Tires are perhaps the most used and abused part of your car. They are in constant contact with rough roads, ice, salt and other unfavourable conditions. While there is no way to tell exactly how long the tires on your car will last, it is important to be aware of the factors that contribute to the lifespan of mileage of your tires; these include:
The harsh conditions of Calgary winters are especially hard on your tires. If you don’t pick the correct design, and if you don’t provide the right amount of care to your tires, they will be worn down before the winter is over. Worn down tires are dangerous to drive with in all conditions, but especially in the winter. At South Pro Automotive Ltd. we know that getting new tires in Calgary will protect your car and your loved ones at any time of year. We offer many brand-name all-season and winter tires for all makes and models of car, so visit us the next time you need a new set of tires!
After 5 years with the same set of tires you should get your tires inspected once a year to ensure they’re not worn down. Of course, with each oil change you should get your tires rotated so that your wheel alignment will not be affected by wear-patterns on your tires.
You can do general tire inspections on your own to make sure they’re safe to have. You should look for:
If you’ve noticed any of these problems, you may need tire repairs or new tires completely. Even if they look okay to you, tires that are 10 years or older need to be replaced. It’s best to replace all 4 tires at once so you don’t have to keep track of old versus new tires when you rotate them, plus they’ll offer better performance and traction which ultimately leads to a safer ride.
We offer many great brands of tires so that your car has what it needs. Each company manufactures quality tires for different purposes. Whether you want tires that can withstand off-roading or you simply need a set that will drive well on icy winter roads, South Pro Automotive has the brands to fulfill these needs. Some of our brands include:
Choosing the right type of tire for your car may seem difficult. Before choosing tires it is important to decide what size you want, how much tread you need and the type of tire you want. The size of your tire can match what you currently have (you will find the size in the sidewall of your tire) or you can change tire size to improve the handling, stability, response or performance of your vehicle.
The tread of your tires is determined by the weather conditions near you. Living in Calgary, you may have good road conditions, but the winters are harsh so you’ll need to consider that. Tire manufacturers offer many specialized designs of tires for everything from cars to light trucks to SUVs. There are many options including long-wearing, easy-riding and high performance tires to choose from. The team at South Pro Automotive will go over these factors with you and help you choose the best and most cost effective set of tires for your needs.
Getting new tires is an important part of maintaining your vehicle. Without the proper tread or size of tire, different parts on your vehicle can be affected. To improve the lifespan of your car, get new tires in Calgary at South Pro Automotive Ltd. Set up an appointment today to get new all-season or winter tires to meet your needs.