OUR HISTORY

It happens thousands of times every week in Canada—a Kal Tire team member helps a driver with their tires, wheels or vehicle—and every interaction is a chance to share our expertise and get drivers safely on their way.

To say we know and love tires—and the communities we serve—is an understatement.

Across Canada, our retail stores have become a beacon for drivers in need of everything from flat repairs and new winter tires to alignments and custom wheels. Why do we have so many loyal customers? Because drivers know they can count on us for genuine service and the best selection of trusted brands. We’re also passionate about all things tires and vehicles, and we want to help drivers love tires too. That’s why we also offer oil changes, brake service, tire storage, purchase financing and online appointment bookings.

From our humble beginnings in 1953 with our founder, Tom Foord, opening a single service station in Vernon, BC, Kal Tire has grown to include 250 retail and commercial stores from British Columbia to Ontario, warehouses across Canada, and 10 retread manufacturing plants. Today, Kal Tire is Canada’s largest independent tire dealer and one of North America’s largest commercial tire dealers. Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group is an international leader in mining tire service and supply, serving more than 150 mine sites across five continents. Around the world, we employ more than 6,500 team members.

Wherever we have a store, site or facility, we have teams that care just as much about helping customers get in the right tires as we do about driving positive change in our communities. We’re proud to support local charities and projects, and we promote tire recycling and retreading—creating a circular economy with the next generation of drivers in mind.

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