Tires provide the traction for stopping, cornering and they help absorb road bumps to give you a smooth, safe and comfortable ride. Automotive Techniques carries a full line of Tire Brands.
All-season tires are one of the most popular tires sold today. They are designed to handle dry and wet pavement and a small amount of snow.
Performance tires are designed to really hold the road. They provide crisp, responsive handling but you may sacrifice some ride comfort.
Winter tires are specially constructed to provide traction on snow-covered roads. Winter tires remain pliable in cold weather and have a more aggressive tread design to give you better traction.
Off-road tires are designed for highway comfort and rugged enough for the backwoods trail. They provide grip and traction in mud, turf and a smooth ride on the highway.
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While all-season tires can effectively handle both dry and wet roads, we recommend winter tires for driving in snowy conditions. Spring and fall tire service should include exchanging summer or light all season tires for winter, or snow tires. They provide more traction and grip, enabling you to better control your vehicle in snowy and icy conditions. The tread design is different from all-season tires – it’s more aggressive, resulting in superior control and grip, so that your wheels don’t just spin in slippery weather.
Winter tires also remain pliable in colder temperatures because they’re made with rubber compounds designed not to harden in lower temperatures. Softer compounds help them to stick to ice and dig through snow in the cold helping you stay safe and drive with confidence in the snowy Canadian winter.
Performance tires are specially designed and constructed for superior handling at high speeds. They are ideal for “sportier” cars or driving styles, while standard all-season tires are designed to provide good handling and a softer ride.
Performance tires are made with a different rubber compound than other tires; they’re designed to stay softer and stickier and really grip the road and hug tight curves and corners, keeping you in complete control of your vehicle at higher speeds. Many performance tires are shorter and wider than other tires, so that they cover more of the road’s surface and offer better traction in dry conditions. Short tire sidewalls limit lateral tire movement on the rim, improving cornering. Performance tires also have a shorter stopping distance thanks to better adhesion and a wider footprint.
Performance tires offer enhanced handling and control for a smooth, enjoyable ride. With shallower grooves than winter tire treads, performance tires are not appropriate for snowy weather. At Speedy, our tire experts can advise on the best performance tires for your vehicle.
Advanced technology and design means that there are several different kinds of performance tires for you to choose from, depending on your vehicle, driving style, and the weather conditions where you live:
There are even more tire variations for winter, summer, or all-season performance tires. We can help you decide which performance tires are best for your vehicle.