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Tire change over to winter in Toronto area

Discussion in 'Canada' started by jamesspice, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. jamesspice

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    hello,

    We are looking to order in some tires and rims and are wondering what garages may be able to swap the winter wheels onto the model 3. Does anybody have experience with this or know if Costco or candian tire could do it? Thanks
     
  2. Stretch2727

    Stretch2727 Engineer and Car Nut

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    #2 Stretch2727, Oct 1, 2019
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    I would either have Tesla do it or do yourself if you are buying the tires and rims online. There are special jacking pucks to lift the cars. Too many 3rd party shops have the guy that claims he knows how to do it but high cost of battery damage makes it too risky in my opinion. Tesla's are a rare bird for them. Even when I had a tire leak I took the tire/rim off and took it too them so they were no where near my car.

    You can buy the jack, pucks and wheel/tire set online. I did this last year myself. There are many video's on youtube. I am assuming you are buying a winter tire rim package.

    Here is one video.

     
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  3. 5_+JqckQttqck

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    Had mine placed on rims and balanced at Kal Tire - bought Nokians from them along with TPMS x4. Good team at the Keele location.
     
  4. Doctor X

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    I’ve had it done at Costco, no issues whatsoever.
     
  5. AzorAhai

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    I have a Model S I bought the Rims here on TMC, Can find many 19's Slipstreams or Split 5 spoke for under $1000 USD. Got mine for $450 (Rims only) in Michigan (a Days drive back and forth to get them) Got the TPMS from Amazon, and got the Tires at Canadian Tire in Cambridge. You just give them the heads up about the mounting points and you are good to go. Many cars have specific mounting points on the Frame of the car so Teslas are not special in this regard.
     
  6. Techniques

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    I went to Tirecraft, and it was to swap all season tires onto new rims. They have done a fair amount of Tesla tire change overs in my area, no problems with them.
     
  7. wayner

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    I used to have Tesla do it but they encouraged their customers to use Go tire who comes to your house and does it in your driveway. This is what I do now - they charge about $100. This also makes it easier to store the tires at home, assuming that you have the room to do that.
     
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  8. Munch

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    Anyone have experience with the new Richmond Hill Kal Tire location? I used to go to the Creditstone location in Vaughan and they were great.
     
  9. xG35

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    $100, Holy! I have been using an autoshop in Markham for $30 or $35.
     
  10. TrevTremaine

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    Yeah, but then Go Tire will come to you as they are a mobile service. If you have a shop close to you or can go someplace you trust go ahead. The convenience of not having to drag wheels around to get the job done is better for me. Of course, there will be someone who has the equipment (jack, long-arm torque wrench, etc) to get most things done shy of balancing.
     
  11. wayner

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    Totally! Plus my time has value - having them come to my house means I spend about 5 minutes of my time on tire changeover.
     
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  12. Jgdixon

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    I would not recommend GO Tire. Very poor service from them last year.
    KAL Tire is a sponsor of www.ontario.teslaownersclub.ca
    Highly recommended.
     
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  13. Jgdixon

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    Vaughan was closed down for undercutting other KAL Tire sorts. They are corporate locations.
     
  14. mrElbe

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    Agreed. Found on George's car over torqued wheel nuts which were deformed.
     
  15. McDMan

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    Tesla in Vancouver won't even do Tire Swaps anymore. Here is what they messaged back after I made my online appointment:

    Hello, apologies for the inconvenience but due to the increase of appointments at our Service Center, we do not perform seasonal wheel swaps or storing. We work with a third party company, Hermont Group that provides this service. You can can contact them at [email protected] or 604-475-0455 and they will book you in accordingly, in the mean time I will cancel your appointment, thank you for your patience!

    The Hermont Group is a mobile service as well charging $120 a swap!! I guess I could go to Costco but I'd rather Telsa do it.
     
  16. 5_+JqckQttqck

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    o.0 Pay me 80$ and I'll come to your house with all the tools - weekends only :p
     
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  17. Munch

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    So the new Vaughan location isn't the same folks from the old Creditstone location?
     
  18. HAHAyes

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    Has anyone tried T1 Motorsports? Saw an ad on kijiji and the prices seem pretty reasonable
     
  19. Struja

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    +1 for Kal Tire (I do mine at the one on Kipling in Etobicoke). Old manager there was awesome but he left for the Vaughan location.

    I store my tires, wifey's tires and my father's tires at the same location and their service has been great. My only issue with them has been:

    1. They can't seem to program wifey's TPMS on her RX properly; and

    2. When I wanted to 3 season tires, they said it would be about a 3 week wait to get the tires I wanted (Yokohama Avid Ascend GT) and tires23 was able to get them the next day at the lowest price. :(
     
  20. Chetanh

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    Anyone used COSTCO on heartland (mississauga)? Any feedback? any other installers west GTA (Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Milton, KW) that people can recommend. (i am thinking if i buy tires and rims online)
     

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