With the first significant snowfall expected to happen tonight, it is time to put winter tires on your vehicle. Why not just leave all season tires on? Research shows that for Canada all season tires really should be called 3 season tires. While they are significantly better than summer tires they fall short when it comes to winter driving in Canada. Studies show that on ice winter tires will stop an average of 6 feet sooner than all season tires. That could easily be the difference between a safe stop or rear ending the vehicle in front of you. Winter tires also out perform all season tires when it comes to starting and stopping on packed snow.