Having the correct type of tires for the time of year and season is incredibly important on your Kia. There’s a reason why so many different types of tires exist for your vehicle, from all-season to summer to winter to performance, all with specific focuses. It’s important to get your tires changed, not only if they’ve suffered extensive wear, but also each year for winter when you have to deal with snow and ice, and as well for the summer season with its hot and dry environment. 401 Dixie Kia is here for all of your tire service needs in Mississauga, when you need that spring or fall tire swap, choose our service department for a superior changeover for your Kia!
We know how much you care about your vehicle, and that should always extend to ensuring it’s equipped with the propre tires. Living in an area like Mississauga where we see both the extremes of summer and winter weather means you need to have tires that match those conditions. If you run improper tires during these seasons, like winter tires in the summer or summer tires in the winter, you run the risk of increased wear, improper performance and safety concerns. Getting your tires changed both prolongs the lifespan of your tires and makes certain that your Kia is properly equipped for the season at hand.
The reason it’s so important to have the right tires on your Kia for the season is because they are specifically designed to hold-up against that environment. Winter tires can stand up against the freezing cold weather and are designed with a multitude of grooves to grip on snow and ice to help maintain traction. Summer tires can take on the heat of hot pavement, and also allow for tight handling and prevention of hydroplaning. All-season tires don’t reach the heights of the winter and summer tire advantages, but enjoy a sampling of both of their features.
All-season tires are often “default” tires as they provide some benefits of both winter and summer tires, but nowhere near the levels of each of them for their respective seasons. They may be okay in areas that don’t see that big of a change in seasons and weather over the year, but in a place like Mississauga, that’s not the case. Running two sets of tires that are specifically geared toward the weather that the current season brings (ie. winter and summer tires) is the superior choice. This also helps extend the life of your tires by not running one set year-round, and being able to switch off between two.
Quite possibly the most important set of tires you’ll have living in Canada. Ontario can get hit hard during the winter months, and you need to be prepared by having your vehicle ready for whatever comes your way, as soon as the cold temperatures hit and stick around. Winter tires should be put on when the temperature starts staying below 7℃, made with specific rubber to strive in cold conditions. Its groove designs are such to dig into snow and ice, providing traction that other tires just can’t match.
It’s a good sign when it’s time to put on these tires, winter’s in the rearview mirror and it’s time to enjoy some summer driving. Once the temperature stays consistently above 7℃ you’re due to get your tire swap done. Pavement gets hot after the sun beats down on it all day, but the soft rubber of summer tires can withstand those high temperatures, with tread blocks that provide generous contact with the road. These tires also allow for a more tighter steering response, and work expertly to dispel water to avoid hydroplaning.
When the time of the year hits to get your tires changed over, come to us at 401 Dixie Kia for a fast and efficient tire swap from our Kia experts. Our tire shop doesn’t stop there, as any measure of tire maintenance, repair, rotation, balance or beyond we can assist with. If it’s shopping for a new set, our team will help you find the best tires for your vehicle in our tire store, from a variety of the top brands. Be sure to keep up-to-date on our parts specials for the latest promos and deals on tire brands and services. Book your tire service with us by filling out the form below. If there’s anything else we can help you with, or if you have any outstanding questions, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.