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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.
Service was both excellent and very friendly. As usual!Marjorie Rogers Nov 11, 2023
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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
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
Local is always the best. Thank you for your kind expert caremaryg 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! JeffJeff P Dec 12, 2023
Quick, friendly and reasonably priced!Nora Crete Dec 12, 2023
Excellent service efficient and timelyJim Bailey Jul 7, 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
I was very impressed with how knowledgeable the Service Manager and Service Advisor were at the Front Desk! Makes for a GREAT experience!idd Nov 11, 2023
Courteous and professionalKaren Stimson Nov 11, 2023
Very Profesional, Polite, Friendly, and Reasonably Priced Good Old Fashion Service. The Best of the Best!! Happy to know True Auto Care!Andreas Roussos Nov 11, 2023
Great service and very helpful.Moe Jacobs Nov 11, 2023
Was driving and got a chip from a rock hitting the windshield. They got me in and out within 15 minutes of walking in. Was super friendly and helpful, taking me on the spot and ensuring that my chip wouldn't spread worse. They spoke me through the options I had also instead of insisting on one type of repair. It's barely even noticeable and the majority of the damage has faded from their work. (note these photos are "up close" shots, from further back you hardly see anything! 98% better then it was!)Krystal Sponagle Nov 11, 2023
Friendly, timely service. Highly recommendedMaureen Farquharson Nov 11, 2023
You are the best and I appreciate that I can trust you.Rachel Nov 11, 2023
Excellent troubleshooting and workmanship, as usual.Steven Haney Apr 4, 2023
As always friendly service.Joann Raine Nov 11, 2023
We are always well taken care of and happy to have a place that we feel safe! It hard to come by!Linda Babin Nov 11, 2023
Winter tires on and service work completed as agreed. Well done!!Kenneth Lindsay Mar 3, 2023
Did an exhaust inspection and a brake inspection and service. Clean job and fairly priced. Friendly staff and great communication with regard to what needed repairs. Will use again.Chris Bonthron Nov 11, 2023
Ron and Jen and staff always smiling and happy to see me. Helpful to a fault.Dennis Hons Apr 4, 2023
I was completely satisfied with the service I received with the purchase of new tires and rims.Terry Webb Oct 10, 2023
A shout out to Jenna - this afternoon I needed a tire pressure sensor replaced because air was quickly escaping from the tire. Jenna quickly arranged the required fix and I was back on the road within 30 mins, so from my perspective Jenna and staff definitely earned this 5 star rating.Brian Doyle Sep 9, 2023
Service is always courteous and friendly. Job was done quickly and on time.John Edwards Aug 8, 2023
Great service. My first choice for maintenance and repairs.John Little Oct 10, 2023
True Auto Care was very clear about what they were doing with my vehicle, what costs were, and were prompt with their service. As long as I'm in Fergus they will be the mechanic shop I'm going to.Sheldon Angst Oct 10, 2023
Both Jenna and Rena were great to deal with. They were a big help in purchasing our new tires. Thanks to both of you. Our appointment for installation went perfectly. On time and everything was explained. We are new to Fergus so this was our first service here. We will be back for all our auto service needs.Bob Glazin Oct 10, 2023
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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