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Tires

Most of us don’t think much about the tires we drive on until one of them goes flat. We carry most major brands of tires for your car or truck. Give us a call we would love the opportunity to provide you a quote for your tire needs.

Considering that the tires are the only parts of the car that actually maintain contact with the surface of the road, they’re actually four of the most important safety features on your car – or five if we count the spare!

When you are thinking about your tires, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Overloaded – When tires are overloaded they are inflated beyond the manufacturer’s recommended air pressure. This varies by vehicle, so check the door jam of your vehicle for information on the proper air pressure for your car’s tires.

Under-inflated – Under-inflated tires have less than the recommended air pressure. An under inflated tire increase sidewall flex increasing the temperature of the tire which increases the risk of a tire blowout. Keeping your tires properly inflated is an easy way to improve vehicle safety and fuel mileage.

Old/Worn tiresTires with less than 4/32” tread left should be replaced. Tires may wear unevenly so inspect all surfaces thoroughly. Most tire manufacturers recommend replacement after 6 years regardless of wear or mileage.

Different tires for different driving conditions 

  • Winter tires provide better traction in winter, but can’t manage the heat created in High Speed Driving.
  • Passenger car tires may not be able to bear the load of a pick up truck that hauls.
  • Summer/dry performance, or ultra-high performance tires, won’t grip on snowy or icy roads and they’re not designed to drive in temperatures below 7 Degrees Celcius because the rubber hardens, decreasing flexibility.

The Spare Tire – The spare tire is your lifesaver when a tire goes flat. Have it checked by your Technician when you have your tires rotated or when you have your oil changed.

The list above is a short introduction to your vehicle’s tires. Take the time to get to know your tires and consult your technician with any questions along the way.

Ensuring that your tires are in good condition keeps you and your family safer on the road, saves you money with better gas mileage and improves your overall ride.

Tire Services 

  • New Tire Selection
  • Used Tires
  • Flat Repair
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Wheel Balancing
  • Nitrogen Inflation
  • Custom Wheel Selection
  • Tire Rotations
  • Tires & Rim Cleaning

Business Hours

Monday - Friday ;
730 am to 5:00 pm
Phone:(519) 370-0456

Address

Marks Automotive
395 23rd Street West,
Owen Sound. N4K 4G6

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