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The Affinity Touring tire has the tire looks without the premium price. Solid center rib coupled with optimized shoulder element angle and shape delivers a quiet ride. Wide flow-through grooves contribute to good wet performance.

† Prorated replacement if warranted mileage not attained; actual tread life my vary. Certain restrictions and limitations may apply. Ask your retailer for details.
†† Replacement at no charge (excluding taxes and disposal fees) if your Firestone tire becomes unusable for any reason within the manufacturer’s control for up to 3 years from date of purchase or 4 years from date of manufacture, whichever is to the owner’s advantage. Certain restrictions and limitations may apply.
‡ Original proof of purchase required to take advantage of the 30 Day Test Drive. Tires must be returned within 30 days of purchase. Does not apply to tires supplied as original equipment on new vehicles.


Business Owner

John has been in the tire and automotive industry for the past 36 years after obtaining his licence in 1982. He is aircare certified, a provincial vehicle inspector, and a SEMA certified Tire & Custom wheel specialist. John along with Wendy Chilton, his wife of 28 years, are the owners of Route 99 Tire & Auto Centre LTD and have owned Grandview Tire & Auto Centre LTD (Vancouver) for 24 years.
My interests are..
John enjoys his 1988 Camaro IROC-Z (Former Players GM Series) and a frame restoration/modifing 1981 Malibu with his son Ryan Chilton.
My favorite things are..
John loves to travel, mostly cruising.


Business Owner

Wendy has spend the past 25 years working along side with her husband, John Chilton, at Grandview Tire & Auto Centre LTD (Vancouver) as the “CFO”. Wendy’s skills are in marketing and enjoys chatting with some of our long-time customers.
My interests are..
Wendy enjoys relaxing and travelling.
My favorite things are..
Wendy loves arranging travel plans for her family & friends.
(Where are we off to now?)


Store Manager

Ed has worked at Grandview Tire & Auto for 15+ years. Ed graduated from Vancouver Tech High School in 1979 and attended Langara College in 1981. He is a SEMA Certified Tire & Custom Wheel Specialist as well as an ASE Certified Automotive Service Consultant. Ed is married to his wife Gerri and they have a son Jordan.
My interests are..
Ed has a passion for fixing and hot rodding cars, music, playing guitar & saxophone, and animals.
My favorite things are..
Ed enjoys playing hockey & coaching minor hockey in Aldergrove, autocrossing, and practical jokes (April Fool’s Day is his favourite day).


Senior Service Technician

Dave Started in the automotive industry at a young age at his father’s Shell Gas Station on South Grandville Street. Dave obtained his Automotive Technician Training at BCIT in 1984 and most recently completed training on hybrid vehicles. Dave also attends an advanced diagnostics and drivability focus group on a monthly basis.
My interests are..
Dave enjoys mountain biking (riding to work weather permitted), snowboarding, and coaching kids soccer.
My favorite things are..
Dave enjoys spending time with wife Ruby, children Max & Mia, and friends.


Service Technician

Hector joined Grandview Tire & Auto after many years at Midas Auto Service. Hector graduated with a management major from BSBA of the Philippines and obtained his Automotive Service Technician training at Steinberg College of Surrey B.C. Hector is happily married with two daughters.
My interests are..
Hector enjoys playing basketball and playing poker.
My favorite things are..
Hector enjoys camping, crabbing, and fishing. He loves going out for family picnics, watching car races & drifting, and fixing cars.