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All Season Tires in Guelph, ON

All Season Tires

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.

A Detailed Guide to All-Season Tires

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.

Are All-Season Tires Good for Rain?

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.

Important factors to keep in mind when buying all-season tires for your vehicles in Guelph, ON

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:

Tread Pattern

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.

Tire Size

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.

Shock absorption

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.

High Durability

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.

Advantages & Disadvantages of All-season Tires

All-season Tires have the following Advantages and Disadvantages:

Pros

  • Economic: no change every season
  • A good compromise between winter and summer tires

Cons

  • Less efficient on icy roads
  • Overconsumption of fuel
  • Noisier tires
  • Rapid wear
  • Longer braking distance
  • Higher purchase price

How long should all-season tires last in Canada?

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.

Explore True Auto Care to Buy the Best-Quality All-season Tires in Guelph, ON

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.

Our Customer Reviews

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Michael Davis Jun 6, 2024

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Daniel Burke Nov 11, 2022

Great service and explained exactly what got done. Reminder to stop by and have tire nuts re-torqued

Jim Hoare May 5, 2024

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Karen Stimson Nov 11, 2023

I received same day service and the bill was not outrageous… actually reasonable. Provided recommendations but didn’t push any at all.

Kyle Evers May 5, 2024

Great service, friendly and knowledgeable staff, quality work every time. No complaints! Highly recommended to anyone looking for a positive experience :)

Celeste Sugden May 5, 2024

Quick response and timely manner to get my vehicle fixed. I went to the office on the Monday and by Tuesday afternoon it was fixed Call them

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Shirley Rowan Jul 7, 2023

I was completely satisfied with the service I received with the purchase of new tires and rims.

Terry Webb Oct 10, 2023

As Usual I called Jenna at True Auto Care in Fergus She got me in the next day and actually finished the next day It was a lot of work and wouldn’t have been surprised if she said she needed it for a couple more days Somehow, they got it done, which was really important to me because I needed to travel to the states For a very important meeting These guys never fail thank you Jenna and company I would never go to anybody else!!!!

Mike Babin May 5, 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 Skeoch

Bob Skeoch May 5, 2023

I was able to book my tire switchover faster than expected and was pleasantly surprised when it included a check over of my SUV at no additional charge. Great quality service.

Juri Niit Oct 10, 2020

True Auto Care has been my vehicle repair service provider for more than a decade. They have earned my trust with ever repair, big or small, and they treat me with respect every time. I value their work and I feel confident in their advice and in their repair services. This is what a family business is all about.

Kelly Waterhouse Oct 10, 2020

Good and timely service! I was called about a worn serpentine belt, given the price and asked if I wanted True Auto to repair. I did, and they charged what was quoted. I recommend True Auto! 👍

Jack Moesker Mar 3, 2016

Nice staff, they did great work. I had called for a quote earlier in the week. When the work was done, they tried to make me pay almost double until I had brought up the quote they gave me. I paid the price I was quoted for. Could be an honest mistake, but almost cost me.

vinny Mar 3, 2024

Service work completed as agreed and very timely. Well done!!

Kenneth Lindsay Mar 3, 2023

Service here is a team effort with excellent results.Jack.

Jack Wolowich Apr 4, 2023

Service was both excellent and very friendly. As usual!

Marjorie Rogers Nov 11, 2023

Everything was great, service work, time of appt and length of time.

Ann ironside Sep 9, 2023

First noticed how welcoming and warm the reception area is. The place is clean and well organized. Jenna was polite, professional and listened attentive to my needs. I will definitely be back to have my vehicles serviced at True Auto Care.

Wally Anthony Jan 1, 2024

our experience at True Auto Care was excellent. They got our vehicle in right away and fixed it the same day. I would recommend them to anyone and definitely use them again !

KEVIN LICHTY Jan 1, 2024

True Auto yet again provided a first class service. I had a dead battery. They took it in with no appointment and had me up and running again within a few hours. Excellent, friendly customer service. The only shop in Fergus I have used for close on 20 years and will continue to do so.

David and Mary-Ann Tinsley Oct 10, 2022

Excellent service all around.. Thank you.

Robert Grimes Mar 3, 2023

Very pleasant staff. I liked that they sent a text with pictures and diagnostics and then followed up by phone. They were able to work around my schedule to do the repair and pricing was reasonable.

Joanne Lewis Jan 1, 2024

I love that the inspection outlines necessary vs recommended work. TAC is helpful and fair.

Sharon Holloway Jan 1, 2024

Local is always the best. Thank you for your kind expert care

maryg Dec 12, 2023

Completely satisfied with the work done. Quick turnaround on a large job! Service advisor Jenna was amazing with her communication! Thanks again you have gained a new customer! Jeff

Jeff P Dec 12, 2023

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Nora Crete Dec 12, 2023

Excellent service efficient and timely

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