Over 325 Stores Nationwide

OK Tire has been part of the Canadian landscape since 1953. Today, we are now the largest independent tire and auto service retailer in Canada. Search for a store near you.


Find the Right Tires for Any Condition

Tires aren’t just there to hold air. They’re an integral part of your vehicle’s safety. We offer a wide range of quality tires that deliver maximum comfort, tread life, and security.

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Auto Service
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Certified & Professional Auto Services

Although we have tire in our name, that’s not all we do! We’ve got you covered with full auto services that protects your warranty.

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Accessorize Your Ride

We offer a full range of high-performance parts and accessories for your car, SUV, or light truck.

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Commercial, Farm, Mining & More.

We offer tires and services for commercial, construction, industrial, fleets, off-road, mining, forestry, and farm vehicles/equipment.

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Advice From the OK Tire Experts

It’s Going To Be OK! Our eCare Team is here for you.

Hours Of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30am PST

Corporate Office

OK Tire Stores Inc.
19082 21 AvenueSurrey, BC
V3Z 3M3 Canada


Radiators and Engine Coolant

The use of proper engine coolant and the vehicles radiator are the key elements of a vehicle’s cooling system and maintain the important task of keeping the engine from overheating.

Engine coolant is pushed through the coolant system by the water pump and circulates through a heat exchanger (radiator) and transfers the heat to the metal/aluminum cooling fins that surround the core. These cooling fins help to dissipate the heat from the hot coolant by exposing the surface of the fins to the cooler outside air. Air is forced through the radiator with the help of a fan. A vehicle’s cooling system has the important task of keeping the engine from overheating.

Radiators are typically mounted in a position where they receive sufficient airflow from the forward movement of the vehicle, usually located behind an opening in the front grill. The radiator may also provide cooling assistance for the automatic transmission fluid as well.

Proper repair and maintenance of your vehicles cooling system are essential to the health of the engine. If you have ever seen a vehicle on the side of the road, hood up with steam billowing from underneath, chances are it is experiencing a cooling system failure.

Disappointments such as these can be avoided with regular inspections when you perform scheduled maintenance to your vehicle. Common items to be replaced are the thermostat and the coolant. Over time, coolant loses its ability to perform at its peak because as it ages, it becomes more acidic and requires changing. These variations in the coolant’s PH can cause severe damage to the radiator, heater core, and the radiator hoses. For the best result, the entire cooling system should be flushed out and new coolant installed. By doing this, all the components can be inspected. However, your best bet is to follow the manufacturer’s recommended service intervals for these maintenance items.

Today’s modern engines use a pressurized cooling system that helps to raise the boiling point of the coolant helping your engine operate at higher temperatures for greater fuel economy. The faster the engine reaches operating temperature, the more efficiently it can run.

By maintaining your vehicle’s cooling system at the recommended intervals, you will help extend the longevity of your vehicle and provide peace of mind motoring.

Frequently Asked Questions

Such as: “What is the warranty on tires & wheels?”

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