Is your vehicle ready for life on the West Coast? Your four tires are the only thing connecting your vehicle with the road, and having the right tires on your car, truck, crossover or SUV is incredibly important all year long. Your winter tires provide grip and control in slippery driving conditions, while your summer tires are designed to remain firm and improve performance when the temperatures soar. Whatever season you’re shopping in, we’re here to help you get the right tires for your vehicle so that you can hit the streets of Vernon safely.
We carry a wide selection of high-quality tires from some of Canada’s most popular manufacturers, including Michelin, Goodyear and Bridgestone. For everything from your compact Prius, to your tough Toyota Tundra and everything in between, we have tire options for your vehicle. Contact our team for advice on which tire is right for you.
Why clutter up your garage or basement with your off-season tires when you can store them here at Vernon Toyota? For a small fee, we’ll take the hassle out of tire storage, keeping them safe and secure until you need them again.
$40/season (fall, winter, spring, summer)
Unbalanced tires can be a major safety hazard. It can lead to vibrations while driving, uneven wear on your tires and even impact your vehicle’s ability to accelerate and brake properly. Drive with peace of mind that you and your cargo are safe with a tire balancing service from Vernon Toyota.
You have better things to do than spend your hard-earned weekend in the garage changing your tires! Whether you’re doing a seasonal swap or have brand-new tires for your Toyota, let our Service Centre professionals do the dirty work. We’ll mount and balance all four wheels quickly and efficiently, ensuring a smooth and problem-free ride while you cruise BC’s scenic highways.
Over time, your vehicle’s alignment can be thrown off by rough roads, potholes and general wear and tear. If your Camry seems to be pulling you slightly off-course, or your diesel truck is giving you a rougher ride than usual, it's likely time to schedule a tire alignment. Let our Vernon Toyota Service Department get your wheels turning in perfect harmony - book your tire alignment today!
Your Toyota vehicle will spend most of its time primarily using the front or back tires, depending on whether it’s a front or rear-wheel drive model. Rotating your tires is essential to avoiding overuse and prolonging the life of your tires, saving you money in the long run. We suggest that you keep on top of this important service by having your tires rotated at Vernon Toyota every 10,000 km.
Taking care of your tires is an essential part of your vehicle’s health, and contributes to the safety of everyone on the road. Our expert technicians are here to help you navigate the world of tire care, and answer some of your most frequently asked questions. Stay informed with the help of Vernon Toyota!
When is the best time of year to switch my tires?
In an area with seasonal temperature changes, like the West Coast, a general rule of thumb is to have your winter tires installed once the temperature is consistently hitting 7 degrees celsius and lower. Winter tires are designed to be pliable and provide exceptional traction when the exterior temperature starts to dip, whereas summer tires stay firm in warmer weather to improve performance and grip on dry roads. Once temps begin hovering above 7 degrees, you can safely have your summer tires installed.
How do I know when my tire tread depth is too low?
You should consider replacing your tires (especially if wet road conditions are common) when the tread reaches a depth of 5/32”. Once you reach the depth of 4/32" to 3/32", it is time to closely monitor your tires. If you’re not sure about how to monitor your tread depth, our service technicians will be happy to perform an inspection during your regular maintenance appointments and let you know when it’s time for new tires.
What's the difference between winter and all-season tires?
Winter, summer and all-season tires are made of different rubber compounds that are designed to perform their best under specific conditions. They also have different tread patterns and depths that help with things like traction on icy vs. dry roads. All-season tires are a “jack of all trades” that can adapt to both wet and dry conditions in more temperate climates. In snowy weather however, winter tires have been proven to reduce braking distance, improve acceleration and possibly help prevent vehicle accidents. In many parts of British Columbia, it’s a legal requirement to equip your vehicle with snow tires over the winter months, so check your local laws and come see us at Vernon Toyota for help with purchasing and installing your winter or summer tires.
What does it mean when my Tire Pressure Monitor light comes on?
The TPM warning light comes on to indicate that one or more of your tires has a tire pressure under 25% of its recommended pressure. When this happens, it’s time to top up your tires at a local service centre (may we recommend Vernon Toyota!) to ensure your traction and stability are not compromised. Always check the tire pressure guidelines that are written on the tires themselves, and adhere to the tire manufacturer's recommendations.
I have all-wheel drive. Do I still need to service my tires?
Service experts have observed that front tires wear slightly faster on all-wheel drive vehicles, making regular rotations between rear and front tires necessary. Additionally, vehicles that stay in full-time all-wheel drive can experience faster wear on all four tires, which makes it essential to have an expert inspect your tires regularly to determine things like equal tread depth, pressure and balance among all four tires.