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What are the Best Tires for Canadian Drivers?

What are the Best Tires for Canadian Drivers?

Winter tires, all-weather tires, all-season tires, summer tires, light truck tires – with all the different tire options out there, you might be spinning your wheels trying to decide which ones are right for you. Fortunately, our Toyota Tire Experts have shared a few tips to help you choose the best tires for your vehicle. Let’s look at the difference between the most common tire types and explore a few examples of when they might be best for you.

Why is it so Important to Have the Right Tires?

Having the right tires for your vehicle and your driving needs is crucial for safety, performance and durability. The reason there are so many different kinds of tires is because there are so many different kinds of vehicles and drivers. To ensure your tires will perform the way they should during everyday and emergency maneuvers, it’s important to respect your manufacturer’s minimum requirements for size, load and speed ratings. Since tires are sold by both size and application, it’s equally important to consider how and when you plan to use your vehicle and what your typical driving style is.

What are the Most Common Types of Tires?

At first glance, most tires don’t seem all that different from one another. But look a little closer, and you’ll spot important differences in tire treads, sizes and rubber that can help improve your vehicle’s performance in specific temperatures and conditions. While there are many different types of tires, five of the most common are Summer, All Season, All Weather, Winter and Light Truck. Check out below for a quick look at the differences between them.

What About Studded Winter Tires?

Embedded with tiny metal studs in each tire, Studded Winter Tires are designed for improved grip in extreme winter conditions but can also reduce your traction in other conditions. Since their use is restricted by law in some areas, be sure to check the rules where you live before purchasing. Did you know that you can purchase Studded Winter Tires from the Toyota Tire Centre? Visit our Tire Selector to explore options available for your vehicle.

Have More Tire Questions? We Can Help

Toyota Tire Experts are highly trained in everything related to tires, so they’re a great resource if you still have questions about the best tires for your vehicle. Here are a few more tips and resources from our expert technicians that can help you along the way.

Selecting your tires.

When you’re ready to start shopping, we recommend sticking with the original equipment tire fitment for your purchase and installation. To make purchasing easier, we’ve also pre-selected tires that will fit your specific Toyota. Simply visit our Tire Selector and choose your Toyota Model and Model Year to view recommendations and tire prices.

Getting the best tire deals.

Toyota partners with 17 recommended tire brands to offer you exceptional quality and service at a great value. If you happen to find tires at a better price within 30 days of your purchase, we’ll match it1. That’s the Toyota Price Match Promise1, and that’s our way of making sure you always get the right tires at the right price.


Conditions apply. Should you find a lower Canadian advertised price or Canadian internet quote on tires within thirty (30) days before or after the purchase of qualifying tires from a participating Canadian Toyota Dealer, present the Toyota dealer where you purchased or intend to purchase qualifying tires with proof of the Canadian advertised price or Canadian internet quote. They will verify the price and that the item is in stock and available for immediate sale and delivery, and then match the lower price. Canadian advertised or Canadian internet quotes are eligible from local tire retailers only within an 80km radius of your dealership’s location. “Price Match” DOES NOT apply to advertising errors or misprints, sale pricing, Boxing Day prices, special educational prices, restricted offers, mail order offers, competitor rebates, coupons, premiums, free or bonus offers, limited or minimum quantity or limited time offers, close-outs, liquidations, clearances, financing offers and 3 for 1 offers. Offer does not apply to advertised prices or internet quotes from outside Canada, online retailers, liquidators, commercial or fleet accounts, clearance houses or other sellers that do not install tires do not qualify. Handwritten or verbal estimates/quotes will not be considered.

Subject to stock availability. Advertised item must be an in-stock brand sold by the Toyota Tire Centre and be the same size, model, sidewall, speed and load rating.

Qualifying tires must be purchased and installed at a participating Toyota dealer in Canada. Price Match Promise does not apply to costs associated with labour, valve stems, mounting/balancing, disposal fees and taxes. Offer valid from March 15, 2024 to June 15, 2024. Offer valid on the following tire brands: MICHELIN, BFGOODRICH, UNIROYAL, BRIDGESTONE, FIRESTONE, TOYO, CONTINENTAL, GENERAL, GISLAVED, GOODYEAR, DUNLOP, COOPER, YOKOHAMA, PIRELLI, HANKOOK, LAUFENN and FALKEN. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice.


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