Winter Tire Time – Make Sure the Rubber Hits the Road
Prince George, B.C. – The countdown to winter tire season is on.
If you are planning to drive on most highways in B.C, winter tires must be installed by October 1st.
Tires must bear one of the two following symbols:
Also known as mountain/snowflake or alpine.
The mud and snow symbol on the side of the tire These winter tires offer better traction than summer tires, but are not as effective as the 3-peaked mountain and snowflake tires on snow and ice, and in cold weather.
Also known as M/S, M&S, Mud and Snow. All Season tires must also display the M+S symbol to be considered a winter tire.
Even if the tires have the proper markings, they must also have at least 3.5 mm of tread depth and you must have at least 2 matching winter tires on the primary drive axle. If the tread doesn’t meet the minimum requirement, you could be fined $109 and if your vehicle is not properly equipped, you may be fined $121.