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Tires and Wheels

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Excel Tire Dealers can source most major tire brands to get you the tire you are looking for. The Tire Brands page describes tires our dealers carry.

Have you seen our New Tire Research tool? You can do some preliminary research for the tire that will fit your vehicle. Then give us a call and talk to our team of Tire Experts to make sure you get the correct tire for your driving needs.

Choosing Tires

The tire section at a mega-store is daunting; there are a ton of brands to choose from and each promises that they make the "best tire in the world!" You want to buy the safest, most cost-efficient tires; so when reading labels in the self-service aisle, you may find yourself asking, "Do I need Mickey Thompson, high-performance tires, or would the Uniroyal all season tires be best? What are traction ratings; and why are the Cooper ratings different than the Toyo ratings for the same priced tire? What types of snow tires are best for BC weather? Is a high tread-wear grade good or bad?"

Don't worry, we know all the answers and are here to help with all your British Columbia tire needs.

Tires 101


Good tires make for a smooth ride; after all, tires are the only part of a car that contacts the road. If you think a tire is just a bunch of rubber, you're both right and wrong. Yes, tires are primarily comprised of rubber, but they also contain a series of cords, tubes, wires, fabrics and chemicals; compressed air also plays an important role in the design of modern tires.

Safe Tires Means a Safer Family

People often take their car tires for granted until … something goes awry. With your already packed schedule, tire maintenance is likely to be forgotten. However, considering that the average person spends nearly a thousand hours a year in their vehicle, tire safety should remain a top priority … especially for the family taxi. The right tires ensure a safer ride to and from dance class or hockey practice. Remember: an unexpected blown tire can quickly spiral into a very dangerous situation. A safe family car is one with properly maintained tires.

How Much Do Quality Tires Cost?

Due to the sluggish economy, you’ve probably considered buying budget-priced tires. While some less-expensive tires are great on reliability and safety, it’s important to consult a professional before making a purchase. If you’re not careful, the wrong, cheap tire bought on Monday, could be Tuesday’s blown tire. Excel technicians know the right tires to pair with your car; we’ll make sure you get the best set suited for your car and circumstances.

How to Read a Tire

There is a great deal of information on the sidewall of a tire besides the manufacturers and model; specifically about the tires intended purpose, dimensions, internal construction, load index and speed rating. Using the example P 215/65 R15 89H M+S the How To Read Tires article describes what these numbers mean.

The Excel Tire Way

Excel Tire Centre customers get so much more than tires. Excel Tire Centre Dealers only use state-of-the-art equipment and all of our certified techs always go the extra mile to ensure your tires, and car, are in optimum working condition. All tires are backed by our comprehensive, client-friendly service policy. The best part about going with Excel: we have locations all over British Columbia, which means that automotive mishaps can be easily fixed, whether you're at home-base or on a road trip.