Like it or not, we’re no strangers to harsh winter weather in Canada. Though it affords us great amounts of fun, like pond hockey, skating, and good old-fashioned snowball fights, winter’s arrival also means that extra precautions must be taken to ensure that your vehicle stays safe and secure when the driving conditions get a little more slippery. So, if you’ve been wondering “What are the best winter tires for 2020?” our Sherwood Ford team will show you today. Keep reading to learn about winter tires, Ford Tire Price Match, and more.
Best winter and snow tires available for Ford models in Edmonton AB
Not all winter tires are created equal, and just like the various brands that sport them, tire manufacturers are forced to innovate year after year to ensure that their snow tires are left with better grip, stronger rubber construction, and a smoother ride than anyone else. Automotive magazine AutoGuide has published its list of the best tires for sedans, SUVs, trucks, and all-around performance, and we’ve listed some of its winter-tire highlights below:
- Bridgestone® Blizzak DM-V2
- Michelin X-Ice Xi3
- Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
- Firestone Winterforce 2
- Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT
- Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c
- Dunlop Winter Maxx
Best yet, we’ve got a healthy selection of the sort right here at Sherwood Ford, and you’re more than welcome to contact our service team today to get a set of tires installed!
Ford Tire Price Match Promise at Sherwood Ford
What is the Ford Tire Price Match Promise? It is our promise that if you find a lower advertised price from a competitor for the same tire, then we will match that price for you here at Sherwood Ford. In order to take advantage of the Ford Tire Price Match, make sure to get your tires installed here and to find a lower advertised price within 30 days of the sale. Come show us the advertisement and we’ll adjust the price you paid!
More Seasonal Tips: How to prepare your Ford vehicle for winter weather
Frequently asked questions about winter tires
Below, we have three frequently asked questions about winter tires. People often wonder about the difference between all-season and winter tires or ask us whether we have any winter tire specials going on. Keep reading to see the answers to those questions and more. If your question isn’t featured here, please feel free to give us a call for more information.
What is the difference between all-season and winter tires?
By now, you might be wondering whether all-season or winter tires are best for the Ford model that you drive. We’ll start our discussion with all-season tires first: Due to their very nature, all-season tires are constructed to give you a smooth and versatile ride throughout each kind of weather, with great tread life year-round. However, because they’re built to handle equally well in summer and winter, much performance is compromised by all-season tires when conditions start to get colder and slicker.
Winter tires, on the other hand, are built exclusively to perform well in snow, sleet, and ice. Their rubber compounds are built to remain flexible even when the Celsius dips below 7 degrees, and with deeper tread depths and winter-exclusive patterns, winter tires keep your grip over the pavement (or lack thereof) as their top priorities in severe cold. That’s why, especially in heavy-snow areas like Edmonton and Alberta by extension, we recommend getting a set of winter tires installed on your Ford vehicle as soon as you can.
Are there any tire specials going on for winter tires near Edmonton, AB?
Yes, we have Ford winter tire specials available here in Sherwood Park, near Edmonton. We encourage you to check out our Ford tire specials page to learn about the best winter tires for your Ford model. On that page, you can see our current prices and the tires that we ranked highest for several Ford vehicles.
How often do winter tires need to be replaced?
There is no set life expectancy for winter tires, and their lifespan will vary based on where, how, and how often you drive your Ford vehicle. Most of the time, you should be able to reuse your winter tires for a few winter seasons. If you are ever in doubt, our service team can check the wear on your tires.