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November 7, 2016

Tire Recycling Milestone

More than 100 million tires have been recycled by Alberta residents. Alberta’s tire recycling program has reached a significant milestone, with over 100 million tires recycled since the program began in 1992. “This achievement shows Albertans’ commitment to protecting the environment is stronger than ever,”... Read More

October 6, 2015

Out of Province inspections

We are once again doing out of province inspections! Please visit our OOP page for more important information. Read More

June 11, 2013

Tire Size - What Do The Numbers Mean?

The first three numbers in a tire size ( 225 /45R17) are the tire's indicated section width in millimeters, measured from sidewall to sidewall. The second set of numbers (225/ 45 R17) is the tire's aspect ratio or profile. This is a ratio of sidewall height to section width.  The last number (225/45R 17 ) is the diameter of... Read More

June 11, 2013

Wheel Torque & Retorquing

It is necessary to torque all your wheel nuts every time the wheel is removed to make sure they are not are too loose. Loose nuts could become a hazard by falling off due to vibrations while driving.  Also, brake rotors are known to warp due to unevenly torqued wheels. Over-tightened nuts can damage stud... Read More

February 27, 2013

Why It's Important To Check Your Tire Pressure

What’s your tire pressure these days? If you don’t know, it’s a good idea to check! (Or stop in and we will check it for you!) Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual or check inside of your vehicle’s door jamb to see if there’s a sticker containing the recommended tire KPA or PSI . Also, look at your... Read More

February 20, 2013

Who is Bib, the Michelin Man?

Andre Michelin commissioned the creation of this jolly, round figure after his brother, Edouard, observed that a display of stacked tires resembled a human form. The artist's sketch of a bloated man made of tires was exactly what the brothers had in mind. One in particular, picturing the character lifting a beer glass and shouting, "Nunc est... Read More

February 6, 2013

Tire Balancing

Often confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. This is accomplished by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the heavy spot. How do I know if I need my wheels balanced? Is your vehicle vibrating at certain speeds? If so, chances are your wheel is out of balance.... Read More

January 30, 2013

Caring For Wheels

Caring for wheels The first rule in caring for any automotive wheels regardless of finish is to keep them clean. From week to week when you wash your vehicle, it’s best to clean them with a soft brush, soap and/or spray-on wheel cleaner. For best results, it is important to keep wheels clean, not allowing road contaminants and brake... Read More

January 22, 2013

Winter vs. All-Season Tires – What’s the difference?

As the only contact point between the road and your vehicle, your tires play a very important role in everything related to grip, traction, braking, turning and handling. Most oil field job sites are now requiring winter tires. Also the province of Quebec have made winter tires mandatory during a certain portion of the year.  Many people... Read More

January 11, 2013

Is It Safe To Run Only 2 Winter Tires On Any Vehicle?

One common question we get asked during the winter season is whether you need four winter tires, or if you can run with just two. The fact is that installing two winter tires on any vehicle can be quite dangerous, especially on a front wheel drive vehicle. If a rear-wheel drive vehicle has two snow tires installed in the rear, you’ll... Read More

January 12, 2012

Is Your Car Ready For Spring?

Spring is just around the corner, and it's a good time to start thinking about preparing your car for the new season. The cold and wet weather in winter time can be hard on your vehicle so it's always good to do a quick check-up to see how it's doing. Some things you should take a look at include: Tires - if you had winter tires... Read More

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