Welcome to Trail Tire Auto Centers Vernon 4612 27th Street, Vernon, British Columbia, V1T 4Y6


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About Us

Trail Tire Vernon is a proud, people-first organization dedicated to supporting customers and staff. Our commitment to exceptional care, clear communication, and respectful service helps give an outstanding experience to everyone who walks through our doors. We aim to empower our teams to create a positive, supportive work environment that translates into superior customer care.

Our core principles emphasize people over profits; valuing health, safety, and respect for the people at Trail Tire. We recognize the unique contributions of our team, customers, and suppliers who work together to make our work possible. Transparency and professionalism guide our interactions, as we believe in speaking the truth even when challenging. We go the extra mile to ensure our client’s vehicles leave our shop in better condition than when they arrived. Consistent communication is key; we keep clients promptly updated on their vehicle’s progress, address concerns, and provide reliable timelines. We want to earn your trust and be your go-to car mechanic and tire shop in Vernon, BC. Visit us today!

Our Services

At Trail Tire Vernon, we provide car repair services to keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely. Our skilled auto mechanics are dedicated to delivering high-quality care, ensuring each service meets the highest standards. We specialize in seasonal maintenance to keep your vehicle in peak condition year-round, including oil changes that ensure your engine runs efficiently. Wheel alignments and tire rotations enhance vehicle handling and extend tire life.

We also offer reliable brake services and battery testing, maintenance, and replacements for reliable starts. Our suspension services keep your ride smooth and advanced diagnostics quickly identify and fix issues. Preventative maintenance helps stop problems before they start, and our wide range of parts and accessories gives you options that work for your vehicle. Thorough motor vehicle inspections ensure safety standards are met, and our air conditioning and heating services keep you comfortable in any weather.

Whether you’re looking for new tires for sale in Vernon or need expert car repair, Trail Tire Vernon is here for you (and your car). We are dedicated to providing excellent service and working to keep your vehicle in the best possible condition.​​

Why Choose Trail Tire

Quality Products

Our products stand out because they are made with the finest materials. This ensures you get the best value for your money.


We have a team of experts who know our products inside and out. You can trust us to offer top-notch advice and guidance.

Customer Service

Our customer service is second to none. We make it a point to be available for you whenever you need help or have questions.

Competitive Pricing

We offer high-quality products at prices that won’t break the bank. Our goal is to make excellence affordable for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I find my tire size?

    You can find your tire size on the sidewall of your tire. You can also find it in your owner’s manual or on your driver’s side door sticker.

  • What does each number and letter on my tire size represent?

    Most vehicles have a tire size similar to /65R17 89H. The “P” is the tire type. The “255” represents the tire width. The “65” is the tiP225re’s aspect ratio in percentage form; it’s the height of the sidewall measured from the wheel rim to the top of the tread, expressed as a percentage of the tire width. The “R” stands for the construction type. The “17” is the wheel diameter. The “89” is the load index, and the “H” is the speed rating.

  • What is the difference between an all-season tire, winter tire, and all-weather tire?

    Each type of tire is designed to perform in different weather conditions. All-season tires perform best in temperatures above 7°C. Their rubber will not wear in high temperatures and their sipes are designed to provide traction in wet weather. Winter tires perform best in temperatures below 7°C. Their rubber stays pliable in cold temperatures and their deep sipes keep snow from decreasing your traction. All-weather tires are built for both cold and warm climates, but their sipes may not detract the snow as well as winter tires and their tread could wear down faster in warm temperatures compared to all-season tires.

  • How do I know if my tires need to be replaced?

    First, check your tread depth. If your tires are measuring 2/32” or less, then you need to replace your tires. You can also use a toonie to check your tread depth. When you place the toonie in the tread of your tires, if your tread only reaches part way into the letters, then it’s time for new tires. Secondly, remember that tires expire. If you look at your tire’s sidewall, you will see a DOT number. The first two numbers represent the week it was manufactured, and the second two numbers represent the year. When the tire reaches 6 – 10 years old, it’s important to have them inspected and verified that they are still safe to drive on.

  • Can my flat tire be repaired?

    We can inspect your tire to determine if the leak is repairable or if the tire needs to be replaced. If the puncture is too large, then a plug and patch may not fix the leak. If a flat tire has been driven on for too long or has sat for too long, we may not be able to repair it. If the puncture is too close to the sidewall, it may not be possible to repair it.

  • How often should I have my wheels aligned?

    You should have your wheel alignment checked once a year. After the check, we will determine if an alignment is required.

  • How often should I rotate my tires?

    You should get your tires rotated once every 10,000km or as recommended by your owner’s manual.

What our clients say

Welcome to Trail Tires Auto Centers Vernon, 4612 27th Street

Founded in 1968 by the Vanderhorst family, Trail Tire Vernon is your go-to spot for automotive needs. Matt Vanderhorst, the current owner, leads a skilled team. General Manager Gary Kopiak and Manager Nick Barnett help run the show. Most of their staff have spent a lifetime in the tire industry and eagerly answer your questions. In 2020, the business became Trail Tire. They offer a wide range of services, from auto repairs to PLT tires. Trust this experienced team for all your vehicle care.

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Services offered by Trail Tire Auto Centers Vernon

Advanced Diagnostics
Aftermarket Performance
Aftermarket Wheels
Air Conditioning & Heating
Auto Electrical Testing
Automotive Diagnostics
Factory Scheduled Maintenance
Full-Service Auto Repair
Lift Kits
Motor Vehicle Inspections
Oil Change
Out of Province Inspections
Parts & Accessories
Passenger/Light Truck Tire
Preventative Maintenance
Scheduled Engine Maintenance
Seasonal Maintenance
Tire Rotations
Tire Storage
TPMS Service
Trailer Service
Wheel Alignments

Contact Trail Tire Auto Centers Vernon

  • Address

    4612 27th Street, Vernon, British Columbia, V1T 4Y6

  • Telephone
  • Hours
    M T W Th F Sa : 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Su : Closed
  • Manager

    Nick Barnett

  • Amenities

    After Hours Key Drop
    Cold Water
    Credit Cards Accepted
    Hot Beverages
    Touchless Service