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Everything There is to Know About Nitrogen-Filled Tires

You may have heard that nitrogen-filled tires can give you a smoother driving experience and wear down less over time when compared with regular compressed air-filled tires. It’s true that nitrogen-filled tires lose pressure slower than air-filled tires, improving your car’s fuel efficiency and reducing the overall maintenance your vehicle…
Mony Hanna
January 9, 2023
Tire MaintenanceTires

All About Tire Speed & Load Ratings in Canada

Shopping for tires can sometimes be a confusing business. There are many factors to consider, including initial cost, on- and off-road options, servicing costs, and what time of year you'll be doing most of your driving. Along with that, you also need to know what tire speed rating and load index…
Mony Hanna
November 14, 2022
Tires

How Tires are Made

We've said it before, your tires are the most essential piece of safety equipment on your vehicle. It's vital that you maintain and have them replaced when necessary. And yet, despite how indispensable they are, we often don't give much thought to the intricate process that forms those black rubber…
Mony Hanna
March 29, 2021
Car Maintenance

Extending the Life of Your Car’s Brakes

Most people give very little thought to their brakes unless, of course, they are making a loud screeching sound. Which hopefully means their next stop is the local garage. We trust that when we step on that pedal, the car will come to a halt.  And while we may not…
Mony Hanna
February 23, 2021
Tire MaintenanceTires

How to Inspect Your Tires

Your tires are the most critical piece of safety equipment on your vehicle. Of course, for most people, when they think about car safety, the first things that come to mind are usually seatbelts or airbags. However, as your tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and…
Mony Hanna
January 14, 2021
Tires

How Temperature Affects Your Cars’ Tires

Living in Ottawa, we have a wide array of seasonal temperatures, and we get out there and embrace all of them. Summer here is bright and warm and occasionally more humid than anywhere else on the planet. In the fall, we have the most beautiful crisp days imaginable, and everyone…
Mony Hanna
August 20, 2020
Driving Fun

Ultimate Summer Road Trip Checklist

It's finally starting to feel like summer, and with that comes the epic adventures of summertime road tripping. It's time to get the family all together, pack up the car and set off making those memories that will last a lifetime!  Of course, before you head out, there are a…
Mony Hanna
June 17, 2020
Tires

Where to Store Tires in Ottawa?

In Ottawa, we never have the luxury of using one set of tires throughout the year. All-seasons here are, at best, three seasons. So that means you are always going to have one set of tires on your car, and one set in storage somewhere.  Of course, how you store…
Mony Hanna
May 14, 2020
Tires

The Ultimate Guide to Tire Patterns

Tires are the most critical piece of equipment on your vehicle. Not only will they determine the ultimate performance you get, but they are also the most fundamental piece of safety gear you have. Your tires are quite literally the point where the rubber hits the road. And, yet, so…
Mony Hanna
March 31, 2020
Car Maintenance

Getting Your Car Ready for Spring & Summer in Ottawa

In Ottawa, we have four very distinct seasons. And, while winter tends to get most of the attention, the other three are actually pretty incredible. Of course, if you own a vehicle in the National Capital Region, these well-defined seasons mean there is always something you need to be doing.…
Mony Hanna
March 19, 2020