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If you are looking for an expert tire shop in Tucson, look no further than BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers! Our technicians are not just automotive experts—they are truly Tucson’s tire experts, as well. Whether your vehicle is a high-performance luxury ride, an off-road beast, a daily driver, or something in between, we can get you the best new tires for your vehicle—guaranteed. Our manufacturer-trained experts can help you find the right balance between price and longevity without sacrificing quality and without breaking the bank.
BRAKEmax is proud to carry tires from all major manufacturers such as Dunlop Tires and Goodyear.
Check out our convenient online tool below to shop for new tires by tire size, vehicle, or even your license plate number. You’ll be able to see a variety of quality tire options that fit your specific vehicle, as well as the latest deals directly from tire manufacturers.
Have questions about which tires might be the best for your vehicle? Stop by or call your nearest BRAKEmax location to speak to one of our knowledgeable associates about our selection of affordable tires—you’ll be glad you did!
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We Make High-Quality Tires as Affordable as Possible
Getting high-quality tires that can be trusted on your vehicle should not be something you struggle to afford. That is why, at BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers, we strive to make new tires as affordable as possible.
One way we do that is with frequent tire deals. With our Manager’s Specials, you can take advantage of these incredibly affordable tire prices.
Need to buy new tires but don’t have the money? Use the Goodyear Credit Card provided by BRAKEmax for special financing options on your tires. See an associate for details on how to take advantage of this easy payment plan.
The BRAKEmax Low Price Promise
BRAKEmax has a low price promise which means, quite simply, that we will not be undersold. If you are shopping for tires and come across a lower price, bring in the locally advertised price, and we will match it. Combining the low price promise with the best service in the business means that you can’t go wrong with BRAKEmax—More than brakes… complete car (and tire) care!
Top-Quality Professional Tire Services
Our ASE-certified technicians can not only help ensure that you have the best new tires for your vehicle (and budget), but they can also take care of important tire maintenance services. Each BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers location offers new tire installation and mounting, as well as:
Tire Balancing in Tucson
A properly balanced tire ensures that the weight is evenly distributed around the entire diameter of your wheel. This is important in helping to avoid excessive vibration and uneven tread wear, which can lead to a need for tire repair or even early replacement.
Tire Rotation in Tucson
Your vehicle’s tires wear at varying rates. Regular tire rotations will ensure that your tires wear more evenly, extending the life of the tire tread. The best routine to follow is to have your tires rotated at the same time as each oil change.
Wheel Alignment in Tucson
Uneven tire wear can also be minimized when your vehicle’s wheels are in proper alignment. A wheel alignment service ensures that your wheels or tires are in the proper position relative to each other and the road and that they are spinning optimally. Your vehicle’s alignment should be checked at least once a year or after hitting a pothole, curb, or other obstacle.
We’ve Got You Covered with Emergency Roadside Assistance
When you purchase new tires from any of our BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers locations, you can rest easy knowing that, if you need emergency roadside assistance, we’ve got you covered.
How to Extend the Life of New Tires
Brand-new tires can definitely be an investment. But having good tires on your vehicle is a necessity for both its handling and your safety on the road. By being mindful of a few things and including your tires in your preventative maintenance routine, you can help keep your tires in good shape longer.
Some of the Ways You Can Extend the Life of Your Tires:
1. Check Your Tires’ Air Pressure Regularly
Maintaining proper air pressure is one of the easiest ways to extend the life of tire tread. Improper air pressure can increase the wear and tear on your tires and increase the risk of a blowout. It can also increase stopping distance, cause sluggish handling, and reduce your fuel mileage. So, ensuring that your tires are at the proper pressure not only helps extend the life of your tires, but also ensures your vehicle’s safety, and saves you money at the pump.
2. Rotate the Tires Every 5,000 Miles
In most cases, only two wheels “drive” the vehicle at a time, which naturally causes uneven tire wear. On front-wheel-drive vehicles, the front tires wear faster, and on rear-wheel-drive vehicles, the back tires will wear faster. All-wheel drive vehicles can also see uneven wear when they routinely shift the drive from one wheel to another. Having your tires rotated to different positions on the vehicle roughly every 5,000 miles will help even out tread wear and help your tires last longer.
3. Keep Your Tires Balanced
Every wheel assembly has a heavy spot in it. No tire is perfect, even when brand new, and even a tiny difference in weight can cause vibration and uneven wear while driving. Having your tires’ balancing checked regularly will help ensure this doesn’t happen. As the tires wear, the tiny weights used to balance the tire may need to be changed or moved. When you are having your tires rotated, it’s also a great time to get them balanced.
4. Have Your Alignment Checked Twice a Year
The smallest misalignment of your vehicle can increase uneven tread wear and reduce fuel efficiency. So, the best routine is to have your vehicle’s wheel alignment checked every six months. Hitting a large pothole or curb can also knock the alignment out, so if that happens bring your vehicle in to be checked ASAP. An alignment problem can cause your vehicle to actively pull to one side or cause the steering wheel to vibrate.
5. Be Mindful of Your Driving Habits
When tires are squealing, that sound you hear is the rubber of the tread being left on the road. Grinding them on curves does just as much damage. So, if you want your tires to last, be mindful of your driving habits, and take it easy on the road. This is especially true on bad roads or broken pavement.
BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers in Tucson is the One-Stop Tire Shop You Can Count On
With multiple convenient locations throughout the Tucson area, BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers is the local tire shop you can count on not only for all of your tire needs but for any other auto service you may need, as well. Book your appointment online today!
Have questions? Call us now at (888) 334-7449.
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Tucson Tire Shop FAQs
What do all of the letters and numbers on the tire’s sidewall mean?
The chain of letters and numbers stamped onto the tire’s sidewall is where you’ll find important information like the type and size of the tire. The first letter in the chain indicates the tire type. A “P” indicates a passenger tire, while an “LT” indicates a light truck tire.
After the first letter(s), you’ll see three numbers before a slash. These numbers indicate the width of the tire tread, or section width, in millimeters. Then, after the slash and before the “R” are two numbers that indicate the aspect ratio. This is expressed as the percentage of the tire tread that is the sidewall; the larger this number, the larger the sidewall. Finally, the last two numbers after the “R” indicate the rim’s diameter in inches.
As an example, let’s say that the series of letters and numbers on a tire is P245/45R18. This would mean:
It’s a passenger tire.
The section width is 245mm.
The aspect ratio is 45, meaning the sidewall height is 45% of 245mm or 110.25mm.
The rim diameter is 18in.
The experts at any one of our convenient tire stores in Tucson can help you decipher this information on your tires and pinpoint the perfect replacement tires for your vehicle. We also frequently offer great deals to help make getting new, high-quality tires even more affordable.
If I have two good tires and two worn tires, where should the good tires go?
Should I also have a wheel alignment done when I get new tires?
One of the best ways to protect and help extend the life of your new tires is to make sure that they are in proper alignment from the start. When they are, your tires will be spinning properly and in the optimal position relative to each other and the road. This significantly helps minimize uneven tire wear and allows your tires and suspension to perform optimally.
This is also why regular alignment checks are so important. Misalignment can easily be caused by things like hitting a large pothole or driving over a curb. If you’ve experienced something like this recently, or you’re noticing an increase in wear along a tire’s outer edge, bring your vehicle in for an alignment check ASAP.
Couldn’t I just rotate my tires myself?
How do I know if I need new tires?
Do your long-lasting tires seem to be doing fine while you drive in or around Tucson, Arizona? If so, you probably haven’t thought about visiting a tire shop to replace them anytime soon. Extending your tires’ lifespan might sound like a good idea, but overdoing it can lead to some serious problems. Even if your older tires don’t have any apparent drawbacks, they won’t deliver the same high level of safety and reliability that new tires will.
Checking your tires’ tread depth doesn’t have to be a complicated process. The easiest way to assess this is known as the “penny test.” In this test, you put a regular U.S. penny into a tire groove with the head facing down. Then, check to see how much of Lincoln’s head remains visible—if you can see the entire head, your tires are too worn to be safe for further use.
Administering the penny test is just one way to tell whether your tires need replacing. You’ll also want to visit your neighborhood BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers tire shop ASAP if you spot:
- Tread wear bars flush with the tread. When these raised rubber tread parts are even with the top of the tread itself, you’re overdue for tire replacement.
- Cracking tire rubber. Like any other car component, even high-quality tires will wear out eventually. Tire cracking is a real issue in older wheels, especially those regularly exposed to sunlight and heat.
- Abnormal tire pressure loss. Under normal circumstances, tires should lose no more than 1 PSI of pressure monthly. If you think your tires are getting old, check their pressure level once a month to make sure they aren’t losing an unusual amount of pressure.
- Uneven tire treads. Tire rotation is a great way to encourage your tires to wear evenly. Even so, issues with wheel alignment, steering components, and tire pressure can all indicate the presence of uneven tire wear. If that’s the case, you need to replace your wheels, no matter how old they are.
- Bulges in your sidewalls. Even hitting a pothole or curb can be enough to cause a bulge in your tire sidewalls. These bulges can pop without warning, so you should take care of them right away.
What happens if you drive with worn-out tires?
If you’re like most Tucson drivers, you might assume that driving with worn tires isn’t ideal, but it should be OK. But that’s not the case—older tires are less effective at doing their job, which significantly affects your vehicle’s overall performance. That’s why you need to find a nearby tire store the minute you notice any warning signs related to your wheels.
When you use worn-out tires on your vehicle, you could very well encounter problems related to:
- Braking. Old tires can have trouble braking in a reasonable amount of time, especially when wet roads are involved.
- Blowouts. When your tires have low tread depth, they’re especially vulnerable to punctures (and the blowouts this form of damage can cause).
- Traction. Worn tires offer reduced traction, which can increase the chance of hydroplaning and experiencing trouble on icy roads.
- Air pressure. Since old tires lose air pressure rapidly, you’ll likely see reduced fuel efficiency and braking/steering issues as a result.
How do you save money on tire replacement in Tucson?
Getting tire replacement when it’s needed is a major step toward keeping you and your passengers safe. However, this job can come with significant costs. On top of that, the most reliable tires on the market will usually cost a bit more than the lesser options.
While you should never compromise on tire quality, you can still find other ways to save money on new tires. For example, you could look for a reputable tire shop that charges reasonable prices for the tires it sells. If you live in southern Arizona, BRAKEmax is that shop. And in addition to our already-low rates, we’re proud to offer a broad selection of online coupons!
Does tire brand actually matter?
It’s wise to think of the tire-buying process as an investment in your vehicle’s future. As part of this, you should avoid buying cheap tires for your car. These tires may help you save money in the short term, but they’ll also deliver worse results than slightly more expensive tires from a trusted brand. Since tires play such a crucial role in protecting your safety on the road, you’ll want to spend a bit more to get extra security (and the peace of mind that comes with it).
Have you purchased a new set of tires recently? If you haven’t, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available. The ASE-certified mechanics at your closest BRAKEmax locations are entirely willing to help you find new tires in Tucson that are right for your vehicle’s needs. After all, we’ve been the Tucson area’s most trusted business for tire replacement and other auto maintenance services since 1997!
The BRAKEmax Difference
- Southern Arizona’s trusted auto service company since 1997.
- ASE-Certified master mechanics.
- Commitment to superior customer service.
- Multiple convenient neighborhood locations.
- Hours: Open Monday – Friday 7:30am – 6pm; Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm, CLOSED on Sunday