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Tips For Inspecting Your Tires

It’s way too easy to take your tires for granted and forget about them…right up to the point where you find yourself stranded someplace. It’s important to keep track of their condition, though, and know what trouble signs might be! Here’s a quick breakdown of the best ways to inspect your tires:

Tires Mississauga, ONClosely examine the sidewalls and keep an eye out for bulges, cracking (some cracking due to age is normal), scrapes and gouges. The sidewalls' material is pretty tough and can stand up to curb scrapes, but use your own judgment as to what might be signs of more serious damage. You’ll know. Bulges, in particular, mean that tire failure is imminent.

Look closely at the tread surface and run your hand over the entire area to ...

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The Tire Terminal is hosting an open house on May 12 & 13

Come Celebrate With Us! Speak directly with representatives from Goodyear, Bridgestone, Hankook, Aeolus and more! We've got prices and food for all our customers. The Tire Terminal invites you to their open house on May 12 & 13. `
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2015's Hottest Goodyear Products

Goodyear Tires in Mississauga, ONFor drivers in Mississauga, ON, we’re excited to announce we’ll be carrying these great new products from the Goodyear family:
Kelly Edge Powerline -- Most drivers in Mississauga, ON have found that all-season tires are a perfect choice for their needs, and Kelly is answering those needs with the Edge Powerline series of tires. The Edge A/S is a perfect choice for sedans, SUVs and crossovers, with biting tread block edges for year-round traction, broad tread grooves to move water away from the tire’s contact patch and robust tread blocks for a uniform footprint. The Edge AT is the light-truck version, with flared block edges for off-road traction and a proven tread compound that enhances wet-weather traction while holding up for off-road use. 
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How to Find the Right Tires for Any Vehicle

Tires in Mississauga, ONAt The Tire Terminal in Mississauga, ON, we know that buying tires can be a confusing and intimidating process for a lot of people. There are a lot of options out there for tires for your vehicle, and we do occasionally hear people asking, “How can I tell what kind of tires my vehicle needs?”

Thing is, there’s no hard and fast answer for that, regardless of what vehicle you drive. It all depends on your driving style, your expectations and your personal preferences, so let’s break it down a little:

  • All-Season Tires-- For the average drivers of cars, minivans, SUVs and crossovers, all-season tires are going to be just fine. All-season tires are designed to deliver traction and safe performance in a wide range of weather conditions, even including slush and lig ...
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Signs of Low Tire Pressure

Tires in Mississauga, ONOne question we hear periodically from drivers is, “How do I tell if I need to put air in my tires?”

Older tires would typically bulge and distort at the bottom when they were low on air; not so with modern tire designs and sidewall construction. A modern tire may not appear to be low on air until it’s down 10 or 15 pounds per square inch (psi), which is notably underinflated.

One fairly sure indicator that you have underinflated tires is a change in your car’s ride, handling and drivability. If the underinflated tires are on the front wheels, you’ll notice a definite clumsiness or ‘heaviness’ to your car’s handling that doesn’t feel normal. An underinflated tire on one side or the other in front will also force your car to pull to one side.

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