The Go-To Tire Shop in Edmonton
Buying used tires can be a great way to save money on your car. Not only are they cheaper, but you also avoid the hassle of having to deal with tire disposal when it's time for new ones. If you're looking for an affordable used tire shop, we would love to help! We have all sorts of different brands and sizes in stock that will fit any type of vehicle. We know how expensive it can be to buy new tires off the shelf, which is why our prices are unbeatable! We also offer installation with every purchase, so don't worry about being left high and dry if you don't know how to change them out yourself! We are all about keeping prices low, but at the same time providing our customers with high quality new and used tires that will keep you safe the road in any and all types of weather.
Frequently Asked Questions: Used Tires
Are you looking to buy new tires for your car? You should consider buying used ones! Used tires can be a great way to save a couple pennies instead of having to spend hundreds of dollars on a brand new set. We are here to answer a few questions about buying used tires.
How much should you pay for used tires?
Tires are one of the most expensive parts on your car, and can vary anywhere between $25-$200 per tire. This number greatly depends on factors like type and size that your vehicle needs. Buying used tires is a great way to cut those high costs down. At NBS, we carry a large inventory of used tires and some of our pricing starts at $10.00!
Can you trust used tires?
The answer is yes, you can trust used tires, although it's never a bad idea to thoroughly inspect them before making your purchase. With the right patience, buying used tires is an asset. This doesn't mean that you should run out and buy anything without thinking about it first because there are definitely some considerations worth taking into account when shopping for a used set!
How long do used tires last?
Although there is no definitive answer to this question, since all used tires are very different, you should be able to confidently get at very least 2-5 years out of a used set of tires. However, keep in mind that this will depend on what type of shape you bought them in!
Where can I buy used tires in Edmonton?
With things like Facebook marketplace, buy and sell groups and even Kijiji, there is no shortage of places to buy used tires. There are many places within the city that sell them, but what would make more sense would be to visit the nearest tire shop available to you, right? The choice is yours, but if you visit us at NBS, our prices and used tire quality is unbeatable. We have every type and size tire for all makes and models. We know that tires can break the bank, which is why we are here to help cut down some of your costs.
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When Should You Switch to Summer Tires?
Living in Edmonton, the weather can display three different seasons in the span of a week. A result of this is often changing to summers to early or flat out not knowing when the right time to make the change actually is.
There is nothing worse than thinking it’s time to change to your summer rubbers, making the switch and having a late snowfall. As much as we’re all aware that this is a possibility, the excitement for warm weather can cloud our judgment. One of the main rules you’ll hear about is the 7 degree Celsius rule which means once the temperature begins to float around seven degrees Celsius, it’s a good indicator that you should begin to think about switching over. With our cheap yet high quality tires, we have everything you need at the best price.
The reason being that summer tires begin to lose grip once the temperature is lower than this point. While on the other hand, when the temperature is above the seven degree mark, winter tires tend to wear quicker and become less responsive than they would be in during the colder periods. This is a brief outline as to why it’s important to know when the best time to make the switch actually is.
When you decide that it’s time to switch to your summer tires, Here's are a couple things to keep in mind:
1. Your driving Habits
Summer tires are undoubtedly going to have an effect on performance, traction and responsiveness. If you’re one of those drivers who likes to live in the fast lane, you’ll see a difference in terms of handling as you make your way around the roundabout or as you're coming off an exit ramp.
If you’re doing the bulk of your driving within residential areas, it’s unnecessary for you to consider purchasing high performance tires. However, if you own a high performance vehicle that requires more grip, responsiveness and handling high performance tires are definitely worth thinking about.
2. Your Vehicle
Every vehicle has different types of tire needs. The easiest way to put this into perspective is looking at the difference between SUV’s and cars. If you own an SUV, it’s likely that there could be off-roading involved which means more gravel, sharper rocks and if you’re really adventurous, making your way through trails that are off the grid.
The proper summer tires to fit these specs will be different from what you’d like to see out of a sports car. If you’re the owner of a sportier vehicle, you’d likely be doing most of your driving on smoother roads or highways. This would require a different summer tire to fit the performance of your vehicle.
3. Tire Specs and Size
The easiest way to check which kind of tires you’ll need for your vehicle yourself, is to check your owners manual. There, you will find the proper size and recommendation that will give you the most out of your tire performance. Vehicles have preferred tires to the make of your car, so even though you might want to get those wheels you always wanted and turn some heads, it’s always smart to properly educate yourself beforehand to avoid any future issues.
How do I Know When to Put My Winter Tires On?
Although tough to face, winter time is something us Canadians know all too well. After making it through the long, frigid winter, we’re blessed with warm weather but before we know it, we find ourselves changing back over to winter tires. It’s a vicious cycle we experience each and every year.
Oftentimes, most people tend to push the limit of their summer tires endurance and wait until the first snowfall to change over. By doing this, your summer tires will start to stiffen, causing a loss of traction. As mentioned above in our Summer tire section, The seven degree rule applies equally to winter tires as well.
Something else to note is when it’s time to remove your snow tires, keep in mind that leaving them on can do a great amount of harm as they are designed to perform fully in cold, extreme and icy road conditions.
Studded Winter Tires
The term “studded winter tires” means that your tires have metal studs implanted in the tread. When you find yourself driving on or across an slick patch of ice, these very strong and barely noticeable little metal studs start to dig their way into the ice and start to do their job, which is to provide you with added safety knowing you have extra help from your wheels as well and added traction.
These studs are strong enough to dig their way into pavement, which is why it’s not recommended to leave them on throughout the summer months. Leaving them on as you drive across pavement not only have immense wear on the studs themselves, but they can also damage the road you’re driving on. Choosing to make the switch to studded winter tires is never a bad idea because who doesn’t like extra reassurance as they drive, especially with the types of winters we can get here in Edmonton.
All Season Tires
Like most Canadians, our emotions are played with by the consistent fluctuation in weather. Living in Edmonton means that it’s up to us drivers to fully understand and deal with all of the different elements mother nature throws our way.
All season tires say it all in the name and these tires are made to endure the warmer seasons being summer, spring and fall. They'll also be able to offer more to drivers who find themselves in wet or rainy conditions.
Important things to keep in mind when switching to all season tires are weather conditions, optimal temperature, tread pattern and the type of rubber that's used on these tires. Optimal temperature is usually anything above seven degrees Celsius, again referring to the famous rule. The tread pattern is designed to provide drivers with quality grip in warmer weather along with finer tread that is not recommended if driving is snowy weather. Lastly, the rubber used is made of a harder rubber compound that allows extended tire life.
All seasons VS All Weather Tires
A common misconception when talking about both all season and all weather tires is that most people think they are the same thing when they are in fact very different. There are key things that separate one from the other. More specifically when it comes to certain weather or road conditions. Living in Edmonton where we have weather changing on us more than we can keep track, it’s crucial to understand the differences between the two.
When thinking of all weather tires, think of them as the best of both worlds in regards to winter and summer driving conditions. First and foremost, these tires save you from the hassle of having to make the switch between winter and summer tires on a yearly basis.
The main separating factor comes down whether or not the pavement is wet. This can be the difference between staying on or sliding off the road.