Tire Seasonal Service
Tire Changeover –
1 set of wheels, 2 sets of tires.
Remove winter tires from wheels, install summer tires on wheels install tires
back on your vehicle.
Tire swap –
2 sets of mounted wheels and tires.
Remove winter tires and wheels from your vehicle and put summer set on.
Constantly changing the tires on the same set of rims stresses the rubber around the bead of the tire and can lead to damaging the rubber, which in turn can lead to tire degradation and leaks. If the rim surface is very pitted where it makes contact with the tire, you may have trouble maintaining an airtight seal.
Tire pressure should be checked regularly. Proper tire inflation is not only a fundamental component of safe driving, but also ensures optimum tire life. Damaged tires should be replaced immediately.
While you’re getting ready for the changing seasons, don’t forget that your car needs to make sure it’s ready as well. Annual inspections can pay big dividends not only in money, but also in extending the life of your vehicle.
Over time Brake fluid absorbs moisture and as it does so it begins to break down. It can become less effective causing poor braking performance. Changing brake fluid on a regular basis will increase brake performance and safety. You should also check engine coolant, transmission and power steering fluid.
Canadian drivers always look forward to spring: that’s when you discover that old man winter has left potholes large enough to engulf a small car.
Car Care Canada recommends ensuring that all the safety features on your car are properly maintained and in proper working order.
The minor expense associated with regular service is by far, money well spent.
If you notice any problems with your vehicle, have a professional examine it. Small problems caught in time, could eliminate major and expensive repairs.