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Do We Really Need Winter Tires?

Global warming seems to be affecting snow fall year after year, and one would expect that technologies such as front wheel drive, traction control and even four wheel drive would tend to lessen the need for a change of tires. So, do we really need Winter Tires?The answer is YES and believe it or not, more so than ever. One aspect of the motor vehicle which has not really changed over the past year’s, is the contact patch, or the surface area within which our car comes in contact with the road. Even today, the area that each of our wheels comes in touch with the road is not much larger than the size of one of our hands. It really is not much when one thinks about it, and therefore, we want to be able to maximize the traction within this area as much as we can in order to get the most from our tires. The other aspect not often mentioned is temperature, and that our all-season or summer tires become drastically less effective once th ... read more

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Winter Tire Rebates - Now Available at Mark's Auto Service

Winter Tire Rebates - Now Available at Mark's Auto Service

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Winter Tire Rebates Coming Soon!

Winter Tire Season is coming & Tire Rebates are coming too! Watch our blog for tire rebate announcements coming soon! Contact Mark's for details! 905-844-1111

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Don't 'Fall' Behind in Your Vehicle Maintenance

Don't 'Fall' Behind in Your Vehicle Maintenance

Seasonal car care planning and preventative maintenance can save you money and time as the weather changes. Article from Mobile1 Timely maintenance does more than keep your vehicle running smoothly. It will save you money in both the short- and long-term because you are improving your vehicle's trade-in value, getting the most out of its mileage, and preventing costly repairs down the road. In addition to keeping cash in your pockets, performing routine maintenance and using quality products can help drivers stay safe through even the nastiest of conditions. Maintenance plays a big role in staying safe - according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about one in eight crashes can be attributed to mechanical defects due to neglected vehicle maintenance.To avoid costly repairs and ensure your safety, prepare for harsh conditions in advance by following a few simple guidelines:Early Fall ... read more

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It is imperative in Winter to transition to winter tires

It is imperative in Winter to transition to winter tires

As temperatures cool across the nation, drivers need to start thinking about winter driving conditions and how to protect themselves and their passengers on the road. While it's important to adjust driving habits to weather conditions, according to Marc Brazeau, President, Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada, the most imperative thing Canadians can do to protect themselves and their loved ones is transition to winter tires. "The idea that all-season tires are as effective as winter tires is a dangerous misconception," said Brazeau. "The design and durability of winter tires improves performance and enhances safety in a variety of road conditions. They're the one and only choice for winter driving." Rubber in all-season tires starts to lose elasticity and harden at around 7°C, significantly reducing the tire's ability to grip the road ... read more

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Save on Winter Tires with these great Rebates!

Winter Tire Rebates NOW ON!Contact Mark's for details! 905-844-1111Supplier/Rebate Amount:Firestone: $50.00-$70.00Coopertires: $50.00-$75.00Michelin: $70.00BF Goodrich: $50.00Bridgestone: $70.00Yokohama: $65.00-75.00Pirelli:- $40.00-$70.00Continental Tire: $50.00-$100.00 ... read more

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The Safety Triangle

There are three parts of a vehicle -- brakes, tires, and shocks -- that work all together and are often called The Safety Triangle. Car Care Canada recommends ensuring that all the safety features on your car are properly maintained and in proper working order. They recommend paying particular attention to the Safety Triangle. These three parts of a vehicle -- brakes, tires, and shocks -- all work together: BRAKES Brakes are the most critical safety item on a vehicle. And studies show that after tires, they are the leading vehicle defect reported at highway accidents. All three parts of the safety triangle must be in good working order to ensure top stopping, or braking performance. . TIRES Tire inflation is something very straightforward that motorists can check themselves. Low tire pressure can increase braking distance. At any one time, vehicles stay on the road courtesy of about four hand-sized pieces of rubber compound. With ... read more

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After-Winter Car Care

After-Winter Car Care

Every region has its version of spring. Spring time usually means spring cleaning, a “fresh” start, out with the old in with the new. Cleaning the house, cleaning the car, an cleaning the dust of the bikes in the garage. Many of us just look forward to that day when they instinctively know that the last severe winter storm has come and gone. But that doesn't mean there won't be a late freeze or surprise snow flurry. It does mean, however, that these hardy souls can start attending to their cars after a too-long winter, a process shared by everyone in varying degrees. Cleaning Up As you're putting those heavy coats back into mothballs, it makes sense to do a little post-winter clean up on your vehicle. After all, it takes the brunt of winter's misery, whether in the form of torrential downpours, freezing rain, or mountains of snow. Tires First, tend to your tires, even if you drive on what the industry refers to as "all season" tires. Heavy, consiste ... read more

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