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Which Tires For Your New Buick Cars?

tiresAfter spending the morning researching tires on behalf of your Canada Buick Cars Service Center in Thunder Bay, we decided to look closer at some of the options from a tire manufacturer’s perspective.  Afterall, they sell all versions of tires and so, therefore, may be one of the least biased of all.  “When debating between all season tires vs summer tires, the differences between the two types can be easily misunderstood. Depending on your vehicle, driving conditions, and personal preferences, one may be a better option than the other. When choosing between summer and all season tires, it helps to understand the benefits and limitations of each.”

We had researched and found, previously, on behalf of your Buick Car Dealer in Thunder Bay, that all season tires have a tendency to be sub-par for certain conditions.  This only makes sense given that they are trying to exist as being the best of both worlds and you can’t be everything to everyone all at once.  However, further and more detailed research found on Bridgestone’s website, cleared things up a bit and helped us to provide more details in our research.

Regarding all season tires, they may not always be the worst thing.  “An all-season tire offers a balance of capabilities, providing acceptable performance in wet and dry conditions, as well as traction in snow.”  Since they are built for the average driver, (albeit, not a race car driver in the mountains of Colorado on a snowy day), they can easily be the most convenient and affordable choice on a variety of new and used Buick Cars in Thunder Bay, for example.  Yes, they may not be the most accurate responsively in the snow and ice, but they get the job done and they prevent you from having to purchase two sets of tires for your new Buick Cars.  We can certainly see both sides of things, though, as tires designed specifically for the season can be more effective in those certain conditions and by splitting the work over the year, your tires will actually last longer, as they should since you are talking about owning 8, not 4.  They will also cost double to replace when the time comes, so that all comes out in the wash.

Water Conservation With GMC Trucks

water conservingThe study that we discussed in a previous post on behalf of your GMC Truck Dealership in Canada all had to do with water conservation in car washes.  Since we are always talking about the importance of keeping your new or used GMC Trucks clean, we thought we might look at the implications this may have on the environment and, as it turns out, luckily for us, someone else already did.  The International Car Wash Association thought it might be important to the general public and those in the business of washing cars, trucks and SUVs, to know just what and how the car washes in the world are working to minimize water use, as well as to reuse as much as they can for the greater good of water conservation.

One of the more recent studies we ran across when writing for your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealer had the following description, “The principal objective of this study is to determine the volume difference between fresh water consumed and the wastewater discharged while quantifying the average water consumption per vehicle by professional car washes.”

There was data and information gathered from in bay auto car and GMC Truck washes, self service GMC Truck washes and conveyer car washes in three different areas all with different climates (in order to determine if regional differences and resulting climatic changes from one local to another would play a role in results).  “Data collected from in-bay automatic car washes, self-service car washes and conveyor car washes in three different climatic locations were chosen to determine if regional differences in climate had a significant impact on water use or water losses due to differences in evaporation and carryout.”  The results, along with more specific details regarding water conservation techniques in today’s Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealer Car Washes will follow in future posts.

All Season Tires?

serviceYour Buick Car Dealership Service in Canada wants to pass along some valuable information to you regarding your car, truck or SUV’s tires.  All weather tires seem to be the way to go in the U.S., but did you know that those are not really the best thing for your car in terms of giving you the safest, best and most economical ride each season?  “All-season tires are a North American phenomenon; virtually nowhere else in the world do cars run on a single set of tires year-round when the climate can get cold enough for snow. Instead, drivers in those markets run summer tires when the weather is favorable and switch to winter rubber for the colder months.”

Your Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealer Service knows that the winter tires give you extra grip and ability when breaking and taking corners, so they tend to be the safest ride in the winter months.  The summer tires also get a much needed break when removed and stored during the winter months.  In fact, investing in that second set of tires can really be a good thing on many levels.

The more the car is geared towards driving performance too, like begin able to accelerate and maintain speed around turns, the less experts will recommend the all weather tire alternatives because it really does compromise a car’s driving ability.   “Because rubber compounds tend to work best when formulated for a specific temperature range, all-season tires have compromised grip in warm and cold conditions, hence the playful ‘no-season tire’ nickname they’ve earned in some circles.”  Car and Driver recently did tests on the grip-centric nature of the tires in question.  “The results of our two grip-centric tests—lateral acceleration and braking—show a dramatic decline in dry grip with the new Pirelli P Zero Nero All-Season tires fitted to our test car versus the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 summer rubber (both are sized 235/40R-18 all around).”  The proof is in the numbers and when you shop for your nex new or used Buick Car from Thunder Bay, make sure you budget for proper tires as well.