Tires


Southeast Auto Service sells most brands of tires.
We also match the price of an exact matching tire found elsewhere.

Tire Rotation Interval: Every other oil change. Lifetime free tire rotation and balancing when you purchase a set of 4 tires from us.

Ask about our 3-2-1 GO! Program to save on this service.

Before you decide on a new tire, ask yourself these questions:

  1. What tires are on your car now?
  2. Did you like your old tires? (Smooth ride, good handling, long wearing, etc.?)
  3. What do you want your new tires to do?
  4. How important is crisp handling and quick stopping compared to smooth ride or long wear?
  5. What kind of “look” are you after?
  6. What level of convenience, service and warranties do you expect?

Tire maintenance
Inspect your tires regularly. Properly cared-for tires typically last 40,000 to 80,000 miles, depending on the application. Practice good driving habits, which will help keep your tires in good condition.

  • Pressure
    It is important to have the proper air pressure in your tires, as under inflation is the leading cause of tire failure.  The right amount is specified by your vehicle manufacturer and is also listed in your owner’s manual.

  • Balancing
    Tire balancing helps smooth out the ride by precisely adding weight on the rim after the tire has been mounted to distribute the weight uniformly. The slightest imbalance (as little as half an ounce) can be felt in most modern vehicles. For those of you who have plus-sized your tires and wheels, balancing is even more critical.

  • Alignment
    Misalignment of wheels in the front or rear can cause uneven and rapid treadwear. Have your alignment checked periodically.

  • Rotation
    Sometimes irregular wear can be corrected by rotating your tires. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual or your tire dealer for the appropriate rotation pattern for your vehicle.


  • Tread
    Tires must be replaced when the tread is worn down to 1/16” in order to prevent skidding and hydroplaning.

Knowing your tire size:
Example – Tire sizing as it appears on the sidewall: P215/65R15 89H

  • P — Passenger car tire (LT for Light Truck, Blank for Metric)
  • 215 — Width of tire in millimeters
  • 65 — Ratio of height to width (aspect ratio)
  • R — Radial (D for Diagonal Bias, B for Belted Bias)
  • 15 — Diameter of wheel in inches
  • 89 —Load index (Never choose a tire with a lower load carrying capacity than the original.)
  • H - Speed Rating (We recommend that the replacement tires match the speed symbol of the original tires since these match the speed capability of the vehicle. )

 

Charles Goodyear accidentally discovered the rubber vulcanizing process. He patented the process, but couldn't come up with any practical uses for it and died penniless in 1860. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was named after him.