Mercedes-Benz Winter Tire Technology – By Mike Spry

We’ve all experienced the sensation: A late November morning, awaking to the first frost, the first sheet of snow, the first confirmation of an inevitable winter. In a time lacking in predictability, something that Canadians can always count on is the promise of its seasons. And whether—for the weather—you rely on the Farmer’s Almanac, the daily paper, or the TV report, the result will be the same: months of cold, accompanied by snow, sleet, hail, rain, black ice, and every other dangerous element that mother nature can throw at the north. So it only makes sense that you protect yourself, your loved ones, and your car by ensuring you’ve invested in the proper winter tires.

The Ontario government now requires that insurers offer discounts to customers who install winter tires. The reason being it makes the roads safer for all drivers. Specifically designed for winter weather conditions, enhanced traction from specially engineered treads adapt to the elements to ensure safety. Be sure to change all four tires, too. If you don’t, your front and back wheels won’t have the same traction causing a lack of control. Take them off when spring arrives, so as not to wear them out.

The biggest reason for winter tires is simple and obvious: safety. Winter tires provide the best possible traction when facing the worst of the season’s elements. You’ve invested in a luxury automobile, why take chances with it and your passengers by attempting winter with summer or all-season tires? Beyond safety is the performance of your vehicle. Acceleration, braking, and cornering all improve exponentially with winter tires in hazardous conditions. Additionally, you’ve invested in a Mercedes-Benz, don’t you want to get the most out of it, no matter the elements? Proper tires assure you that driving assist features—among all other features—operate most efficiently during the challenge of a Canadian winter. Mercedes-Benz Burlington recommends that you have them install your winter tires when temperatures are around 7˚C to protect you and your car from cold, snowy, and icy conditions, for which their inventory of tires are specially chosen.

If you’re driving a luxury automobile in Southern Ontario, you’re going to need winter tires. It’s undebatable. If you’re driving a Mercedes-Benz in the Golden Horseshoe, there’s no other choice for your winter tire needs other than the experts at Mercedes-Benz Burlington. They are the flagship dealership of the Burlington and Greater Hamilton region, and the only place to trust your Mercedes-Benz to combat the elements of winter. They are committed to the community, safety, and the best of luxury car ownership. Trust no one else for your winter tire needs.