Winter Tire Safety Tips
Transport Canada and the Rubber Association of Canada advise motorists to think about safe driving in winter.
Your vehicle handling will be improved when tires of the same type, size, speed rating and load index are installed on all four wheels.
Tires marked with the pictograph of a peaked mountain with a snowflake meet specific snow traction performance requirements, and have been designed specifically for use in severe snow conditions.
If you intend driving in severe winter conditions, install four winter tires that meet the "snow tire" designation on your vehicle. These snow tires will assist you to control your vehicle safely in slippery conditions.
Tires marked "M + S" ? or "mud and snow" tires, also known as "all-season" tires? continue to provide safe all-weather performance, but may not always be suitable for severe snow conditions.
Wide, high performance tires, other than those that are specifically designed as snow tires, are not suitable for use on snow covered roads.
What Snow Tires are Available
You can contact tire dealers or manufacturers to obtain information on which models meet this new designation.