Both BMW and Edmonton drivers know a thing or two about treacherous road conditions in inclement weather, so it makes sense Edmonton BMW would be the place to turn for drivers wanting the best and most capable vehicle for handling anything nature throws their way. Even with all the stellar performance technology found in every BMW, there’s one important piece of technology that makes or breaks your on-road experience: tires. While you’ll find plenty of control in tight corners on dry land with an all-season tire-equipped BMW, the unique challenges from the snow, ice, and cold so familiar to Albertans requires its own unique set of tires. We’re here to break down the difference between the two, and the advantages they offer.
Improved Grip & Traction
All-Season Tires in Edmonton
Swapping from all-season to winter tires results in improved traction, so long as you make the switch to the appropriate tire at the appropriate time. All-season tires, or summer performance tires, are specially designed to provide the most traction and road-feel in dry conditions, and are exceptional for getting the most out of your BMW vehicle’s sporty capabilities. Push your BMW to the limit (within the legal limits, of course) during the warmer months, and experience the years of racing heritage found in the design of every BMW vehicle.
Winter Tires in Edmonton
While all-season tires provide a definite performance boost in dry conditions, a set of winter tires provides an equally important yet different effect during the winter. Made from specially formulated rubber compounds, winter tires provide better control on snow and ice, responding better to the cold. It doesn’t have to be that cold either, as most experts suggest changing to winter tires when the temperature drops to or below 7 °C. Aggressive treads combine with the unique rubber compounds, providing better grip and stability while simultaneously pushing away water and slush. To enjoy your BMW and it’s impressive performance year-round, simply swap to a set of winter tires for the ultimate on-road control.
The Financial Advantage
Owning a BMW is undoubtedly an investment—both in a monetary sense, but also an investment in your driving enjoyment. Of course, a bit of upkeep is required in keeping it a smart investment, primarily: regular maintenance. While buying a second set of tires with your BMW vehicle, or shortly after, seems like an unnecessary expense, it’s actually a quite wise one. Edmonton’s winters last around half of the year, meaning you’ll be swapping your tires out every six months so they last twice as long. Not only that, but the added safety from driving on winter tires means you’re less likely to get in an accident. From higher insurance premiums to time potentially lost from missed work, buying a set of winter tires for the rough Alberta roads is a small price to pay now to save later.
Of course, there are plenty more reasons to switch from all-season to winter tires, we just wanted to share a few of them. If you have any further questions about tires, or which are best for your BMW, don’t hesitate to give us a call or visit our parts department. Otherwise, if you have any further questions about winterizing your BMW, our new and used vehicles, or how they compare to the competition, our website is an excellent resource (and our phone lines are always open).