Winter Tires

Did you know that at temperatures below 7°C, all-season and summer tires begin to lose elasticity, resulting in reduced traction?

How are they different?
Winter tires have a soft rubber compound that remains flexible as temperatures drop to ensure your tires grip the road. Winter tires have unique tread patterns with wider grooves to enhance traction on snow and ice by providing channels to drain water and expel snow.

Do I need 4 Winter Tires?
Yes! A common myth is that you only need winter tires on the wheels that drive the car. Having only 2 winter tires causes a traction mismatch that can have serious consequences when braking.

How do I know if I already have winter tires?
Winter tires are marked with a snowflake symbol on the side wall of the tire. If you’re not sure, stop by Ajax Hyundai and one of our Service Consultants will be happy to look and advise you on what type of tires you may have.

Winter Tire Pressure
During the winter months, check the pressure in your tires often to ensure they are inflated to the proper specifications. Due to the fluctuation in temperatures, the volume of air within the tires will change and can affect the performance of the tire.

Do you sell winter tires?
Yes! Ajax Hyundai carries a wide variety of winter and all-season tires. Check out our Tire Store for more information and pricing!