The province of Ontario has recognized the merits of snow tires for winter safety. Effective January 1, 2016, Insurance Companies in Ontario are introducing a discount for drivers who install 4 winter tires for their winter driving on all Private Passenger Vehicles. You could be eligible for a 2-5% discount on your auto insurance premium.
Please review the questions below and if you answer ‘yes’, you qualify for the discount.
- Are all 4 of your tires snow tires with a snowflake symbol?
- Do your snow tires get taken off at the end of the winter season in April?
Be sure to let us know if you are using winter tires on your vehicle so that we can apply the discount to your policy. Contact us today!
Why use Snow tires for safety?
Snow tires are designed to perform better in the colder temperatures, slush, snow and ice that we experience in winter. The snow tire treads are designed to ride softer than all- season or performance tires. The softer rubber grips ice and snow better, but wears out quickly as the temperatures rise.
It is recommended that four winter tires of the same type be purchased for your vehicle. It does not matter if it is a two wheel or four wheel drive vehicle. Winter tires are better than summer tires if the temperature is 7 degrees Celsius or less regardless if there is snow on the road or not.