Spring Above 7 °C into Mobile Tire Changes.

March 1, 2023
Tabe de Vries

Mobile Tire Changes

Key Takeaways:

  1. Spring Tire Changes: As temperatures rise above 7 °C and winter ends, it's time to schedule your spring tire changes and wheel swaps. Mobile-Tire Inc. offers premium mobile tire and rim services, sending certified technicians to your location for convenient tire replacement.
  2. Seasonal Considerations: The Greater Toronto Area experiences significant seasonal variations, making it beneficial to invest in a separate set of rims for different tire sets. This reduces costs, speeds up the changeover process, and maintains wheel integrity for optimal performance.
  3. Tire Tread and Age: Monitor tire tread depth regularly to ensure safety. While the legal minimum tread depth is 1.5 mm in Ontario, the industry recommends a minimum of 3.5 mm. Additionally, even if tires are rarely used, aging rubber can degrade, making it necessary to replace tires older than 5 to 7 years.
  4. Wheel Balancing: Alongside tire changes, proper wheel balancing is crucial for ride quality, tire longevity, and suspension component health. Balanced wheels prevent vibrations, uneven wear, and reduced traction, enhancing overall driving safety and performance.
  5. Mobile-Tire Benefits: Utilizing Mobile-Tire Inc. for spring changeovers offers a smart investment in vehicle safety and performance. Replacing tires, considering a set of rims, and regular wheel balancing ensures optimal road contact and a well-performing vehicle.


Spring is Here

As winter ends and the temperature rises above 7 °C, it is time to begin booking your spring tire changes & wheel swaps. Mobile-Tire Inc. is your premium mobile tire & rim service for wheel securement this spring. Our certified technicians come to you at your home or office and replace your winter tires with your all-season, all-terrain or summer tires, whether they come with their own set of rims or require mounting & balancing on your vehicle's existing rims.


Seasonal Tire Changes

The Greater Toronto Area experiences significant seasonal tire changes throughout the year. Therefore, investing in a set of rims for your second set of tires is worthwhile to reduce the annual cost of tire changes, make the changeover process quicker, and maintain the integrity of your wheel assemblies. When each tire has its own rim, you will save time and money in the long run and achieve the highest performance from your wheels. Mobile-Tire Inc. offers a wide selection of new rims to match your fitment specifications, personal style, and budget. Contact us today via email, phone or text to receive professional consultation for rims and tires best suited to you and your vehicle.


Tire Tread Depth & Age

The legal minimum tire tread depth is 1.5 mm in Ontario, but the industry-recommended minimum is 3.5 mm. Insert a certified tread depth indicator into the tire tread groove to determine if your tires meet industry standards; if the measurement reads below 3.5 mm, your tires are worn down and need replacement. Even if your tires rarely get driven, check them regularly as they age because the rubber deteriorates over time. Department of Transport (DOT) standards recommend replacing tires older than 5 to 7 years from their manufacturing date, regardless of how much tread they have left because of rubber degradation. You can ensure your vehicle is safe to drive and reduce the risk of accidents due to poor road traction by regularly monitoring the tread depth and replacing old/bald tires.


Wheel Balancing

In addition to swapping your wheels and changing your tires, it is essential to get your wheels balanced for optimum ride quality, tire wear management, and the prolonged lifespan of suspension components. Unequalized wheel assemblies can cause vibrations, road noise, uneven wear, and reduced traction. Many people choose to have their wheels balanced every season, especially if they drive often or live in an area with rough roads like Toronto. By getting your wheels balanced every season, you will ensure that your vehicle performs at its best and keep you, your passengers, and your community safe on the road.



  1. When should I consider changing to my spring tires? Spring tire changes are recommended when temperatures rise above 7 °C, indicating the end of winter conditions.
  2. Why invest in a separate set of rims for different tire sets? Having dedicated rims for each tire set speeds up changeovers, reduces costs over time, and maintains the performance of wheel assemblies.
  3. How do I check if my tires need replacement? Use a certified tread depth indicator to measure tread depth; if it's below 3.5 mm, it's recommended to replace the tires for safety and performance.
  4. Is tire age important, even if they're hardly used? Yes, rubber degrades over time, so regularly check tires for signs of aging. Industry guidelines suggest replacing tires older than 5 to 7 years.
  5. Why is wheel balancing necessary? Wheel balancing ensures smooth driving, prevents vibrations, uneven wear, and maximizes traction, contributing to better tire and suspension performance.
  6. How often should I balance my wheels? Many opt to balance wheels every season, especially for frequent drivers or those in areas with rough roads, to maintain optimal vehicle performance.
  7. Why choose Mobile-Tire Inc. for spring changeovers? Mobile-Tire Inc. provides convenient and professional mobile tire services, promoting vehicle safety and performance through tire changes, rim considerations, and wheel balancing.
  8. How can I book an appointment with Mobile-Tire Inc.? You can easily schedule an appointment by contacting Mobile-Tire Inc. through email, phone, or text to pre-book your spring tire changeover.


Concluding Thoughts

Overall, getting your spring changeovers done by Mobile-Tire Inc. is a wise investment in your vehicle's performance and safety. By replacing your old tires, investing in a set of rims for your secondary sets of tires, and getting your wheels balanced every season, you can help to ensure that your vehicle is performing at its best, with equalized road contact. Mobile-Tire Inc. makes it easy and convenient to complete your spring changeovers quickly and efficiently. If you want a reliable mobile tire service, contact us by email, phone or text today to pre-book your appointment!

Optimize your vehicle's performance and safety with Mobile Tire's reliable mobile tire change service in Toronto at 55 Kelfield St #61, Toronto, ON M9W 5A3. Contact +14168098221 to pre-book your appointment!


Tabe de Vries

Tabe C. R. de Vries, known in publications as Tabe de Vries, is a Strategic Advisor for Mobile-Tire Inc., with a rich background in the Municipal & Public Services, Engineering-Consulting, Water & Utilities, and Automotive industries. Graduating from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 2019, Tabe's comprehensive business education has equipped him with the analytical and problem-solving skills essential to his role. Tabe's professional journey began with supporting Cole Engineering as a Business Analyst, followed by a role as Systems Analyst II at the Ontario Clean Water Agency. His current position at Mobile-Tire Inc. leverages his diverse experience, allowing him to consistently deliver innovative solutions that transcend traditional approaches. His proprietary works include Engineering-Consulting KPI guidebooks, business transformation program planning documents, and asset management reports. As a Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Technician of the Tire Industry Association, Tabe's expertise extends to hands-on automotive tire service, tire sales, wheel swaps, and tire changeovers. Outside of his professional life, Tabe enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, and reading philosophy. His passion for automotive technology, strategic impact, and versatility has inspired his career path, contributing to the success of Mobile-Tire Inc. One of Tabe's notable accomplishments includes supporting a $27 million business transformation program, where he played a vital role in driving the success of this complex initiative. His advice to aspiring professionals emphasizes developing a strong foundation, embracing continuous learning, and honing solutions-delivery skills. Tabe stays informed through continuous research, monitoring industry news, and engaging with professional networks. His unique combination of technical proficiency, strategic thinking, and deep industry knowledge sets him apart in his field, making him a valuable asset to Mobile-Tire Inc. Connect with Tabe on LinkedIn and explore his insights into the automotive industry, business transformation, and more.