Titus-Will Service and Tire in Tacoma Stocks All Major Premium and Discount Brands of Tires for Less
We will beat any competitor’s price on an identical, in-stock new tire or pay you 110% of the difference. Ask a friendly service advisor for details. Compare our prices to Les Schwab Tacoma, Discount Tires Tacoma, Costco Tacoma, Walmart Tacoma, Goodyear Tires Tacoma, Sears Tacoma, or any other car dealership in Tacoma and save money!
When you’re shopping for new tires, always look for a set like your old tires. Not just any tires will do. Nobody knows this better than Titus-Will and that’s where you should go for your new set of tires or alignment service. We stock all major brands of tires and will match any competitor’s advertised price.
- BF Goodrich
How do you know if you need new tires?
Tire wear depends on several factors, including your driving style and tire maintenance habits. Wrong size load and speed rating can void your warranty. But one sure way to know when to replace your tires is when tread wear indicators appear. A tire’s built-in tread wear indicators are “wear bars” that look like narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tread and appear when it’s time to replace the tire.
You also need a new tire if:
- You can see three or more treadwear indicators around the tire
- Cord or fabric is showing through the rubber
- The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut or snagged deep enough to show cord or fabric
- The tire has a bulge or split
- The tire has a puncture, cut, or other damage that can’t be repaired correctly
Since each tire performs different tasks (such as steering or front versus rear wheel drive), tires wear at different rates. Rotating your tires at recommended intervals extends their useful life and achieves more uniform tire wear.
It’s important to rotate your tires according to the correct tire rotation pattern. Front tires encounter different tasks than the rear tires. And a front-wheel-drive car’s tires perform different tasks than those on a rear-wheel-drive car. Your owner’s manual specifies which rotation pattern is right for your vehicle, but general rule of thumb is every 5000-7000 miles.
Your vehicle’s front and rear tires may also use different pressures – make sure to adjust individual tire pressure to the recommendation for each wheel position. See your Owner’s Manual for recommendations.
Tire rotation helps protect tires against uneven wear by moving the tire location on the vehicle. Most tires will exhibit some form of wear based on numerous factors including: wheel alignment, miles driven, driving style and habits, and tire location on the vehicle. By moving or rotating the tires as recommended by the vehicle manufacturers, tires may wear more evenly; helping extend the life of the tires.
Our service includes:
- checking tire pressure
- inspecting tires to identify visible damage or abnormal wear patterns
- rotating tires according to the pattern recommended by the vehicle’s manufacturer
- installing lug nuts/bolts to the proper torque specifications*
* We recommend that you return within 500 miles of driving and we will re-torque lug nuts/bolts free of charge.
Wheel & Tire Alignment
Scheduled alignment and balancing are generally not needed, since your vehicle’s wheels were aligned and balanced at the factory. But if you notice unusual tire wear or that your vehicle pulls one way or the other, the wheel alignment may need to be reset. If you notice your vehicle vibrating on a smooth road, your wheels may be out of balance.
Alignment is critical for ensuring that you get maximum wear and performance from your tires. Poor alignment results from your car’s suspension and steering system becoming out of adjustment with each other. The biggest indicators of your vehicle being out of alignment are a “pulling” one way or the other as you drive or unusual tire wear. Improper tire inflation can also cause unusual tire wear.
Your vehicle may have both front and rear wheel alignment specifications. We will inspect your vehicle and recommend the alignment type that’s right for you.
A tire that is out of balance often affects ride quality and can shorten the life of tires, bearings, shocks, and other suspension components. A speed-dependent vibration – becoming noticeable around 45 mph and increasing as speed increases – is probably balance-related.