Posted on 1/14/2014 7:33 AM By Dalton Timmis
Meteorologists have predicted that the 2014 winter will be a cold and snowy one, but extremes are expected to occur as the arctic and southern air battles it out in out over top of us. Just a couple weeks into the New Year and Southern Ontario has already seen this occur. We had a week of extreme cold that froze everything in place causing havoc on the roads as a flash freeze took effect one morning turning roads to ice rinks. But by the end of the week we were experiencing sudden high temperatures well above freeing that quickly melted the massive piles of snow and ice, causing flooding everywhere.
These extremes make for a different driving experience almost daily.
Flash freezes turn slushy road conditions in to ice-y road conditions within minutes. This means drivers need to be prepared to sudden changes and need to drive slower, keeping well back from the vehicle in front of them to prepare for any sudden stops. Check the weather before heading to your car every morning and evening so you know if there ...
Posted on 11/21/2013 5:47 AM By Dalton Timmis
I am a fairly new driver and up until last year I had never experienced driving in winter conditions without snow tires. As a result, I never fully understood the fuss over driving while it was snowing. While stopping with an inch of snow on the road wasn’t as quick as stopping on a clear dry surface, it was never a challenge. As long as I took a turn at a steady speed, turning was not an issue either. So for me, driving during a snow storm never seemed like as much of an issue as people made it out to be. I mean, it was still not much fun, and I still felt the threat of sliding out of control because that is what I had been told. But I never actually felt at risk.
That is until last year when we were hit with a snow fall that seemed to have come up out of nowhere. My family, like many others, was not prepared for a snowfall so early in the year. Driving home the roads had yet to be ploughed even once and the snow was coming down steady. The city roads were covered in snow despite the high amount of ru ...
Posted on 9/23/2013 8:24 AM By Dalton Timmis
Fall has begun and as every Canadian knows we have to be prepared for winter conditions before it is actually winter. Now is the time to start looking in to winter tires and make some decisions. Aviva and Kal Tire have teamed up to make those decisions a little easier.
From September 16 to November 30, 2013 bring your auto insurance liability slip or your home insurance coverage summary page to a Kal Tire location in Ontario or Alberta to receive the following deals:
$100 off the purchase of any set of 4 Nokian WRG2 or WRG3 all-weather tires or 4 Hakkapeliitta R or R2 winter tires
$50 off the purchase of 4 non-steel, custom rims.
Nokian is the only tire manufacturer in the world focusing on tires optimized for
northern winter conditions, and developed the world’s first winter tire in 1934.
Nokian is one of the best brands of winter and all-weather tires.
Kal Tire has 60 years of experience with customer service representative at Kal Tire that are experts committed to providing unsurpa ...