Climate-Controlled Tire Storage – $99.99

Climate-Controlled Seasonal Tire Storage In Ottawa for $99.99

Did you know that tires can weigh as much as 1000 lbs. Save your back and space in your garage - let us do the heavy lifting.

For $99.99, we will check, tag & store your tires for the season and have them ready for your next appointment.

Our Climate-Controlled Seasonal Tire Storage Service will:

  • Free up space in your garage/shed/basement - we'll do the heavy lifting too
  • Protect the tires from extreme temperatures - climate-controlled
  • Ensure a hassle-free seasonal tire change appointment - your tires are carefully measured for tread-depth and then tagged and stored for the season.

The seasonal tire swap is not the only item on the checklist to get ready for winter in Ottawa!

Here's A Handy Check-List:

  1. Battery Test: (Free)
    • A fully charged battery in good condition is a must to ensure your vehicle engine does not have starting issues thus interrupting your long summer drives. We run a battery load test to see if your battery has enough juice. We also check battery cables and terminals for cracks.
  2. Brake Inspection: (Free)
    • Our comprehensive brake inspection involves checking the wear and tear of the hoses, brake pads and shoes. The technician will also check the brake calipers, and rotors or drums. Our report will include how much mileage is likely left on the pads, and make recommendations as to when more extensive maintenance may be needed in the future.
    • You need a Brake Inspection if:
      • Brake pedals feel spongy
      • The steering wheel is shaking
      • Car is wobbling or pulsating when you drive at highway speeds
      • Brakes are grinding, squeaking or squealing
  3. Wiper Blades
    • Your wiper blades go through harsh conditions keeping your windshield clear of all the grime and salt during the entire winter season. Most blades are only good for six months to a year, so chances are you need new ones. While you’re at it, you might want to consider choosing a lighter blade or a hybrid blade built specifically for the summer season. Buy the wiper blades from our parts department and we'll install them for free.
  4. Filters (Cabin Filter & Air Filter)
    • Check the engine’s air filter by holding it up to a 60-watt light bulb. If light can be seen through much of the filter, it is still clean enough to work effectively. However, if the light is blocked by most of the filters, replace it.
  5. Fluids Check:
    • Ensure all the fluids in your vehicle are topped up before winter. This includes:
      • Transmission Fluid, Coolant, Wiper Fluid, Brake Fluid, Power Steering Fluid.
    • Your regular service maintenance schedule includes these checks.
  6. Oil Change:
    • It is standard to have an oil change every six months depending on your vehicle maintenance schedule. Before winter, it is best to check-in with your service advisor if your vehicle's oil change is due.
  7. A/C Refresher Service
    • With warmer temperatures, you've been using the AC to cool your car. By Fall, your A/C's evaporator case, its main component, has been circulating cool air coupled with pollens, allergens and smells. The evaporator case also happens to be a cool, dark, and wet compartment creating an environment for the potential growth of mold and mildew.  Don't breathe in what you don't like - get an AC Refresher Service when you come in for your service appointment.
  8. Headlight Restoration Service. 
    • Check the operation of all headlights, taillights, emergency flashers, turn signals, brake lights and backup lights. If you think your headlights are not as bright as they used to be, consider the Headlight Restoration Service.
  9. Tires
    • Before you change over to your summer tires, get a check on the thread depth and health of your winter tires.

If you have any questions about this checklist, tire storage, tire health, or anything else at all, feel free to get in touch with our service advisors at 613-271-8200 or email David at dmyers@tonygraham.com