Some may think it’s too early to put on winter tires, but experts say it’s the perfect time.
Cal Tire Expert Jeff Wiebb tells CityNews there’s a misconception.
“It’s more about the temperature than it is about the actual — what’s falling from the sky. Seven degrees Celsius is when we know all-season or three season tires tend to get a little bit hard. They don’t grip as well because they’re hard (and) they don’t conform to the road surface the same way winter tires do,” he said.
Wiebb said all-season tires are not good for winter in Calgary, so, people need to make sure they have the proper wheels on to ensure vehicle safety.
He said all-weather tires are an option for drivers who don’t plan on being on the road in a lot of snow or ice, but they are not excellent in extreme conditions.