Manitoba Winter Tire Program

Be safe this winter, and get winter tires for your vehicle.

Driven by positive response from Manitobans, the province’s winter tire low-interest financing program will once again be offered to vehicle owners. To date, more than 30,000 Manitobans have taken advantage of the program, which was first introduced by the provincial government last fall and administered by Manitoba Public Insurance.

The program provides loans to a maximum of $2,000 per vehicle for up to 48 months at prime plus two per cent.

At temperatures just below freezing on dry pavement, winter tires have been shown to reduce stopping distances by as much as 30 per cent compared with all-season tires.

Winter tires offer significantly better traction on snow-covered or icy road surfaces at temperatures well below -30°C than all-season tires have at 4°C.

Customers interested in participating in the program are encouraged to visit MPI's website for more information on who qualifies, participating winter tire retailers throughout Manitoba, and other details relating to the program.