Ford Winter Performance Package
When the temperature dips below 7C, it’s time for winter tires. The rubber compounds remain flexible even in extremely cold temperatures, allowing the tire to grip the road better. Plus, tread designs with larger gaps help provide increased traction on slush, snow, and ice. All winter tires come with a mountain snowflake symbol to let you know that they meet specific traction performance requirements set by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.
Ford Winter Performance Package includes:
The Cold Hard Facts about Winter Tires
Did you know?
According to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada: 75% of Canadian drivers now use winter tires and 80% of those owners believe that driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from being involved in a potentially hazardous driving situation such as loss of control or a collision.
FACT # 1: WINTER TIRES MAY IMPROVE YOUR STOPPING DISTANCE.
Special tread designs help improve grip with the road, allowing vehicles to stop sooner on snow and ice.
FACT #2: WINTER TIRES MAY PROVIDE BETTER HANDLING AND CONTROL
Winter tires can handle corners better than all-season tires in winter condition like ice and snow, helping reduce the chance of skidding out.
FACT #3: WINTER TIRES ARE NOT JUST FOR ICE AND SNOW
Soft rubber compounds remain flexible for better handling when temperatures drop below 7 Celcius
FACT #4: WINTER TIRES MAY SAVE YOU MONEY
Many insurance companies provide discounts when winter tires are installed on vehicles, saving you money now and over time. Plus , changing tires seasonally reduces wear on your original equipment tires, helping extend the life and value of both sets of tires!
FACT #5 VEHICLES WITH AWD/4WD MAY BENEFIT FROM WINTER TIRES
All wheel drive or four-wheel drive can help accelerate in winter conditions like ice and snow, but winter tires provide traction to help any vehicle corner and stop in snow and ice.
Winter Driving Safety Tips
- Don’t spin your tires if you get stuck in the snow. Use a shovel or ice scraper to remove any snow or ice from underneath the tires. Pour gravel, sand, or salt, underneath the tires to help improve traction. Then turn off your vehicle’s Traction Control (if equipped) and try accelerating both forward and in reverse. If none of these work, call for assistance.
- If your vehicle starts to skid, take your foot off the accelerator, gradually turn your vehicle in the direction you are skidding and gently apply steady pressure to your vehicles brakes. Don’t pump them, as it may cause you to lose control of the vehicle.
- Always keep your tires properly inflated and measure them regularly for optimal tire pressure. Cold temperatures can cause tire pressure to decrease
- Keep your gas tank at least half full for safer winter driving. It gives you the added weight and also helps keep ice crystals from forming in your fuel tank.
- Check your windshield wipers for cracks which can cause streaks. Top off the windshield washer fluid regularly and keep an extra jug designed for cold weather in your vehicle.
- Make sure your cell phone is charged and keep a car charger handy in case you need to call for help.
- Keep a set of booster cables in your vehicle in case you or another vehicle needs a boost.
- Pack a first-aid kit with warning devices (ex: road flares) in your vehicle. Make sure to replace items if you use them.