Tire Purchase & installation

When you pass by Sal’s Auto Shop 5704 Westheimer Rd, Houston, we will examine your vehicle tires and advise you if they need replacement or not.¬†

We will recommend the right type of tire for your vehicle to fit your activities, as we have access to a selection of over 6 million types of tires.

You will get you the tires you like for the best price, and they will be installed by a professional and friendly staff with over 25 years of experience in tires and Auto car care.

Furthermore, the benefits you get do not end with your purchase but last for a lifetime.

With your tire purchase you get:

Lifetime Tire Rotation For Free

Lifetime Flat Fix For Free

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LET'S HELP YOU FIND THE BEST TIRES FOR YOUR VEHICLE

Tire Brands

We have access to a selection of over 6 million types of tires from the following brands and many more:

When to buy new tires?

Many factors play a role in the lifespan of a tire, such as; tire design, manufacturer’s recommendations, driver’s habits (i.e. speeding and frequent examinations), conditions of roads (i.e. potholes and speed bumps), and finally the climate (i.e. extreme heat or snow and ice).

However, here are the main things that you should keep an eye on to know if it’s time to buy new tires:

1- Tire Age

A good rule of thumb is that after 5 years of use tires should be checked once a year by a professional, and after becoming 10 years old from date of manufacturing, tires are to be replaced even if they look good.

You can find date of manufacturing the tire stamped on it in week/year format (Example to the right shows the date as week 39 of 2009).

Of course, other factors can raise the need for new tires even if they are less than 10 years old.

2- Tread Wear

Better tread means more safety on the road. A tread less than 2/32 inch deep means it’s too shallow and you need to buy new tires. An easy way to check that is by simply using a penny to measure tread depth. Hold a penny with Lincoln’s head upside down and facing you and insert it in the tread groove. If you can still see Lincoln’s head fully then your tires are worn out and it’s time to buy new ones.

Just like with tire age, you have to keep in mind that even if your read tire tread is deep enough you might still need to replace you tires if other signs are showing.

3- Weather Damage

Heat affects pressure, dryness of tires and even composition of tire. High heat causes pressure to go up and tires become overinflated which affects the driving quality. Extreme heat can also damage the tire rubber, as it causes the natural oil in rubber to dry out, making the rubber brittle and less flexible. Brittle rubber can crack, split or leak. 

Always make sure that your tires are within the recommended pressure limits (provided by the manufacturer on the tag inside your driver door jamb). And if you live in hot areas remember to frequently check your sidewalls for missing chunks of rubber or cracks, and buy the right type of tire for the climate you have.

You can always stop by our shop to get your tires examined for free.

LET'S HELP YOU FIND THE BEST TIRES FOR YOUR VEHICLE

Tire Types by Season

All Season Tires

Are suitable for all seasons; wet, dry and wintry conditions in areas where there are no extreme temperature drops below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. They are capable on highway with reliable traction all year long.

All Seasons Tires

Snow/Winter Tires

Are best for winter conditions and in a climate where the temperature regularly drops below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. They are designed with extra small cuts that provide better traction and grip, with  advanced braking ability on ice and snow.

Winter Tires

Summer Tires

Are suitable in areas where temperature doesn’t drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit most of the year. They can be suitable for all seasons is such climate as they handle dry and wet roads but not suitable for heavy snow.

Summer Tires

Tire Types by Performance

All Terrain Tires

Are best for daily road drives & occasional off-road adventures. They work well on rocky and sandy conditions; however, might not be the best option for muddy roads. They are mostly used for trucks and SUVs.

All Terrain Tires

Mud Tires

Are best for off-road adventures. They can handle muddy, uneven gravel and sandy surfaces. Compared to All-Terrain, Mud tires have larger tread blocks and deeper grooves to handle mud.

Mud Tires

Performance Tires

Are considered a type of low profile tires that are suitable for sport cars of higher speeds. Where better handling, cornering and surface grip is required.

Performance Tires