High-performance tires
for winter and summer

Tire changes and sales

Tire balancing. Tire storage. Tire installation.

Your car will start if it has an engine, but it won’t go anywhere if it doesn’t have four tires. That’s why the Pneus Groupe Unik tire shop carries a vast selection of tires of every major brand. Whether you need tires for your fleet of trucks or for your family vehicle, we offer wholesale and retail tire sales at competitive prices. For automobiles, trucks or trailers: we have the tires you need.

Do you think you’ll save money by hanging on to your old tires a little longer? You better think again! Not only are you risking your safety and that of everyone else on the road, but you’re also using more gasoline. Get into the habit of buying new tires before your old ones become too worn. At Pneus Groupe Unik, we’re here to help you choose the ones that are right for you.

Brands offered at Pneus Groupe Unik

Tire changes

With the changing seasons come changing tires. No one’s immune to it. In Quebec, December 1 is the deadline for putting on your winter tires, while March 15 marks the return to your summer tires.

We offer tire installation, tire balancing and wheel alignment in addition to tire storage service in our heated garage. During the peak seasons, we are open for extended hours (including Saturday afternoons) so we can serve you better. Don’t wait until the last minute!

Tire storage
Starting at $48 per season

There’s no need to lug your tires around or clutter up your shed: we offer tire storage service in a special heated section of our garage.

We answer the most frequently asked questions regarding tires.

How can I tell if my tires are worn?

Once the tread of your tires is flush with the tread wear indicators that are positioned crosswise at the base of the grooves, it’s time for a tire change. You can also do a test using a nickel or quarter. Place the coin in one of the grooves. If using a nickel, insert it with the Queen’s head pointing downward; if using a quarter, insert it with the caribou facing downward. If the tread doesn’t reach the top of Queen Elizabeth’s head or if you can see the tip of the caribou’s nose, your tire is worn.

When changing tires, do you balance them, as well?

Yes, when we mount them on your rims. The tires and wheels should always be balanced to prevent the vehicle from vibrating and to prevent the tires from wearing prematurely. Balancing consists of evenly distributing the weight of the tire and wheel. Some people confuse balancing with alignment, which consists of calibrating the suspension components so that the position, angle and movement of the wheels conform to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Is it necessary to have my wheels aligned when I have my tires changed?

We strongly recommend it because poorly aligned wheels negatively affect the way your vehicle drives, leading to wear and tear on the tires and increased fuel consumption. To learn more about wheel alignment, click here.

Why are some tires more expensive than others?

Several criteria come into play in determining the price of a tire, including its size, brand and durability, the quality of the rubber, the braking effectiveness and the specific type (winter, summer, studded, etc.). We can advise you regarding your choice of tires, based on the type of vehicle you have, the way you use it and the way you drive.

What brands of tires do you offer?

We sell such major brands as Michelin, Uniroyal, BF Goodrich, Dunlop, Hankook, Goodyear, Toyo Tires, Yokohama, Pirelli, Firestone, Federal Tires and Nokian Tyres.

Do you have any current promotions on tire sales?

To find out about the current promotions and discounts at Pneus Groupe Unik in Dorval, consult the Promotions section on the homepage of our website at https://pneuunik.com/en/#promotions.

How can I distinguish a winter tire?

The tread of a winter tire has numerous slats designed to grip the road. Winter tires must also be branded with a pictograph showing a peaked mountain with a snowflake in the middle.

Can I keep my winter tires on all year round?

While it isn’t prohibited by law, it’s strongly discouraged. Winter tires are specially designed to provide maximum efficiency in winter conditions (ice, snow, temperatures below 7° C, etc.). In rainy conditions, on the other hand, winter tires increase the risk of hydroplaning.

Is there any advantage to having separate rims for my summer and winter tires?

If you have one set of rims for your summer tires and another set for your winter tires, you’ll pay less when you swap them out each season since they’re already mounted. So the question really boils down to how long you plan on keeping your current vehicle.

Where should I store my tires?

We recommend storing your tires in an area that’s warm, clean, dry and away from excessive heat, sunlight and moisture (it isn’t advisable to store them in a shed, for example). At Pneus Groupe Unik in Dorval, we offer secure tire storage services. To learn more, click here.

Do you have any additional questions? Our team of professional mechanics will be happy to answer them. Call us at 514 683-1961.

We have the tires you need

When the time comes to change your tires or buy new ones, come to Pneus Groupe Unik, your tire shop in Dorval.