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The tires that come stock on your vehicle are there because Toyota, Scion and other manufacturers have determined they provide your car with the optimal performance. Cox Toyota's trained Certified Technicians know the ins and outs of your vehicle, including parts and tires. Our technicians from our Toyota Service Center understand that the right parts and tires provide superb performance and handling quality. You can trust them to provide you with the right Toyota-recommended tires for your car, truck , van or SUV.
Whatever 2016 Toyota car you drive- RAV4, Corolla, Camry, Tacoma, FR-S, iQ, tC or another make or model vehicle- Cox Toyota has the right tire for your vehicle. We are proud to carry a large selection of both all-season and summer tires from all of the major tire manufacturers, including Michelin, Goodyear, Dunlop, Bridgestone, Pirelli and more. You can trust your Cox Toyota-Scion Tire Center to recommend the right Toyota Tires for your vehicle that will deliver a comfortable ride and the best driving experience.
Sport and performance cars come with summer, or three-season tires because they provide a lot more grip on wet, damp surfaces than all-season tires. These summer tires are preferred on performance and sport cars because they can achieve higher speeds, while having better grip and stopping power. However, this also comes with a lower tread life. While the 2016 Toyota Camry and Prius come standard with all-season tires that perform best in the winter and snow, they also provide better traction when driving through snow. All-season tires are more structured and don't provide as much bounce as summer tires.
To get the best mileage out of your tires, regardless of brand and type, Cox Toyota-Scion recommends that your tires stay properly inflated and are rotated when recommended. Tires should be rotated every six months or 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Before driving, make sure to check your tires for any unnoticed tire damage and check their inflation and determine if they have minimal tread. Having less that optimal tread can cause your tires to lose traction on wet surfaces and hydroplane. One way to check the tread of your tires is to take a penny and place it, headfirst, into several tread grooves across the tire. If you can see all of Lincoln's head, your tires have a low amount of tread and need to be replaced. If part of Lincoln's head is always covered by the tread, then you have approximately 2/32 of an inch of tread depth and do not need to replace your tires.
The tires at Cox Toyota-Scion are competitively priced and are selected to provide you with an exceptional driving experience. The certified Cox Toyota Tire technicians will recommend tires for you that will provide your vehicle with superior handling, comfort, stability, traction control and tread life, all of which impacts the fuel economy your Toyota or Scion vehicle gets.Read on for more information, or contact Cox Toyota to speak with an expert!
At Cox Toyota-Scion, you'll find friendly and helpful service professionals who appreciate your business. Tires are a big part of our business. We provide fast and efficient tire service along with the rest of our services. We service all makes and models, and we'll meet or beat any competitor's pricing on tires!
We have a huge selection of all the popular brands, including Bridgestone, Pirelli, Dunlop, Michelin and Goodyear.
Tire Type - The letter P at the beginning of the tire size indicates that the tire was made for passenger vehicles.
Tire Size - The next part of the tire size is a three digit number that refers to the width in millimeters of the tire.
Aspect Ratio - The next part of the tire size usually comes after a slash mark. It is a two digit number that is called the aspect ratio. This refers to the ratio of the tire's height to the tire's width. The bigger the number, the taller the side of the tire.
Next Letter - The next part of the size is normally the letter R. This stands for radial.
Wheel Diameter - The next part of the tire size is a two digit number that refers to the size in inches of the wheel or rim that the tire was made to fit.
Maintaining correct tire pressure is very important. Most tires may naturally lose air over time. Pressure may also be released if a tire runs over something like a curb or pothole. Sometimes it's hard to tell for sure if a tire is properly inflated just by looking at it. It is recommended that you have your vehicle's tire pressure checked at least once a month.
Over-inflation of tires leads to a loss of grip on the road, which could mean your car will slide more easily. Also, with less of the tire on the road, over-inflation hurts your stopping ability. Further, when a tire is over-inflated, the part that touches the road wears more quickly, which not only affects the safety of the tire but also means that you'll have to replace it sooner!
Under-inflation of tires leads to increased chance of a blowout do to an increase in the temperature of the tire. Also, the tire wears faster and unevenly. Not only that, but it also reduces your fuel economy! Your tire loses its grip on the road more easily and creates a situation where the vehicle is uneven.
Cox Toyota-Scion offers NITROFILL, which helps maintain proper tire pressure.
Safety benefits of nitrogen filled tires:
- In 7 million miles of truck tire testing, nitrogen inflated tires lasted longer
- Tire failures were reduced by 50%
- Tread life was increased by 25-30%
Performance benefits of nitrogen filled tires:
- Improves steering
- Improves handling
- Improves braking
- Reduces chances of tire failure
- Dramatically slows pressure loss from permeation
- Improves fuel economy
- Eliminates interior wheel corrosion
- Reduces running temperatures
- Decreases false alarms and activation of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Tire Tread Depth
The tread on the tire is what helps your vehicle grip the road and prevent sliding. Tread is especially important when the road is icy or wet. You should check your tread depth occasionally; and once it reaches 4/32 of an inch deep, you should closely monitor it. At 3/32 of an inch, you should replace your tires soon. At 2/32 of an inch (1/16), you should replace them immediately.
The minimum legal tread depth is 2/32 of an inch; treads shallower than this will not pass inspection. Tires have built-in treadwear indicators that let you know when your tires are too worn for safe driving. These indicators are raised sections spaced in the bottom of the tread grooves. When they appear even with the outside of the tread, it is time to replace your tires. Another easy test to check tread depth is to place a penny in the tread with Lincoln's head upside down and facing you. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, you are ready for new tires.
Here are some tire safety tips from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, taken from their brochure "Tire Safety, Everything Rides on It"
1. Tire Tread
The tire tread provides the gripping action and traction that prevents your vehicle from slipping or sliding, especially when the road is wet or icy. In general, tires are not safe and should be replaced when the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch. Tires have built-in treadwear indicators that let you know when it is time to replace your tires. These indicators are raised sections spaced intermittently in the bottom of the tread grooves. When they appear "even" with the outside of the tread, it is time to replace your tires. Another method of checking tread depth is to place a penny in the tread with Lincoln's head upside down and facing you. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, you are ready for new tires.
2. Tire Balance and Wheel Alignment
To avoid vibration or shaking of the vehicle when a tire rotates, the tire must be properly balanced. This balance is achieved by positioning weights on the wheel to counterbalance heavy spots on the wheel-and-tire assembly. A wheel alignment adjusts the angles of the wheel so that they are positioned correctly relative to the vehicle's frame. This adjustment maximizes the life of your tires and prevents your car from veering to the right or left when driving on a straight, level road. These adjustments require special equipment and should be performed by a qualified technician.
3. Tire Rotation
Rotating tires from front to back and from side to side can reduce irregular wear (for vehicles that have tires that are all the same size). Look in your owner's manual for information on how frequently the tires on your vehicle should be rotated and the best pattern for rotation.
For maximum mileage, rotate your tires every 5,000 miles.
Computerized Wheel Balance
Unbalanced tires can cause a number of problems for your car, including uneven tire wear, wheel vibration and strut and shock. Even poor handling, excessive road noise and accelerated tire wear can be symptoms of unbalanced tires. If you notice any of these problems occurring on your vehicle, bring it to Cox Toyota-Scion's Tire Center to have your wheels balanced.
Tires are always balanced when they are first put on a vehicle, but most tire experts recommend that you have your tires balanced every 6,000 miles, although your vehicle's manufacturer may have other recommendations. You will get the most out of your tires by adhering to the manufacturer's recommendations.
The process of balancing a tire involves placing small weights around the wheel as necessary to balance the entire wheel assembly. The experts at Cox Toyota-Scion's Tire Center will have your wheels balanced and you back on the road before you know it.
Rotating your tires helps them all wear at approximately the same rate and lengthens a tire's life on your car. Not all of your tires get the same amount of wear. Usually, the front tires on a front wheel drive car will wear faster due to the added resistance caused by steering. When you rotate your tires, this wear is spread across all four tires instead of the same two all the time, lengthening your tire between buying new tires.
To maximize the life of your tires, you should have the experts at Cox Toyota-Scion's Tire Center rotate your tires every 6,000 miles.
Properly repairing a flattened or leaking tire is imperative. The need for repairs could be caused by a slow leak resulting from jarring, such as hitting a pothole or road debris, or a puncture in the tread, which can be caused by any sharp object in your tire's path. Always have a leaky tire checked by the professionals at Cox Toyota-Scion's Tire Center to see if it can be safely repaired or if you need a new one altogether.
Our tire experts will remove your damaged tire from the wheel or rim to inspect it inside and out to determine whether it can be repaired or should be replaced entirely. If the tire can be saved, we will repair it to strict industry standards to ensure your safety on the road.
This repair process usually includes a combination of a tire repair plug and patch applied by Tire Center professionals. After the repair, your tire will be put back on its wheel, balanced, pressurized to manufacturer recommended levels and put back on your vehicle. We'll even reset your tire pressure monitoring system if you have one.
Proper and consistent tire alignment should be performed regularly in order to keep your vehicle running safely and reliably. The most basic tire alignment services will adjust the front wheels to be sure the vehicle is driving properly. This helps to avoid unnecessary wear and tear to he tires and deterioration to the entire steering mechanism. Performing regular alignments cost a little now and then, but it could save you big money in the long run.
Benefits of a Tire Alignment
Aligned tires will keep your wheels uniform while driving. Aligned wheels are more economic, prevent wear and tear and improve the stability of your ride, potentially saving you a substantial amount of money in the long run.
Benefits of Proper Tire Alignment Maintenance:
- Safer operation of vehicle due to tire performance improvements
- Shorter stopping distance
- Saves money in gas because of better gas mileage, due to less work on the engine
- Tires last longer due to proper wear
- Lack of vibration at high speeds
- Vehicle drives straighter with no pulling to one side or the other
Why Buy Tires from Cox?
Why Buy Your Tires from Cox Toyota-Scion?
- We match any competitor's advertised price. Just present the unexpired advertisement or written estimate showing the competitor's lower price. Applies only to the identical tire and to competitive retail stores in our dealership's area.
- Factory-trained Technicians will install your tires
- We service all makes and models
- Exact match and sizing
- Nitrofill service and warranty available
- Convenient one stop shopping for all of your car's needs
- Easy access just off of I-40 at Exit 140
- Convenient hours: 7am - 7pm Monday - Friday, 7am - 4pm on Saturday
We have access to all the current information and expertise related to your car. New developments are coming on to the market all the time, so there may be new, better tires available for your car that an independent mechanic wouldn't know about.
Tires lose pressure over time even without punctures or other obvious damage. You should check the pressure in all your tires, including the spare, once a month. If driving conditions are bad, you may even want to check more often. It's also a good idea to check your tire pressure before going on a long trip.
Always use a tire gauge when checking your tires; you can't tell if a tire is properly inflated by looking, kicking or squeezing.
You can also use the penny test to determine if it's time to replace your tires. Place a Lincoln penny upside down in your tire's treads with Lincoln facing you. If you can't see the top of Lincoln's head, your tires are still good. If Lincoln's head is completely visible, it is time to replace your tires.
"Bald" means that a tire is noticeably smooth from excessive wear past the 2/32 of an inch mark. Bald tires have reduced traction, which can lead to loss of vehicle control during braking and turning.
- Step on the brake - That is the worst mistake; it makes the vehicle even more unstable.
- Abruptly remove your foot form the accelerator - This is the second worst mistake you can make. It transfers weight from the back to front tires. With a blowout, this can cause loss of control.
- Release accelerator gradually.
- Correct steering to regain control. Look where you want to go and steer toward your goal.
- After you have control of the vehicle, pull off the road when and where it is safe to do so.