Winter Tire Change in Calgary, AB
Get Your Winter Tires Changed at Bow Mitsubishi in Calgary, AB
With summer nearly upon us, there's no time like the present to put Alberta's roughest season behind you for good and get your winter tires changed. But before you schedule a tire change with Bow Mitsubishi in Calgary, AB, we'd like to fill our customers in on everything they need to know about their tires.
Winter Tires vs. Seasonal Tires
Anyone who's survived a winter in the Calgary area understands the importance of fitting their vehicle with winter tires. Their flexible rubber design and deep treads provide much-needed traction when braving snow, slush, and ice, and we strongly suggest acquiring a set come late fall. That said, winter tires aren't fit for temperatures above 7° C, which is where seasonal tires come in. Not only do they last longer in warmer weather, but they also optimize grip, handling, and stopping distance on both wet and dry roads. Furthermore, seasonal tires offer lower rolling resistance, which enhances your vehicle's fuel economy.
Tire Changeover vs. Tire Swap
A tire changeover involves changing your vehicle's tires while keeping its wheels. This service is as popular as it is affordable for motorists looking to get their vehicles ready for the summer. A tire swap applies to both your tires and wheels, and while it's more expensive upfront, it will save you money over the long haul, as it prolongs your wheels' lifespan as much as it does your tires'.
When Is the Best Time to Get Your Tires Changed?
Given the unpredictability of Canadian weather, we wouldn't recommend a specific month or date to schedule a tire change. That said, if the risk of snow or frost has subsided and the average daily temperature hits or surpasses 7° C for 10 straight days, it's probably a good time to book a tire change with our dealership.
If you'd like further tips regarding your tires or need to schedule a service appointment, feel free to contact us at Bow Mitsubishi today.