Winter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to prepare your vehicle for the unpredictable snowy and icy roads of Ontario. If you’re looking to buy a new set of winter tires, have them installed, or store your current summer or all-season tires, Streetsville Hyundai has your back. Here are the most common questions we get asked by our customers!
Thinking about getting winter tires for your Hyundai? Not sure what kind or size of tires, rims or wheels would be best for your vehicle? Let our experts at Streetsville Hyundai help you find the right tires, at the right price, for you and your family to stay safe on the roads.
Why Buy Winter Tires?
In Ontario, when the average temperatures drop below 7 °C, the rubber compound commonly used in all-season tires hardens and loses elasticity. Winter tires are different: The softer rubber compound used in winter tires remains pliable as temperatures begin to drop further. This provides greater grip and traction on winter roads in conditions such as deep snow, ice, slush, and extremely cold temperatures.
How Does The Winter Tire Insurance Discount Work?
Ontario drivers who have winter tires installed are entitled to receive a discount from their insurance company. Depending on your insurance company, the discount and how it will apply to your policy will vary. In general, drivers can expect to receive a 3-5% discount on their policy. Note that some insurance company may ask you to provide proof before applying the winter tire savings, such as a receipt for purchase, installation, or just a photograph. For more information on what discounts you are eligible for, contact your insurance provider.
Have My Winter Tires on a Separate Set of Rims?
In recent years, we have noticed that the majority of drivers have moved from owning one set of tires for their vehicle to having two sets of tires: One set of summer or all-season and another set specifically for winter. Many owners choose to have sportier tires and rims during summer to enhance the appearance of their vehicle. In the winter, they prefer to have a more practical set of tires and rims to handle snow and salt covered roads in the GTA. One of the main reasons for using a single set of rims and switching the tires on and off each season is due to the cheaper upfront cost of buying new tires without rims. However, the initial savings out-weigh the cost over time.
If you want to save on buying rims for your winter tires, look for regular black steel rims instead of an alloy set. The cheaper cost of steel rims is one of the reasons why you commonly see cars with black wheels in the winter.
What specials and programs for tires do you currently offer?
Tire Storage Special
- SEASONAL TIRE STORAGE$99.00
Four Wheel Alignment and Balance
- Alignment and Balance$149.95