Wheels and Tires

Anyone still running Winter tires? lol

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I changed to my summer tires yesterday. I used one of the mobile tire change companies that came to my house and changed my tires (not on rims) on the street. The entire process took less than 15 minutes, involved 2 guys, and cost about the same as taking my car to a garage.
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Phils wrote: I changed to my summer tires yesterday. I used one of the mobile tire change companies that came to my house and changed my tires (not on rims) on the street. The entire process took less than 15 minutes, involved 2 guys, and cost about the same as taking my car to a garage.
Care to share the name of the company? In what area?
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Caerus wrote: Still have my winters on, don't have a choice ATM. I moved out to Vancouver, drove from Winnipeg early February. Good thing I decided to keep them on since the Alberta to BC stretch was not safe Astonished Face.

My all season tires are still sitting at my brother's house in Winnipeg... Not sure what to do or if I should have them shipped. I live in an apartment downtown and I'd probably have to find a tire storage place as well.
I drove that entire Vancouver to Calgary stretch this winter too. Definitely challenging to go through those mountain passes when there's snow on the highway.

Will you change tires yourself? Or take it to a shop? Because most shops and dealers now offer seasonal tire storage for a fee. You could have them swap the tires, then store the other set until you switch back.
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derass wrote: I drove that entire Vancouver to Calgary stretch this winter too. Definitely challenging to go through those mountain passes when there's snow on the highway.

Will you change tires yourself? Or take it to a shop? Because most shops and dealers now offer seasonal tire storage for a fee. You could have them swap the tires, then store the other set until you switch back.
Yeah, the mountain passes were rough. Especially since I was in a tiny Gen 1 Veloster, non-turbo, packed way over capacity. Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes FWD, tiny car, anemic engine, on snow and slushy mountains...

I'd have no problem changing the tires myself, I just don't have the space or storage. I'd probably have a shop do it, and then have them store the winters for the season.

I just have to figure out the cheapest way to have them shipped here, or directly to a shop if possible. Then book an appointment I guess.
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mr_raider wrote: Care to share the name of the company? In what area?
Mobile tires in Saint-Laurent.
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Is there any cheap Mobile tire change service in Toronto?

Additionally:
Looking for budget All season tires. Which one is good? Sailun , Joyroad, Greenlander ?
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I still have winters on one of my cars :O
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Swapped back to summers...the car handles much better.
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Viperoni wrote: I still have winters on one of my cars :O
#rebel
Same. Just waiting for my torque wrench to come in the mail then I'll be swapping. No rush since I'm not driving at all haha.
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Coming on July and I'm still on my winters. Figure there's no real point in shipping them here just to switch them over for 3 months, then back again in Octoberish. I think they'll hold out until next spring.

Only thing is they're on rusty black steely rims, driving around Vancouver. Face With Tears Of Joy

I think since I still have MB plates and the pandemic happened, people might not judge too badly.
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Caerus wrote: Coming on July and I'm still on my winters. Figure there's no real point in shipping them here just to switch them over for 3 months, then back again in Octoberish. I think they'll hold out until next spring.

Only thing is they're on rusty black steely rims, driving around Vancouver. Face With Tears Of Joy

I think since I still have MB plates and the pandemic happened, people might not judge too badly.
Don’t worry about what other people think, it’s your car do whatever you want. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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Im still running winters because my all season from last year wore out so I threw them out. I only drive my car 1-2 days a week so its not a huge deal. Looking for some deals on a set of performance tires right now. Size 235/55/18. I'm finding that selection is terrible with Canadian Tire, Costco, and Kal Tire.
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Running winter specific tires in weather that’s in the double digits is not a good thing.

Not only do have worse handling and braking but you will wear out the super soft rubber down much quicker which means a winter tire ridden all year round that should technically last your 3-6 seasons depending on your driving style may only last 1.5-2 proper winter driving seasons.

Invest in a set of extra Rims and tires and do the work yourself when swapping it out, all your information regarding swapping your tires is in your owners manual all you need to is invest in a proper sized socket and torque wrench and use your existing jack from your trunk.
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i was running 3 summer 17in wheels and one 15inch stock winter tire for few weeks lol...finally got a 4th new tire 17in and mounted and balance, guy charged me 20 bucks...so now i got all 4 summer 17inch rims/tires on ...i ran my winters all the way till like june 7th i think!
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All. MY neighbours still have their winters on
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