With snow in the forecast, it may be time to consider winter tires.
Manitoba Public Insurance’s low-interest winter tire program is continuing for another season, which provides motorists with winter tire loans up to 48 months at prime plus two percent up to $2,000 per vehicle.
Winter tires have a cold weather rubber compound and tread patterns designed to perform on wet, snow covered and icy surfaces.
“Our historic data shows an increase in collision claims during the winter months,” said Satvir Jatana, vice-president responsible for communications, MPI.
“Many of these collisions are fender benders, where one vehicle is unable to stop due to snow or ice, so as more vehicles in Manitoba are equipped with winter tires, we expect collision rates will ultimately decrease.”
Nearly 700 retailers province-wide are part of the program. For financing details and how to apply, visit MPI.mb.ca.