More And More Ontario Drivers Are Getting A Grip….With Winter Tires. Use Up 10% In The Past Year

The number of Canadian drivers using winter tires has increased 10% in the last year.  More and more seeing the benefit.  Those using winter tires is up to 69% up from 59% from last year.  That still leaves 30% not using them.  This survey looks at some reasoning for both.  I have used both and swear by winter tires.  Some insurance companies will give a small rebate or discount if you use winter tires.  Here are some of the survey findings:


After years of gradual increases, winter tire use is surging in Ontario. TRAC’s 2018 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire Study, conducted by Leger, finds that 69 per cent of Ontario drivers now ride on winter tires – up from 59 per cent in the same survey last year.

One reason for this jump is driver experience: 79 per cent of Ontario drivers with winter tires say their tires have saved them from a hazardous driving situation such as loss of control or a collision.

Ontario findings:

Among those not using winter tires, 54 per cent believe all-seasons are “good enough”

21 per cent say cost is their reason for not using winter tires

15 per cent say they do not use winter tires because they do not drive much in winter

Winter tires dramatically improve traction and braking capabilities in all cold-weather driving conditions. The superior grip of today’s high-tech winter tires is the result of advances in tread design and rubber compounds that retain elasticity and offer superior traction and stopping power at temperature’s at or below 7 degrees Celsius.

Via Michelle at

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