Toronto, Ontario – More than half of all Canadian drivers will head into the snowy season without winter tires in areas where they are not mandated, according to a recent survey commissioned by Canadian Tire.
The study also found that only 21 per cent are aware that all-weather tires, a relatively new tire category, are more effective in winter conditions than all-season tires. These tires carry a “mountain/snowflake” symbol that indicates they meet or exceed industry-established snow traction performance requirements and have been designed specifically for use in cold weather and severe snow conditions.
All-weather tires, a hybrid of winter and all-season tires, can be kept on vehicles year round. Tires with the mountain/snowflake symbol qualify as a winter tire in provinces where winter tires are mandated by law.