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Spring is just around the corner, time to think about your tires!

Spring is just around the corner, time to think about your tires!

Winter is almost over and with the many snow storms we've experienced in Burlington this winter, it's refreshing to think that it will all be over soon. In our industry, temperature changes and seasons passing means it's time to think about seasonal tire changeover. I know, I know, not the most fun thing to tackle on your agenda this spring, but a necessity to ensure your safety and those of others on the road. Since we're pretty good at all things tires and mechanical service, we've prepared a few tips and tricks to help you check this off your spring honey-do list! Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring. Tips to help you with your seasonal tire changeover! You need a nice spring clean up! At The Auto Station, we really pride ourselves with offering the best service to our customers and that means offering a car wash to our customers as they receive service. Make it easy on yourself and sign-up for our Tire Storage program ... read more

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All Weather Tires

All Weather Tires

What`s up with the new All Weather Tires? Will they work in Canada? The idea of “all weather” tires instantly provokes suspicion in many hockey player families across Canada. Is it possible to get your budding Bobby Orr to the rink in small town Ontario in January and get to your tee time in Muskoka on the same rubber? The suspicion of course, is rooted in what has been traditionally marketed by the tire industry as an “all season” tire until now. These tires although relatively effective in most conditions between April and November, have long been considered as ditch digging and clearing devices by most tow truck retrieval drivers in the colder Canadian climes of January. There is little question that All Weather tires are a compromise. There is a trade off between summer performance and winter tire traction. There’s a trade off between summer quiet and a chunky winter snow clearing tread bite. And, there is a balance to be found between the lowe ... read more

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Tire pressure drops with temperature

Tire inflation pressure and temperature Tires must be properly inflated to achieve maximum handling, traction, and durability as designed by the tire manufacturer. It is the air pressure that supports the weight of your vehicle, not the tire itself. Tire pressure should be monitored frequently for safe driving and optimal tire performance. Tire pressure can change with fluctuations in temperature. So, how should you correctly monitor tire pressure as the outside temperature changes? First, it's important to remember that gas expands when heated and contracts when the temperature declines. In Canada, the daily temperatures rise and fall between day and night, as well as seasonally. As the days get shorter and colder during fall and winter, it's especially important to check your tire pressure. Second, it's important to know that the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle (as specified in the owner's manual and the tire placard for the vehicle) are both based on ... read more

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Tires

Tire Pressure Light Nights

Tire Pressure Light Nights

TIRE PRESSURE LIGHT NIGHTS Once temperatures drop, your car's computer may be warning you about low tire pressure. The tire pressure monitor light first started showing up in luxury cars in the late 90’s but now is standard in all cars sold in the United States as of Sept. 01, 2007. For those that haven't seen this system in action, it is time to introduce you to the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) and the sometimes pesky tire pressure monitor light. Tire Pressure Monitor Light often show up a concern as we come out of fall and winter arrives our temperatures begin to drop drastically over night. When it comes to our cars, steep temperature drops can trigger a sign of fall that we don’t welcome: a yellow or orange low tire pressure warning light. We have good news for you, though. When your light comes on, your car is simply telling you that you need more air in your tire and this time of year, the warning is usually related to chilly nights. Here’s wh ... read more

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Tires

Winter Tire Minus Sizing gets true cold weather performance

Winter Tire MINUS SIZING Gets true PERFORMANCE FOR OUR WINTER SEASON. Original Equipment tire and wheel sizes have become larger and wider for better looks and performance in the last few years. Unfortunately these new performance based packages are not ideal for winter driving. So if you’re likely to drive your vehicle in the snow during winter, you’ll want tires and wheels in sizes that help put the laws of physics on your side by “minus” sizing. What is Minus Sizing? Minus sizing means using smaller diameter wheels with narrower, higher profile tires (but still maintaining your vehicles original equipment needs). By doing so, better deep snow traction is achieved, and can also result in great savings on Winter Tire & Wheel Packages. In addition, higher profile tire sizes feature taller sidewalls and smaller diameter wheels that resist damages associated with winter road hazards. Benefits of Minus Sizing Minus sizing packages can be created through our ... read more

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Tires

Old tires can lead to trouble

Old Tires can lead to trouble Recent news reports about old tires failing has experts asking if tires should have expiration dates the same as many other products. Why? Because old tires are failing and killing people! In a letter released September 22, 2003, a private safety group called Strategic Safety asked the National Highway Traffic & Safety Admin. (NHTSA) to investigate the problem of tire aging. The group says they have documented at least 20 accidents caused by old tires blowing out, 10 of which resulted in fatalities. Most of the lawsuits involving these tread separation accidents have been on tires that were six or more years old. The group says the NHTSA should have a new rule requiring tire manufacturers to put expiration dates on all new tires. REPLACE OLD TIRES Strategic Safety says based on their findings, motorists should replace tires that are ... read more

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Tires

Wheely Man is Back

Wheely Man is Back

Wheely Man is Back and so are great deals on tires. We'll get you ready to roll for summer. THE AUTO STATION HAS THE BEST TIRES BURLINGTON OFFERS! We've got tons of new tires at almost used tire prices! We're home to the best choice for Burlington tire sales and repair. We're your exclusive Goodyear full-line tire dealer in Burlington. As an authorized Goodyear Dealer we have the best price on Goodyear, Dunlop, and Kelly tires in Burlington. Our skilled tire technicians and tire selection wizards will help ensure your safe driving, regardless of where or when you drive. Performance cars, luxury cars, light truck, and SUV's are all right in our wheel house as we continue to provide Burlington tire sales that have kept our happy customers rolling safely since 2010. And, we pride ourselves on extending the life of your car and commit to offering value in every part, service, and tire we sell. Check out our 30 Day - Tire Price Match Guarantee. If you f ... read more

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Staying Safe On The Road

Staying Safe On The Road

Avoiding Preventable Accidents and Staying Safe on the Road According to Ontario Ministry of Transportation, there are over 80,000 vehicle accidents each year in Ontario. Although we have some of the safest roads in the world, there are still plenty of things that drivers can do to increase their awareness and improve their vehicle’s safety. Most accidents are preventable. Whether you have been driving for a few months or many years, it’s always a good time to remind yourself to have good driving habits. Wear your seatbelt. Buckling up only takes a few seconds, but it can truly be a lifesaver. Even if you are only driving a few minutes away from home, putting on your seatbelt should be a regular habit for all drivers and passengers. Adjust your speed for bad weather. Snow and rain can dualistically reduce your ability to stop and impede your visibility. Even if your car has good tires, you can’t always trust that other drivers can ... read more

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Safety

Taking Care of Your Tires

Taking Care of Your Tires

Taking Care of Your Tires – Your Car’s Most Valuable Safety Feature When it comes to maintaining your car, the mechanical components under the hood usually take priority. Most people make a conscious effort to keep up with their oil changes, but it’s important to not overlook another very important element of your vehicle – your tires. Your ability to control your vehicle depends on the traction between your tires and the road. Properly maintained tires are essential for your safety, fuel efficiency, and your car’s optimum performance. Unlike many other areas in North America, vehicles in Southern Ontario are exposed to a wide range of elements. Our tires are in constant contact with hot pavement in the summertime, and drive us through freezing cold winters, complete with icy roads covered with harsh chemicals. It’s no wonder that our tires start looking worn out after just a few years on the road. To ensure optimum performance and safety, tires mu ... read more

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Maintenance

Peace of Mind Warranty Program

Peace of Mind Warranty Program

Introducing Our Canada Wide "Peace of Mind" Warranty Program We believe we have the best auto Mechanics and Technicians along with the highest quality parts you can find so we back up all of our work with our "Peace of Mind" Warranty program. We stand behind our workmanship and materials with our promise and our warranty. Helping you manage your transportation dollars is our responsibility and we value your trust. Please do not hesitate to contact us about any vehicle repair concerns. Are you looking for the peace of mind that only a fully backed, fully guaranteed warranty can offer? The Auto Station is home to the best auto repair Burlington offers. And, as the largest tire dealer Burlington has, we sell new tires at almost used tire pricing. Our 30 day guarantee on tires is simply we give you Thirty days to fall in love with the tires we put you in or you can apply that amount spent to another set. Now that's peace of mind Warranty Details: Our workma ... read more

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