Winter in Canada is the time when many drivers find themselves amidst the ever going battle about whether to dress your car in winter shoes or stay all-season. While certain regions require winter tires by law, in some areas like southern Ontario, winter may not manifest itself strong enough to convince drivers to opt-in for usually not so cheap winter tires. If you’re one of the drivers who tend to wait a few weeks into December before making a decision on buying winter tires, this article is just for you. Here, we give you some clues on great last-minute deals to help you finalize your shopping decision on winter tires.
Where do you buy tires in Canada? Exactly! Canadian Tire is offering rebates. While instant rebates offers have already been exhausted, you can still take advantage of mail-in rebates on some on Good Year, Firestone (up to $100), and GTRadial (up to $30). Also, as part of their Hot Sale event, you can get Continental WinterContact SI Plus Tires sold individually for just a little over $100 each.
Costco has been known for its wonderful deals for participating members, whether it is about towing a shopping cart worth of food, home supplies, or filling up your gas tank. They also have tires, and this NY season Costco is offering good deals, like Michelin tires that you can save $100 on if you buy a set of 4. It only lasts until Jab 3, 2021, so make sure to get on that train before it departs.
Another great place to shop for winter tires right now is Canada Wheels, who offer such saving as free shipping on select tires, and rebates up to $100. This is a Canada wide offer, so make sure to take a look.
Today very often you don’t have to visit local shops to get tires for your car. It is the case with 4tires where you can shop online. They do have an offer with mail-in rebates up to $100 on select tires. Check that out.
Some retailers like KalTire still have instant rebates available. Save $50 instantly with the purchase of a set of Nokian Tyres before the end of the year. Also, they have mail-in rebates up to $100 on Bridgestone and Firestone tires.
Another online retailer is having a Holiday event. You can get an 8% rebate on orders starting with $500 plus $65 off on packages of tires and alloy wheels. On top of that, the mail-in rebate is offered on select tires by various brands.
Winter tires are not cheap, so you may want to consider buying a set of used ones. Is it any safe or feasible? Considering that in some parts of Canada the actual winter only lasts a few months, a set of used winter tires may be a good solution to not overpay. Moreover, even if you keep your winter tires in your garage most of the year, they still get old with time, even on a shelf.
If you do decide to go along with used tires, the first most obvious thing to do is to check the tread wear on the tires. Use the good old toonie test. Second, find out how these tires were used and how old they actually are. The general rule is that your tires must be replaced after 6 years of the production date – no matter whether they were used or kept on a shelf.
CarEvo wishes you a great holiday and safe driving this winter. Once all the NY shopping spree is done, and all the family get-togethers have restored your well-being after crazy 2020, drop by to find more useful information. Drive safe!