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Mazda Val-David Tire Center

From purchase to installation

Mazda Val-David Tire Center

From purchase to installation

Full service for your vehicle’s tires

Purchase and installation

Take advantage of professional advice on the purchase of your tires, as well as installation performed in accordance with best practices in our specialized workshop.

Wheel alignment

Get your wheels aligned at the dealership to prevent premature wear on your tires and ensure optimum traction.

Storage

When the seasons change, you can rely on us to transport and store your tires.

Nitrogen pressurization

Reduce habitual, progressive air loss in your tires by filling them with nitrogen.

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Choose your tires online

Understanding the information shown on your tires

Your tires are the only thing separating your vehicle from the road. The information on them is valuable for ensuring that you choose the right ones. The sidewalls contain information on a tire’s dimensions and capacity.

The first letter indicates the type of vehicle (P for passenger vehicles and LT for light trucks). The first number indicates the width of the tire tread in millimeters (generally between 155 and 245). The second number indicates the height of the sidewall (the ratio of the sidewall to the tread expressed as a percentage, generally between 45 and 80). The second letter indicates whether it’s a radial or diagonal tire (referring to the manufacturing method). The last number is the interior diameter of the tire in inches.

Certain tires include the indication “tubeless,” which means that there’s no air chamber. In general, tires for passenger vehicles don’t have inner tubes (unlike bicycle tires, for example). However, don’t confuse tubeless tires with run-flat tires, which are usually found on top-of-the-line sports vehicles. The sidewall of these tires can support the weight of the vehicle in the event of a flat tire.

A snowflake icon means that a winter tire meets an exacting performance standard for driving on snow. The letters M+S indicate that the tire offers better traction on mud and snow than a regular summer tire does. However, the standards for the winter season in Quebec require the use of a tire exhibiting an icon of a snowflake surrounded by a mountain.

The last number corresponds to the maximum weight that the vehicle can transport with the tires in question, and the letter corresponds to the maximum speed the tire can withstand. A universal chart indicates the weights and speeds corresponding to these figures (for example, 95H means a maximum weight of 1,521 pounds and a maximum speed of 210 km/h).

Is it time to replace your tires?

Useful life of a tire

It’s essential to verify the condition of the tires on your vehicle in order to ensure your safety on the road. With regular use, a set of tires will last approximately four to five years. You must also replace any tires that are more than 10 years old, even if they’re unused, as their composition deteriorates with time.

Checking wear on a tire

Tire wear is measured in thirty-seconds of an inch. You should replace any tire that has less than 4/32 remaining, depending on the season. The most common trick for quickly checking whether a tire is too worn is to insert a quarter in one of the grooves of the tread with the caribou facing downward, toward the tire. If you can see the caribou’s nose, it’s time to replace the tire.

Preventing tire wear

To ensure even wear on the tread of a tire, it’s essential to maintain adequate air pressure (an underinflated tire will wear on the sides, while an overinflated tire will wear in the center of the tread). Also, be sure to get your wheels aligned once a year (to prevent heel-and-toe wear, in which one side wears faster than the other, creating a saw-tooth pattern). Finally, the specialists at our dealership will make sure to rotate your tires during the seasonal changes (since the tires on the drive wheels wear more quickly than those on the non-drive wheels do).

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