Tire Maintenance in North Vancouver: October 1st Winter Tire Season is Upon Us

Seeking tire maintenance in North Vancouver? SuperTech can help with your changeover needs, as well as any repair service, ensuring you are prepared for the October 1st regulations on mountain passes.

Not entirely sure if you require new tires?  As mentioned on our blog post…


How often you need to purchase new tires for your vehicle depends on various factors…

  • Your driving style …whether you’re using it for back-country adventures or daily commuting
  • The style of tire you have chosen for your vehicle …whether high performance, larger tires for lifted vehicles, etc
  • How well you have kept your wheel alignment, tire pressure and seasonal tire changes maintained

In addition, your winter or M&S tires require a tread depth of 3.5mm for proper traction and safe driving.

Understanding the October 1st Winter Tire Requirements in BC

“B.C. law requires winter tires on most provincial highways beginning on October 1. Winter tires or chains are required on many BC highways from October 1 to March 31. For select highways, including mountain passes and rural routes in high snowfall areas, the date extends through April 30.”

trailtimes.com states, continuing…

“Although Mud and Snow tires meet the legal requirements for winter tires in B.C., it is recommended that people in mountainous areas such as the Kootenays use tires with the three-peaked mountain and snowflake symbol. The tires outperform Mud and Snow tires when temperatures are 7C or lower. Chains on summer tires are not an acceptable option.”

In the unfortunate circumstance of an accident; without winter tires it could deem your insurance void. In. addition, it will run you a pretty hefty ticket for not abiding by the ‘rules of the road’.  For both safety and cost, it is definitely worth ensuring your winter tires are up to spec.

Tire Maintenance in North Vancouver

If you already have a set of winter or M&S equivalent tires, and simply wish to get them checked or installed, SuperTech is here to help. We are a family owned and run business that understands the importance of having a vehicle that is safe to operate – on any road condition.

Not entirely confident your vehicle is ready for your next mountain pass road-trip? Book your Complimentary Health Check for some peace of mind. Click Supertech Auto Repair North Vancouver to learn more, or give us a call at 604-980-9801.