Preventative Maintenance of your Vehicle

Vehicle Maintenance | Studded Winter Tires

Besides your home, your vehicle is likely to be one of the largest purchases you make in your lifetime. It is something that you will want to take care of and preventative maintenance is the key to ensuring the logevity of your vehicle.

Preventative maintenance pays dividends over the life of your vehicle. There are some basic maintenance items that should be done by a trained, qualified mechanic who not only understands the importance of performing regular prevenative maintenance but also has the proper equipment to do the job correctly. Do not leave the maintenance of your vehicle in the hands of a backyard mechanic or a friend who think they can do the job. Protect your investment by having the job done correctly. [Read more...]

Performance Batteries: The Heart of Your Vehicle

Eliminator Ultra Performance Battery | Studded Winter Tires

The technology in cars and trucks have come a long way in the last 10 years. They have become technological wonders and at their heart is the performance batteries. Whether it is your DVD player, heated seats or navigation system, your vehicle needs a performance battery that can handle the technology even in the coldest temperatures. [Read more...]

Properly Connecting Jumper Cables

Jumper Cables | Studded Winter Tires

One of the more common questions we receive here at Studded Winter Tires is how do you properly connect jumper cables. We have all been in that situation when we discover we have left the lights on in our vehicle and have to now find someone to give us a jump or a boost using jumper cables. Using jumper cables is also more common in areas that experience very cold temperatures that result in a battery having less than optimum starting power on those cold, frosty mornings. [Read more...]

Winter Snow Tires vs All-Season Tires

Tire Decisions | Studded Winter Tires

Experts agree when asked if it is better to use winter snow tires or all-season tires for winter driving. In most Canadian provinces and many of the U.S. states, winter snow tires are recommended over all-season tires.

In Quebec, a new law passed in 2008 required all passenger vehicles and taxis to have winter snow tires installed. The tires must depict the mountain with the superimposed snowflake to signify the tires are designed for winter use. In doing so, it became the first province in Canada mandating the use of winter tires and prevented drivers from opting to use all-season tires. [Read more...]

Proper Wiper Blades Improves Vehicle Safety

Winter Wiper Blades | Studded Winter Tires

Many drivers neglect their wiper blades and as a result, struggle with obstructed visibility when driving. Wiper blades are like every other piece of your vehicle and they require regular maintenance. If you are noticing smearing and screeching on your windshield when your wipers are being used, it is a sign that it is time to replace your wiper blades. [Read more...]

Are Studded Winter Tires Legal

Restrictions Apply | Studded Winter Tires

Whether or not studded winter tires are legal depends entirely on where you live.

Most Canadian provinces and U.S. states permit the use of studded snow tires during the winter months. Some areas have a total ban on the use of studded winter tires or have placed restrictions on their use. [Read more...]

CRC Magic Oil Lock Lube and De-Icer

Magic Oil Lock Lube and De-Icer | Studded Winter Tires

CRC Industries Inc (CRC) has always been driven to provide the best specialty chemicals used for general vehicle maintenance and repairs. They have delivered with its latest product – CRC Magic Oil Lock Lube and De-Icer. [Read more...]

Winter Tire Tips

Hints & Tips | Studded Winter Tires

With the onset of winter driving, it becomes essential to have the right tires installed on your vehicle to keep you safely on the road during changing driving conditions. Here are some winter tire tips that you should consider to ensure your safe winter driving. [Read more...]

Best Studded Winter Tires

Winter Tire Studs | Studded Winter Tires

Drivers looking for the best studded winter tires have many choices but according to the Canadian Automobile Protection Association (CAPA), the best studded winter tires are Nokian Hakkapeliitta 5 tires. [Read more...]