Tire Service at Alberta Honda
Tires are the most ignored and underrated component of your vehicle. They are the only interface between your Honda and the road to provide traction to accelerate, steer and stop. Your Honda dealer knows your vehicle best and will ensure it's equipped with the optimum choice of tire for your driving needs.
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Winter tires stay flexible in temperatures below 7˚C to provide the necessary traction for cold weather driving conditions. They reduce braking distance on cold, wet, ice and snow covered roads in comparison to all-season tires. The traction provided by winter tires enhances the performance of anti-lock braking systems (ABS), vehicle stability assist (VSA), traction control and all-wheel drive in winter conditions.
Industry data shows that in cold weather, a vehicle equipped with winter tires has approximately a 40% lesser chance of being involved in a collision than one equipped with all-season tires.
All-season tires are designed to provide traction and durability in a wide variety of seasonal road conditions.
However, they cannot provide the same levels of traction in winter conditions as a proper winter tire. They are best suited to use in temperatures above 7˚C.
A middle ground for more unpredictable climates, all-weather tires perform better in winter conditions than all-season tires and better on summer roads than winter tires, but they don't excel at either - especially for longer periods.
Although Honda recommends a dedicated all season/summer tire & winter for optimal driving performance and safety, there are all-weather tire options available. Talk to your Service Advisor to determined which tires will best suit your driving needs.
Extending the Life of Your Tires
Studies have shown that up to 70% of vehicles on the road have at least one under-inflated tire. Checking and maintaining tire pressure regularly will help extend tire life and reduce fuel consumption
Proper wheel balance helps prevent unnecessary wear to the tires, steering, and suspension components and also provides for a more enjoyable driving experience. Wheel balancing should be checked periodically when you change or rotate tires, and always be done when replacing tires, or when a tire has been removed from a wheel for any reason.
Your specific driving habits and vehicle usage directly influence the rate and pattern of tread wear. Periodic rotation of tires is critical to maximizing their life.
Misaligned wheels can cause uneven and rapid tire wear as well as symptoms such as your Honda pulling to one side or the steering wheel not being centered when driving straight. It is normal for wheel alignment to change through the life of the vehicle and it should be checked and corrected if needed.
How to Increase Your Fuel Economy With Tires
Anything that increase a tire's rolling resistance or friction with the road surface will increase the amount of work required of the engine and therefore the amount of fuel it burns.
Under-inflation increases a tire's rolling resistance, so don't always wait before you check them. Tires that are 56 kPa (8 PSI) low can increase fuel consumption by 4%. Think of the air to keep your tires at proper pressure as "free" gasoline
Wheel misalignment increases the resistance of the tires to roll in the direction of vehicle movement. The increased "drag" caused could increase fuel consumption by up to 25%.