Tire Exchange

A Family tradition since 1980.

Located in Cobble Hill BC, the Tire Exchange is the fastest growing full service tire shop on Vancouver Island. Working along side his dad in the tire industry, Allen Corby (owner/operator of the Tire Exchange) is the core of the business. Installing new and used tires for over 20 years, Allen brings extensive automotive knowledge to the shop. With a passion for helping people and the community, Tire Exchange has earned a 5 star reputation and continues to go above and beyond for all their customers. With plans in the future to expand to a full service auto motive shop, The Tire Exchange will be a ”one stop shop” for all our customers needs.


Tires

Tire Exchange is an authorized dealer of many leading name brand tires. We also have a great selection of used tires to save you money!

Rims

We carry a great selection of new and used rims



Wheel 1:

  • Mayhem
  • Ion
  • Touren
  • Ridler
  • Mazzi
  • Dip
  • Sacchi
  • Ion Built
  • Ion Trailer
  • Steel Force

MHT:

  • Niche Rad Wheels
  • Roti Form
  • Fuel Off Road
  • Dub
  • Foose

Also Carrying:

  • Monster Energy Limited Edition
  • Dropstars Off-Road Series
  • Ultra Motorsports
  • BMP Wheels
  • Ultra Motorsports Extreme
  • Ulta Dually
  • Worax
  • Dick Cepek
  • Michey Thompson

Service

We are a Full Service Tire Facility



  • Mounting and Balancing
  • Rotations and Repairs
  • Seasonal Tire Change overs
  • Wheel and Tire Packages
  • New Trailer Tires and Wheels
  • Mag Wheels and Lug Nuts
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
  • Summer Swim tubes
  • FREE used tire recycle drop off
  • Wheel Barrow tires & tubes
  • Lawn Tractor tires & tubes
  • Utility tires & tubes

Did you know?

We are now proud suppliers of TRICO Wipers

TRICO® wiper products are easy to install and designed to perform under the most extreme weather conditions. TRICO wiper blades let you focus on what matters most – keeping you and your passengers safe. Whether you want to restore your vehicle back to its original performance , want maximum performance or live in an area with extreme weather conditions, TRICO has the sizes, styles and replacement wiper blades to fit more vehicles on the road than any other wiper system manufacturer.

Your RV & Trailer tires!

Before heading out on your camping adventures, remember RV tires need to be checked! Check the age of your RV & Trailer tires and your spare tire. Inspect tires thoroughly, including the spare, for age-related & other issues.

What are you looking for?

On the tread:: uneven wear (possible indications of suspension issues) cuts, bulges, or cracking tread depth (minimum) of 4/32
On the sidewall
: cracking which can be caused by age or exposure to sun, discoloration or curb damage

Inflate tires to the recommended PSI. With Summer weather, comes extreme temperatures and with heavy loads at long distances, it’s critical to ensure your RV tires are properly inflated at the beginning and throughout your trip! With Summer weather, comes extreme temperatures and with heavy loads at long distances, it’s critical to ensure your RV tires are properly inflated at the beginning and throughout your trip! You should find your tire’s recommended PSI on a sticker in the door jam or glove box, and your vehicle owner’s manual. It is important NOT to inflate your tires to the max air pressure that is located on the side wall of the tire - always follow the vehicle manufacture's recommend PSI.

Under inflation and over inflation can cause for irregular wear, bumpy riding, decreased fuel millage, traction control and breaking ability.






 

Winter Driving, what you should know


Soon it will be time to get into winter driving ready. That means taking it easier on corners, slowing down sooner for stop signs and traffic lights, and, of course, changing over to Winter tires well before the snow starts to fall. In Quebec, winter tires are mandatory on all vehicles registered in the province between Dec. 15 and March 15. Other Canadian provinces require drivers to have snow tires, and/or carry chains, in certain mountainous regions. In most Canadian provinces you’re legal to drive on whatever type of tires you choose. In BC, October 1-April 1 requires you to have a tire that has the m+s or a three peak mountain snow flake-or both, on the sidewall of the tire. Fortunately, most Canadians realize the risk of driving in snowy conditions and choose to ride on either dedicated winter rated tires or all-weather tires.

Definition of a Winter Tire

When shopping for winter tires, it is important to look for a tire that displays the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake Symbol (also referred to as the ‘Alpine’ symbol) on the sidewall. Transport Canada acknowledges that tires displaying this symbol meet the specific snow traction performance requirements, and have been designed specifically for use in severe snow conditions. Winter tire testing is innovative, reliable and sophisticated. All winter tires that are marked with the Alpine symbol undergo the ASTM F 1805 tire test on medium-packed snow in standardized testing conditions to ensure their snow traction performance meets the minimum industry requirements to be considered a winter tire. Importantly, tires that are manufactured for medium-packed snow are required by law to perform this test and may display the 3PMSF symbol on the sidewall.

A Matched Set Is Best

Like any set of tires, winter rated tires perform best when they’re part of a matched set. This provides optimal vehicle handling, comfort and most importantly safety, especially in time of an emergency. Your owner’s manual, and placard located on the driver's door sill will indicate the appropriate tires for your vehicle based on: Size, Speed rating, and Load capacity. If one or more of your tires are mismatched, it could affect your vehicle’s performance, and if the difference is significant enough, it could represent a safety hazard for both you and other vehicles on the road. Examples of mismatched tires include ones with different:Sizes, Tread patterns, tread depths, and load capacity.

Two Winter Tires Is No Longer Enough

It used to be common practice to exchange just two of your all season tires for a pair of winters. The thinking was that if you placed the winters on the driving axle, you’d have the necessary traction to control your vehicle in winter conditions.New more advanced vehicle safety tests have proven this method to be un true. The rubber compounds used in all-season tires is harder and not as elastic as a Winter rated tire. This reduces the tire’s grip while braking and steering in weather conditions 7 degrees Celsius or lower. Winter rated tires are made of a softer rubber compound that performs better in the colder temperatures. Resulting in better grip when braking and steering.

Tread Depth

In our Canadian climate drivers can usually get 2 to 3 seasons of driving on your winter tires before they need replacing-depending on the kilometers they drive of course. Always check the tread depth of your tires and don't assume that they will always perform like a new tire. If the tread depth is getting low, stop into the Tire Exchange and have one of our qualified staff give you their professional opinion on the life left in your tires-"our goal is your safety"As tread wears down , so will your traction and handling, which can affect the way your vehicle performs in winter conditions and standing water on the roads.

Here are some reasons to switch to a Winter Rated tire:

1. They save lives This was proven in Quebec, where a new law requires four winter tires on all passenger vehicles. They saw a 3% decrease in death and serious injury, and a 5% decrease in accident victims.2. They improve your reaction timeCompared with all-season tires, winter tires help you brake up to 30% sooner on winter roads. 3. They increase your traction and handling Because they’re engineered for cold weather, winter tires will enhance your grip on the road below 7°C. 4. They could be government subsidizedSome provincial governments have started sponsoring winter tire purchases. - Manitoba Public Insurance offers low interest financing on winter tires - The Ontario Government offers insurance-premium discounts to winter tire drivers Sources: The Traffic Injury Research Foundation. (2012). Winter Tires: A Review of Research on Effectiveness and Use. The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.

SPONSORSHIPS

The Tire Exchange donates to many great community projects as well as being a proud sponsor of many fine organizations.

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    Western Speedway - Victoria, BC

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    Lions Club International

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    Hayden Barnes

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    BC Children's Hospital

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    Dylan Armstrong

contact

 

Tire Exchange

3745 Trans Canada Hwy,

Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L2

tireexchange@hotmail.ca

250-743-6743

 

 

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Saturday 9am - 3pm