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How to Read Your Tires

Your vehicle depends on its tires to stop, steer, and stay on the road. Worn tires can turn a close call into a collision. Protect yourself and your vehicle by learning how to interpret your tire wear, tire sidewall markings, and safe stopping distances.

Seven Vehicle Maintenance Myths, and the Truth Behind Them

If you aren’t an automotive service technician yourself, it can be hard to know what’s really necessary when it comes to regular maintenance, your warranty, and more. In fact, there are a lot of myths out there about when you have to visit your dealer and when you can turn to your local mechanic or… Read More »

A Helpful Glossary of Car and Tire Related Terms

When you’re looking into new tires or maintenance for your vehicle, there can be a lot of terminology to understand in order to find exactly what you need. With this in mind, we’ve compiled this helpful glossary of common terms you’ll see on our website, as well as hear in-store. 

Storing Winter Tires: Best Options for Protecting your Investment

Having a set of winter tires is one of the smartest decisions any vehicle owner can make, especially if you’re living in Canada during the cold weather months. As a matter of fact, at Tirecraft we recommend that once the temperature starts to consistently dip below 7°C you install your winter tires so you are better prepared… Read More »

How To Choose The Right Rims For Your Vehicle

Choosing the right rims for your vehicle can be difficult. Not only do you need to find the proper fit, you also want to find a set of rims that show off your own distinct style and personality. At Tirecraft, we totally get that your rims say a lot about you. That’s why in this article we’re going… Read More »

Wheels: How to Choose the Best Option For You

Wheels can transform the look of your vehicle from ordinary to extraordinary. Swapping out your generic stock wheels for a set that better suits your personality can go a long way in making your vehicle truly feel like your own. Tirecraft understands this, which is why we offer such an impressive assortment of wheels for… Read More »

What Is An All Season Tire?

Despite what seems like a very simple question, this can be a slightly complicated answer. The first thing to understand about all season tires is that they are not suitable for every season that Canada has to offer. So what makes a tire “all season” and how can you choose the best all season tire… Read More »

What’s The Difference Between Summer and All Season Tires

Many people use the terms Summer Tires and All Season Tires interchangeably but the fact is that there is a significant difference. Depending on how you drive, what kind of car you drive and your climate, you’ll see great advantages in one over the other. Understanding these differences helps you choose the best all season… Read More »

Spring Tune-Ups: How Regular Maintenance Saves You Money

Canadian winters can take a toll on your vehicle. Snow, ice and cold weather all contribute to premature wear and tear but when spring and summer come, you want to be able to enjoy your drive without worrying about your car repair checklist. While it’s true that the cost of repairing a vehicle can be… Read More »

Choosing All Season Tires: Tirecraft’s Best Tips

Deciding what all season tire is best for you involves taking a number of things into consideration. How you drive, where you drive and what you drive all come together to create the right tire for you. Wading through these questions can be a lot of work but here are some helpful hints on how… Read More »

Can I Use Studded Tires in Canada?

We get lots of questions from our customers who are looking for advice about how to choose the best winter tires, and one particular area of confusion is studded winter tires. Most people think that studded winter tires are always banned in Canada, so you might be surprised to learn that, most times, they’re perfectly… Read More »

How are Winter Tires Evaluated?

Winter tires have been around since the 1930’s when they were first introduced in Scandinavia. Since then, most drivers have realized how important it is to have a great set of snow tires, especially when we Canadians have to deal with the conditions so common in our winters, like freezing temperatures, black ice, snow, slush… Read More »

When Were Winter Tires Invented?

Winter tires have been around since the 1930’s, first introduced for trucks and then just a few years later for passenger vehicles. Prior to that, regular tires were used during winter months, and in some places, like Canada and the Scandinavian countries, this didn’t provide as much handling or traction control as the conditions often… Read More »

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When should you change over to Winter Tires?

Most Canadians are familiar with the routine: the weather quickly changes and the long, hot days of summer begin to transform into the crisp days of fall. Then, all of a sudden, it’s time to think about winter tires again. Regardless of where you are in Canada, winter tires are one of the most important… Read More »