November 17, 2020
Modo’s Director of Fleet Operations, Anthony Okuchi, shares some details on Modo’s winter-ready fleet to keep you safe in colder temperatures and winter conditions. We’re ready for winter – are you?
All Modo vehicles (except for the Fiat Abarth, Scion FRS and Mazda MX5) are equipped with M+S tires – perfect for getting around town, up to the mountains or along the Sea to Sky Highway.
All-season Winter Tires – Approximately 25% of our fleet are equipped with heavy duty winter-rated tires. You’ll want these for extreme winter conditions and heavy snowfall, especially on ungroomed roads.
All-Season Tires – did you know that despite the name, All-Seasons are only well-suited for three seasons: spring, summer and fall. Other carshare operators use All-Season tires year-round – which do meet BC’s legal winter requirements – however we think the added safety is worth our peace of mind and yours.
One-season Winter-only Tires – some of us grew up always changing out our summer tires with winter tires when the first snow started to fall. Especially those of us that grew up in colder climates. Modo does not operate with winter-only tires. Due to the milder weather here in BC, with temperatures rarely dipping below -20c, and improved tire technology, we are using all-season winter tires (mountain with a snowflake symbol) for Modo’s fleet. We have researched that the marginal performance improvements with one-season winter-only tires do not have enough of a significant advantage for BC’s winter climate.