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November 25, 2015

Save money with a snow tire discount

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Let’s face facts – we live in Canada and snow in winter is part of the deal! So whether you like snow or not, it makes good sense to be prepared for driving as safely as possible in it. Here’s the good news: soon all insurers in Ontario will offer a snow tire insurance discount. Learn more to see how you can qualify for it.

You have probably already heard that the Ontario Government is taking steps to lower auto insurance premiums for drivers in the province. Part of that initiative will require all insurance companies in Ontario to provide a discount for drivers who buy and install winter tires, starting January 1, 2016.

Save money and enjoy added safety

Many insurance companies already offer a discount for installing snow tires on your vehicle. To be eligible for your winter tire discount, the conditions are:

  • All 4 tires be installed with winter tires, and
  • They must be installed from November to April.

The snow tire discount varies between insurance carriers, but most companies offer a 5% savings, which can help you pay for the added safety this winter.

You live in Canada – invest in snow tires!

Winter tires enhance your safety in winter driving conditions and reduce the likelihood of collisions by improving traction, braking and handling in lower temperatures, snow, slush and icy conditions.

Here’s what to look for if you are thinking of buying winter tires:

  • Select tires marked with a logo of a peaked mountain with a snowflake
  • Install winter tires in sets of four
  • Do not mix tires with different tread patterns or size

To keep your tires in good condition, check the air pressure at least once a month and change your tires when they are worn close to the tread-wear indicators. Winter tires that are in good condition can shorten braking distances by as much as 25 per cent, which can save you from hitting the car ahead of you.

Get your snow tire insurance discount

To find out how to get your snow tire insurance discount, contact Mitch Insurance Brokers at 1-800-731-2228 or email us at to be sure you qualify. Ask us about other discounts too!

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