Now that Spring has arrived, our fleet specialists are assisting with various inquiries relating to tire changeovers.
While we can find lots of information online for the ideal date to take off winter tires, the right moment is not a specific day on the calendar. The time will depend on the province/area in which you live, the weather and the temperatures.
According to our experts, the right moment is when temperatures rise to 7°C or more and remain there consistently, since winter tires are designed to improve grip, compared to all-season or summer tires.
If you find that temperatures reach 10-12 °C during the day, but drop to minus zero at night, it may be good to wait.
But, what happens if you leave winter tires on longer than you should?
If temperatures reach 15 ° C to 20 ° C and you still have winter tires on, what will happen is that it will wear out the rubber faster.
Once the tires are removed, it is important to evaluate where they will be stored. Transport Canada recommends storing them upright in a clean indoor location, free from exposure to sunlight or strong artificial light, heat, ozone (electrical motors) and hydrocarbons. If tires are stored on their rims, the tire pressure should be reduced to approximately 103 kPa (15 psi) to avoid possible cracking and deformation.
If buying a set of new tires, they must meet safety standards set under the Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations. Transport Canada administers these regulations and tests tires to ensure they conform to the safety standards. These tests confirm that tires purchased in Canada are designed and manufactured to function safely on your vehicle.
At BDS, we offer a tire change service + storage, and if you ever need a new set of tires, our team of experts will advise you and find the best option for your vehicle.
If you require more information just contact us!
☎️ (416) 757-5671