Why I Love Tires
Updated: Aug 26
Tires Area Everything
Like hockey skates or football cleats, the tires on your vehicle are what give you traction. Tires are the single most important part of your vehicle. things to consider before heading out on the road. What condition are your tires in? All tires have wear indicators built into the tread. If your tire's tread is flush or near the wear indicator, then you'll want to have a trusted/professional mechanic look at them to make sure that they're safe to drive on. In Nova Scotia, 5/32’s is the minimum tread depth that is passable for Motor Vehicle Inspections.
Example of a tire that is worn out and needs to be replaced. The tires treads are flush with the wear indicators.
When you need to put air in your tires, always reference the information tag on the driver's door jam to determine the recommended air pressure. Never go by the information that's on the tire itself as that is the maximum air pressure for that tire. The information tag will tell you the proper amount of air pressure specific to your vehicle.
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Michelin Cross Climate tires are my favourite because they're safe for all conditions so you'll never have to change them when the seasons change. This also means that you won't have to wait a month for an appointment at the garage during "tire rush" season. Make sure that you have them rotated every 20,000 kilometres.
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At the end of the day, it doesn't matter how good of a driver you are if your tires are worn out. A good set of tires can save your life.