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What are tire blocks? Have you ever looked at a tire tread and wondered why and how they come up with the different sizes and shapes of the tread block designs? This article might answer some of those questions.
Written on April 23, 2019 by
Ready To Get Ready
Last season was a disappointing one for Big O sponsored Rally Driver, Mark Jennings-Bates and his team. Issues with the rally car kept it from competing. But with the car ready to go and a fresh new perspective driving a team eager to roll rubber, this upcoming season promises to be much brighter!
Written on April 3, 2019 by
Winter Road Trip 3 ‘P’s
Planning a winter road trip? So stay safe this holiday season on the road in winter conditions, make sure you follow the three 'P's - Prepare, Plan and Prioritize! Following the three 'P's will keep you and the other drivers on the road safe and get you to where you're going!
Written on December 18, 2018 by
A-Z On Snow Tires
With Winter quickly approaching, Big O sponsored Canadian rally driver, Mark Jennings-Bates narrates this comprehensive video that provides a full A-Z on everything you ever wanted to know about Winter tires and why you need them on your vehicle if you live in Canada when the snow starts to fall!
Written on October 26, 2018 by
What does a rally co-driver do exactly?
What exactly does a rally co-driver do? In this brief article and accompanying video, Big O sponsored rally driver Mark Jennings-Bates explains the role of a rally driver's co-pilot and gives us a glimpse into what it's like to be in the passenger seat as co-driver during a hair-raising off-road rally!
Written on October 2, 2018 by
The Value Of A 'Value' Brand tire Like Maxxis!
Because of access to online research, sharing of information, and a desire to truly achieve the goal of satisfying the consumer, offshore brands are getting on par with their more expensive cousins and occasionally offering an overall better comparison. Of course, that all depends on what you are hoping to achieve.
Written on August 22, 2018 by
Summer Tire Care
We obviously spend a lot of time thinking about whether our tires will keep us safe in the winter, but in the summer we need to be just as cautious.
In this feature, check out tips from Big O Champion Rally Driver on tips for taking care of your tires through the summer and fall driving seasons too! Tires need year-round care. After all, you've got a lot riding on them!
Written on July 11, 2018 by
Big O Tires & Travel Best Bets Postcards Contest In Final Weeks
Big O Tires Postcards From The Road Facebook contest nears its final week of play and the entries keep rolling in!
The contest which has run throughout BC for the past month and continues until mid-June is offering Facebook players a shot at winning a trip for two to Ireland as they follow 'The Wheely's' on a road trip across BC.
Written on June 5, 2018 by
Rally Team Update - Mark Jennings-Bates & Big O Rally Car Prepare
Big O sponsored rally driver, Mark Jennings-Bates attended Rocky Mountain Rally in Invermere BC. But it was bitter sweet with the champion rally driver relegated to spectator as the BIg O sponsored rally car undergoes some unexpected but necessary upgrades.
The Importance of a Spring Service
You're probably wondering if it is important to give your vehicle a service after the long winter and spring. If you take a look at the amount of driving that we do between the service intervals we may only have driven 50-100kms before we get in to repair the car. During that time, damage may well have occurred that could impede us from finishing.
Written on April 23, 2018 by
Far Eastern Tire Brand Gains Traction On Canadian Roads
The average automobile on the road today weighs in at just over 4,000 lbs. To push all that weight around requires an engine generating more power than all the horses combined in an entire days racing at any horserace track in the world!
That’s a ton of weight (two tons, actually) and a lot of power to control. To accomplish that, we rely on four precision crafted rings of rubber, fabric and wire we call tires.
Written on April 5, 2018 by
Time For A Change
It’s as inevitable as death and taxes – well almost. One day, when you least expect it, you’ll get a flat tire.
Depending on where that occurs and whether or not you have some kind of roadside assistance available, it may come down to you to change that flat and install your vehicle’s spare tire.
Synthetic vs Conventional Motor Oil
It’s a question many drivers ask themselves when faced with the decision between putting regular motor oil or synthetic oil in their vehicle.
They may look the same but they function very differently.
Them's The Brakes!
At Big O Tires, we do brakes, and lots of other types of automotive repair too.
Every part of a vehicle suffers wear and tear, but how you drive your vehicle can often help reduce the amount of wear and tear on various component parts, decreasing the frequency at which those parts need to be replaced.
Brakes are one of the easiest parts of a vehicle to reduce wear and tear on, just through some simple adjustments to your driving technique.