Tires are an essential element to your Toyota, especially in Canada. As the only part of your vehicle that touches the road, your tires need to be in good shape so you can stay safe. With routine inspections and regular service, your tires can stay in top shape year round. Let our experts at Bank Street Toyota in Ottawa help you make sure that your vehicle's tire are in good shape! Come schedule an appointment easily Here, and we will help take care of the rest.
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How are tires measured and when should they be replaced?
Tires are measured in tread depths. A brand-new tire off the lot starts at 8 millimeters, from that point on we measure and review your tire tread depth using the Multi-Point Inspection tool. A tire with a tread depth below 1.6 millimeters lacks grip. Braking distance and vehicle control are impaired. These tires are not safe for driving and must be replaced. Luckily, your local team at Bank Street Toyota Service Centere will happily get you the tires you need for your vehiclw.
What's an alignment? And why do I need one?
Your vehicle's wheel alignment can be negatively affected by driving on rough or poorly maintained roads. Misalignment can lead to uneven tire wear and less than optimal handling and fuel economy. Here are some signs of tire misalignment:
- Your vehicle pulls to the left or right
- The steering wheel is off-center when you're driving in a straight line
- Squealing tires
- Uneven or rapid tire wear
- Watch how tire wear plays a large role in your ability to brake.
If you suspect your vehicle's wheels are misaligned, schedule an appointment. We can check the alignment with our precision equipment and adjust it if necessary.
At Bank Street Toyota, we recommend you perform an alignment once every 12 months or at time of tire replacement (2 or 4 tires). Alignments are considered preventative care and pro-long the life of your tire. Ensuring you remain safe and get the most out of your money!
For local, reliable Toyota service in Ottawa, trust in the team of trained professionals at our Bank Street Toyota Service Centere, where our technicians are prepared to handle any and all of your servicing needs. Let our staff at the Bank Street Toyota Service Centere assist you with anything ranging from routine maintenance to collision repairs. Give us a call at (613) 523-8666, and we’d be more than happy to schedule an appointment for you. You can also easily schedule your service appointment online right Here.
Every vehicle requires regularly scheduled maintenance in order to keep it running smoothly, even your masterfully crafted Toyota. We use the most technologically up to date equipment and provide an array of services in order to ensure the longevity of your vehicle.