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What is a Seasonal Tire Change Overs service?

Lube Stop’s Seasonal Tire Change Overs service is the changing out of all 4 tires once per season.  This includes the changing of wheels when necessary, too.  Most people in Alberta change their tires twice a year – winter and summer.  These tires have very different properties from one another.  This is because roads in winter versus summer also have very different conditions.  So to maximize safety, it’s crucial to use tires that are right for the season.

What are Seasonal Tires?

Seasonal tires are intended for use in different seasons.  They have different properties for handling the weather and resulting road conditions.  These properties are outlined below for both winter and summer.

Winter Tire Properties

  • Rubber is designed to be flexible with deep treads to grip the road better
  • Tread increases maneuverability and rolling resistance in snow
  • Rubber does not withstand warm pavement or gravel roads well
  • Have higher road noise
  • Accelerates faster on snow

Summer Tire Properties

  • Rubber has increased grip to handle maneuvers on wet and dry roads better
  • Tread lasts longer in warm temperatures
  • Rolling resistance is lower and provides better fuel economy
  • Have lower road noise
  • Accelerates faster on dry or wet roads
  • Performs poorly on ice and snow

All Season Tire Properties

  • Are more like winter tires than summer
  • Are NOT meant for extreme winter weather road conditions
  • Can use in all seasons in milder climates
  • Average rolling resistance and fuel economy
  • Medium road noise

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Let’s Talk Safety

Lube Stop is 100% committed to ensuring your vehicle’s engine and the components it powers are all operating as they should.  We are also 100% committed to ensuring that your safety is taken care of, too.  This means checking that all the parts of your vehicle that keep you safe, are working as well.  These include the following list of items.

  • A/C and Heating System
  • Air Bags
  • Batteries
  • Electrical Charging System
  • Exhaust System
  • Ignition & Timing System
  • Spare Tires
  • Taillights
  • Headlights
  • Turn Signals
  • Vehicle Horn
  • Windshield
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Any Leaks, Squeaks, Rattles or Odours

These safety checks are included in Lube Stop’s Precision Based Recommendations process.  Specifically, they are included in their 37+ Point Inspections that are performed each time you drive into one of our shops.  There are 15 or more safety checks performed during this standard practice.  When an issue is detected, Lube Stop technicians bring those matters to your attention and make suggestions as to how to address them.  It is important to have a fully functioning car, truck, or SUV, but it’s also important to have a safe drive for you and your family.

So, when you come to Lube Stop, rest assured that we will be checking for both your vehicle’s health and your own personal safety while driving.

Why Do I Need a Seasonal Tire Change Overs service?

Seasonal Tire Change Overs services are necessary for climates where seasonal temperatures and road conditions vary substantially.  A Change over is different than a swap because it involves one set of wheels and two sets of tires.  It involves keeping your existing wheels while only switching out the rubber tires.  This is initially the less expensive option as it doesn’t require purchasing a second set of wheels.  But, in the long run, it could cost more because it takes a bit longer to swap out just tires versus the whole wheel with tires.  A tire swap is the same thing only it involves changing both the tires and the rims.

We do these change overs so that our customers can avoid accidents from having the wrong tires on at the wrong time of year.  In other words, your car, truck or SUV will maneuver much better making your ride much safer.  Additionally, they will make for a much smoother and comfortable ride.

So, it is fair to conclude that leaving winter tires on during summer and vice versa is NOT something you want to do.  That’s why we check your tires every visit.  We need to make sure you are aware of the issues and potential safety concerns.  We understand that it costs a bit up front, but could be a life saver in the long run.

How Often Do I Need It?

Summer tires should go on sometime after April-May.  Winter tires should go on sometime after October-November.  Also, you can use the 7 degrees rule.  This rule is that you should change to summer tires when the normal temperature gets to plus 7 degrees Celsius.  And, you should change to winter tires when the normal temperature gets to minus 7 degrees Celsius.  Of course, we should check your tires out anytime you have observed issues or have questions.  Your owner’s manual will also advise you to do these at various intervals.  Please check your manual.

Also, lean on us at Lube Stop for advice.  We use a system of processes called Precision Based Recommendations to help investigate a vehicle’s overall condition.  This system of inspection and trouble shooting helps us get a clearer picture of your car, truck, or SUV as it stands, today.  That is because it removes the guess work.  Learn more about this system below.

Can Lube Stop do the Trouble Shooting?

Lube Stop employs the best technicians and mechanics in this service area.  These technicians are more than qualified to help inspect the issues and make recommendations to problem solve.

Which Towns and Cities are in our Fast Lube Service area?

Our lube shop & tire service area includes the following towns and cities listed below.

  • Benalto, Alberta
  • Bentley, Alberta
  • Red Deer, Alberta
  • Blackfalds, Alberta
  • Penhold, Alberta
  • Stettler, Alberta
  • Innisfail, Alberta
  • Leslieville, Alberta
  • Rimbey, Alberta
  • Bowden, Alberta
  • Clive, Alberta
  • Caroline, Alberta
  • Bluffton, Alberta
  • Ponoka, Alberta
  • Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
  • Olds, Alberta
  • Wimborne, Alberta
  • Delburne, Alberta
  • Alix, Alberta

Context for these Services

Your vehicle uses an internal combustion engine.  This engine uses the combustion of fuel to power almost everything.  This is done when fuel alongside an air oxidizer and spark plugs creates a working fluid flow circuit inside a combustion chamber.

In your internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine.  The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotors and nozzles.  This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful work.

Typically, your combustion engine is fed with fossil fuels like natural gas or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or fuel oil.  Your engine is the hub for many things, including those listed below.

  • combustion chamber
  • cylinder head
  • camshaft
  • set of spark plugs
  • valvetrain
  • valves
  • rocker arms
  • pushrods
  • lifters
  • fuel injectors
  • pistons
  • connecting rods
  • engine block
  • crankcase
  • crankshaft
  • timing system
  • timing chain

All these work in unison to power all the other systems within your vehicle.  Without a fully functioning engine, everything else suffers.  So, let us at Lube Stop keep your engine functioning and everything else that relies on it.

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