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!

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/video-hub/45361750001/

  Tags: Tires, Auto Repair
  Posted in: Company News

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]

  Tags: Tires, Auto Repair
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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

STUDDED TIRES

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]
  Tags: Tires, Auto Repair
  Posted in: Tires 101

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.

Where and What is ...[more]

  Tags: Tires, Auto Repair
  Posted in: Tires 101

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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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. -

See more at: http://coasttire.com/blog/view/studded-tires-part-two-when-to-install-studded-tires#sthash.xYXhwPRU.dpuf

  Tags: Tires, Auto Repair
  Posted in: Tires 101