Discover the Benefits of Infinity Tire 3-Season Tires
We’re glad you may consider our 3-season tire selection. However, before you make a decision please talk with a Genuine Tire and Auto advisor. We’d be happy to discuss our Infinity Tire selection. If you’re like most Canadian drivers today, you think of all-season tires as “normal” tires. But the truth is that a tire that can be used in all seasons is a relatively recent concept. Up until the 1970s, summer tires were your normal tire.
All-season tires never caught on in Europe as they did here in Canadian. European drivers switch between summer and winter tires as seasons change, enjoying the best possible safety and performance in each season. Our job is to keep you our valued customer informed. But why should you consider summer tires, also known as 3-season tires, over the all-season tires you’re used to? It all comes down to the weather you encounter where you reside.
Summer Tires in Sunny Canada Weather
On dry roads, summer tires are king latching onto the pavement and hugging corners like no other. All thanks to soft, sticky rubbers specially chosen for maximum performance in warm weather. What does this mean for you? Enhanced stopping power, responsive handling, and steering that makes you feel more in control.
Summer Tires in Rain
We’re here to inform you – It’s a common misconception that all-season tires handle rain better than summer tires. But that’s all it is – a misconception. After all, “rain” isn’t a season, right? Summer tires give rain the one-two punch with a combo of tread compounds and tread patterns. If you’re driving on slightly wet roads, the same sticky rubber that maximizes dry grip works just the same on damp pavement. And in deeper water, a summer tire’s rain grooves fling rain out from under the tire to keep more of the tire’s rubber in contact with the road.
Summer Tires in Canadian Winters
Many of us have experienced driving down a snowy road and felt your car start to slide? Or hit the brakes only to have your car keep lumbering forward against your will? It’s an awful feeling of panic, and it can even happen when you’re using all-season tires. Imagine driving summer tires in a snowstorm. We’ve all experienced it. They harden in cold weather and lose grip, and the tread patterns aren’t designed for snow or ice, so even a little bit can send you sliding. It’s a simple fact – summer tires aren’t safe in winter weather.
You know the phrase “never say never”? Well, we’re about to say it twice.
As you are aware – there aren’t too many areas here in Canada where it never snows and temperatures rarely dip below 45 degrees, you don’t need all-season tires. It’s that simple. They certainly won’t hurt, but what’s the good of a tire that makes compromises to achieve light snow grip, when you don’t use it in the snow?