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Spare Tires ~ Understanding Your Type

In our last article we went step by step on how to change your spare tires. But did you know that there is more than one type of spare tire? Today, First Gear goes over the different types of spares and what each one is capable of. Space Saver/Donut These tires are smaller than your…
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How to Change a Tire. First Gear’s Step by Step Guide

It is something that we will all experience at some point in our driving lives, a flat tire. It always seems to happened at the worst possible moment and is never an enjoyable experience. Calling CAA or a friend to come and assist you is extremely helpful, it may not always be an option. If…
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Top 3 Elements to Consider When Choosing Winter Tires

.Winter is coming. No matter how much we try to avoid it or deny it the fact remains that winter is almost here. One of the best ways to keep you and your family safe during this long season is by putting winter tires on your vehicle. When the temperature falls below 7°C rubber can…
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Is It Important to Change Your Winter Tires?

The warm weather is finally here. The cravings to get out and enjoy the sunshine are surging. The road trips are being planned. First you need to take your winter tires off and put summer or all season tires on. Every year, twice a year in Canada we do the tire swap, but do we…
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Spring Maintenance

Spring is here! The sun is shining, the flowers are appearing and the road trips are being planned. It also means it is time to take your car to First Gear Automotive for the spring maintenance package. Winter is hard on vehicles, giving your car a good inspection in the spring makes sure that it…
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT SUMMER TIRES Living in Canada we focus a lot on winter tires, protecting ourselves and our cars before the snow flies. Yet how many of us give the same attention to our summer tires? The average lifespan of a tire is 5 years, after that the rubber becomes hard and it loses…
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