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Fast Tire Swap & Changeovers in Surrey, BC - Avatar Auto Care

Prioritize your vehicle’s performance for every season with our professional tire swap services.  We understand the significance of having appropriate tires for different weather conditions. With our efficient and secure tire swapping process, expert tire mounting and balancing, and unwavering commitment to reliable service, we ensure that your vehicle performs at its best. Trust us in being your certified installer to optimize your vehicle’s performance for any season.

The Importance of Seasonal Tire Swaps:

Maintaining your tires properly is paramount for ensuring safe and efficient driving. Seasonal tire swaps play a vital role in adapting to varying weather conditions and road surfaces.  Winter tires excel in providing exceptional traction and handling on snowy and icy surfaces, while summer tires deliver optimal performance on both dry and wet roads.  By adhering to seasonal tire swaps, you can significantly enhance your vehicle’s safety, control, and fuel efficiency.  

It’s important to note that in compliance with highway regulations, winter tires are mandatory from October 1st to April 30th for certain mountainous routes, such as accessing Whistler or the Okanagan region. 

Schedule Your Tire Swap Appointment Today in Surrey

Price starts from $20* per tire

Includes: Balancing, mounting and labour

Tire Swap or Tire Changeover - What’s the difference?

When it comes to maintaining your vehicle’s tires, you might come across two commonly used terms: tire swap and tire changeover. While both services involve the replacement of tires, there are distinct differences between the two processes.

Tire Swap:

A tire swap refers to the practice of exchanging one set of tires for another set, typically done during the transition between winter to summer tires. During a tire swap, the entire set of tires, including the rims is changed to adapt to the specific road conditions and weather associated with that season. At Avatar Auto Care, we offer tire swaps at a rate of $20 per tire.

Tire Changeovers:

Tire changeover on the other hand, involves the removal and replacement of tires where both sets of tires are using the same set of rims. During a tire changeover, the tires are removed from the rims, and the new tires are then mounted and balanced using that same set of rims. Balancing is a crucial step in a tire changeover to ensure that the tires and rims are properly aligned and that the weight distribution is even, resulting in a smooth and comfortable ride. Due to the additional time and effort required for balancing, tire changeovers are priced at $30 per tire.

5 Tire Swap Benefits for Optimal Performance:

By swapping your tires according to the season, you can experience a range of benefits that offer peace of mind, knowing you’re equipped for any driving conditions.

Improved Traction: 

Seasonal tire swaps are essential for improved traction on the road, particularly in challenging weather conditions.  Winter tires, with their specialized rubber compounds and deep tread patterns, provide enhanced grip on snow, ice, and slush.  This increased traction reduces the risk of skidding or sliding, allowing you to maintain better control and stability while driving.

Enhanced Handling: 

Proper tire selection for each season contributes to enhanced handling and responsiveness.  Summer tires, with their unique tread patterns and rubber compounds, deliver optimal performance on dry and wet roads.  They provide excellent grip, allowing for precise steering and maneuverability.  This improved handling response enhances overall driving confidence and control.

Extended Tire Lifespan: 

By utilizing season-specific tires, you can extend the lifespan of your tires.  Each tire type is engineered to perform optimally in specific weather conditions.  Winter tires, for example, are designed to withstand colder temperatures and maintain their flexibility, while summer tires are constructed to withstand higher temperatures and provide maximum grip on hot surfaces.  By using the appropriate tires for each season, you distribute wear more evenly across your tire set, reducing the risk of premature tire wear and increasing the overall longevity of your tires.

Fuel Efficiency: 

Using season-specific tires can contribute to improved fuel efficiency.  Winter tires, with their tread design and rubber compounds, are designed to maintain traction and performance in colder temperatures.  This optimized performance reduces rolling resistance and improves fuel efficiency. Similarly, summer tires are engineered to provide maximum grip on dry and wet roads, allowing for efficient energy transfer and potential fuel savings.

Peace of Mind: 

Knowing that your vehicle is equipped with the right tires for the current season provides peace of mind while driving.  Seasonal tire swaps ensure that you are prepared for the specific challenges posed by different weather conditions.  Whether it’s navigating through snowy or icy roads in winter or enjoying optimal performance on dry summer highways, having the appropriate tires instills confidence and peace of mind, knowing that you have taken the necessary steps to enhance your safety on the road.

Ensure Proper Tires for the Current Season: 

Our tire swap service goes beyond the basics.  We take into account your unique driving needs, local weather conditions, and vehicle specifications to provide personalized recommendations for the most suitable tires for the current season.  Whether it’s upgrading to winter tires for superior traction on icy roads or selecting summer tires for enhanced performance in hot conditions, our expert team ensures your vehicle is equipped with the right tires to conquer any season and budget.  

Additionally, we offer a wide range of tire sales options, allowing us to provide the perfect set of tires tailored to your specific driving requirements.

Book Your Tire Swap Service in Surrey, BC

Be road safe and use the appropriate tires for the season. Whether you require a tire swap or tire changeover, we're here to get you back on the road quickly.

To schedule your tire swap or changeover appointment, you can either book online using the BOOK NOW button or give us a call on 604-272-2771 or via email at: [email protected]

Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a time with works best for you.

Tire Swap FAQ's

It’s important to schedule your tire swap twice a year, aligning with the changing seasons.  As the winter season approaches, it is recommended to have winter tires installed by October 1st, especially if you plan to use highways in mountainous areas like Whistler and the Okanagan.  Winter tires are mandatory on these routes from October 1st to April 30th to ensure safe travel on snow-covered roads.

Similarly, before the summer season, it is advisable to switch back to summer tires to optimize performance on dry and wet roads.  By adhering to this biannual tire swap routine, you can maintain optimal traction and control, ensuring a safe and enjoyable driving experience throughout the year.

Yes, you can use all season tires provided they are snowflake rated (have the snowflake symbol on them). However, while all-season tires offer versatility for moderate weather conditions, they are not specifically designed to excel in extreme winter conditions.  For optimal performance and safety, it is advisable to switch to winter tires for icy and snowy conditions, and summer tires for better traction in hot and wet conditions.

Yes, tire swaps are still important for AWD and 4WD vehicles. While these drivetrain systems provide enhanced traction and control, having the appropriate tires for each season further optimizes their performance. Different tires are designed to handle specific weather and road conditions, ensuring the best driving experience.

Tire pressure can vary depending on the temperature and season.  Cold weather causes the air inside the tires to contract, leading to decreased tire pressure.  It is recommended to check and adjust tire pressure according to the manufacturer’s guidelines or consult our experts for the appropriate tire pressure specific to your vehicle and the current season.

While it is possible to perform tire swaps yourself, it is highly recommended to seek professional assistance.  Professional technicians have the necessary tools, expertise, and experience to ensure the proper mounting, balancing, and alignment of the tires, as well as to address any potential issues or safety concerns.

The duration of a tire swap depends on various factors, such as the size of the tires and rims, the condition of the tires, and the availability of the necessary equipment. On average, a tire swap can take approximately 30 minutes to an hour.  Our efficient team at Avatar Auto Care strives to minimize the wait time and provide prompt service without compromising quality.

At Avatar Auto Care, we offer comprehensive tire services, including tire sales.  We provide a wide range of top-quality tires from trusted brands to suit various budgets and preferences.  Whether you already have a set of tires or need to purchase new ones, our experts can guide you in selecting the right tires for your vehicle and the current season.

The cost of a tire swap varies based on a simple factor – whether your second set of tires has its own rims or not.

If both sets of tires comes with its own set of rims, then the cost is significantly less as less time is spent at the appointment.  If both sets of tires share the same rims, it makes the appointment longer and therefore a slightly higher cost.

At Avatar Auto Care, we strive to offer competitive and transparent pricing for our tire services.

Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy

To ensure exceptional service for all clients, please adhere to the following cancellation and rescheduling policy:

  • Cancel or reschedule appointments at least 48 hours before the scheduled time.
  • Failure to cancel or reschedule within 48 hours will result in a corresponding service cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation fees will be charged to the provided payment method within 24 hours of the missed appointment.
  • Non-payment of cancellation fees or excessive repeated cancellations and rescheduling will lead to the suspension of future bookings.

Thank you for your cooperation. Contact us at 604-272-2771 for any inquiries or assistance. We appreciate your choice in Avatar Auto Care.