CAA Approved Auto Repair announces Coast Tire & Auto Service as premiere partner!

March 1st, 2017



CAA Atlantic and Coast Tire & Auto Service are pleased to announce that starting March 1st, 2017, we will be launching the CAA Approved Auto Repair service at all 19 Coast Tire and Auto Service locations in the three Maritime provinces. Our auto service facilities have passed the CAA's stringent inspection guidelines to ensure that you receive world-class service when you trust us with your vehicle. This means that you're getting professional service from our team of licensed automotive technicians working with the best equipment at all of our branches. It also means that you can trust our team to provide fair pricing and a guaranteed written estimate before any repair is done on your vehicle and if something goes wrong, that Coast TIre and CAA will work tirelessly to ensure that you are treated fairly and the work is completed accurately and on budget.

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Coast Tire Bedford Branch

December 23rd, 2016
Coast Tire's Bedford location at 1735 Bedford Highway will be moving to 693 Windmill Rd. in Dartmouth.
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Website Launch Announcement: Coast Tire & Auto Service Launches New Site

January 18th, 2016

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.

The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle and size.

With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.

We invite you to visit our new website today.

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Consumer Reports: Choosing the Right Tire

January 18th, 2016

Choosing new tires for your vehicle can seem like a daunting task but the experts at Consumer Reports have taken the time to make a video guide demonstrating the most important features of a tire. This video is a great way to learn about which technical aspects of your tire affect your driving. Each part of your tire has a role in making your tires last longer, drive smoother, and keep you safer on the roads this year.

Have a look at the video, and let me know what you think in a comment or on our Facebook page!

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Coast Tire Recognized for Safety

January 18th, 2016


Coast Tire's Shirley Mitchell accepted one of two awards for Workplace Health and Safety at this morning's Health and Safety NB conference presented by WorkSafeNB. This award is in recognition of outstanding commitment to the ongoing safety of our employees in the workplace. According to Shirley, at Coast Tire, "Our success is no accident". She says that Coast Tire is committed to ensuring that all employees are empowered with the necessary tools to ensure that they take accountability for the safety of their team.

We are proud of the outstanding performance of our employees and associates and their committment to ensuring that we provide a safe workplace for their day to day activities. The dedication of our teams to the ongoing health and safety of our service locations ensure that our success is no ...[more]

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Get to Know Your Tire

January 18th, 2016

Ever shop for tires and not completely understand all the jargon?  The sidewall of your tire, while seeming a bit confusing, is easier to understand than you think.  The most basic piece of information that everyone needs to know is the tire size and indexes.

What is on the Sidewall?

The sidewall of your tire has a few important pieces of information.  Besides the tire size and speed and load index, your tire sidewall will have:

  -  The Manufacturer and Model of the tire.
  -  The weather rating is listed on some tires as well.
  -  Load and Pressure Warnings
  -  The Manufacturer recommended inflation pressure
  -  Manufacturing detail including materials used and the date it was made.

When you are pruchasing tires, it is good to know what comes on them, but for your vehicle it is the size that matters most.

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Studded Tires Part Two - When to Install Studded Tires

January 18th, 2016

In the Maritimes, each province regulates the use of studded tires and restricts their use to specific periods during the year. The dates for installation and removal vary by province but must be adhered to in order to avoid fines and penalties. Below are the standard restriction dates, but please note that these timeframes can be updated by provincial government pending any weather variances.

New Brunswick – Studded tires are permitted between October 15th and May 1st.

Nova Scotia- Studded tires are permitted between October 15th and May 31st.

Prince Edward Island – Studded tires are permitted between October 1st and May 31st. -

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Studded Tires Part One - To Stud or Not to Stud

January 18th, 2016

Tire Studs - Studding Tires - Coast Tire - Southeastern Canada


When buying winter tires, consumers are faced with an option – to stud, or not to stud.   When making this decision there are many factors a driver must take into consideration:
  • Climate; what is the winter weather like where you live?
  • Driving requirements; where will you be driving?  In the city?  In the country?
  • Noise; will extra road noise bother you?  Or is safety your priority?
Drivers who live in areas with extreme winter temperatures and conditions should consider driving with studs… however studded tires increase road friction which will cause extra noise in the passenger cabin.  Experts see this as a trade-off for bette ...[more]
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Winter Safety Tips – Don’t End Up In the Ditch!

January 18th, 2016
Some people love winter. They love the snow, the snap in the air, the short days and cozy nights at home. Others can’t stand it, for many of the same reasons. Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, though, chances are you’re going to have to get out and drive in it at some point. We’ve got a few suggestions to help you through the winter safely: 

Make sure you’ve got a well-maintained car. This includes fresh windshield wipers, proper tire inflation, a strong battery, a properly-maintained cooling system and a fresh oil change. If your tires aren’t up to the job of winter driving, you might consider switching to winter tires for a while – just 
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Get The Most Out Of That Set Of Tires

January 18th, 2016
Your tires are a pretty big investment. Even with the cheapest set of tires, you’re going to be spending upwards of $400 on the tires, mounting, balancing, disposal fees and taxes. Since you laid down that kind of money, doesn’t it just make sense to make sure you get the most miles possible out of them? 
Here’s some advice on long tire life:
Regularly check your tire pressure. This one is really, really important. Underinflated tires will wear 
unevenly and reduce your fuel economy due to increased rolling resistance. That increased rolling resistance also means more heat, which will break down the tires’ internal structure and sh ...[more]
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