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Think about where you will be driving and how often. If you have an SUV that needs to drive smoothly in town but must also go off-road regularly, you’ll need a tire brand that is more suited for all-terrain with the best traction rating and tread-wear warranty. Or perhaps you drive a passenger car that spends almost all its time in an urban environment? In this case, you might want to focus more on braking capabilities, fuel efficiency and hydroplaning performance.
Typically, all-season tires refer to the combined form of summer and winter tires that gives your vehicle extra strength. These tires fall under the hybrid category. Nonetheless, if you live in a region with mild weather, you might consider sticking with all-seasons. However, they are still not a good choice because you may lose some grip in warmer weather, and the rubber compound may harden in the winter.
The advantages of summer and winter tires are combined in all-season tires. However, to maintain their signature well-roundedness, all-season tires sacrifice some characteristics for more extreme conditions such as heavy rain, snow, or significant road icing.
When driving in the rain, winter tires outperform all-season tires, but only if temperatures are between 0 and 7 degrees Celsius (32-45 degrees Fahrenheit). All-season tires are becoming the better option in higher temperatures. This is because the rubber in most all-season tires hardens below 7 degrees Celsius (45 degrees Fahrenheit), causing it to be slippier above that temperature.
All-season tires are meant for use for most of the year. Knowing the appropriate tires for various vehicles and regions can foster road and passenger safety. With all-season tires, you will be confident in a mix of conditions and terrains. They are suitable for most vehicles, from minivans to SUVs to sedans. Some factors to keep in mind when purchasing are:
All-season tires come in three tread kinds: Asymmetrical, Symmetrical and Unidirectional. Because of their groove patterns, symmetrical all-season tire treads last longer. These tires wear down evenly, allowing their tread life to last longer.
Asymmetrical tread patterns are more commonly found in muscle cars and sports cars. This is due to the asymmetrical patterns having a more durable grip when driving at higher speeds.
Unidirectional treads are standard on most vehicles and are designed to move in a single direction. They must be rotated more frequently than the others to avoid premature wear.
When shopping for all-season tires, consider the tread patterns based on your needs and your vehicle type.
Tires for various vehicle sizes are assembled to provide effective results. You must consult your owner’s manual to determine the appropriate size for your vehicle. You can also go to an online size checker to get it by searching in a database. If the tire is an OEM (original equipment manufacturer), the tire size is printed on the sidewall.
Driving on tires that provide adequate shock absorption is an excellent way to maintain your vehicle and have an enjoyable riding experience. Your vehicle may be damaged if it lacks shock absorption capacity.
Tires that can absorb the harsh bumps in the road will provide a smooth ride and keep you from being bounced around and last longer. Tires will soften the impact of riding on bumpy roads if well-designed.
The best way to consider durability is to consult your vehicle’s warranty to confirm the maintenance demands provided by the manufacturer. Tires need to be rotated often, but if the tire’s rubber is of high quality and the tread is even, the tire will be more durable and last much longer.
All-season Tires have the following Advantages and Disadvantages:
Well, it’s harder to say, but in Canada, a tire’s useful life is about 10 years, according to most tire manufacturers. However, some experts recommend having them inspected and considering replacement at six years. Tire age matters because the rubber starts drying out over time, causing it to harden and lose its grip.
Our name says it all: True Auto Care in Guelph, ON. Our goal is to provide the best automotive service and repair experience possible, with honesty, integrity and quality. We want to build a relationship with you for long-term trust in keeping your vehicle safe and reliable.
One way to achieve that is by offering you a well-laid-out regular maintenance plan to keep your vehicle in top running condition. We recommend having a yearly vehicle inspection (which includes 90+ tests) performed on your vehicle so we know the ins and outs of your car, van or truck. This allows us to work with you to schedule the required work, or maintenance, within a time frame that works for you.
Contact us today to discuss tires for your vehicle.
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The Best most honest service ever! Took the time to explain and show us the problem and how he would repair it.Kristina Breunig Sep 9, 2023
Jenna, Ron and the whole crew at true auto go above and beyond. Always friendly, timely with service, and reliable.Heidi Brouwer Sep 9, 2023
Customer service by all was kind, informative and prompt.Jennifer Craig Sep 9, 2023
Everything was great, service work, time of appt and length of time.Ann ironside Sep 9, 2023
I needed an urgent tire repair (air was leaking) and Ron had the car repaired within 30 minutes after my arrival. The tire was punctured by two nails and needed two patches.Brian Doyle Sep 9, 2023
Oil change and tire rotation were done in the time specified.Robert Davy Sep 9, 2023
awesome service. . have come many years for car service will keep comin back.joanne gardner Apr 4, 2023
I had an emergency flat tire. They took us in and looked after the tire right away. Super friendly and helpfulTanya Packer Aug 8, 2023
Service is always courteous and friendly. Job was done quickly. I had a followup issue but they fixed it the next day.John Edwards Aug 8, 2023
The staff is very knowledgeable and understands my needs. When working on the car they informed me of other issues that needed to be done and gave me an estimate of the additional cost before proceeding with the work. I am satisfied with their work. Bob SkeochBob Skeoch May 5, 2023
Terrific staff! Superb workmanship! I have been going to True Auto Care for the whole six years I’ve lived in Fergus for all our vehicle needs. Quality/ kindness/ caring business!! Highly recommend !Maggie Johanna Aug 8, 2023
Very satisfied. Rena gave a clear explanation of recommended work. Friendly staff, clean waiting room. Loaner vehicle was appreciated!Amber Kuliszewski Aug 8, 2023
Thank you for squeezing me in. Your quick fix gives me great peace of mind!Nardo Kuitert Aug 8, 2023
Great serviceShirley Rowan Jul 7, 2023
Great experience. Brought car in for safety and was told everything in detail...worked with us throughout the experience and had car finished when we needed it. Thank you!Kat M Jul 7, 2023
Excellent service once again! My car was ready sooner than expected even though brake parts had to be ordered.Walter Malofy Feb 2, 2023
Fast friendly and knowledgeable staff! Thank you Manny.M Mont Jul 7, 2023
Excellent service efficient and timelyJim Bailey Jul 7, 2023
Brakes serviced as agreed and done in timely fashion. Well done!!Kenneth Lindsay Mar 3, 2023
Friendly staff, convenient, upfront with the process in terms of timing and what we being done.P Hollister Jun 6, 2023
Wonderful customer service team. Helped me out with a last minute safety in an urgent situation. Such kind customer service demeanour and finished the job extremely fast. So appreciate them!!!Laura A Jun 6, 2023
When I go for maintenance the service is always great.wayne campbell Jun 6, 2023
True Auto Care looked after my service truck in quick fashion when it was down and I needed back quickly, great timely service. Thanks!Jim Spencer Jun 6, 2023
Heat shield on muffler system was loose. They fixed it in no time and I was charged for the labour. Great service!Roger Campbell May 5, 2023
Terrific & friendly service as always. Clear communication regarding work to be done & costs. Flexible with scheduling is appreciated!Christina H May 5, 2023
Great! Very good front of house customer care! Organized and did very well by me! Fixed up my Subaru and noticed some things that were an oversight at Subaru Dealership! Thank you True Auto Mechanics and I appreciate the work. Recommended As well they have night time drop off! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Kevin Grice May 5, 2023
I am very thankful for the mechanic's honesty. I can now say I have a safe vehicle again! Thank you so much.Kristin Simoes May 5, 2023
Great staff and great service. Highly recommend them to anyone who asks!!Correct Fire & Security Mar 3, 2023
Always helpful, pleasant and fair!! 😊Vanessa Espinoza May 5, 2023
I would like to thank the people at true care auto for fixing our car. I recommend you take your car there. Great service!chase woods Apr 4, 2023
Very good experience. A bit expensive for removal of winter tires already on rims... but, the service staff were very helpful.Tollett Family Apr 4, 2023
Service here is a team effort with excellent results.Jack.Jack Wolowich Apr 4, 2023
fast and friendly service with everything explained before and after job was done...RUSS STOKES Apr 4, 2023
Awesome as always 👏Steven Haney Apr 4, 2023
I had an engine light on for an evap code. The team at True auto was able to find a low voltage error in record time and fix the connection. A big thanks !! Bobbob vanleeuwen Apr 4, 2023
Yesterday I went in to get an oil change and switch out my snow tires at True Auto Care. I have been going there since I moved to Fergus 4 years ago, and there customer service and quality of work has always been exemplary (a nice change after having lived in the GTA). They're also very accommodating around scheduling when last minute changes need to be made.Judy Manley Apr 4, 2023
Every interaction I have had with True Auto Care has been excellent. They have great attention to detail and I love that they send pictures with reports. They are my go to car place whenever I can!Charles Wright Jan 1, 2021
Ron and Jen always smiling and happy to see me.Dennis Hons Apr 4, 2023
Great service again......They were able to accommodate my oil change at very short notice around our work schedule which caused us no inconvenience at all.Bobby Fishman Mar 3, 2023