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Why You Should Change Your Winter Tires

Would you wear flip-flops in the snow? Learn more about when to change your tires!

By | Jack and Jill of All Tires, Repair Tips, Tires

Why You Should Change Your Winter Tires

 

The rubber and tread on winter tires are specially designed to be more flexible; making it easier to withstand cold temperatures as well as driving on ice and snow.

When the temperature starts to rise, the flexible rubber that adds traction in the winter will wear down significantly faster compared to all seasons or summer tires.

In addition to wear and tear, driving on warm, dry pavement with winter tires can decrease the drivers’ handling capabilities. Sharp turns aren’t so sharp, and you may notice a bit more noise while you drive.

Important Safety Tips

  • Driving on winter tires in summer increases the braking distance by at least 10% on dry pavement and 26% on wet pavement.
  • Going 70 km/h on wet pavement increases the braking distance by up to 42%.
  • Going 90 km/h on dry pavement increases the braking distance by up to 19.3%.

Winter Tires

When You Should Change Your Winter Tires

 

Even though the snow and ice may be gone, you should really be changing your tires based on the temperature rather than the winter elements.

The guidelines may vary between tire brands but, on average, the best time to change from winter to summer tires is when the temperature is consistently around 8°C (46°F).

To put this into perspective, treat your tires as footwear. You swap flip-flops for boots in the winter, so you should also swap your tires when the weather changes.

 

Visit our website for more information on how to change your tires at home!

Special Features at the Canadian International AutoShow

From EV test drives to luxury vehicles, the 2020 CIAS has some great features to look for this year

By | Jack and Jill of All Tires, News, Tires

The 2020 Canadian International AutoShow is just around the corner and we have put together the important features for you!

 

1. A Celebration of Canada’s military history

There will be a military zone to celebrate the vehicles used by the Canadian Armed Forces in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

The General Manager of the AutoShow, Jason Campbell says,

“Our presentation of Second World War-era vehicles was very well received last year. These vehicles have been integral to the safety and success of our men and women in uniform. It is an honour to present this all-new impressive mechanized showcase for public viewing at the AutoShow.  We should all be grateful for the work done by the Ontario Regiment Museum for keeping these vehicles in working order and helping us remember all those that have sacrificed so much in the defence of our country.”

Some of the vehicles include:

  • Leopard C2 MBT (Main Battle Tank)
  • CDN Bombardier Iltis
  • CDN M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC)
  • AVGP Grizzly (LAV)

2. Back by popular demand… Electric Vehicle Test Drives

With more than 18 vehicles, consumers will be able to discover and have all their EV questions answered!

You can register to drive an electric vehicle at the show or online here!

3. Throwback to the 80s and 90s

The Canadian International AutoShow is teaming up with Oblivion Car and Culture show to bring the newest group of classic cars to Toronto.

The centrepiece of the classic cars will be the DeLorean time machine, made famous from the 1985 blockbuster “Back to the Future”

4. Luxury Cars

The show will feature two luxury cars this year:

The Felino cB7– The Canadian-Made Supercar

La Voiture Noir – The world’s most exclusive Bugatti

“Toronto has quickly gained a reputation as a supercar mecca, and the Canadian International AutoShow is reflective of its host city by bringing some of the most unique and iconic hypercars from around the world to the Show,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow.

“The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is one of the highest profile entrants in this sector, and one of the most beautiful and powerful cars we have ever been able to showcase.”

4. Jack and Jill of All Tires

Visit Jack and Jill in the SOUTH building! We’re extremely excited to be participating in the 2020 CIAS and hope to see you all there. Stop by for exclusive deals on the Jack and Jill of All Tires and fun activities for the whole family!

AutoShow

Find Jack and Jill on level 600 in the South Building, right beside the stairs.

Location: Toronto Metropolitan Convention Centre 

Dates: February 14-23, 2020

Jack and Jill’s AutoShow Journey

A closer look at our AutoShow past.

By | Jack and Jill of All Tires, News, Tires

Why the AutoShow?

At first glance inventing sounds simple, but when you begin the process you’ll find that you are faced with a lot of questions: Has someone already thought of this? Will people use it? How will people find out about it?

Transforming your ideas into an actual product is an exciting process. However, once it’s complete, you’re now faced with the decision of how to introduce it into the market-place. 

With all the time and effort put into something you are passionate about, all you can hope for is that your project has a positive and successful response. And that is why we will forever be grateful for the opportunity to showcase the Jack and Jill of All Tires at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto. 

2018 CIAS

The Jack and Jill of All Tires makes its debut! Launching full force, our booth included a Fiat 500 to show our product in action and a raffle draw to win a Jack and Jill of All Tires! We also set up a life size photo prop of Jack and Jill as a fun and interactive way to enjoy the AutoShow.

AutoShow

Highlights

In an interview with Emily Atkins from the Toronto Star, she perfectly highlighted the Jack and Jill of All Tires and helped feature our goals in the article.

“Our intention is to really help people feel more comfortable with changing their own tires and to feel safe on the road. We feel that there’s no better way to launch than at this year’s CIAS” (Devan Tommasini). 

Auto Show

The recognition from the Toronto Star was huge for us. I mean, how cool is that?

We also had the opportunity to participate in the AutoShow Live panel discussions for new products which was a great experience as well. 

We couldn’t have asked for a better launch of the Jack and Jill of All Tires at the 2018 CIAS and we left the show with amazing feedback, new friends and excitement for 2019. 

2019 CIAS

This was our second year at the AutoShow and we couldn’t have been more excited. With such great feedback and interest from our previous year, we couldn’t wait to showcase the Jack and Jill of All Tires in a new location and upgraded booth. We said goodbye to the Fiat 500 and created a fender and wheel prop to give live demos of the Jack and Jill.

AutoShow

And of course, the Jack and Jill photo prop was a big hit AGAIN!

 

Highlights

Our favourite moments throughout the show were seeing familiar faces from our previous year. In addition, we had a chance to meet some of our online customers and received positive feedback and support. Engaging with new and familiar people was invaluable in our second year.

2020 Canadian International AutoShow 

 

Gearing up for round 3! We’re incredibly excited for the 2020 CIAS and hope to see you all there! Stop by for exclusive deals on the Jack and Jill of All Tires and fun activities for the whole family!

Find Jack and Jill on level 600 in the South Building, right beside the stairs. 

Location: Toronto Metropolitan Convention Centre 

Dates: February 14-23, 2020

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