Winter Tires Quiz: TRUE or FALSE? | Test sur les pneus d’hiver : VRAI ou FAUX?

Winter Tires Quiz: TRUE or FALSE? | Test sur les pneus d’hiver : VRAI ou FAUX?


[BOARD: Winter Tires Quiz: True or False?] Winter tires video quiz: can you get a grip? You may think you know the advantages of winter tires, but see how you do when you’re put to the test. – True or False. – Advanced vehicle technology such as ABS (Anti-lock braking), ESC (Electronic stability control) and AWD (All-wheel drive) are good substitutes for winter tires. [Close up of timer.] False. In snowy conditions, these features might be compromised without winter tires. It’s recommended that you use winter tires to fully benefit from these systems. [Close-up of car zooming through shot.] – True or False. – You only really need to install two winter tires on a front-wheel drive vehicle. [Close up of timer.] False. All vehicles should have four matching winter tires for better traction, braking and control. [Close-up of car zooming through shot.] – True or False. – All-season tires start to lose grip at Minus 7 degrees Celsius. [Close up of timer.] False. All-season tires may start to lose their grip at +7 degrees. Winter tires remain more flexible in cold temperatures, providing better traction, handling
and braking even if the road is bare. [Close-up of car zooming through shot.] – True or False. – Winter tires have a different tread pattern than All-season tires. [Close up of timer.] True. It’s a deeper tread pattern that lets the tire clear itself of snow as it rotates, providing better traction, handling
and braking in snowy road conditions. [Close-up of car zooming through shot.] – True or False. – Tires marked with symbols like these qualify as high traction winter tires. qualify as high traction winter tires. [Close up of timer.] True. The ‘snowflake’ and ‘mountain peaks’ symbols
are only found on winter tires, which generally outperform other types of tires in winter road conditions. [Close-up of car zooming through shot.] – True or False. – The cold weather affects your tire pressure. [Close up of timer.] True. A tire can lose one pound of pressure for
every five-degree drop in temperature. So check your tire pressure regularly. [Close-up of car zooming through shot.] – True or False. – Studded tires are recommended as the ultimate solution. [Close up of timer.] False. Not only are studded tires prohibited in Southern Ontario, they’re really designed
for wet, icy conditions. On bare roads, wet or dry, studded tires provide less traction than unstudded tires. Test complete. If you had any of the questions wrong, you can learn more at ontario.ca/winterdriving. [BOARD: ontario.ca/winterdriving] Ontario’s roads are among the safest in North America. Safe winter driving is in your hands.

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  1. 2:28 "Not only are studded tires prohibited in southern Ontario…" …lol… FALSE. Statements like this make it sound like you cannot drive into certain areas with studded tires. The real truth is, so long as your vehicle registration address lists a city located in one of the 10 northern counties (ie. "Rosseau Ontario" in Parry Sound District) then you can drive to your heart's content, in downtown Toronto, with studded tires, just not during the summer months of June 1 to August 31 inclusive. There's NO geographic prohibition on studded tire USE, only on the ADDRESS of registration (ownership address) for vehicles so fitted. And if you are driving from out of province, then again, no prohibitions apply to you.

    So typical of the MTO to serve their political masters by twisting the facts ever so slightly, to scare people into staying out of southern Ontario with their studs. Spend some money on road maintenance instead of e-Health scandals and cancelled gas plants, and maybe we'd have to worry less about alleged road damage from studded tires.

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