There’s hardly a driver who has never been through that distressing episode when a tire (or two, god forbid) gets a little iron buddy stuck in it. The buddy gets in, and the air starts getting out. As bad luck would have it, it usually happens when you’re a long way from civilization. As if nails and screws and all kinds of bolts were raining from the sky and falling right to the motorways. Many a mechanic would shudder at the thought of plugging an injured tire without patching it from the inside, but sometimes it’s the only solution if you want to actually make it to the mechanic. … [Read more...]
Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires (Infographic)
Ladies and gentlemen, winter has come! For better or worse, it’s time for you - conscientious drivers - to change tires on your cars. However, since many of you are torn between replacing your all-season tires for the winter ones, we are here to solve this problem for you. Take a look at our new infographic and see when, where and why you should use winter tires as opposed to all-season tires. Think of your safety and choose your tires wisely. If you have any further mechanical issues, bring your car to us. Visit us today - our repair shops are in … [Read more...]
Why Do You Need Winter Tires?
Winter is almost upon us! If you have already replaced your all-season tires you had on your vehicle with winter ones, then you are ready for it – for the most part, anyway. However, if you are wrestling with the thought of relying on all-season tires in the rough conditions that Canadian winter has to offer, this text is for you! Unless you are planning to store your car until spring, winter tires are essential in preparing your car for winter weather and here is why. 1) Winter tires are designed specifically for harsh winter conditions Even though vehicles come out from the … [Read more...]
When Is the Best Time to Install Winter Tires?
Are you one of those drivers who is thinking about getting winter tires for your vehicle or are you waiting for the weather warning to make the change from summer or all-season tires to winter ones? If you like to be prepared for the harsh Canadian winter rather than just wake up one morning to fluffy whiteness outside your window, you have probably already done this. But if you are just the opposite and are waiting to replace whichever type of tires you have for winter ones until the very last minute, stick with us to learn when is the best time to do so and why. It’s good practice … [Read more...]
Repair a Punctured Tire in 8 Steps (Infographic)
How many times have you experienced a punctured tire on the road? Too many? That’s what most drivers would say! But more the important question is when that happened, were you able to continue your journey reasonably quickly afterward? Those of you who have answered YES - well done, guys! Being your own mechanic is quite an accomplishment. And… This infographic is not for you. Drivers who have had to wait for the assistance on the road - stick around, learn how to repair a punctured tire in these 8 simple steps. Now that you’ve repaired your punctured tire yourself, think of your … [Read more...]
5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Tires
There is no definite answer to the age-old mystery of how long should your tires last. It depends on a number of factors, some of which are completely out of your control (such as weather conditions). They can wear out after a couple of years or after 20-30 thousand kilometers, but they can also live and function properly for many years, or even a whole decade. Driving speeds up their aging process, but passivity does the same. They are hardly a cheap investment, but when their last breathing moment comes, there’s no alternative but to replace them. Good tires are essential for your … [Read more...]