Tires Are the Only Part of the Car That Touches The Road
There are a lot of things you can do to prepare for winter in Manitoba, but if you don’t do anything else, get winter tires.
That’s the advice from Brent Sales, General Manager of Crown Nissan.
“First and foremost, before you do anything else to prepare for winter, get winter tires,” said Sales. “Never forget that your tires are the only things on your vehicle that touch the road. You want the best possible traction available in winter, especially in Manitoba, so get winter tires. With the new MPI program this year, no one has an excuse NOT to get winter tires.”
It’s called the Get-a-Grip Program and it demonstrates that Manitoba Public Insurance wants everyone to put winter tires on their cars. In fact, the new Get a Grip program, offers a low-interest loan for anyone buying winter tires.
The financing program is offered for winter tires up to $2,000 and last for 48 months. In other words, if you finance $1,000 in new snow tires over a 12-month period, you will pay an extra $85.25 a month on your insurance. Two years will cost you an additional $43.69, three years, $29.85, and after 48 months, $22.93 extra per month.
“This loan is low cost, prime plus two percent,” said Brian Smiley, spokesman for MPI. “It will allow people to purchase snow tires at a reasonable cost and up to 48 months.“We know that they reduce sliding on ice and snow, we know they can help drivers avoid collisions altogether, but the onus is really up to the driver.”
To apply for MPI’s Get a Grip program, just go to Crown Nissan, fill out an application and Dilawri will send your application to Autopac. The driver is expected to pay for the first month while at the shop. Every additional monthly payment will be added to insurance fees.
The Dilawri Automotive Group
Founded in 1984 by Ashok Dilawri, the Dilawri Automotive Group has more than 400 employees and includes seven Winnipeg-based car dealerships. It also provides customers with the Waverly Auto Mall (WAM) Collision Center, a 24-bay glass, paint and auto body center; D-MAX, a 14-bay detailing center; and GAS Performance, a specialty aftermarket and performance accessory showroom with the largest inventory of custom wheels and tires in Winnipeg. The Dilawri Automotive Group has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.