While winter isn’t technically here until December 21st (according to the calendar), I think we can all agree that it’s descended on our fair city. We swapped raking leaves for shovelling sidewalks—literally overnight. The mercury, or whatever non-toxic mercury substitute they’re using, has dropped and it’s only a matter of time before the roads are slick and caked with snow and ice. But otherwise, it’s officially winter tire season here in Edmonton.
Why Winter Tires?
Were you aware that your tires lose efficacy when the temperature drops below 7℃? Those all-season tires of yours will go from soft but firm to hard and slick so fast it’ll make your wheels spin (out), whereas winter tires are made from chemical compounds specially formulated to retain their buoyancy and withstand colder temperatures. Although they are not mandatory in Alberta yet, Quebec has seen a significant drop in accidents since they put laws into effect regarding winter tires, so one might assume that it’s only a matter of time before you’ll need to use winter tires. Be ahead of the curve, don’t slide through it.
What Can You Do About It?
Well lucky for you, Team Ford has an exceptional service department with an army of factory-trained technicians that can swap out your all-seasons for a set of new winter tires. We’ve also got a well-stocked parts department that leaves no stone unturned when it comes to finding the parts that you want. The best part about buying your winter tires at Team Ford? Why the Go Auto Tire Advantage of course! Sign up for a free Go Card and you’ll save 10% off of your tire purchase, and an additional 5% of your purchase price will be added as credit to your Go Card for future purposes. Not to mention a free 2-year road hazard warranty, free lifetime flat tire repair, and free lifetime tire rotation. It’s almost like you can’t afford not to pick up a new set of winter tires at Team Ford!
So contact us at Team Ford today for a new set of winter tires, and stay safe out on those roads this year. Team Ford even offers a tire storage facility, in case you’re short on space in your garage. Just book an appointment, and let us handle the rest. We’re not Edmonton’s favourite Ford dealer for nothing!