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Everything You Need To Know About the Ontario Winter Tire Discount

Posted Nov 27th, 2017 in General, Insurance Tips, Auto Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

With winter on its way, we want to make sure you know everything about the Ontario Winter Tire Discount. Not only will it help you save money, it will keep you and your car safe.


Ontario Winter Tire Discount, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

When it comes to driving in Ontario winters, it’s essential you are prepared for snow, ice, sleet and slushy conditions. Winter tires make navigating winter driving much safer, as they improve your car’s braking and handling in those conditions.

Did you know that your insurance company is mandated by the Province of Ontario to provide you with a discount for using winter tires?

What is considered a winter tire? 

Winter tires (sometimes referred to as snow tires) will haveWinter Tire Symbol, Youngs Insurance, Ontario a snowflake on a peaked mountain logo – that’s how you’ll know it is an approved winter tire. Furthermore, a winter tire is something you put on for winter and remove after. Some insurance carriers will accept all-weather tires as eligible for the winter tire discount. However, it’s important to note that all-season tires do not qualify for the discount.

How can you ensure you have an approved winter tire?

If your tire has a peaked mountain with a snowflake symbol on the sidewall of the tire then it categorizes as a winter tire. However, it’s important you reach out to your insurance broker to check with them.

Regardless of the discount, having winter tires on your car throughout the winter season makes sense and provides peace of mind. Putting safety first is always the prerogative and anything that makes driving in the winter season safer is a good thing in our opinion.

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