When Should I Change My Winter Tires?

Temperatures are rising as Spring is on the way, which means it’s almost time to change over your winter tires to summer treads. However, while you may be tempted to swap over as soon as summer ends, the best practice is actually to be patient when it comes to changing over to summer tires. The best practice is to wait for consistently warm temperatures above 7°C, before changing over your winter tires. For the best tire practices, and a source for your new set of tires, trust the tire experts at Cambridge Centre Honda. Book your tire change at our Cambridge-located dealership service department today.


When Should I Switch My Winter Tires to Summer Tires?

Wait until daily temperatures reach an average of 7°C before changing your winter tires to summer tires or all-season tires. Summer/All-Season tires get too stiff and rigid in temperatures under 7°C, while inversely, winter tires get too soft at temperatures above 7°C. Leaving on your winter tires when temperatures are consistently above 7°C lead to increased treadwear, and summer tires driven below 7°C reduce performance and tread life as well. That’s why it’s important to follow the 7°C rule when determining when to change out your winter tires.


How Should I Store My Winter Tires?

When you finally swap out your winter tires for summer or all-seasons, it’s important to properly store them for maximum longevity. Follow these tips for maximizing the lifespan of your tires beyond just properly driving on them: 

  • Store your tires in a secure location at a steady and comfortable temperature. 
  • Be sure to clean any dirt or mud off your tires before storing them for the season.
  • Invest in a tire storage bag to protect your tires from any hazards or damaging elements. 
  • For separate rims, hanging them on heavy-duty hooks may be an option.
  • If stacking your tires, swap them around every month to avoid compression damage over time.

Cambridge Centre Honda offers tire storage solutions for your extra sets all year round. Contact us for more information, and see how you can store your tires at our secure location for whenever you need them. 

Cambridge Centre Honda is your go-to dealership for tire changing in Cambridge, Ontario. Our service team is here to properly change your tires, help you find a new set that matches your vehicle, and teach you proper storage and driving habits to get the most out of your treads. Give us a call today for more information on how to get started!