Although the province has barely recovered from the twin snowstorms of last week, the Highway Safety Code now authorizes motorists to remove their snow tires in favour of summer or all-season rubber.
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Many a car nut will be tempted to get a head start on their spring cleaning and install their shiny, flashy new rims. Even though it’s permitted by law and despite the almost balmy weather we’re having, Auto123 still recommends that you wait a bit before proceeding with the big switcheroo, for your well-being as well as that of others.
Don’t be surprised if you have to dig your snow shovels out again or see the temperature dip well below freezing. It’s quite common at this time of year. As you can imagine, driving on icy or snowy surfaces without the proper tires can often prove problematic and even dangerous.
Consequently, it would be wisest to wait until mid-April before changing your tires. Hopefully by then the largest craters that pass for potholes will have been filled in, and you’ll be less likely to get a flat tire on our “roads,” which currently look like a jackhammer has been taken to them with great abandon.