Tires

Your car’s tires affect its ride, handling, traction and safety.

Tires are the critical connection between your car and the road in all sorts of driving conditions.

Caring for your tires:

  • Check tire pressure at least once a month (and don’t forget the spare).
  • Have the tires rotated every 10,000 kilometers.
  • Rotation time also serves as a good opportunity to have the tires balanced. Unbalanced wheels can cause rapid wear of shock absorbers and struts, and wheel balance can change as a result of normal tire wear. 
  • On all-wheel drive vehicles, a difference of only ¼ between the outside circumference of the front and rear tires can cause extensive damage to the transfer case or center differential. Rotating the tires to keep their sizes equal is critical on these vehicles, and replacing all four tires at the same time, rather than just the front or rear tires, is highly recommended.
  • Uneven or accelerated tire wear may indicate an alignment problem. Have your car’s alignment checked at least once a year.



To maximize tire life and safety, check tire pressure and inflation pressure regularly and have the tires rotated and balanced. Tire replacement may be necessary if the tread depth is below the legal minimum requirement, or the sidewalls are severely cracked or punctured. In some cases, tread punctures cannot be repaired.


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Ask The Man Vehicle Services FAQS

  • Toggle Question How often should I check the tire inflation pressure?How often should I check the tire inflation pressure?

    You should check at least once a month, and don’t forget to check the spare, too.

  • Toggle Question How often should I have my tires rotated?How often should I have my tires rotated?

    Every 10,000 kilometres. 

  • Toggle Question Can I just replace one or two tires?Can I just replace one or two tires?

    You should really replace all four tires at once to keep wear consistent.

  • Toggle Question My car sometimes shudders when I'm going 60 km/hr, what is going on?My car sometimes shudders when I'm going 60 km/hr, what is going on?

    You should have the suspension and the balance of your tires looked at, something’s not right but we can help you figure it out.

  • Toggle Question How can I tell if I need new tires?How can I tell if I need new tires?

    If there’s uneven wear, cracking or bulging, anything poking into the tire, tread pulling away from the body of the tire, or worn treads that don’t pass the “penny test,” you should look into purchasing a new set.

  • Toggle Question Why does my TPMS light go on? The tires look fine to me and I haven't even had the car for that long.Why does my TPMS light go on? The tires look fine to me and I haven't even had the car for that long.

    Your tires may be over or under inflated. Take a look, and if that isn’t the problem, bring the car in to see us and we will help you out.

  • Toggle Question I drove over a nail and had my tire professionally repaired. Is it dangerous to drive on it anyway?I drove over a nail and had my tire professionally repaired. Is it dangerous to drive on it anyway?

    As long as the tire was repaired professionally and up to standards, you’re good to go.

  • Toggle Question If I drive in the snow with regular tires will I damage them?If I drive in the snow with regular tires will I damage them?

    All weather tires tend to stiffen in colder temperatures, so we do recommend purchasing snow tires.

  • Toggle Question Can I just use all-weather tires?Can I just use all-weather tires?

    Snow tires are manufactured to handle harsh winter weather better than all-weather tires. It is easier to drive on an incline, on ice, and to make unexpected stops. The decision to drive on all-weather tires is yours but we always recommend winter tires where possible.

  • Toggle Question One of my front tires has a bald spot but the tires aren't very old! Why me?One of my front tires has a bald spot but the tires aren't very old! Why me?

    Uneven tire wear happens when there is too much or too little pressure, there are alignment problems, balancing problems, or problems with the steering or suspension system. Let us have a look at the car before you replace your tires to make sure the next ones last longer.

  • Toggle Question How much air needs to go into my tires?How much air needs to go into my tires?

    A lot of people look at the sidewall of the tire for the PSI, but the proper pressure is actually found on the decal on the driver’s side door. It may also be located in your glove box.

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