All Types of Passenger Tires
No matter what you drive – sedan, sports car, mini-van, crossover/SUV or light truck – the tire professionals at Tire Choice will help recommend the perfect brand name tire for your vehicle
- A strong and durable all-purpose-terrain tire providing competent all-terrain off-road capability, balanced with excellent on-road performance and designed for all weather conditions.
- A bold ultra-high performance tire offering all-season traction. Smart Technologies provide visual wear alerts, performance in all seasons and longer tread life. A smarter tire for a smarter driver.
- The all-season touring tire designed for a quiet, comfortable ride, all-season traction and enhanced with even treadwear and extended tread life.
As partners of the global logistics and transportation industry, we are deeply familiar with the various sectors of this industry. That’s why we know that cost-efficiency makes all the difference. optimized for specific conditions – for every need.
- Whether carrying cargo or passengers, trucks and buses are the lifeblood of the world's economy. With Tire Trade in truck and bus tires all options with full line-up of tires tailored to nearly every commercial us application, with high levels of safety, dependability, and cost-effectiveness for highway, city, on and/ or off-road, and winter driving conditions.
- With our tire brands for designed for light commercial vehicles. Heavy-duty, tough, and tested against extreme elements, you get the increased mileage and high durability you need in the tires that is adapted to your workload. Downtime on the job can cost you. Tire Trade fits your workload and keeps your business going.
From investing in dependable equipment to completing routine maintenance, you'll do whatever it takes to ensure downtime won't reduce your crew's productivity. To keep your operation moving, we manufacture our tires with heavy-duty materials for maximum service life.
You can also match a tire to your site conditions to enhance your crew's productivity. That's because we design, test and manufacture tires to fit many equipment types and applications, including skid-steer loaders, dump trucks and graders. You can even pair tires for your site's group conditions — from grassy turf to rugged aggregate.
RADIAL OR BIAS — YOU DECIDE
It’s not about which is better, bias or radial, but about what works best for your specific application. We believe contractors like choices, which is why Tire Trade offers a full line of both bias and radial tires to help you get the job done, no matter what the setting.
• Better suited for short distances
• Greater vehicle stability
• Greater cut resistance on the sidewall
• Improved self-cleaning
• Excellent tread wear
• Longer tread life
• Better suited for longer distances
• Greater puncture resistance in the tread area
• Greater traction
Forklift Tires Options
Forklift tires are available in three types: Cushion, Solid Pneumatic and Air Pneumatic.
Are composed of solid rubber and are directly pressed onto the wheel. They sit lower to the ground and offer a smaller turning radius, which provides an advantage in maneuverability. Cushion Tires are primarily suited for indoor or paved applications use as they can struggle on uneven surfaces like gravel.
Pneumatic Tires (Solid)
Are designed of solid rubber, much like a cushion tire and are the most common tire on the market today. Solid pneumatic tires are commonly used for a combination of indoor and outdoor applications. However, solid pneumatic tires do not offer the same comfortable ride a cushion tire does across paved surfaces. The initial investment is higher, but they are practically indestructible and have a very long life.
AirPneumatic Tires (Air Filled)
Are designed of rubber, but are air filled much like a car or truck tire. They have a deep tread and are made of strong, long-lasting rubber material. These tires are better for rough, outdoor terrain.
Although tires are an important component to the operation of the forklift, other options must be reviewed and considered before you make your purchase
Battery types options
- AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) batteries are becoming more popular with modern vehicles as the demand for higher CCA (cold cranking amps) & RC (reserve charge) increases. AGM batteries are just like flooded lead acid batteries, except their electrolyte is absorbed and held in glass mats, as opposed to freely flooding the plates. There is no excess electrolyte in an AGM, so they are able to operate in any orientation (even upside down!), without ever having to worry about spillage.
- All AGM batteries are VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) in design, and tend to run a slightly higher than atmospheric internal pressure. This pressure is controlled by an inbuilt valve regulator. When installed internally (in the boot or inside the cabin), a vent tube must be connected. Vent tubes must not be kinked in any way, and must vent outside the vehicle.
- Conventional low-maintenance batteries use grids of lead-antimony which is readily available, inexpensive, easy to cast, and used to produce rechargeable batteries that offer efficiency and low cost. In a calcium battery the antimony is totally substituted with calcium in all plates. This results in double the shelf life and virtually no gassing in the battery, resulting in less maintenance.
- Calcium batteries do require a higher charge voltage (nominally 15 volts) to achieve the same level of charge as a normal antimony battery. They also require a periodic equalisation cycle to help maintain optimum operating condition. When installed in a vehicle designed for an antimony battery (i.e. a traditional 12 volt system which charges at 14 volts) the battery will only achieve 85% state of charge.
Deep cycle battery
- A deep-cycle battery is a lead-acid battery designed to be regularly deeply discharged, using most of its capacity. In contrast, starter batteries (e.g. most automotive batteries) are designed to deliver short, high current bursts for cranking the engine, and to be frequently discharged of only a very small part of their capacity.
- Deep cycle batteries have much thicker plates than a regular automotive battery and are designed to be discharged down as much as 80% time after time. The major difference between a true deep cycle battery and others is that the plates are solid lead plates - not sponge. This gives less surface area and therefore less "instant" power which starting batteries need.
Spiral coil battery
- A spiral coil battery is an AGM battery, but with a different construction. Like conventional AGMs, it is a high output battery, and is often found in high performance or off road vehicles that require extra torque for starting. Positive and negative plates are rolled together with a thin layer of absorbed glass mat in between providing more surface area and therefore produce higher current carrying capacity. These batteries are more resistant to excessive vibration, heat and higher charge rates. The spiral battery can have a shelf life up to 18 months without affecting starting ability.
Gelled batteries, or "gel cells" contain acid that has been "gelled" by the addition of silica gel, turning the acid into a solid mass that looks like hard jelly. The advantage of these batteries is that it is impossible to spill acid even if they are broken. The disadvantage is that they must be charged at a slower charge rate to prevent overheating. Excess heat will turn the “gel” into a liquid, damaging the cells. Gel batteries are often found in golf buggies, back up for house alarms and electric toys. There is a caution - gel cell batteries cannot be fast charged on a conventional automotive charger or they may be permanently damaged.
The Basics Behind Tire Repair Services at The Tire Trade
- There are many hazards that can make tires less effective and more of a danger to drivers and passengers. It is not uncommon for a sharp stone, nail, or other pointed piece of debris to puncture a tire. Because flat tires are dangerous to use, it is advised that motorists only drive on them in extreme circumstances, such as when they need to reach safety from a busy highway. It is also important to note that the longer a driver uses a flat tire, the more unlikely it becomes that a tire repair service can be performed. This is because riding on a flat tire for too long can cause irrevocable damage to the tire. As the tire deflates, the wheel will come into closer contact with the ground, potentially damaging the rim. It is important to understand that tire repair is time sensitive. The sooner you are able to bring a lightly to moderately damaged tire in for repair, the more likely it is that the tire can be saved.
The Basics Behind Computerized Wheel Balancing Services at The Tire Trade
- Professionals use computerized wheel balancers to pinpoint weight differentiation within a tire and wheel assembly. Computerized wheel balancers are highly accurate machines that identify the weight distribution problem areas within an assembly. Ideally, a tire and its wheel should complement one-another, with both maintaining an equal amount of weight throughout the assembly. In a perfect assembly, air will be even throughout the tire, and the wheel will be perfectly round in shape. However, tires and wheels are nearly never perfect. In fact, some tire manufacturers mark the lightest part of a tire so that drivers can easily match it to the heaviest part of the wheel. Both time and normal tire and wheel usage will also gradually add imbalance to a tire and wheel assembly’s weight distribution. The smallest difference in weight within an assembly can cause a great amount of damage and annoyance. A computerized wheel balancing service will return the balance of your car or truck’s wheels to factory specifications.
The Basics Behind Tire Purchase & Tire Installation Services at The Tire Trade
- When tires are completely worn or unable to meet a driver’s needs, the tire purchasing and installation process usually follows. The specific reasons why a motorist might want to purchase new tires when the current set of tires isn't worn will vary. A vehicle towing heavy weight will need tires with a high load rating. If a vehicle is driven in an area with heavy rain, the driver might prefer to purchase new tires that offer a better traction rating. During our tire purchase and installation service, our service staff will conduct a thorough investigation of your driving needs to help guarantee the best possible set of tires for your car or truck. Once a driver buys the new tires, they will need to be correctly installed on the vehicle. Contact us today to learn more about our tire offerings or feel free to browse our online tire catalog.
The Basics Behind Tire Rotation Services at The Tire Trade
- Our tire rotation service involves changing the position of a vehicle’s tires in order to reduce massive tread differentiation between them. Tires tend to exhibit differing amounts of tread wear, because each tire does not deal with exactly the same types or amounts of stress as its companions. Motorists rotate their tires because this is an effective way to deal with uneven tread wear. By alternating tires according to tire rotation patterns, drivers can help distribute tread wear more evenly and reduce uneven tread wear. Depending upon the type of vehicle a motorist drives and the type of tires on the vehicle, the tire rotation pattern may vary. Rotation experts may exchange the front tires with one-another, switch the rear tires with one-another, or swap the front and rear tires. If the vehicle has a full-size matching spare tire, it may also be included in the rotation cycle.
Our teammates are some of the most knowledgeable and helpful professionals in the industry. They have one mission to help you maintain your vehicle as if it were their own.