Established in Vernon, BC, Kal Tire has six decades of service under its belt and more than 240 locations across Canada. The independent shop's many different brands of tires - including brands like Nokian, Michelin, and Bridgestone - keep cars, SUVs, semis, and even mining trucks running in all weather conditions. Its collection of shiny custom wheels brings class to once-drab jalopies. And its professional technicians keep highways safe and cars and trucks running smoothly by handling everything from routine air-pressure checks and alignments to brake-pad and shock replacements.
More than 140 Tirecraft shops have popped up across the country since Town & Country Tire bought Peters Tirecraft in 1990 and morphed into Tirecraft Auto Centre. One of those shops is Dumont Tirecraft & Auto Centre, which hatched as a tire center in 1991 and eventually grew into a mature garage that today offers a full list of maintenance services and supports local organizations such as the Sooke Fall Fair and the Sooke Legion. Inside, technicians ply their trade with everything from routine oil changes to wheel alignments and custom exhaust jobs, guaranteeing their work with a 90-day warranty and a car-shaped force field. And they still dabble in their original field of interest—tires—by outfitting passenger vehicles, ATVs, trucks, and other vehicles with treads from dealers such as Bridgestone and Cooper.
At City Discount Tires, mechanics treat vehicles of all kinds to tire changes, full-service repairs, and extensive detailing, leaving automobiles ready to face the rigours of the road with gleaming paint jobs and purring engines. They use Interstate Batteries to help cars, trucks, and ATVs stay charged. New and antique tires from brands such as Cooper, Hercules, Michelin, Uniroyal, and Excelsior keep wheels turning with trusty durability and stylish grace. A 90-day warranty backs these tires—if there's any kind of damage from road hazards such as cartoon banana peels, the technicians will replace the tire for free.
Though Fountain Tire specializes in tire sales and installation, the centre’s technicians are also aptly trained in a variety of repair and maintenance services. They right wobbly cars with new Goodyear and Dunlop tires, kick engines into high gear with Quaker State motor oils, and replace anything from transmissions to belts and hoses with Napa auto parts. The techs also take a similarly restorative approach to cosmetics with detailing services for cars as well as more obscure equipment such as farm, mining, and industrial machinery.