One of the most contested questions around winter safety is whether or not winter tires are safer or necessary for winter driving. There are a couple of places that have legislated mandatory winter tire use and according to the article in Wheels.ca have seen significant reductions in collisions after the legislation came into effect.
Germany found after legislation came into effect there was just over 50 percent less collisions as previous years. Even Quebec, which already had 96 per cent of drivers using winter tires before they became mandatory in 2008, showed a 5-per-cent drop in collision injuries that year. Winter tire use rose by only 2 percent after winter tire use became mandatory, so a 2 percent increase led to a 5 percent decrease! (Wheels.ca)
Many people are confused by the many tire offerings available to them when shopping for a new set of tires. There are winter tires, all season tires and newer to the party, the all weather tire. It's hard to know what the best choice is and many manufacturers have different suggestions depending on the driving conditions you experience.
Sometime the information is overwhelming and this is why we have created our Truth About Tires workshop. This gives you, as the consumer, a chance to ask questions and to gather information in a somewhat non biased environment. Good News Auto does sell tires and we do our best to offer a fair price.. However, more than that, we would like you to have all the information you need to make the best choice for your vehicle and your safety.