A-1 Tire Is Edmonton’s Premier Tire Service
You would not venture outside with the soles of your boots flapping. You know that invites frostbite, blisters, and all sorts of pain. Venturing out in our harsh Alberta winter with weak or damaged tires is just as dangerous. If you are stranded in extreme situations, you can sustain permanent damage or lose your life. In addition, worn tires can allow your vehicle to hydroplane because the tread won’t channel the water; your car skims, out-of-control, over the water. If you need tires or tire services, A-1 Tire & Battery is your premium one-stop shop for tire service in Edmonton.
Tires & Installation
Are your tires worn out and they need to be replaced? Or you need winter/summer tires to adhere to the road better for the season ahead? We stock the most reputable tire brands with proven track records. Our certified technicians properly install the tires on your vehicle to ensure the safety of you and your family.
Even new tires can be punctured or damaged by road hazards. If you have a punctured tire, bring it to A-1 Tire & Battery so we can decide if a repair will maintain the integrity of the tire (only if the break is less than a quarter-inch and the side walls aren’t damaged) or whether you need to replace the tire in order to remain safe on the road.
Because steering and braking create wear on tires, front tires on a FWD vehicle are used more than those on the rear. To extend the life of your tires, rotate them regularly. Rotation tire service for your Edmonton vehicle can be scheduled according to your vehicle’s owner’s manual, with every other oil change or every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
A properly balanced tire provides a smoother ride, better gas mileage, and even wear on the tires. With use, tires develop heavier areas, causing a vehicle to vibrate at higher speeds which can result in lesser traction between your tires and the road. To balance each tire, measured weights are placed opposite the heavy section.
Ideally, tires run perpendicular to the road and parallel to each other. Occasionally, tires may “toe in” or “toe out” and the vehicle drifts to one side, the tires wear unevenly, and your vehicle uses more gas. Realignment of your wheels solves these problems and will make your tires last longer.
The appearance of a vehicle and its performance can be improved with custom wheels. Aluminum wheels improve handling and gas mileage, while heavier steel wheels are great for off-road travel and heavy duty work. Both are offered with a variety of finishes: polished, painted, powder-coated or chrome-plated.
There are a few reasons you may want to use nitrogen in your
vehicle’s tires, but it is not a must-have. Filling tires with nitrogen instead of air means the larger nitrogen molecules stay in tires 3-4 times longer, maintaining proper pressure, increasing gas mileage and reducing tire damage.
Need a place to keep your seasonal tires when it is off-season? We can store your summer tires during the winter and your winter tires during the summer! If you would like to learn more about our tire storage services, call the shop (780) 432-0251 and ask for Mark or Lance.
Need new tires? We got you covered!
Just share the make & model of your vehicle, your tire budget, and what kind of driving conditions you need tires for (eg. mostly highway vs city) and we can give you a quote for a couple options.
- REQUEST A QUOTE