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National Tire Safety Week

National Tire Safety Week Did you know that May 28 – June 3 is National Tire Safety week? In honour of it, we are sharing some of our most important tire safety tips: Check your tires over regularly Each time you go to drive your car, have a glance at all of your tires to ensure they look full and have no debris or cracks in them. If you see anything stuck in your tire, call your local Integra Tire and we can try to repair and patch it. You should also check your tire tread each season to ensure it will grip the road properly. You can check your tire tread depth by using a US penny. Place the penny head side out and down into the tire tread. If you always see the top of the head, your tread is low and your tires should be replaced. If part of the head is covered by the tread, you won’t need new tires for a while. Monitor your tire pressure Most vehicles are now equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) but this system only engages a warning when your tire is significantly low and it is unsafe to drive on it. To prevent your tire from reaching this level, you should check your tire pressure periodically. This can easily be done by using a tire pressure gauge. All you need to do is remove the cap off the air valve, line up the gauge with the valve, and press until you get a reading (make sure that you are not releasing any air when you do this). You can check what... read more

How to Drive and Still Save the Environment

“Eco-friendly” is a buzz word that almost everyone is using nowadays but being eco-friendly is more than just wearing clothes made of hemp and driving a hybrid. Being eco-friendly can be applied to your everyday life. We may think that the only way that we can be eco-friendly on the road is to drive a hybrid or electric vehicle but there are a number of way that you can help the environment while still making your daily commute. Install Eco-Friendly Tires There are a number of tires that are developed to be more eco-friendly. The Bridgestone Ecopia is engineered for fuel efficiency because it has a low rolling resistance. The Michelin Energy Saver A/S is also designed for fuel efficiency and a lengthened tread life, meaning your tires will stay out of the land fill. Adjust Your Driving Habits You can reduce your carbon emissions by adjusting some of your driving habits. The first thing you can do is to come to a gradual acceleration. The harder you push on the gas pedal, the more fuel you are consuming to get your engine going. If you take 5 seconds to get to 20 km/hr, you will greatly notice that your gas tank will stay fuller longer. If you also maintain a consistent speed, you will improve your gas mileage. Using your cruise control on the highway can be one way to assist with this as well. Avoiding high speeds can also help you be more eco-friendly. Roads are designed to be most efficient for your vehicle when you travel the posted speed so following the speed signs will not... read more

Best Highways in Canada for a Road Trip

Now that the snow is gone, we all want to schedule our holidays and get out on the road. Since Canada is celebrating its 150 birthday this year, there will be many great festivities to take in all summer long. If you’re in need of some Canadian road trip ideas, here’s a list of some of our favourite suggestions: Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99) The Sea to Sky highway will take you to two of Canada’s biggest tourist attractions –Vancouver and Whistler, BC. Whether you’re travelling in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, there’s always something to do in this area of Canada. Along this road you’ll experience breathtaking views of rugged mountain terrain and clear blue ocean. Take your time travelling this highway to stop at Shannon Falls that cascades over 1100 feet. You can also visit the Sea to Sky Gondola that will take you 2,904 feet in the air to view the Coastal Mountains! You’ll create a memory of a lifetime if you take the family on this road trip. TransCanada Highway (Highway 16) The TransCanada highway is appropriately named since it travels across 10 provinces. You can travel through the prairies on the section of the highway called the Yellowhead highway. In the summer you’ll experience the luscious yellows of canola fields and visit some of the “World’s Biggest” monuments, like the World’s Biggest Pysanka in Vegreville, AB, the World’s Biggest Sausage in Mundare, AB, and the World’s Biggest Border Markers in Lloydminster, AB/SK. This highway makes for some great photo opts. Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) The Icefields Parkway will take you through the... read more

All-Season Tires for the Spring

Now that spring is here and the snow is gone, it’s time for your tire changeover. When the weather begins to consistently reach 7°C, you need to remove your winter tires and put your all-season tires back on your vehicle. Come to your local Integra Tire and we can get your tires changed over today. Did you take your all-season tires out of storage and realize that they’re bald, have cracks, or have bulges? That means that you should replace your tires to ensure that you stay safe while on the road. Here are some great all-season tires that you could consider this spring: Bridgstone Driveguard The Bridgestone Driveguard is an all-season tire that will give you excellent performance on wet and dry conditions and it will save you money on gas because it has a high fuel efficiency rating. For drivers who need to get their kids to and from soccer practice on a rainy day, this is the perfect tire. Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 The Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 all-season tire is the perfect tire for high performance vehicles. It is designed to provide optimum grip and stability for easy cornering. Even if you’re on wet pavement, the Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 will work great for you. For drivers who love to take their car to the race track, this is the perfect tire for you. Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max The Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max is an all-season tire made for SUVs to provide the best fuel efficiency a tire can provide. It’s great for wet or dry road conditions so it can get you anywhere you and your family... read more

Spring Maintenance Checklist

The snow has melted, the sun is shining, and you’re in a great mood. With all of us experiencing spring fever, our cars are the last thing we are thinking about. But spring is the time that you need to concentrate on your car’s maintenance to ensure it keeps running smoothly all summer long. Here is a quick list to follow for your spring maintenance checklist: Change Over Your Tires Winter tires are not made to be used in temperatures over 7°C. The rubber that they are made with is more pliable than the rubber on all-season tires; therefore, leaving winter tires on in warm conditions will wear your tire tread much faster than if you were driving on all-season tires. Overall, when the weather starts to consistently reach above 7°C, have your all-season tires put back on your vehicle. Inspect Your Tires If your old all-season tires have been sitting in your garage all winter, check them over for punctures, cracks and bulges. Bring them into your local Integra Tire and we’ll be sure to inspect them too. If we notice that your tread is getting low, we may suggest buying new all-season tires. Luckily we have many sales on right now! Check Under Your Hood Your oil should be changed once every 5,000-10,000km so for most people, the spring is the perfect reminder to get it changed. Also get your belts and hoses inspected to be sure that they are all working properly. Finally, check the charge on your battery. The cold winter months can be hard on a battery and if your battery has already died... read more