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To get the most out of your tires—maximum mileage, safety and wear—you’ll need to properly maintain them, but don’t worry. It’s not as complicated as it sounds, and we’re here to help.
Tires have been known to lose up to 1psi (pounds per square inch) every month, so check all tires, including your spare, once a month (or before a long trip). It’s easy. Here’s how:
Most tires are filled with compressed air. But some tire retailers have started to put nitrogen into their customers’ tires. (Nitrogen is simply dry air with the oxygen removed. Air contains nearly 79% nitrogen already.) Because nitrogen replaces oxygen, less air can escape your tires, and your inflation pressure stays higher longer. Unfortunately, there are other possible sources of leaks (tire/rim interface, valve, valve/rim interface and the wheel), which prevent the guarantee of pressure maintenance for individuals using air or nitrogen inflation.
When replacing only two tires instead of all four, be sure the new tires are the same size and type as your current ones. Also, ensure your dealer always installs the new tires on the rear axle of your vehicle.
Once a month, or before embarking on a long road trip, check your tires for wear and damage problems. An easy way to check for wear is by using the quarter test. Just grab a Canadian quarter and follow these 3 easy steps:
Fact: Regular rotation helps extend the life of your tires and improve performance. So if you like safety and saving money.
Regular rotation is important for vehicles with dual rear wheels as well. Below are the two most common rotation patterns for 6-wheeled vehicles. However, check your owner's manual to see if there is a recommended rotation scheme.
During rotation, each tire and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position to ensure that all tires wear evenly and last longer. Tires should be rotated every six months or 6,000 to 8,000 miles.
You should install your winter tires when the temperature consistently approaches freezing.
Ask a technician to make sure the tires are rotated from where they were during the last winter season. You should also ask for the remaining tread depth to be measured and the air pressure to be adjusted.
Tires lose pressure as the temperature drops. For example, if a tire has a pressure of 29 psi at 16ºC, the pressure may be only 26 psi at 0ºC. So it’s really important to check your pressure at least once a month.
If you are adjusting your tire pressure outside in ambient temperature, set it to the vehicle manufacturers’ recommended pressures.
If you are adjusting your tire pressure outside in ambient temperature, set it to the vehicle manufacturers’ recommended pressures. Only adjust pressure when tires are cold---either stationary for 3 hours or more or driven less than 1 kilometre.
This describes the fundamental characteristics of your tire. Size, construction, speed rating, and more.
This assures that your tire complies with all Department of Transportation (DOT) safety standards. After the DOT insignia is your tire’s identification number, which begins with the tire’s manufacturer and plant code where the tire was manufactured (two numbers or letters). The ninth and tenth characters tell the week the tire was manufactured. The final number(s) signifies the year the tire was manufactured.
The Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) was established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to test tires following government-prescribed test methods and then grade each tire on three main components:
Some tires have unique benefits, as showcased with specific icons. The letters M and S (M+S) indicate that the tire meets the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s standards for a mud and snow tire. The letters can be found in the following combinations: M+S, M/S and M&S. All-season tires carry this mark.
1.What type of tires do you recommend for my vehicle and my specific driving needs (weather conditions, types of roads, driving style, etc.)?
2.For that type of tire, what specific product do you recommend?
3.Why do you recommend this tire over others?
4.Does its price include mounting and balancing?
5.Are any other services included?