If you are searching for winter tires in Goderich, Walkerton, Exeter or Grand Bend, you have come to a right place. Goderich Toyota is your one-stop shop for all your tire needs. We carry a variety of winter tires from most major brands like Michelin, BF Goodrich ad Pirelli. Simply use our tool below to compare between different tire sets and select the right tires for your vehicles. After you’re done, request a service appointment to get your tire installed.
Why Buy Winter Tires?
Driving in in the winter here in Huron county can be dangerous. Snowy, icy and otherwise compromising driving conditions can lead to any number of difficult driving situations. It’s important that your vehicle is well equipped and ready. While winter tires aren’t mandatory in Ontario like they are in other provinces, they are a good idea for anyone who plans on driving in cold weather conditions.
How can I find out the right tire size for my car?
For people who are new to owning a car, or buying a new set of tires for the first time, it can be a bit confusing to find out the right size to buy that fits your vehicle. Cars, trucks, vans and SUVs all come with different sizes, and so they require different widths, profile height, and rim diameter. When shopping for tires you will see something like this: P195/65R/15. That represents a type of code that will tell you everything you need to know about what size tire to get. Here’s how that breaks down:
- P = indicates the tire you need is for a passenger car. You can also find tire ratings with LT (for light truck), T (temporary, for spare tires) or ST (special trailer)
- 195 = the width of the tires you need, measured in milometers from the inner sidewall to the outer sidewall
- 65 = the number indicates the aspect ratio, or profile height, of the tire, which is determined by dividing the height of the tire from the rim by the width. In this case, 65R means that the tire’s height is 65% of the width
- R = The letter represents the type of internal construction of the tire. R means the tire has a radial internal construction, which almost all passenger vehicles use. The other letter you may see is D to mean diagonal or bias ply construction, but they are mostly used for heav-duty vehicles for things like agriculture
- 15 = the last number represents the diameter measured in inches for the rim that the tire can be mounted on
The next question you’re probably asking is how you can find out all of that information? There are a number of potential locations where you can look up the tire size code for your vehicle:
- The inside of the driver’s door — look for a sticker that lists vehicle capacity weight, seating capacity, tire pressure, and tire size.
- The inside of your gas hatch or glove box — not many cars will have a sticker in these locations, but some do
- Your owner’s manual — will either tell you where to find the sticker or tell you the tire size code
- The sidewall of your current tires
If you have any problems or questions about how to find the right tire size for your vehicle, you can always call us or bring your vehicle in for help!