Western Nissan Tire Centre in Moose Jaw
Tires are one of the most important components of your vehicle. They are your only contact with the road, and control how your vehicle accelerates, brakes, and steers. They can even control your ride quality, and your fuel economy!
So if your vehicle is in need of new tires, or you’re not happy with your current ones, come down to Western Nissan and our experienced parts technicians will be happy to help you find tires you can rely on.
Plus, if you find a lower advertised price within 30 days of purchasing any of the participating tire brands*, please contact us and we’ll be happy to match the lower price! It’s just one of the many ways Western Nissan is here to serve you better.
* Participating brands include: Michelin, Toyo Tires, Goodyear, BF Goodrich, Dunlop, Firestone, Uniroyal, Hankook, Yokohama, General Tires, and Continental.
Types of Tires
Choosing the right tire for your vehicle can seem difficult with the multitude of brands and types of tires available. Thankfully Western Nissan is here to help you understand the difference between the three main types of tire.
- Summer Tires: Summer tires, as the same suggests, are designed to work best in warm summer conditions. They are typically optimized for maximum grip in dry conditions, but can also handle wet and rainy weather. However, they become virtually useless once the weather turns cold
- Winter Tires: Just as their name suggests, winter tires are designed to work best in the cold, snowy conditions of winter. Their softer rubber and chunky treads are designed to help your vehicle perform its best in the snow and ice, but wear quickly if used in summer
- All-Season Tires: All-season tires are designed to provide adequate grip in any season. A jack of all trades, but a master of none, you'll want to use summer or winter tires if you're looking for optimal performance for a particular season.
How Tires Effect Your Fuel Economy
Believe it or not, but your tires can have an appreciable effect on your fuel economy. Here’s how:
- Tire Pressure: Tires that are under-inflated have an increased rolling resistance. This means that your engine has to work harder, and use more fuel, in order to keep the tires rolling. So make sure your tires are properly pumped-up!
- Wheel Alignment: If your tires have become misaligned over time due to bumps, potholes, and natural wear, it can decrease your fuel economy as your vehicle's engine must use more fuel to overcome the increased friction
- Type of Tire: Some types of tires naturally have greater rolling resistance, and thus lower your fuel economy. Super-sticky summer rubber may give your car race-car-like grip, but they also increase your fuel consumption. Chunky off-road tires also increase the amount of fuel your truck uses with their blocky treads and wider footprint