Mount/Dismount: Tires taken on or off rims for seasonal changeovers.
Balancing: Using laser force balance technology, weights are placed strategically around wheels for smooth driving and even tread wear.
Rotations: We recommend rotations every 8,000 to 10,000 km for best performance and maximum tire life. With any new set (4) of tires purchased at Rim2Rim, we offer free regular rotations for the life of those tires.
Tire Repair: Determine location of leak and remove tire from rim. Repair puncture with plug/patch system or boot depending on the location and size of the puncture. Replace tire on rim and inflate. Our tire technicians can repair tires in most circumstances, however, severe damage caused by driving on an under inflated tire or damaged sidewalls cannot be repaired.
Nitrogen Service: Nitrogen is less likely to migrate through tire rubber than oxygen and therefore maintains tire pressure stability over longer periods and when outside temperatures fluctuate. Nitrogen is a free lifetime service of any new tire purchased at Rim2Rim..
TPMS Relearn (Tire Pressure Monitoring System): At Rim2Rim we use the latest TPMS technology to reprogram and relearn all vehicle makes and models.
Studding: Tungsten pins (studs) are inserted in tire at regular intervals using a stud gun. Only specific new tires can be studded for improved traction in heavy snow and ice conditions.
DID YOU KNOW?
Underinflation is the #1 enemy of a tire. Since the air pressure supports 95% of the weight, inflation is critical in tire performance. According to a recent study, about 70% of vehicles on Canadian roads have at least one tire that is either over or underinflated by more than 10% and 23% of vehicles surveyed had at least one tire underinflated by 20%. Underinflation increases rolling resistance, which reduces tread life and increases fuel consumption.
The natural color of rubber is white, not black! Manufactures of tires add carbon black to rubber to increase various qualities that prolong the life of the tire. The carbon black increase road-wear abrasions of the produced tire by as much as 100 fold. It also improves the tensile strength by as much as 1000% to rubber left untreated. Carbon black helps conduct heat away from troubled spots, such as tread and belt areas. Considering heat is one of the tires biggest enemies, this is a great advantage.
Tires are among the largest source of waste, but what is being done about this, is something pretty amazing. Alberta Recycling sets a tire levy fee for each tire sold and then collects all used tires which in turn are shredded for use in playgrounds or in the production of hot melt asphalt, which helps improve road conditions and can prolong the life of the road!
In extreme cold temperatures, the tread rubber of all season or summer tire stiffens and becomes less able to provide traction. Tread rubber compounds of winter tires are designed to remain flexible allowing the tire to better grip the road. The soft rubber treads of a winter tire are better able to splay and wrap themselves around minute protrusions on cold pavement or even ice for better grip. When a tire presses down on snow or ice, it melts the top layer creating a thin film of water and winter tires are covered with many tiny channels known as “sipes” that move water away to the side thus allowing better contact to the road surface.