MPI Winter Tires Program
Get new winter tires in 3 easy steps! Finance up to $2,000 through Manitoba Public Insurance.
Financing: The financing rate is prime plus 2% with your choice of term (1 – 4 years). 1 individual can finance multiple vehicles with a valid driver’s license.
Who is Eligible: Everyone with a valid driver’s license is eligible for the Manitoba Public Insurance Financing program. You must be the registered owner of the vehicle to be eligible. Simply select your tires, book your appointment, and once your new winter tires are installed you will receive a printout of the loan information. No payment required at time of installation.
Payment Process: An Autopac agent will process the loan and mail your payment schedule and further loan information. Choose monthly payments or contact your Autopac agent for information on alternative methods (such as pre-authorized payments). If your purchase exceeds $2000 you will be required to pay the excess amount at the time of installation.
Last Step: Simply book your appointment with us here, and bring a valid driver’s license and your VIN with you to your appointment. We will handle submitting any and all paperwork. We are committed to making this a quick and simple process for you the customer. Still have questions? Visit our FAQ Section.
The 1st step is picking your tires, start now.
When MPI introduces a new low-cost loan program to make winter tires more affordable, Birchwood Tires will be your best choice for quality and selection.
The article below was originally found on Winnipeg Free Press and modified to fit this website:
Winter tires could soon be more affordable for Manitoba drivers.
Finance Minister Jennifer Howard announced in her budget back in March that Manitoba Public Insurance will soon introduce a low-cost loan program to make it easier for drivers to buy the high-traction tires.
In Winnipeg, winter tires are regarded as superior to regular tires when it comes to braking in snow and ice.
“We know winter tires can help reduce collisions on Manitoba roads and make families safer,” a government source said.
“But we also know the cost of winter tires prevents some from making this purchase.”
Details of the MPI program will be announced at a later date.
MPI says snow tires make vehicles safer by helping drivers to stop more quickly and avoid sliding on ice and snow.
Winter tires are made of soft compounds that remain flexible at lower temperatures, improving braking distance. They also have directional tread designs that help maintain traction on snowy, wet and slush-covered roads.
On average a set of winter tires costs about $1,000.