Good 2 Go Tirecraft Squamish

Good 2 Go Tirecraft Squamish is an independently-owned location of TIRECRAFT, a Canadian founded and operated business specializing in providing superior tires, wheels, accessories and automotive services through independently owned locations nation-wide. Our extensive range of products and services backed by superior expertise mean you can rely on TIRECRAFT for trustworthy advice, honest suggestions and competitive prices. We provide more than tires! Our skilled technicians can help you maintain your vehicle and address any mechanical issues, from minor tune-ups to major engine work. We provide mechanic services for cars and trucks, including batteries, oil changes, brakes, alignment and more. Whether it be application passenger and light truck, to trailers and ATV’s, TIRECRAFT quality parts and workmanship will always fit the right tire and service to you!

Question: How are you supporting other local businesses?
Answer: We definitely use small local businesses whenever we can. It’s just nice to give the money to a neighbouring business, someone who’s also from the community. For our signage we use Supreme Visual Signs, a local guy in a shop nearby. We do our banking with local credit union BlueShore Financial based in North Vancouver. At the Squamish branch the people are so nice, it’s like I’m not even in a bank. Or like other banks are doing it wrong and they are doing it right. My mother in law does the accounting work, so that’s very local! We bought our computers from a Squamish business called Better Computing. They also do all our tech trouble-shooting too. I like to support them, but it’s good for the business too – I don’t want to go into a big box store and get hosed on the price and then have no after sale service. We just started advertising this year and we’re using a local bus shelter advertising company Actuate. We also use a Langley company Treads West for retreading some of the tires.
Most of our inventory isn’t made in Canada, but I do get most of my parts from Lordco, a Canadian distributor. They started in Maple Ridge and are big now, but still a private company and based in B.C. Most of our tires come from National Tire Distributors (NTD) Canada based in Ontario.

Question: What social and environmental practices are you proud of?

Answer: I try to be a great employer, and treat my staff well. I provide them with full benefits through the Squamish Chamber, and I pay 100% of their MSP premiums too. It’s just something else I can do that helps them so there’s not one more thing out of pocket for them. I shut down the shop for two weeks at Christmas, and all staff get that as paid time off. I also take the staff out for lunch every Friday. It’s a nice weekly “hey, thanks for working hard”, and helps us all transition into the weekend nicely.

We support local groups – mostly the Squamish Offroad Cycling Association (SORCA) . They do a “Tooney Tuesday” trail riding event to fund trail maintenance, and we sponsor the food after. We host a BBQ at the shop with a next door neighbour auto body shop. About 150-300 people show up, and we do it twice a year. So many of our customers are mountain bikers, so it makes a lot of sense for us to give back to an organization that supports that community.

We recycle everything we can from the shop, including our oil and coolant. Nothing goes to the landfill except plastics. Another thing we do is help extend the life of logging truck tires by retreading them. Treads West puts new rubber treads on the old casing. This prevents the purchase of cheap new tires from offshore, and the reuse of the existing product.