the vehicle is being used.

In Quebec, since 2019, the law requires all vehicles registered in Quebec to be equipped with winter tires from December 1 to March 15.

POINT S RECOMMANDATIONS

  • Do not wait until the last minute to book your appointment! This will allow you to avoid long periods of waiting for your appointment, as well as any unpleasant weather surprises.
  • Regularly monitoring your tire wear will allow you to plan the purchase of new tires according to your budget. An average user can travel approximately 35 to 45,000 km on new tires.
  • When you change your winter tires, make sure that they have the Highway Safety Code authorized pictogram identifying that they are designed for winter driving.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

For more information, contact Robert Bernard Boucherville at 450 449-1112

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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.