The weather is changing for the better which means it’s time to change your tires! 🌻 If you need a new set of tires this spring, now is the perfect time. Get up to $100 in rebates when buying an eligible set of spring tires. Visit us at Canadian Auto/Napa Auto Care Centre to start your spring right 📲 780-569-0654
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Canadian Auto/Napa Auto Care Centre Sells and Installs all major brands of tires and wheels also providing complete wheel alignment, tire balancing and tire changes services on all vehicle makes and models, from imports to domestics.
Canadian Auto/Napa Auto Care Centre Winter and Summer Tires & Wheels for sale in St Albert, AB.
Canadian Auto/Napa Auto Care Centre and Tiremotive Tire Shop approved facility providing a new standard in automotive service excellence in St Albert, supplies and installs the top tire brands that you know and trust for all passenger cars, trucks, SUV’s and minivan tires from domestic to import vehicles, our lineup of proven tire brands includes Michelin, Uniroyal, Yokohama, Pirelli, Toyo, Kleber, Rakla, Nexen, Kelly tires, Goodyear, Samson, Laufenn, Kenda, BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dick Cepek, Dunlop, Falken, Fierce, Fuzion, GT Radial, Starfire, Firestone, Mickey Thompson, Hercules tires, General tire, Ironman, Westlake tires, Cooper tires, kumho Tire, Nitto, Hankook, Dayton, Nankang, Titan, Sumitomo Tire and many other leading tire brand names.
Can nitrogen be mixed with regular air in tires? Nitrogen is always compatible with air. So, the answer is, yes! You can mix air and nitrogen in tires.
Nitrogen is a good product for your tires but Consider the Disadvantages of using nitrogen as they supersede the advantages. It is Costly, it is expensive to fill your tires with nitrogen. The nitrogen service stations will charge a minimum of $5 or more per tire to top-up. Top-up stations are rare and hard to find a location close to you or if you are driving out of town it will be very difficult to find a shop that provides Nitrogen services. The nitrogen filling stations are not readily available.
Did you know?
Summer or all-season tires are made of a hard rubber compound, which is designed for heat on the roads and asphalt.
Waiting too long to remove your winter tires can be damaging to your wheels because the tread materials of the tires are meant to keep a grip of the road during icy and cold temperatures and not dry and warm pavement.
When the weather is consistently above 7 degrees Celsius, you should switch your winter tires.
Temperature is everything with Winter Tires
Tire rubber will begin to stiffen as the weather gets colder. Winter tires maintain their elasticity even at extremely low temperatures approaching -30°C and below, thus providing superior traction and grip.
Installing winter tires will improve surface grip in every type of road condition at temperatures below 7°C.
All-Season tires offer decent grip in most conditions but are optimized to deliver long tire life and good fuel economy. 🚘
The downside of low tread wear and low rolling resistance is all-seasons’ harder rubber compound, which loses pliability as temperatures drop.
As soon as you have a cold rubber compound on cold pavement, your stopping distances are greater, your cornering isn’t as crisp. If it is cold, performance is degraded.
Your choice of tires and tire inflation are two factors that can impact your fuel efficiency.
Tire industry research shows that one third of drivers typically have at least one tire underinflated by more than 10%.
Tip: measure your tire pressure monthly and do not rely on visual inspections to determine the correct inflation pressure – a tire can be underinflated by 20% or more and look normal.
Want to learn more about the best tires for fuel efficiency? Give us a call today 🤙 780-569-0654
When should you replace your tires? 🚗
All tires sold in Canada are manufactured with “wear bars”.
These colored bars become exposed when there is less than 1.6 mm of tread depth remaining on your tire. Tires must be replaced when the wear bar is visible.
Consult your tire technician for more information on when to replace your tires.
Canadian Auto/Napa Auto Care Centre Service Repairs and Tire Shop proudly serves the Cities of St. Albert, Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Sherwood Park, Morinville, Fort Saskatchewan, Devon, Leduc, and surrounding metropolitan areas! From imports, domestic, sports vehicles, trucks, SUV’s, sedans, minivans, convertibles, all makes and models like; Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Volvo, Lincoln, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Canadian Auto/Napa Auto Care Centre provides complete wheel alignment, tire balancing and tire changes services on all vehicle makes and models, from imports to domestics.
Hunter HawkEye Elite® Wheel Aligner. Align accurately the first-time using Hunter’s award-winning WinAlign® software. Our shop is equipped with Hunter wheel alignment machine which specializes in complete wheel alignment systems and it is the most powerful wheel alignment machine on the market today. Four precision cameras provide alignment measurements with pinpoint accuracy. Clamps hook tires and protective ring provides no metal-to-metal contact to avoid rim damage.
Looking for the best deals on Lift Kits, levelling kits, big tires and custom wheels in Edmonton and St Albert areas? Canadian Auto/Napa Auto Care Centre supplies and installs Lift Kits and levelling kits for all trucks and SUVs.
Car tire tread wear – How much is too much wear?
It is important not to drive on tires with too much tread wear as this reduces the traction you have on the road making it easier to slip, hydroplane and even pick up a puncture. Here are the minimum depths you need to stay safe:
- 6/32″ – tread depth is ok
- 5/32″ – start thinking of replacement – you could have trouble in wet weather
- 4/32″ – replace your tires as soon as possible
The best and most accurate way to measure your tread is with a proper gauge. They are easy to use, and you can find them at most gas stations or hardware stores. Find the shallowest groove on your tire and insert the pin on the gauge. read the scale and compare the results with the numbers above.
Canadian Auto/Napa Auto Care Centre Complete Automotive Service Repairs specializing in tires, wheel alignments, custom wheels, accessories, brake jobs, tune-ups, Lube / Oil / Filter services, Car key Replacement and Programming, mufflers, exhaust systems, electrical, automotive air conditioner repairs, automotive glass repairs and installation, mechanical, out of province inspections and much more. All work is repaired by licensed auto technicians.
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Determining What Size Tires, You Need
The correct tire for your vehicle will be a unique combination of different variables including the width, height, and diameter of the tire, as well as a combination the tire’s load capacity rating and speed ability. To find out what size tires you need and what speed/load rating your vehicle requires, check your owner’s manual. If the information is not listed there, it can usually be found inside the door jamb of the driver’s door, inside the glove box door, or inside the fuel tank hatch.
What Do the Numbers on The Sidewall Actually Mean?
Aspect ratio: The aspect ratio is essentially a measure of how tall your tire is. The larger the number, the taller the tire. The number is calculated by dividing the height of the tire by its width, then turning the result into a percentage. Your typical all-season passenger car tire will have an aspect ratio somewhere between 65 and 80.
Load index: Your tire’s load index lets you know how much weight the tire was designed to carry safely. By using the load index chart displayed below, you can match the rating up with the number of pounds the tire can support when it is inflated to its maximum air pressure. For example, if your load rating is 81, you can then determine that the tire was engineered to carry 1,019 pounds when fully inflated. Multiply this weight by four to find out the maximum carrying capacity for your vehicle. When buying aftermarket or replacement tires, it is important to find a model that matches the load index that was on the original equipment.
If you cannot find the information in any of these locations, read the information off of the sidewall on your existing tires. Here is an example of the types of numbers you want to look for:
You can write all these numbers down and then bring them to Canadian Auto/Napa Auto Care Centre to see what tires are available in this size. That is all the information you will need to find tires that will fit your car as the manufacturer intended.
Speed rating: The speed rating is a number issued by the U.S. government which signifies how well a tire can reach and maintain a certain speed. Speed ratings are simply lettering which correspond to a specific top speed. Keep in mind that these are not recommended speeds to drive at, but simply a way to get a better idea of how well the tire will handle (tires with a hire speed rating are likely to provide better traction and handling). When buying new tires, always choose 4 tires with identical speed ratings. Mixing up the specifications on your tires will result in serious and unsafe driving conditions. It is also not recommended that you downgrade the speed rating on your tires. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and buy tires with ratings that are identical to the original stock equipment.
Once you have all the information from your tire sidewall or vehicle placard, you can now narrow down your search for new tires. Other variables like tread wear, traction, and temperature grades may affect the type of tires you need, but for everyday purposes the size, speed, and load numbers are all you will need. Contact Canadian Auto/Napa Auto Care Centre for more information about the different types of tires. We will assist you in finding the tires you want at the sizes you need.