When Should I Change My Tires?
While it may sound logical to say you should switch to summer tires right away, you may want to keep them until the weathers stays consistently warm. According to tire experts, the best time to use winter tires are during colder temperatures below 7-degrees Celsius. While it may sound logical to get a head start and switch around late April or early May, winter tires have a softer rubber, more treads and deeper grooves for better traction on colder surfaces. That’s why we recommend switching to summer tires when the weather begins to stay consistently warm so you don’t run the risk of slipping on wet or cold surfaces.
Why Should I Switch to Summer Tires?
Summer tires have a flatter tread that is more suitable for the summer roads compared to winter and tires. They provide more traction and grip on regular road conditions, along with safer driving for temperatures above 7°C. Not only are they perfect for safety, but they maximize the performance on your vehicle as well. Along with its increased traction, the rubbers on summer tires also improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency so you can save more on gas.
What Tires Are Available For My MINI?
At MINI Edmonton, you’ll get to choose between a comprehensive list of tires for your MINI Cooper:
- MINI Star Approved Tires: the best baseline tires for your MINI
- MINI Run Flat Tires: increased safety and comfort.
- MINI High Performance Tires: dynamic driving and excellent grip.