WHERE DO I FIND THE TIRE PRESSURE AND TIRE SIZE NEEDED FOR MY VEHICLE?
Depending on the vehicle, the information for your tires should be indicated either on the inside of the door, door post, glove box, or inside your gas cap.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CARE ABOUT MY TIRE PRESSURE?
Improper maintenance (over/under pressure) can cause serious issues. Ninety-five percent of your vehicle is supported by the air pressure in your tire. Proper tire inflation can save you money, both in fuel consumption and tire life expectancy.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO ROTATE MY TIRES?
The owner's manual should tell you when to rotate your tires. If it does not, a rule-of-thumb is every 8,000 to 10,000 kilometres.
WHAT IS A TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (T.P.M.S)?
This is a sensor usually found on each rim of your vehicle, inside the tire, which indicates a low tire pressure problem. There is a guage, pictogram or a warning light on your dash to let you know of a pressure problem.
I HAVE A TIRE PRESSUE MONITORING SYSTEM IN MY VEHICLE. DO I STILL NEED TO CHECK MY TIRES?
Yes. Even with a TPMS it is recommended that you inspect your tires as some sytems alert only if the problem is severe. You should also check for things like irregular wear, or weather checking/cracking.
WHAT ARE THE BEST TIRES?
The best tires are the tires that are right for your vehicle, your driving habits, and your pocket book. You may be looking for winter tires, touring tires, all-terrain, or off-road tires. There are many options to choose from and we can help steer you in the right direction.
DO I NEED TO REPLACE MY TIRES WITH THE SAME ONES THAT CAME WITH MY VEHICLE?
No. There are may options to choose from that will work for your vehicle. If you were satisfied with them, then by all means go ahead and buy the same tires.
DO I NEED WINTER TIRES?
Yes. They offer the best performance for winter driving. While all-season tires can be legally used in Ontario, when the temperature drops, winter tires offer better traction and braking capabilities then all-season.
DO I NEED TO INSTALL FOUR WINTER TIRES?
Installing four winter tires offers the best handling and traction. If only two tires are used they should be placed on the rear of the vehicle. If they are placed on the front, than an oversteer, or fish-tailing could occur. On all-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles, then four tires of the same size and tread pattern need to be used.
ARE STUDDED SNOW TIRES LEGAL IN ONTARIO?
Yes, if the permit holder of the vehicle is a resident of Northern Ontario they qualify for the use of studded tires. They can be driven on from September 1st to May 31st, all four of the tires must be studded, and the studs can only be applied to new tires. Failure to meet this criteria can result in fines up to $1,000.
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