WHY DO I NEED TO INSTALL WINTER TIRES?
• Cold weather tires offer increased traction and control from temperatures 7°C and below.
• Winter tires have four times more traction than summer tires.
• With winter tires, you can stop up to 2 to 3 cars sooner (Source: Pirelli Tire Inc.).
• Between October 1 to April 30, certain roads in B.C. require vehicles to have winter tires installed. Learn more here.
WHEN SHOULD I INSTALL WINTER TIRES?
It is recommended you change to winter tires before the temperature hits 7°C.
HOW DO WINTER TIRES WORK?
Blocks – sharper edges and closer spacing allow these Rubber “cells” to get a better grip on snow and ice.
Tread – a more aggressive tread pattern maximizes contact with the road and increases traction.
Symbol – the mountain/snowflake mark indicates that the tire meets specific snow traction performance requirements for severe winter conditions.
Formulations – special rubber compounds enable the tread to remain soft and flexible at low temperatures.
Grooves – because snow adheres to itself better than to rubber, narrow channels between blocks are used to trap snow in the tread, where it can stick to snow on the road.
Sipes – abundance of tiny slits makes the tread more flexible and enhances traction on slippery surfaces.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MINI APPROVED WINTER TIRES?
As the main point of contact between your MINI and the road, tires play an integral role in your vehicle’s performance and handling abilities. MINI Approved Tires—developed by MINI in collaboration with industry-leading tire manufacturers—are carefully-crafted and meticulously tested to match your MINI’s exact specifications. The result? Maximum grip, optimized brake response, and an exceptional level of performance and safety on the road.
Order your MINI Approved Cold Weather Wheel & Tire package today. Visit us in-store or call our Parts Team at 604.232.7878.
*Installation not included. Wheel & tire storage available at an additional cost. Starting from price is based on the base 15" Steel Wheel on select MINI Cooper 5 Door model.
Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that you’re about to leave the MINI Canada ("MINI"), a division of BMW Canada Inc., website platform.
The third party website you will be entering is not owned or operated by MINI and/or its affiliates.
That means, we do not endorse, nor are responsible for the content, products, or services on the third party website.
so please be sure to read the third party policies closely.
We’ll be right here awaiting your return!