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Use Winter Tread Tires or Carry Chains

... on our highways. If you pass a sign requiring the use of winter tires between October 1 and April 30 each year, your vehicle must be ... both all season (marked M+S on the sidewall) or true winter tires (marked with the mountain and snowflake symbol on the sidewall) ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/10/02 - 10:59 - 11 comments

What Does M+S Mean?

... Between Winter and M+S Tires? Kal Tire - How Winter Tires Earn the Mountain + Snowflake Symbol Canadian Driver - ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 1 comment

Two or Four Winter Tires?

... driving my own car in the mid-fifties and I always used winter tires on the rear only during the winter months. Based on about thirty ... law or regulation. Is there a law that requires me to have winter tires on all 4 wheels of my new rear wheel drive only pickup? ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/05/13 - 12:16 - 6 comments

New Winter Tire Rules for BC

... for passenger vehicles. In past, the signs required winter tires with sufficient tread or carrying a set of tire chains for all vehicles that passed them. Now the signs simply require winter tires that are marked with either the mountain and snowflake symbol or ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/20 - 22:00 - 8 comments

Winter Tires

... below 7 degrees, so it's time to consider installing your winter tires if you use them. Residents in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver ... rest of the province really should be equipped with true winter tires. Signs requiring winter tires (or the carrying of chains ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/05/27 - 08:00 - 8 comments

Right Hand Drive Vehicles in a Left Hand Drive World

... has stood up and legislated the mandatory requirement for winter tires. How many motorists are involved in minor and major accidents during winter weather whilst driving without winter tires? A lot! Just because people refuse to slow down and equpe their ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:33 - 30 comments

Should I Use Studded Winter Tires?

... the decision was easy, our family car had four studded winter tires. Once I was transferred to Penticton, these tires went with the ... come full circle and just purchased a set of four studded winter tires. Compared to the rest of the province, much of the lower mainland ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/10/21 - 08:41 - 7 comments

Q&A - Winter Tires & Rental Cars

... but I remember the Pacific Rim Highway was signposted "use winter tires or carry chains between October and April". I have tried asking many car rental companies and none of them have winter tires, and could not confirm winter tires availability for November. Do ...

Anonymous - 2021/11/21 - 12:19 - 1 comment

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and Winter Tires

... on Vancouver Island and the best defence is a good set of winter tires. They are designed to help hold the road better than M+S rated all ... I opened my web browser and searched on TPMS and winter tires. The results told me that I could buy a second set of modules and ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 5 comments

Q&A - Do Motorhomes Need Winter Tires?

... from Edmonton to Vancouver. Do we require chains or winter tires? We currently have all season tires on the rv. Answer ... built on a commercial truck chassis that don't have winter tires available can use chains or other traction devices. They would ...

Anonymous - 2019/09/14 - 08:54 - 1 comment

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