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Decades ago we would use the expression "nice wheels". This was in referring to the car not the wheels of a tire.

Tires are referred to as alloy wheels. "Alloy wheels are automobile (car, motorcycle and truck) wheels which are made from an alloy of aluminum or magnesium." (www.wikipedia.org)

The Different Sizes of Tires on the Road in Toronto and the GTA

  • 8" Tires
  • 10" Tires
  • 12" Tires
  • 13" Tires
  • 14" Tires
  • 15" Tires
  • 17" Tires
  • 18" Tires
  • 19" Tires
  • 20" Tires
  • 22" Tires
  • 23" Tires
  • 24" Tires
  • 26" Tires
  • 28" Tires

The above size tires are being used on most cars, minivans and sports utility vehicles today in Toronto and the GTA.

Tire Safety – How to Take Care of Your Tires in Toronto and the GTA

"Proper tire care and safety is simple and easy. The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) recommends taking five minutes every month and before every long trip to check your tires, including the spare. Just remember to "Be Tire Smart - Play Your PART: Pressure, Alignment, Rotation and Tread.

  • Pressure - Under inflation results in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control and accidents. A tire can lose up to half of its inflation pressure and not appear to be flat!

  • Alignment - A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can throw your front end out of alignment and damage your tires. Have a tire dealer check the alignment periodically to ensure that your car is properly aligned.
  • Rotation - Regularly rotating your vehicle's tires will help you achieve more uniform wear. Unless your vehicle's owners manual has a specific recommendation, the guideline for tire rotation is approximately every 5,000 miles.
  • Tread - Advanced and unusual wear can reduce the ability of tread to grip the road in adverse conditions. Visually check your tires for uneven wear, looking for high and low areas or unusually smooth areas. Also check for signs of damage." (Rubber Manufacturers Association - www.rma.org)
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