Look, life is expensive, and it isn’t getting any cheaper. You can’t go to McDonald’s and get a full meal for under $10 anymore. Two movie tickets, a bag of popcorn, and two diabetic coma-inducing pops, is damn near $50. Taxes are going up, plus if you have a family you have to pay for life insurance—it’s just a tax on being alive! After a long week all you want to do is relax, but you can’t, because even that costs money. So you’ve got to be selective on what you do and don’t buy. But one thing is for certain:
If you live in Edmonton and don’t want to spend your time and hard-earned money on car repairs, you absolutely need to buy winter tires. If you don’t want to risk an accident that damages your vehicle—or worse—you must, without question, buy winter tires. Summer tires won’t cut it, and all-seasons are only all-seasons when you live somewhere without winter. Lucky for you, Edmonton’s Go Nissan can help you find a set of winter tires that won’t break the bank.
Why you need winter tires
You wouldn’t buy a raincoat and expect it to get you through a frosty Alberta winter, so why would you think a set of summer tires could get you through the snow, slush, ice, and sand that comes along with winter? Grooves and treads designed with winter in mind are just one of the ways in which winter tires can help you navigate the uncertain road conditions. But beyond their design, the rubber compounds that make up your winter tires differ from those found in other tires. The rubber you find on winter tires is softer and can handle the cold substantially better, meaning they’re more flexible and grip the road better, even when the temperatures dip below freezing. Of course, you shouldn’t wait until there’s snow on the ground to swap your tires . . .
The best time to swap to winter tires
Not only is waiting until the snow flies a sure-fire way to be stuck waiting behind a long line of other people swapping their all-seasons for winter rubber, but it’s also risky business—only instead of Tom Cruise sliding into the living room, you could be sliding out of control. Those same rubber compounds we mentioned earlier, really start to provide value when the temperature hits 7 °C or below. This means those all-seasons you’re currently riding on start losing their efficacy around 7 °C, and your morning commute to work could get more slick, so close to the overnight low. So do yourself a favour, when everyone else is talking about going to the corn maze, book yourself a service appointment to have your tires swapped. You can do so by clicking here.
The best winter tires are . . .
As variable as the Nissan vehicles we sell. Meaning your best bet is to swing by the Go Nissan location most convenient for you (whether that’s Go Nissan North, Go Nissan South, or Ericksen Nissan downtown). A member of our service team will be happy to help you pick the proper set, and give you a smoking good deal on them. How good of a deal? Well, the Go Auto Tire Advantage means you’ll be eligible for a free 2-year road hazard warranty, free lifetime flat repair and tire rotation, and more. Can’t wait to do a little online window shopping? You can find a selection of our favourite winter tires here.
We know there’s plenty of ways you’d rather spend your money, like on a brand new Connor McDavid alternate jersey—but without winter tires you’ll look more like Lucic on the ice than the next Great One. So give us a call today and we can help set you up with the right winter tires, at the right price.