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It's the perfect time to put on winter tires

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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.