Between bad road conditions and long idling times, winter driving causes a
lot of wear and tear on your vehicle. Spring Maintenance is the best way to help your car recover. A good rule of thumb is that a change of season equals a change of oil. Changing your car’s oil and filter every three months or 5,000 kms, whichever comes first, will ensure that your car operates at peak efficiency. Changing oil regularly is the single most important thing that can be done to extend the life of your vehicle and keep it running smoothly
As temperatures change so too does the air pressure in your tires. As we experience cooler temperatures the air pressure in your tires will naturally drop, this reduction in air pressure can lead to increased rolling resistance, and changes in traction capabilities, uneven tread wear and an increase in fuel consumption.
If your current tires are intended for fall & winter use you probably need to have them rotated as part of your regular maintenance schedule. Make arrangements for both a tire pressure check and inspection (complimentary at any Integra Tire location) and tire rotation if due. Should you find that your vehicle requires new tires please be aware that many of our tire partners are offering incentives on their products.
Winter tires? Should I get 2 or 4?
To help maintain control and stability of your vehicle in icy conditions, Transport Canada and the Rubber Association of Canada recommend that you install winter tires in sets of four, and that is our policy, we will only install winter tires in sets of 4
All Season? or Winter Tires?
While all-season or all-weather tires (tires marked M+S, Mud & Snow) may provide safe performance in most weather conditions they are not designed for snow and ice-covered roads. When temperatures fall below 7°C, these standard tires begin to lose elasticity, resulting in reduced traction. Winter tires however retain their elasticity to grip at much lower temperatures.