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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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All-Season Tires vs. Summer Tires

Tires in Mississauga, Ontario

All-Season Tires in Mississauga, Ontario

We survived another tough winter in Canada, but now spring is in the air, the trees are blooming and the birds are singing!  
That means it’s a perfect time to talk about switching from your winter tires to summer or all-season tires at The Tire Terminal in Mississauga, Ontario. 
Winter tires are purpose-built for harsh winter conditions; even though they’re a far cry from the heavy, clunky “snow tires” of a generation ago, they’re still designed to be used in temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter tires feature deep tread patterns to enhance grip on snow and slush, and are designed to stay flexible at low temperatures. The sipes in winter tires provide extra grip in d ...
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