Springtime is Tire Time!!!!

Posted: 2023-03-19 in automotive repair

If you live in Ottawa or other parts of Ontario, there’s NO MANDATORY DATE by which you must remove your winter tires. However, a good rule of thumb is to wait until spring melt has started and the forecast starts showing consecutive days above 7 degrees Celsius. We’re getting there folks. Do you feel it?

The Risk of Driving on Winter Tires in the Summer

Exposing the rubber in winter tires to heat increases the risk of a blowout, which can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. The risks of aquaplaning also rise, since winter tire treads do not shed water as effectively as summer or all-season tires.


How to Store Tires in Self-Storage

Clean the tires as they are driven around on the roads – tires accumulate a lot of dirt and dust from the road, plus brake dust.

DO NOT STACK tires. While it might seem like the easiest way to store them, stacking tires on top of one another can add unnecessary stress that damages the tires over time…

Keep tires covered, especially from the elements.


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