Recommendations for Winter Tires in Calgary

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    Picasso
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    I’d like to get some good winter tires and I’m looking for a place around Calgary with great customer service and good prices as well. Can anyone recommend anything?

    #100000570

    Jason
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    I myself was given a recommendation when I was looking for a place. I only go to Auto Truck Depot because they have great prices and not just for tires.

    Their staff are pretty knowledgeable and very friendly. The only reason I came here was because I had a couple of bad experiences in the previous place I went to. I asked around and someone told me about this place. I’ve been here a few times and it’s been really positive. You should try it.

    #100000571

    Seamus
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    I have to say I agree with @jason. Very friendly staff there. As for the tires, you need to know the size for your vehicle. I take it that you do not have much experience in this?

    #100000572

    Picasso
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    No, not really… What gave it away? It is going to be the first time I am going to get winter tires. I’d like to know a bit more before I actually go and get them.

    #100000573

    Jason
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    Remember, you can also ask Auto Truck Depot to help you out. When you go there, assuming this is where you will eventually go, they can give you advice. Ask them anything. They have the experience, that’s for sure.

    Remember that tires are not a standard size, so you need to know what size yours are. Of course, it also depends on the vehicle that you have.

    In case you don’t know, you can check the side of the tire. It may be stamped or moulded. Another way to check the size is to look for the sticker on your door frame.

    I also suggest that you get the full set of tires. So, if you use four tires, don’t just get a couple. Get all four. In winter, you don’t want to mix two old and two new tires.

    Think of it like batteries. You would never use two new one and one old one in your TV remote control, would you? Nor would you use different brands of batteries in it.

    #100000574

    Picasso
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    For sure. I get it. No, I certainly won’t do that. This is not a time to cut corners. It could have safety issues.

    #100000575

    Seamus
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    That’s right. If you did, it won’t perform like it should and that’s dangerous for you and others as well.

    #100000576

    Danny
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    You might want to ask the store about a set of winter tires that are durable. This could see you through for a good three years or so. Some are more durable than others, of course, but expect to pay more for those.

    #100000577

    Picasso
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    Yes, of course. I intend to go with a good brand, that’s for sure.

    #100000578

    Danny
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    Good. Look for some symbols like the three peak mountain symbol, or ask them about it. Make sure that it complies with all the transportation safety codes.

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