Get The Quality Traction You Need With New Tires
much Better than The Big Box bargain tire shops!
Historically I would get my tires from a bargain tire store, but I finally decided to try Victory Auto Service & Glass. I will always go to Victory from here on. At the bargain stores, I'd have to give up my jeep for almost a whole day which isn't possible with my line of work. Victory got me a top-quality tire at an affordable price plus gave me a loaner car so I could continue my meetings!
Ben P. // Victory Auto Service & Glass Customer
Improve Your Vehicle's Control with Better Tires
Your vehicle's entire weight and performance on the ground is focused in only a few square inches of rubber called the contact patch. Your vehicle might have the best engine, the best interior, and the best braking system, but without good tires your vehicle will underperform or, worse, be at-risk of damage or an accident.
Different seasons have different tire needs. To get the best performance, your tire's rubber composite will be tailored to the seasonal conditions of the roads you drive on daily. Different seasons have different needs of tire tread and stiffness to maximize control, performance, and effeciency.
Understand the Anatomy of Your Tires
Victory Auto Tires vs Bargain Tire Shops
You have options for where to get your tires. Most Big Box Bargain shops offer discounted prices. They often will offer limited selection of tires with little to no perks in order to drive their costs down. At Victory Auto Service & Glass, we focus on getting you the best quality tire with the best overall service.
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Understand the Types of Tire Treads
Fixing your vehicle's breaks is a worth-while investment. Quality and reliable breaks will protect you and your loved ones from accidents or worse. The price for break repair can vary from vehicle to vehicle. These are the main factors for repair costs.
Asymmetrical Tread Tires
Asymmetrical tire tread is designed for maximum gripping for all weather conditions. The vertical ribs and blocks are typically on the inside for rain and snow traction. Horizontal sipes are typically on the outside for dry surfaces and cornering. Asymmetrical tires will have designated sides such as "outside" or "inside". This limits the rotation patterns compared to symmetrical tires.
Pros of Asymmetrical Tread Tires
Cons of Asymmetrical Tread Tires
Symmetrical Tread Tires
Symmetrical tire tread has the same pattern of blocks on every rib of the tire. Symmetrical tires have ribs and grooves throughout the entire tire.Symmetrical tires are the most common tire found on a majority of vehicles as they are typically longer-lasting and quieter than other types of tires. Because they are modular in design, they can be rotated in numerous ways to extend life.
Pros of Symmetrical Tread Tires
Cons of Symmetrical Tread Tires
Directional Tread Tires
Directional tread tires are desigend to rotate in a specific direction, usually an arrow pattern. This pattern is designed to displace water in a specific sequence which helps protect against hydroplaning. Directional tires are designed for left and right side specifically and have unique angles for each side of the car. Therefore they can be only rotated from the front to back.
Pros of Directional Tread Tires
Cons of Directional Tread Tires
7-Step Complete Tire Service Process
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We Perform a 44-point quality assurance inspection on entire vehicle on the Day of your appointment
We'll Do an In-Depth Tire Inspection to determine if we can repair the tire or need to replace it
We'll Develop An Optimal Tire Strategy for your Budget, expected Repair Life, and value to vehicle
You Approve Only the Work You Want
We'll Perform the Work Ordered in a Detailed and professional Manner With your safety in mind
You'll Get Back on the Road, Typically the Same Day
Tire Repair & Service F.A.Q.
Changing a tire is a simple yet dangerous thing to do. It is simple in that there are typically only 4-5 bolts on your wheel, but dangerous because your car can slip off your carjack and pin you, sometimes fatally. We change tires almost daily at our shops, but if you are in a pinch and need help on the road, your best bet is to call your local AAA or a local towing company for roadside assitance.
Here are the towing groups we recommend:
Brooklyn Park, MN Area: Frankie's Towing, 763-595-0321
Chanhassen, MN Area: Williams Towing, 952-446-9650
Fridley, MN Area: North Star Towing, 763-427-4160
Ham Lake, MN Area: North Star Towing, 763-427-4160
Maplewood, MN Area: Luther Towing, 651-788-9005
Eau Claire, WI Area: Mikkelson Towing, (715) 215-1547
How often you need to rotate tires will depend on the type of tire and vehicle you have. Your tire owners manual will give recommendations on specific intervals based on what your tire is made of and the tread style it has. However most tires should be rotated every 5,000-7,500 miles as a general guideline. An oil change is typically a great time to rotate your tires.
Reading tire numbers can feel like you are trying to crack a WW2 code sometimes. While the numbers may seem random, each has a very specific meaning. Below is a handy cheat sheet you can use to determine what you are looking at. One thing to take note of is the year of production number. Unfortunatley some tire shops will sell 'new' tires but really give you old tires. This is an easy way to spot-check if you are getting the real deal. Old tires can lead to poor performance or blowouts and increase your risk of accient. Old tires might void your warranty even if they are new to you. Safety experts recommend not using tires more than six years old.
Tires will last you typically between 50,000 to 75,000 miles depending on the type of tire and tread style. Longer lasting tires are typically harder and are less grippy. Shorter lasting tires are usually performance tires and softer. Many safety experts recommend replacing tires over 6 years old regardless of miles driven.
Tire rotations will cost between $35-$50 depending upon the type of vehicle. For example are you rotating tires on a Honda Civic or a Dodge Ram with Dual Rear tires?
There is a wide range of prices for new tires based on size, looks, traction, weather, and noise. Prices can range from $400 to $1,800 plus installation for a new set of tires depending on quality and vehicle type. For average cars a set will cost about $400, for SUVs about $700, for trucks about $800.
You will need to replace your tires based on your driving style and weather. Most tires come with 9/32" of tire tread depth. Tread at or under 2/32" is illegal in most states. If you are like most drivers, you shoudl replace your tires at 4/32" or 3mm of tread depth. If you dirve in snowy or rainy conditions often, you may consider replacing your tires sooner.
Typically if you have a puncture on the flat part of your tread and it is less than 1/4" in diameter, you can repair your tire. If you have multiple punctures to the flat area, they need to be 16" apart. Unfortunately, punctures to the sidewall or shoulder cannot be repaired and need to be replaced... we know... major buzzkill. 🙁