Car Care Tips

Lube Town Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Monday 31st of May 2021
  Welcome to the Lube Town automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Alberta conditions. In order for a tire to have good contac

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Getting New Tires in Alberta?

Monday 30th of September 2019
There are so many tire choices in the Alberta area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Alberta area folks so you want

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The Lube Town Guide to Tire Specs

Tuesday 27th of August 2019
You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Alberta service center you keep repeating it over and over. Yo

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All About Your TPMS in Alberta

Monday 29th of July 2019
Alberta drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Okotoks auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances ar

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Talk to Lube Town About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

Monday 8th of July 2019
Custom wheels are one way that Alberta folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including c

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The Lube Town Guide to Custom Wheels

Tuesday 21st of May 2019
If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Alberta drivers have bought a set of

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Automotive Tips from Lube Town: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

Monday 1st of April 2019
When Alberta drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control a

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Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Lube Town

Sunday 30th of December 2018
A lot of us Alberta drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Okoto

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Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Lube Town

Monday 3rd of December 2018
Many Alberta drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Alberta area tire shops to ge

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Automotive Tips from Lube Town: Tire Replacement Overview

Tuesday 13th of November 2018
Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Alberta drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especiall

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Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Alberta, Okotoks

Tuesday 4th of September 2018
Everyone in Alberta, Okotoks eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Alberta, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categories

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Shake It up in Alberta!: Why Wheel Balancing

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018
Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to ac

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Selecting New Tires and Wheels

Monday 4th of June 2018
Some of us Alberta drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around Okot

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Automotive Tips from Lube Town: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Tuesday 24th of April 2018
Repair or Replace? That’s a question Alberta drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too l

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Winter Tires

Monday 8th of January 2018
What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Alberta driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in Okotoks, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their tread design. Okotoks drivers called them snow tires back

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Tire Replacement: What Alberta Drivers Need to Know

Monday 11th of December 2017
Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have s

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Tire Maintenance in Alberta

Monday 13th of November 2017
With the recent focus in the Alberta area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Alberta drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition

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Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in Alberta

Saturday 30th of September 2017
Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Alberta area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in the

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Helping Alberta Drivers Get the Right Tires

Tuesday 4th of July 2017
Every Alberta vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot tempe

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Below 45 Degrees in Alberta: Consider Winter Tires

Wednesday 7th of June 2017
Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Alberta drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all

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