October 2, 2020
Tire depots aren’t tough to find, but it’s not always easy separating the wheat from the chaff. To make it a little easier, today’s post shares 5 quality indicators you can use to find the best tire depots in your area.
1. The Best Tire Depots Have Comprehensive Catalogs
It’s in your best interest to locate tire depots with comprehensive catalogs—the bigger, the better! This not only increases your odds of finding exactly what you’re looking for (or even finding tires for the whole family under one roof), but also ensures that you’re working with established experts in the industry who know about all different tire types, and can compare and contrast different options. Plus big tire brands don’t sell through just anyone—they only partner up with trusted tire depots.
TIRECRAFT tire depots carry all the best brands, including:
- Cooper Tires
- Dick Cepek
- General Tire
- GT Radial
- Mickey Thompson
- West Lake
- Yokohama, and more!
2. The Best Tire Depots Are Full-Service Shops
The “one-stop shop” model not only saves time and money by eliminating the need to visit multiple locations, but also increases the availability of “bulk-buy” discounts, since you often have the opportunity to “bundle” multiple services and products together in a single purchase.
For these reasons, it’s often a good idea to seek out full-service tire depots, rather than simple storefront retailers.
In addition to a comprehensive tire catalog, TIRECRAFT offers the following complementary services:
- Oil changes
- Wheel alignments
- Tire service
- Brake service
- Vehicle diagnostics
- Performance parts & accessories
- Preventative maintenance, and much more
3. The Best Tire Depots Have Strong Online Reputations
While recommendations from family members and friends are always great, researching online reviews is arguably the more reliable method for finding quality tire depots, if only because they’re available in such great numbers.
When researching tire depots, be sure to check multiple third-party review sites (i.e. don’t rely on cherry-picked testimonials featured on their website), and try to read at least 10-20 reviews to get a more well-rounded picture of the company. For instance, when researching TIRECRAFT tire depots, you might find:
- 5-star reviews from YellowPages.ca
- 5-star reviews via Facebook
- 5-star reviews from Yelp.ca
- 5-star reviews from GlassDoor
4. The Best Tire Depots Offer Valuable Warranties
If the tire depot in question isn’t willing to stand behind their product or services with a valuable warranty, look elsewhere. The TIRECRAFT Service Warranty program bolsters the limited manufacturer treadwear warranty with:
- 30 Day Ride and Drive Satisfaction Guarantee
- 12-month / 20,000km Mechanical Warranty
- Road-Hazard Protection
- Free Tire Rotations
- Free Flat Repairs
5. The Best Tire Depots Have History
Low-quality tire depots don’t last—there’s simply too much high-quality competition out there. Accordingly, long histories of success make great quality indicators. When possible, choose tire depots with multiple years in business—or decades, in our case.
The first TIRECRAFT was founded in 1968 in Vernon, BC. Over the last 52 years, we’ve grown into a nationally recognized tire depot with 220+ independent, highly skilled locations in British Columbia, Alberta, the North West Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island. We’ve helped thousands of people find, install, and repair premium tire products, and we can do the same for you.
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“How do I find the best tire depot near me?”
Simple—use the Find a TIRECRAFT tool and connect with one of our 220+ shops across the country.Back