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Costco Michelin Defender Tire

It is time to change my snow tires to all-season tires. My old, original all-season tires are almost 9 years old. So I choose to buy a new set of four tires.

As a Costco member, I went to Costco Burnaby store tire department. The staff recommend Michelin Defender.

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My old tire size is 215/70 R16. He said the Michelin Defender is 225/65 R16. It is OK to install the new set on the old rims.

 

Oh, there is a rebate $17.50 per tire. So the price is $159.99 per tire.

159.99X4 = $639.96

Installation fee $60

Environment fee $20

Rebates -$70.00

Subtotal = $649.96

Taxes $78.00

Total cost: $727.96

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Benefits of Nitrogen Tire Inflation

First of all, What is Nitrogen?

Nitrogen is an inert, dry gas. It’s non-combustible, non-flammable, and non-corrosive. In other words, Nitrogen is as safe as air when used in a tire.

Benefits: when a tire’s inflation pressure is stablized at the manufacturer’s operating specification.

  • Vehicle handling
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Tire life

I will give details of these benefits.

The Nitrogen which added into Tire is N2. The main part of the air we breathe. The air we breathe is made up of:

78% Nitrogen

21% Oxygen

The rest 1% are other gasses in very small amounts.

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