Twice a year, car owners rush to their dealership or local garage for a tire change and for reason. Not only do appropriate tires greatly enhance fuel efficiency, they also provide a much safer and easier to handle ride. Tire change allows the vehicle to perform at its best under all circumstances, thanks to highly advanced technologies and proper tire installation.
Tire Change: When and Why?
Since all-season tires are not allowed during the winter season, it is now essential to equip any vehicle with winter tires from December 1st to March 15 inclusively. Designed to tackle lower temperatures and snowy or even icy roads, these tires are perfectly suited for the Northern weather conditions. However, they are not as quiet, smooth or fuel-efficient as summer or all-season tires.
Ambassadors of their make, specialists of the parts and service departments of the Groupe Park Avenue dealerships are best suited to answer any question during the tire change periods. With more than 55 years combined of experience, our staff knows each and every aspect of your vehicle and perform every tire change according to the manufacturers' highest standards which ensures optimal fuel efficiency, performance and handling.
Every tire change or tire installation service includes:
- Tire condition inspection for signs of premature wear or tear
- Tire pressure verification
- Wheel balancing
- Tire rotation
Benefiting from cutting-edge technology equipment, every Groupe Park Avenue dealership offers a quick, clean and scratch-free tire change.
Compressed Air or Nitrogen?
Over the past couple of years, several dealerships and service shops have begun to offer drivers the option to inflate their tires with nitrogen instead of regular compressed air. Composed of larger molecules, nitrogen doesn't easily escape from tire sidewalls which means that tires stay optimally inflated for longer periods of time, which also means better fuel economy and longer tire life. The other major benefit that comes with hydrogen inflated tire is that there is no water vapor in nitrogen. Over a long period of time, water vapor can corrode aluminum and steel alloy wheels which can be translated as a slow leak between the tire sidewall and the wheel itself. Naturally nitrogen inflation is more expensive than inflation with standard compressed air. As usual we strongly advise you speak with an advisor or technician before your next tire change for more information regarding this matter.