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Winter Tires – Your safety depends on them

Winter or all-season tires?

In Alberta, there’s no debate: winter tires prevail when it comes to snowy, slippery roads.

Better Braking Distance

In icy conditions, winter tires stop 34% faster than all-season tires, requiring just 10.7 meters to come to a complete stop, versus 16.3 meters.

Enhanced Traction in Snow

Winter tires have better traction in snowy conditions, especially when temperatures dip below zero.

Tighter Cornering

In icy conditions, winter tires allow for more precise, 90-degree turns.

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Superior in Soggy Conditions

Winter tires’ deeper tread design allows for better drainage, countering the “aquaplaning” effect that can occur when driving through large puddles.

Timing is Everything

When temperatures consistently hit below 7°C, you know it’s time to change to winter tires.

Wheel and Tire Packages

Remember to buy wheels when you purchase your tires. Volkswagen offers a wide selection of alloy and steel wheels to go along with your new tires, making it easier to install and uninstall, and store them each season. Don’t drive a Volkswagen? That isn’t a problem! We can get wheels and tires for just about any year, make, and model on the road!

Come down to Southland VW at 1450 Strachen Rd SE and our tire experts will help you find the perfect set of tires or wheel/tire package for your vehicle! Once here, our Technicians will give your vehicle a FREE health report while we help you look for the perfect tires.

Tire maintenance tips

Prolong the lifespan of your tires with regular, scheduled maintenance and expert advice from your Volkswagen Certified Technician.

Tire Pressure

Under-inflated tires increase fuel consumption and cause premature tire wear. On the flipside, over-inflated tires can cause bulging and uneven wear.

Proper Alignment

If your vehicle’s suspension is out of alignment, it can cause uneven tire wear and inferior handling. Your Volkswagen technician can make sure all wheels are aligned properly.

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Well-Balanced Wheels

Bumps, curbs, and other uneven road conditions can cause your wheels to go out of balance. The result: excessive vibration, wobbly movement, and uneven tire wear. Your Volkswagen technician can ensure proper balance by remounting tires.

Rotate your Tires

Vehicle weight and driving patterns can cause uneven wear. By rotating the tires across all four wheel positions, you can help reduce wear.

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