Our Tire Centre at Terra Nova Buick GMC

Unfortunately, most people don’t think about their tires until they’re stuck on the side of the road trying to remember how to get the donut and jack out of the back of their car. Nobody is a bigger advocate for tires and their importance to the safe handling of an automobile than us. Getting the most out of a set of tires means finding properly sized and designed options to handle the conditions the driver will encounter. The Terra Nova Buick GMC Tire Centre exists solely to help people find the equipment they need, at a price they can afford.

Tire Finder at Terra Nova Buick GMC

Like anything else in the automotive industry, vehicle owners face no shortage of choices when it comes to buying a new set of tires. The tire finder tool on our website deftly guides vehicle owners directly to the equipment they’re looking for, by starting with broad categories for tires, wheels, and other packages. From that point, buyers will start to narrow down the options for their specific vehicle by filtering through, model year, the vehicle’s make and model. With just a few clicks, shoppers can easily scroll through their options on almost any device that can be connected to the internet. Start your journey toward a new set of tires using the tool below.

30-Day Tire Price Match Guarantee

There isn’t much that’s more frustrating than buying a big-ticket item and finding it at a lower price, seemingly the next day. The people working at the Terra Nova Buick GMC Parts Department understand this frustration and do their best to mitigate it with our 30-day price match guarantee. If you buy a set of tires from a qualifying tire manufacturer and you find a lower price within 30 days, we’ll refund you the difference.

Qualifying tire brands include:

BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Firestone,
General, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Michelin, Pirelli, Uniroyal and Kumho. Brands not listed here are not eligible for the tire price match program.

Which Offers are Eligible for Price Matching?

In order for people to take advantage of our 30-day price match guarantee, the following conditions must be met:

  • The lower price must be found on a valid advertisement, written estimate or internet quote for the identical set of tires you bought from Terra Nova Buick GMC.
  • When we say an identical set of tires, that means the tires in the qualifying ad must be an exact match for the brand, tire line, size, load rating, and speed rating.
  • The qualifying ad can come from another tire-seller that is within a 100-km radius of Terra Nova Buick GMC, this applies to online tire quotes as well.
  • The competitive price match must occur within 30 days of purchasing the original set of tires.

*To redeem the 30-day price match guarantee, the customer must be a resident of Canada. The price match applies only to the cost of the tires and does not include installation.

30 Day Tire Price Match

Winter Tires Vs. All-Season Tires Vs. Summer Tires

When shopping for a new set of tires, one of the first determinations you’ll need to make is, what kind of surfaces you’ll be traveling on and at what time of year. Driving on snow and ice is just part of life in our part of the world. But those conditions change with the seasons. What kind of tires are the best ones to have? Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Let’s take a look at the three main categories of tires, winter, all-season and summer. Each of them has something special to offer vehicle owners.

Winter Tires

It takes special equipment to safely handle a Newfoundland winter. Winter tires use specially formulated rubber compounds that remain soft and able to grip snow- or ice-covered road surfaces when the temperatures are well below freezing. Sipes are small slits cut into the edges of a winter that are designed to channel water away from the treads and toss it behind the vehicle using the rotational force of the tire. For additional traction in slippery conditions, studded tires are available that actually employ small metal spikes to dig into the ice.

All-Season Tires

Most vehicles arrive at dealership showrooms like Terra Nova Buick GMC with all season tires wrapped around the wheels. This type of tire is designed to be safe and effective in a broad range of conditions. Most people will have no issue using this type of tires when the temperatures are moderate and rain is the predominant kind of precipitation. However, when temps dip below 7° C, the rubber on all-season tires becomes stiff and loses effectiveness in slippery conditions.

Summer Tires

As the name implies, summer tires are designed to be used in the summer when the pavement is warm and dry. The most common reason people use summer tires is because of their low rolling resistance which helps with fuel economy, although many high-performance tires also fall into this category. Because the tires are designed to have as little contact with the road surface as possible to promote fuel efficiency, these tires are not recommended for cold, snowy, or icy conditions.
Tires are so vitally important to safe driving that we can’t recommend enough a stop at Terra Nova Buick GMC to find the perfect set to meet the needs of your car, truck or SUV. Make an appointment with us, today.