60 Years of Service
1956 - 2016
Winnipeg Tire Retailer West End Tire
One of Manitoba's many family owned businesses, West End Tire opened its first location in 1956 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has been serving Manitoba and Western Canada for 60 years by providing high quality new and retreaded tires, auto repair and maintenance for Canadians ever since.
Our trusted brands include:
- Double Coin
Our line of splice-free, retreaded tires have seen continued improvement over the past sixty years, as we have maintained our commitment to providing great quality tires at the lowest cost to both the environment, and our customers.
West Tire has grown over the years. In addition to a network of tire wholesale dealers and resellers, we now operate two tire service and mechanical centers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which include 24/7 mobile emergency and repair service. We also operate a retread plant offering Ringtread splice free retreads.
1956 - First location opens at the corner Rutland St. & Portage Ave. Winnipeg Manitoba.
1959 - Primary location moved to 1100 Wall St.
1969 - Primary location moved to the corner of Fort St. & St. Mary Ave.
1988 - Head Office location opened at 1991 Dugald Road.
2001 - 2nd location opened, in Winnipeg at 1826 Brookside Blvd.
West End Tire Environmental Initiatives
West End Tire has a truck tire retread plant in Winnipeg. Retreading is also known as “recap’, or “remold” which is a re-manufacturing process for tires that replaces the tread on worn truck tires. Tread rubber is applied to casings of worn tires that have been inspected and repaired. It preserves about 90% of the material in worn tires and material cost is about 20% compared to manufacturing a new tire.
Retreading is very environmentally friendly. Retreading conserves oil. The synthetic rubber components in a new truck tire contains 83 litres of oil. Retreading the same tires uses only 26 litres of oil. Every year in Canada, the use of retreads saves millions of litres of oil. Millions of tires that would end up in tire piles or landfills continue their useful lives for thousands of kilometer more.
Tire Stewardship Recycling
West End Tire is a proud member of the Tire Stewardship of Manitoba (TSM) organization. TSM is a non-profit industry organization formed to manage the scrap tire recycling program on behalf of tire recyclers in Manitoba. For more information see www.tirestewardshipmb.ca or visit our Facebook page for tire recycling ideas.
OTR Tire Repairs
Costly disposal of scrap tires is a recognized industry problem. West End Tire repair solutions dramatically extend life spans and can make a real impact. This too keep tires out of landfills.