Tread depth is typically measured in 1/32″ increments. Using a recent Canadian penny (the Queen is not wearing a crown) you can quickly and easily check the tread depth yourself.
With the Queen facing you, insert the penny into the tread hair first. Repeat this by placing the coin into several treads across the tire from each side and the middle. Take the lowest reading as the overall tread depth.
The top of her head is approximately 4/32″ of tread depth. If you can see her entire head it is time to find some new Tires!
Quick and Easy!!
For those of us with Quarters jangling in our pockets, the same measurement can be taken using the the moose head (does he have a name?) put him in the tread nose first and if you can see his muzzle it’s time to start looking for new tires!!
This Manitoba Ford Dealership really shared the meaning of Built Ford Tough. The morning following a fire that engulfed the entire dealership, one of the firemen opened up the truck with jaws of life and drove the Ford F150 off the rubble.
BUILT FORD TOUGH!
These tiny little things stack up to huge improvements for the Ford Focus. The active grille shutters allow this 2012 Ford Focus attain dream gas mileage!!
Correction! The 2012 Focus gets 50 MPG or 5.6L/100 km on the highway. This year it’s all about getting great gas mileage, and everything on the new 2012 Ford Focus plays it’s part! Including these active grille shutters on this sweet blue Focus at Nanaimo’s only Ford Store! Vancouver Island’s largest used vehicle dealership. Steve Marshall Ford has knowledgeable sales personnel who make sure your buying experience is informed and exciting. With constant training and excellent personal skills, our professional sales staff makes customer service the priority.
Tires are a vehicle’s most important safety feature
The engine and brakes of a vehicle work directly through the tires. Even the most advanced traction and stability control systems are limited by the tire’s ability to hold the road. If a consumer has tires that are worn, under inflated, or not suited to the environment, they put themselves, their vehicle, and others at risk.
Name Brand tires including Goodyear, Continental, Michelin and tonnes more safe and economical snow or all season tires are all sold here!
If by some chance someone else has a lower price, bring in a their current advertisement on the same tire… and our Parts and Service team will match or beat the price. — Among the list of 10 Reasons to Service at your Ford Store.
Talk about Price Guarantee on all brand of Tires!!! Plus free storage for your Winter and Summer tires during the Nanaimo seasons.
Snow tires provide ultra grip in those icy conditions. Including that “corner” bridge on the Parkway by College Drive that ices all the time.
How do Snow tires Grip?
To start with they are engineneered differently. Good snow tires look almost like a performance tire, with small close together tread squares and wedge shaped gaps between tread blocks, helping to keep the snow out of the tire grooves. Snow tires are made of a softer rubber compound, softer rubber allows it to cling to ice in the winter when the rubber is cold. Lastly snow tires are deisgned with “siping”. Siping are thousands of tiny cuts made in several direction on the tire that provide thousands of tiny bits (ironic?) of grip going straight and around corners.
How does the regular Joe know they’re looking at a TRUE Snow Tire?
The Rubber Association of Canada has developed a set of performance standards for Severe winter tires and an Icon of either a Snowflake or a Mountain will identify an approved Snow Tire.
All Season Tires
All season tires are cost effective and could provide you with great versatility year round. Including the hot sticky and cold rainy seasons.
They’ll provide you with tires all year long.
What do they mean by All Season?
All Season is just how it sounds. These tires will provide adequate traction on wet and dry road conditions. They will work best during the average condition of all seasons!
They are not engineered specifically for any season or speed. But will work great in minimal rain, even less snow, and maybe a bit of cold. I wouldn’t recommend driving in a snowstorm or when the roads are flooding.
Mainly picture a cozy fall day with the Maple tree leaves still dry enough to rake and jump in…and that sweater grandma knitted you is enough to keep warm. This is the time that all season will provide value.
Here on Vancouver Island, where we don’t normally get to frolic in dry leaves, All Season tires will provide a safe ride at a value you can’t beat for 10 months of the year. Three and a half Seasons for All Season Tires in Nanaimo!!