What Is Minus Sizing For Winter Tires? OE (Original Equipment) wheel and tire sizes have become larger and wider for sharper aesthetics and increased performance over the past few years. Unfortunately, these aesthetic and performance-based packages are not ideal for winter driving and can make the purchase of winter tires an expensive endeavor. So if you’re likely to drive your vehicle in the snow during the winter in Ottawa this year, you’ll want winter tires and wheels in sizes that help grip in deep snow conditions and cost less. Minus sizing means using smaller wheels with narrower, higher profile tires. By doing so, tires are better able to grip in deep snow conditions. In addition, higher profile tire sizes feature taller sidewalls and smaller diameter wheels that resist damages associated with winter road hazards. The cost of minus sized winter wheel and tire packages are usually lower than a package in your vehicle’s OE wheel and tire sizing. Example Of [...]
A customer visited our Ottawa-based shop last week and was inquiring about paint protection film for his new Audi S5. He wanted to protect his new car’s front end from the typical road hazards you come across whilst driving in and around Ottawa. After doing some research online his purchase decision came down to two distinctly different, but similar products, Xpel paint protection and 3M Clearshield. “What was the difference?” he asked. This is where we chimed in. With years of experience with both Xpel paint protection film and 3M clearshield, we opted to exclusively use Xpel paint protection films for our paint protection installation services for a number of reasons.
Ease Of Installation
Xpel’s line of paint protection films have superior pliability and tackability compared to other clearshield films that allow trained installers greater control when applying the clearshield to the body panels of a vehicle.
Recently we got a request by a Porsche Boxster GTS owner in London, Ontario to wrap most of his car with XPEL Ultimate paint protection film. After researching and seeing that XPEL Ultimate has self-healing technology and the longest warranty in the industry, he knew that XPEL Ultimate paint protection film would provides the best paint protection for his Porsche. After being sold on the product, he researched XPEL installers in Ontario to see where was the best shop to have the paint protection film installed. That’s when he found us in Ottawa. With more than 20 years of experience and factory-trained XPEL installers, his choice was easy. See the video below for a quick look at the install. For more videos from our shop in Ottawa, check out our YouTube channel. Our channel has a number of informational, promotional, and demonstration videos on everything wheels, tires, window tint, XPEL paint protection, and auto parts [...]