Everything You Need to Know About Winter Tires in Scarborough, Ontario

Driving in Canadian winters can be challenging at best, especially here in Scarborough, where conditions can change drastically every other week. So ensure you’re well-prepared for whatever the climate throws your way, with proper-fitting winter tires for your specific Kia vehicle. Our staff here at Foster Kia have the expertise to get you the right set of tires for your model. Even better, our expert Service Department can easily install your brand-new tires for you right after you purchase your set. Read on to learn more about winter tires, and be well-prepared for when you visit our dealership’s tire department.


Why You Need Winter Tires

As the only part of your vehicle touching the road, winter tires are a critical safety feature of your vehicle in winter driving conditions. Winter tires ensure your vehicle has the best possible contact on the road surface, which is crucial when driving on snow and ice. Proper winter tires help you reduce braking distance in slippery conditions, as well as improve handling on corners and turning to provide better safety for you, your occupants, and others on the road.

When You Need Winter Tires

Don’t wait for the first icy fender-bender you see, or first patch of black ice you slide on, to get your set of winter tires on your car. As soon as the temperature drops below 7 degrees in the fall season, you should consider putting winter tires on your vehicle. That includes overnight temperatures, when frost warnings may start to occur. Lower temperature reduces the elasticity of the rubber in normal tires, so you can think of your winter tires as “cold-weather” tires instead.

Can I Get By With Two Winter Tires?

Don’t let yourself be fooled by what you see or read online, you cannot get by with less than four winter tires. The full set of 4 winter tires is the safest and proper way to use winter tires. Only two tires on the front or rear tires can lead to compromised turning capability, which is extremely dangerous in cold-weather conditions.

Where Can I Get Winter Tires

Get in touch with our Parts team here at Foster Kia, or utilize our online Tire Selector to help you find the proper winter tires for your Kia model. We’ll help you get the right-fitting tires for your specific model, as well as handle installation for you if you’d prefer us to do it. Get in touch with us today to book your appointment, and secure your set of new winter tires.