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Stores

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.

Tires
Tires

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
Auto Service

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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Accessories
Accessories

FREE SHIPPING on all OK Tire accessories!

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

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Commercial
Commercial

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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SUPPORT
SUPPORT

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 4:30pm PST


Corporate Office

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

3 things to watch for during pothole season

Has your commute been bumpier than usual? Well, you’re not alone. Pothole season is upon us (although lately, it seems like an all year occurrence). A quick social poll we ran shows that 89% of our followers are experiencing the same struggle, so you’re not alone.

We can all agree that potholes are one of the most frustrating parts about driving in Canada, and it doesn’t help that they have the potential to cause serious damage to your car. While you may not be able to avoid them, knowing how to protect your vehicle from potential issues is important. So, what can you do to prevent damage to your vehicle?

Most damage is done when you hit the pothole at an irregular angle. While your first instinct may be to swerve, this may potentially lead to damage that could have been otherwise avoided.

If you do hit a pothole, here are key areas you should check out:

1. Tire trouble

After hitting a large pothole, we need to start with the obvious – your tires. The sudden displacement of air that happens when your tire runs over a pothole is enough to cause a complete blowout of its sidewall. We recommend checking your tire pressure monthly to ensure they are properly inflated, which will help to protect them.

2. Wheels

Next is your wheels because the sudden impact that happens when you run over a pothole can cause structural damage such as cracks, chips and even bending of your alloy wheels or steel rims. This can lead to a faulty seal between the rim and tire, creating the potential for air leaks and even a fully deflated tire (which nobody wants).

3. Ride control

Although this is third on our list, in some ways ride control is the most important step in checking for damage from those inevitable potholes. Your suspension is designed to absorb impacts and keep your vehicle running smoothly down the road, but there is a limit to how much it can handle. If you encounter an especially large pothole or hit it at just the right angle, your suspension may suffer substantial damage to the shocks and struts or may even break a ball joint. The damage can even misalign your wheels, so you might notice your vehicle pulling in one direction, or strange sounds or vibrations that can lead to potentially uneven tire wear. We like to advise to keep the “shake, rattle and roll” on your radio and not your vehicle suspension system.

If you do hit a pothole, inspect your vehicle immediately for any obvious signs of damage and bring it to one of our many locally owned and operated locations across Canada.