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Seasonal Tire Changeover Includes:


  • Removing the current set of tires from the vehicle.

  • Mounting the appropriate seasonal tires onto the vehicle's wheels.

  • Balancing the tires to ensure even wear and smooth driving.

  • Installing the newly mounted tires onto the vehicle.

  • Checking the tire pressure and adjusting it if necessary.

  • Inspecting the tires and wheels for any damage or wear.

  • Storing the off-season tires in a safe and secure location.


As part of our seasonal tire changeover, we perform a visual inspection of the brakes, suspension, and steering components to ensure the vehicle is in good working condition. We also offer additional services such as tire rotation and wheel alignment.



Reasons For A Seasonal Tire Changeover


Seasonal tire changeover has become popular with many people asking questions about swapping tires for the season.


A seasonal tire change is not only about swapping winter and summer tires, there are several other things to take into consideration too.


So why is a seasonal tire change popular? Let us say that in past, many people used to leave winter tires on their car year-round. However, driving on a set of winter tires all year long is not ideal for your vehicle or tires.


Winter tires are designed to work best in cold weather, whereas summer tires are designed for warmer temperatures. Driving on your set of winter tires year-round will wear out your tires prematurely and cost a small fortune in replacing them.


Would you rather have a set of tires installed all year round without swapping your tires each spring and fall? Check out all season vs all weather vs winter tires.



Winter & Summer Tire Change Service


Schedule your seasonal tire change and beat the rush. Whether it's spring and you'd like your summer tire changed over or you're getting ready for the snow covered roads and need your winter tires installed, we'll switch your tires swiftly and get you back on the road quick.


When should you change to summer tires? When is it best to switch to winter tires? Do you really need to change tires over? And how much does a seasonal tire change cost anyway? All great questions from our customers. To help answer these, we'll outline the perfect time to switch your tires for winter or summer, the benefits of swapping your tires in each season and the cost for both a winter or summer tire change.



Summer Tire Changeover


When spring approaches, it's a breath of fresh air and just about time to change to summer tires. There are a couple of options when it comes time to changing your summer tires - on and off the rims. What's the best option for a summer tire change and which will save money over the long term? We suggest a set of rims for your summer tire change over and a separate set of rims for your winter tire change.


The cost of a summer tire swap is far less expensive when it means simply removing the winter set (winter tires on rims) and re-installing the summer set (summer tires on rims). Although the choice is yours, ultimately, with summer tires on rims you save on installation, balancing and the cost of removing tires and re-installing tires on each rim.


Considering you change over tires twice each year adds up over the seasons. The most cost effective solution to a summer tire change is having the summer tires already installed on a set of rims dedicated for summer driving.


Switching from winter to summer tires should be done when the temperature consistently stays above 7 degrees Celsius (45 degrees Fahrenheit) in your area. At this temperature range, summer tires provide better traction and handling on dry and wet roads compared to winter tires, which are optimized for cold and snowy conditions.


Here are some other factors to consider when switching from winter to summer tires:


  • Weather patterns: Consider the typical weather patterns in your area and the forecasted temperatures in the coming weeks. If there is a chance of snow or cold temperatures, you may want to hold off on switching to summer tires until the weather is consistently warm.


  • Driving conditions: Consider your typical driving conditions. If you mostly drive on highways or well-maintained roads, summer tires may be more suitable. However, if you frequently drive on unpaved or gravel roads, all-terrain tires may be a better choice.


  • Tire wear: Check the tread depth on your winter tires. If they are worn down, it may be time to replace them with new tires. Alternatively, if your summer tires are in good condition, you may want to switch to them earlier in the season.


  • Cost: Switching from winter to summer tires can be an additional expense. Consider your budget and whether it makes sense to invest in new tires or use the ones you already have.


Overall, it's best to switch from winter to summer tires when the weather consistently stays above 7 degrees Celsius and to consider other factors such as weather patterns, driving conditions, tire wear, and cost before making the switch.



Winter Tire Changeover


When it's time for a winter tire change, the benefits of having a set of rims dedicated for winter tires means a cost saving each time you switch back your winter tires as well as keeping your summer wheels (mags) in pristine condition away from the salt and slushy winter conditions.


Is your winter tire tread running low? Check out some of our winter tire options.


Switching from summer to winter tires is an important decision that can affect your safety and driving experience in different weather conditions. The best time to switch from summer to winter tires depends on various factors such as the weather and your driving habits.


In general, it is recommended to switch to winter tires when the temperature drops below 7°C (45°F). This is because summer tires are made of a harder rubber compound that becomes less effective in colder temperatures, while winter tires are made of a softer rubber compound that provides better traction on snow, ice, and wet surfaces. The exact time to switch to winter tires can vary depending on your location and the climate in your area, so it's a good idea to check the weather forecast and plan accordingly.


Another factor to consider when switching from summer to winter tires is your driving habits. If you drive frequently in snowy or icy conditions, it may be wise to switch to winter tires earlier in the season to ensure you have maximum traction and control. On the other hand, if you live in an area with milder winters, you may be able to wait longer before switching to winter tires.


In addition to weather and driving habits, you should also consider the laws and regulations in your country or region. In some places, it is mandatory to use winter tires during certain months of the year, and failure to comply can result in fines or other penalties. Therefore, it's important to check the laws in your area and ensure you are in compliance.


Overall, the best time to switch from summer to winter tires can vary depending on your location, climate, driving habits, and legal requirements. It's a good idea to consult with a tire professional or your vehicle manufacturer to determine the best time to switch, and to ensure you have the right type of tires for your vehicle and driving needs.



Book Your Seasonal Tire Change Today


Every kilometer driven on winter tires means a kilometer saved on your summer tires. The benefits of a seasonal tire change is far beyond economical. Seasonal tire change is a quick vehicle maintenance that goes along way - both for your wallet and safety. 


As the seasons change, it's a busy time for switching tires and we're proud to deliver great customer service no matter the season. If the weather seems right to change your tires, schedule a visit and book you tire swap today!



Some Tips About Seasonal Tire Change


To ensure safe driving in the varying weather conditions, it's crucial to keep an eye on the weather forecast and switch to appropriate tires. Harsh winters and hot summers can pose challenges on the road, so it's essential to have the right tires for the conditions.


Selecting the right tires for Ontario's diverse roads, including busy highways and suburban streets is essential. Consider factors like driving style and road conditions when deciding to changeover your summer and winter tires.


When it comes to seasonal tire change, proper storage is vital for prolonging their lifespan. It's recommended to keep the tires in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight, and avoiding any exposure to gasoline or oil.



Great Price For Local Seasonal Tire Change Service


Our team of local mechanics are ready for the busy tire change season. We can have your summer / winter tires changed in a hurry and at the best price in the city. 


Due to the busy nature of both the fall and spring season, it's always advised that you book an appointment with our seasonal tire change service so we can get you in and out in a flash. Use our online booking tool to schedule a winter / summer tire change today!

SEASONAL TIRE CHANGEOVER

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