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Mertin is the home of Tires At Cost!

Whether you spend your time driving in the Greater Vancouver Area or driving the back roads of the Fraser Valley, tires are the single most important safety feature on your car. They are the only thing that connects the car to the road and life-saving technologies like anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control cannot do their job if the tires don't have a good grip on the road.

For those that don't live in the Fraser Valley, you might be surprised at just how much you can save on your next set of tires by taking a quick trip out to Chilliwack and visiting a Mertin dealership. We offer all of our tires at cost in addition to our 30-day price match guarantee.



With the current exchange rate in favour of the American Dollar, now is the perfect time to source your next set of tires from Canada. With strong US Dollar combined with Mertin's Tires at Cost 30-Day Price Match Guarantee you'll save more than you thought possible on your next tire purchase. After the exchange rate and any applicable discounts, A 60-MINUTE DRIVE OR LESS COULD SAVE YOU HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS when you buy your tires from Mertin. If you live near Lynden or Bellingham, Washington, you will certainly appreciate this!

Don't forget, we offer Tires at Cost on all tires - specialty orders, major brands and nearly any tire that we can bring in. Give us a call toll-free at 1-877-MERTINS (637-8467) or check out our online Tire Store by clicking HERE and start saving today!

Summer Tires

Summer tires have a dedicated rubber compound that delivers excellent grip and handling on both dry and wet roads in warmer conditions.

All-Season Tires

All-season tires combine characteristics of both summer and winter tires into a hybrid solution with the benefits of both.

Winter Tires

Winter tires provide outstanding grip on road surfaces covered with snow and ice, as well as wet roads in cold conditions.

When the time comes to shop for tires, many people go to the dealership or their local mechanic -- but these businesses often carry a limited number of brands or tire models. Here at Mertin GM we are a full-service tire dealer and we carry a wide range of brand names and will be familiar with local weather and road conditions. Talk to our service advisors about the type of driving you do and get our recommendations.
Tires, like most things in life, are a trade-off. Performance tires tend to wear out faster, while tires that give a more comfortable ride may be less agile in the corners.
New tires generally grip the road better than tires that have some miles on them. It's best to replace all four tires at once, but if you must replace them in pairs, put the new tires on the back (regardless of whether the car is front- or rear-wheel-drive). This will help the car retain its stability and predictability in a panic swerve. (Older tires on the rear will make the car more likely to spin out.) Rotating the tires every 10,000 to 12,000 kilometers will ensure that they wear at the same rate, allowing you to get the most return on your investment and ensure that all four tires will be ready for replacement at the same time. NEVER replace a single tire -- if a tire is damaged and cannot be repaired, replace it as well as its mate on the other side of the car.
Most cars come with all-season tires. Imagine using the same pair of shoes for jogging, hiking, tramping through snow, and ballet dancing, and you'll understand the problem inherent with all-season tires. If you live where it snows, buy a set of proper snow tires (also known as winter tires) and use them in the winter. All-season tires are designed to handle all weather conditions, but they aren't optimized for any particular one. Snow tires are designed for one thing and one thing only: Keeping your car going where you point it when temperatures are low and the roads are covered in snow and ice. By using snow tires in the winter, you can opt for a "summer" tire better suited to your tastes -- be that a quieter, more comfortable ride, better handling, improved rain performance or longer tread-life.
Cheap, poorly-designed tires can make for longer stopping distances and less control in an emergency maneuver. All tires have traction ratings (AA, A, B or C) stamped right on the tire itself -- buy tires with an A or AA rating.
As with most things, a name brand on a tire costs more. Well-known name brands do tend to provide a consistently high level of quality, but there are lesser-known tire manufacturers that produce excellent products at lower prices. Recommendations from a tire dealer you trust are a great way to find good tires.
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) tires are the ones fitted to your car at the factory, but buying the same type of tire as a replacement isn't always the best choice. Manufacturers look for a tire that will provide acceptable performance in all conditions from Okanagan summers to Alberta winters. They may choose a tire that emphasizes comfort over handling or handling over tread life. As a consumer, you can do better by shopping around.