At Watkin Motors Ford, tires are our business. With all major brand name tires, and thousands available at our in town warehouse, all your tire needs will always be met. All-Season, All-Weather, Summer, Highway, Touring, Performance, All-Terrain, Mud-Terrain, Sport Truck, and Winter. We carry them all! All vehicle makes & models are welcome! We also do custom aftermarket wheels and tires! If you can't find exactly what you are looking for, call our Parts Department directly to place your custom order. 250-545-0615

FAQ | What You Need To Know About Your Vehicle’s Tires

I need new tires. How do I check what size I need?
In order to check what size of tires you need, you can find the tire size located right on the tire. Normally, it is displayed on the side of the tire, with the model number beginning with a P or LT. For instance, on the 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat the stock tire number is LT275/65R18C.

You can also look at the placard on the driver’s side door. In most vehicles, the placard is placed inside the doorjamb. The placard outlines valuable information, including the tires’ stock size. The stock size refers to the size of tires your vehicle came equipped with when it was purchased.
Why do I need to change my tires?
It is important to change your tires regularly for safety and performance.
When should I put on my winter tires?
Experts recommend changing your winter tires when the weather drops to 7 degrees celsius. It is important to research and be familiar with provincial laws regarding winter tire requirements, especially when travelling through mountain passes.
It is important to research provincial laws regarding winter tire requirements, especially when travelling through mountain passes.
When is it time to switch to my all-season/summer tires?
Once the weather goes above 7 degrees celsius, it is time to take your winter tires off and put on your all-season/summer tires.
Where is the best place to store my tires?
In order to keep your tires in their best condition, it is important you store them in a dry, cool place that is away from the sun.
Can I order tires through Watkin Motors Ford?
Yes you can! Watkin Motors Ford offers an array of brand name tires such as Goodyear, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Pirelli and more, with thousands available in the dealership's town warehouse.

Please contact your local Okanagan Ford Dealer - Watkin Motor Ford's Parts Professionals for further assistance.