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Snow isn’t in the area yet, but it may be time to start thinking about putting on your winter tires.

Local mechanics at this time of year typically see an influx of residents hoping to change their set of tires right in time for the first snowfall. The issue, is that many drivers are left on a wait-list as they didn’t book their appointment in advance.

As shops only continue to get busier as the winter season approaches, drivers may want to think about putting their winter tires on a little early this year.

For owners of studded tires, they are proven to be more effective than other tires on wet, icy road conditions. On dry roads however, studded tires take away from your vehicle’s traction surface when there is no snow between the tire and the road.

Considering there is no snowfall in the upcoming forecast, although that may change at any given time, studded tire owners may want to risk the extra waiting time, in the sake of safety.

Bill 169 was passed in late 2005, which allowed owners of cars in northern Ontario to use studded tires. However, using these tires outside their time frame can lead to some nasty fines. The fines for using studded tires between May 1 and September 30 can range anywhere up to $1,000.

 For drivers from outside of Ontario, studded tires can be used while travelling in the province for up to one month. During this period, the only acceptable studs are Scandinavian-made lightweight studs.

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