MPI to Provide Low-Cost Loans For Winter Tires
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All the snow got you down? MPI will be introducing a program that will ease the financial burden for drivers looking to purchase winter tires. Its been a really bad winter in Winnipeg, and it wont be the last one we see. Besides a car-starter, winter tires are the best investments you can make to keep up with Winnipeg’s harsh winters.

Last year, winter tires became mandatory for all passenger vehicles registered in Quebec. Quebec’s Highway Safety Code requires vehicles to have winter tires equipped between December 15 and March 15. Fines for not complying can range from $200 to $300. Quebec has reported a 5% drop in vehicles accidents since making winter tires mandatory.

Here are a few reasons to switch to winter tires:

  • All-season and summer tires harden and lose traction at temperatures below 7 C
  • Winter tires retain elasticity and grip at much lower temperatures
  • Winter tires have up to 50 per cent more traction than all-season tires
  • With more traction, your tires spend less time spinning when accelerating, resulting in less fuel consumption

Watch the video below for a demonstration of the differences. An average set of 4 winter tires will cost around $1000.