All Terrain Tires in Elmira, ON

All Terrain Tires

All terrain tires, which can also be called AT tires, are large, chunky tires mostly seen on tucks or Jeeps. They offer superb traction on almost any surface.

The tire performs just like their name – being capable to drive over all terrains you may come across. The tires combine on road and off road capabilities so drivers can go from the highway to the trails.

AT tires have deep, open tread designs with large tread blocks that keep traction on the road while driving. The deep grooves channel away water, dirt, and debris, and ensures that the rubber maintains contact with the road.

Pro’s and Con’s of All Terrain Tires

AT tires offer a combination of great and not so great features. If looking to purchase a set of all terrain tires, consider these things:

Pro’s:

  • Tread Design: the large and in charge tread design is ideal for that off road driving. Deep grooves and large rubber sections allow for premium contact while getting debris like mud, dirt and water out of the way.
  • Reinforced Sidewalls: it’s common for AT tires to have this feature. The additional support in the tire sidewall offers increased load capacity for those vehicles traveling on uneven surfaces with heavy loads.
  • Year Round Drivability: Majority of all terrain tires are also winter driving approved with the M+S logo. This means they can provide rugged performance and traction in not only mud, but also snow and slush during our Canadian winters.

Con’s:

  • Noisy: the added traction you get with large tread blocks can also transfer to more noise being made while operating. Drivers may hear louder than normal road noise while driving with AT tires.
  • Tread Life: because of the maximum grip design, and tires often taking a beating their tread life can be less than the average tire, experiencing wear quicker.
  • Fuel Efficiency: all terrain tires are not the best option if you are looking to save at the pump. The blocky tread pattern, larger tire size and rolling resistance can all play a factor in lessening your fuel efficiency when driving with AT tires.

If you are in the market for new tires in Elmira, give us a call! We can review your driving habits, budget and needs to make sure you find the best tire option for you and your vehicle.

Our Customer Reviews

I went here to get my tires fixed a month ago and they were able to get it done fast. Tony and the other staff are very nice and they will assist you really well. I came back for an oil change and for another service as well since their customer service is incomparable!!

Patricia G. Oct 10, 2023

The best mechanics in Waterloo! Everything was done to accommodate me and my needs, all my questions were informatively answered, and explained! THEY ARE REAL WITH YOU!! No ripping you off, no unnecessary upsells, no taking advantage of you for whatever reason. The only auto shop my Dad trusts!! Thank you so much for everything!!

Angeline Redford Sep 9, 2023

I’ve bought my tires here before but went in because I don’t know anything about cars and needed help with my car. Tristen not only made it a safe space to talk about the car issue but he fixed the problem in a couple of minutes AND offered me a discount on my next oil change. I 1000% recommend these guys and specifically this location on University (I’m sure the other locations are great but I personally trust this one). Thank you Tristen and team!!

Rob Perez Sep 9, 2023

Amazing car service given by them. My friend recommended Total and they are really upto my expectations.

Himanshu Saini Sep 9, 2023

I recently had an oil change at Total Quartz, and I'm delighted to share that it was a fantastic experience. Not only were their prices highly competitive, but the service was also lightning-fast and incredibly effective. The technicians demonstrated their expertise, leaving me with a strong sense of confidence in their work. I wholeheartedly recommend Total Quartz to anyone in need of automotive services – their commitment to affordability and excellence is truly impressive. If you're in search of a top-notch service provider, look no further than Total Quartz for your next oil change or any other automotive needs.

Mihir Sevak Sep 9, 2023

Great experience! Would definitely recommend.

vishwas kamra Sep 9, 2023

Excellent service. Recommend for everyone 👍

Nithinsha ps Sep 9, 2023

Very fast and professional any car service, more then 6 years with them, perfect customer service 👍👍

ILLIA KROLEVETS Dec 12, 2022

Went in with an undiagnosed issue which they were able to quickly find and fix. Tony at the front desk was extremely transparent with me about what a long term fix to my issue would be, and answered all of my questions. Highly recommend this place

Mac Hepburn Sep 9, 2023

My favourite mechanics & fair prices, i recommend them. P.S.A show some appreciation grab them some timbits or coffees

Liam Carter Sep 9, 2023

Thank you so much total quartz, especially the front desk guy, Tony. You are a big help! Super quick, last minute with fixing my vehicle and props for Tony for being so gentle and kind with me.

Marlena Grace Sep 9, 2023

Tony and the team at total quartz are amazing! I brought my car here after breaking down on the 401 and they were very helpful and accommodating. Will be going back.

Natalie Pennell Aug 8, 2023

Excellent auto service that you could trust in Waterloo. This is my favourite place for years since I started driving.

Anh Tuan Nguyen Aug 8, 2023

Had a really positive first experience at Total Quartz. They were quick and transparent about their services, explaining the work that needed to be done and costs at each step. Prices were fair. Tony at the front desk was particularly kind and quick with responses. Will go back for future car needs!

Michelle O Aug 8, 2023

Did coolant refill here, Super friendly supportive staff,excellent service!

Timothy Zang Aug 8, 2023

Good, fast service and friendly staff. I recommend getting your oil changes and maintenance done here

Nick Y Aug 8, 2023

Total quartz provided be exceptional service. They were fast and efficient and will definitely be looking to them for any future issues

Ayo Ajayi Aug 8, 2023

Great people, great service!

Taimoor Khalid Aug 8, 2023

Great service and people! Big thanks to Ethan and all his hard work!

Zara Phillips Aug 8, 2023

They were really helpful, when they figured out that my car was beyond repairing they gave me a call and didn’t charge me. Even gave me recommendations on where I could sell it without anything in return.

Akimasa Ihara Aug 8, 2023

Great service 5 star, they offered 50% off too.

abhishek visheshi Aug 8, 2023

Every time I bring my car here I get quality service. My car is happy. So am I!

VijayAnanth S Aug 8, 2023

Total Quartz is best in Waterloo the staff is so helpful and supportive they give perfect advice and suggestion also specially Tony Lazo is wonderful person and so supportive

vishal patel Aug 8, 2023

I've been coming here for years, and I have only had good experiences. They have been fair, reliable, and efficient. The staff are very thoughtful, and take the time to explain automotive issues to customers. I highly recommend this mechanic shop.

Wes de Groot Aug 8, 2023

Absolutely wonderful experience, which is unfortunately not always the case as a young female going to the mechanic. They are all so kind and efficient. Thanks again.

arianna dunlay Aug 8, 2023

The whole staff was very friendly and approachable. They made us feel like they cared about issues and attended to them. Will definitely go back.

Jordan Brugiroux Aug 8, 2023

Great costs and service. Highly recommended and they're knowledgeable without pushing anything on you. Quick as well!!!

Aaron S Aug 8, 2023

Quartz auto is one of the best places to go to get your car fixed. The staff are very friendly and they do amazing work in a very timely manner. They remember all of their customers and always engage in small talk and they are all such friendly people. Would definitely recommend this shop to anyone who needs a new mechanic.

Michael Thomas Dec 12, 2020

The BEST place you can take your vehicle in the area, by far! Their quality and customer service are unbeatable! Kudos to Tony, who is always kind and willing to help!

Paulo Barbosa Nov 11, 2022

Can Auto Care- I’ve got amazing service….specially thanks to Abul-Hasan Shaikh

Misban Saiyad Jul 7, 2023

"Fast and friendly service from Abulhasan Shaikh at Total Quartz. Great experience!"

Deep Patel Jul 7, 2023

Awesome Service

Anvi Patel Jul 7, 2023

"Total Quartz auto garage and Abulhasan Shaikh provided excellent service. And these guys tony and tristan in the office helped us alot by providing some useful tips Will be back!"

Hamzakhan Bharucha Jul 7, 2023

Great experience at total care. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Was in and out and overall great customer service. Shout out to Tristen at the front desk!

Aravin Selvarajah Jul 7, 2023

Can Auto Care…you’re having some satisfying staff member like Mr.Abul-hasan Shaikh♥️

aadil shaikh Jul 7, 2023

Very Good service by Abulhasan Shaikh. Good customer service. Will definitely recommend.

Bushra Mansuri Jul 7, 2023

In your garage I met one of your employee which he has given me a good service and he was talking nicely with me I think that employee name is Abulhasan something like that

96_junaid Shaikh Jul 7, 2023

I have change my oil with the other shops but first time I do this job with this guys at this total quartz my mechanic was Hasan or Abulhusen I don't know clearly but yeah he was 👍🏻 good

Arbaaz Dodhiya Jul 7, 2023

I was referred by my aunt. This guys were so amazing. Best tip for you just go there and ask about Mr.Abulhasan he is so gentle and kind. And also do his work professionally 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

epic reactions Jul 7, 2023

Good place and Good workers. This guy we got the same name but he was so professional in his way Abulhasan🧰👨🏻‍🔧

Abulhasan Shaikh Jul 7, 2023
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