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The right choice in the winter

Too little grip or a burst radiator are not uncommon in freezing temperatures. To prevent the pitfalls of winter, we'll tell you what's important. Put on winter tires and measure the air pressure and tread depth. Fill in antifreeze into the radiator and the windshield wiper system and check the battery and lighting. These are the "basics" for winter operation. If you want to do more for the safety of our vehicle, contact one of our experts. Our team is happy to advise you!

Helpful Tips

In order to enjoy winter safely, we have put together the most important tips for you. 

In the winter, convert to winter tires

In the case of ice, snow, slush or frost, a motor vehicle with winter or all season tires is most suitable.

Not only does ice make winter tires necessary, but when temperatures drop to below 7 degrees Celsius, the traction of summer tires decreases. The braking distance gets longer and the vehicle skids faster.

In the winter, we recommend that you have at least 4 millimeters of tread on the tires for better traction, or renew the tires after 10 years at the latest!

TUV NORD Expert Tip

Why winter tires have better grip

When average temperatures drop below 7 degrees Celsius, it is a high time for tire changes. This is because winter tires offer more grip not only in winter road conditions, but also at colder temperatures. This is related to the adhesion properties of the tires in the cold. The rubber of the snow tires becomes hard and does not provide sufficient grip. Although all-season tires are better suited in the winter than summer tires, they are only a compromise when compared with winter tires. Anyone who relies on his vehicle every day in the winter or is planning a longer journey should definitely use winter tires. 

TUV NORD Mobility Inc.

Suite 415, 708-11th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2R 0E4

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