It's still September, but it snowed along the east slope of the Rockies last week and some parts of Alberta could see snow this week.
With that in mind, have you thought about putting snow tires on your vehicle?
"I'm going to be doing mine this week on all of my own vehicles, just to beat the rush" stated Jordan Harper of Harper's Tire in Drumheller. "You're not the first one doing it as we're already starting to do it for other customers."
"The rubber composition is completely different: traditionally, a winter tire is going to be made of a softer, or more silcon based rubber compounded product," he explained. "(They're) more pliable at colder temperatures, which gives you better braking control, better traction (and) better responsiveness."
While there was a definite move away from separate summer and winter tires years ago when all weather tires came out, Harper thinks people are starting to go back to the old ways.
"The manufacturers did some a good job of marketing this new fangled thing that they called the all season and winter tire (sales) declined," he told 99.5 Drum FM. "Now we are seeing more and more people every year, as they start to experience the benefits and safety of what a winter tire is capable of doing."
Harper says it shouldn't take more than an hour or so to install and balance winter tires, but you should still call ahead and book a time.

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