Winter Tires at Nissan Downtown

For about half of the year, the streets of Toronto and its surrounding regions are enveloped by snow, slush and ice. As a diligent Nissan owner, it’s in your best interest to protect your investment and ensure that it can handle the road conditions of harsh Canadian winter. Your best bet in doing so is by installing winter tires on your Nissan vehicle. Continue reading below as our team here at Nissan Downtown discusses the importance of winter tires, how they’re different from all-season tires, as well as your purchasing options in Toronto.

All-Seasons vs Winters

In Canada, Nissan vehicles are fitted with high-quality all-season tires that deliver adequate grip and performance in normal driving conditions. Although their name may suggest that they’re made for all four seasons, the rubber compound mixture used to produce all-season tires aren’t designed to withstand the extreme cold weather conditions that Toronto experiences. Once the mercury drops below 7 degrees Celsius, all-season tires tend to harden, thus losing their ability to maintain adequate levels of traction, especially on snow and ice-covered roads. On the other hand, winter tires are designed to perform in cold weather conditions, with specially-engineered rubber compounds and tread patterns designed to grip to ice, snow and slush.

Are Winter Tires Mandatory?

Although the use of winter tires is not mandatory in Ontario, there are a handful of benefits that come with installing them onto your Nissan. Apart from the safety aspect of adequate road traction, many automotive insurance providers offer discounts if you prove that you drive with winter tires during the cold weather months.

 

 

 

How Much Are Winter Tires?

A quality set of winter tires can cost anywhere from a few hundred, to a couple of thousand dollars. For the most affordable way to equip winter tires on your vehicle, you can opt for tires that are slightly smaller than your original set (i.e. from 18-inch all-season tires down to 17-inch winter tires), and fit them onto readily available steel wheels. If you’d like more information about your winter tire options, feel free to contact our parts department and they’ll be happy to assist you in finding a suitable set for your specific Nissan model.

 

 

 

Drive with confidence this winter season and equip your Nissan with a set of durable winter tires. VIsit our parts counter here at Nissan Downtown for all of your winter tires needs and inquiries.