New Chevy Tires in Oxford, ME

Chevy Tire Service in Oxford, ME

Whether navigating your morning commute or tackling rough terrain, you rely on your vehicle's tires to get you there safely. One of the best ways to ensure you enjoy a smooth driving experience is to schedule regular tire maintenance, and our Chevy service center near Lewiston is here to help. Learn more about our professional tire services before you schedule your next service appointment today.

Our Chevy Tires Services

When you bring your Chevy car, truck, or SUV to Goodwin Chevrolet Oxford, our experienced technicians can help you feel confident tackling the roads ahead. While our experts always recommend regularly inspecting your tires, our service center is ready to help with a deeper inspection, replacements, or repairs. From tire rotations to seasonal tire changes, our team is standing by to provide professional service. Plus, our Tires for Life program allows Maine drivers to enjoy additional savings on the cost of tire replacements.

Explore the Benefits of Regular Tire Maintenance

With regular tire maintenance, you can ensure every journey goes perfectly. When you put off inspections, rotations, and replacements, you put yourself at risk for flat tires and dangerous tire blowouts. Regular service also reduces any additional strain on your vehicle's suspension or other components, helping you save on potential repairs down the line.

What Size or Style Tire Fits Your Chevy Model?

If it's time to make a tire replacement, your first step will be to determine what size and type best fits your specific Chevy model. On the sidewall of your current tire, you'll find a convenient string of numbers and letters that gives you all the information you need. This sequence can tell you important details, including:

  • Tire type
  • Tire width
  • Aspect ratio
  • Construction type
  • Wheel diameter
  • Load index
  • Speed rating

New Chevy tires in Oxford, ME

How to Know When Your Tires Need to Be Replaced

Alongside keeping track of the wear and tear on your tire's tread, drivers will want to keep an eye out for other warning signs that it's time for a replacement. As you tackle your daily life, you'll want to keep a few aspects in mind, including:

  • Performance - While navigating your morning commutes or weekend errands, you'll want to pay attention to anything out of the ordinary, especially when you brake. If you notice any issues with traction, you'll want to get your tires inspected immediately.
  • Exposure - If your vehicle is exposed to excessive heat or freezing temperatures for a significant period of time, there could be damage to your tires. You'll want to get them inspected to ensure they're still in working order.
  • Irregular Tread - If you notice uneven tread wear throughout your tires, this could signify that your vehicle is suffering from misalignment or you've been driving with improper tire pressure. A tire rotation could also help you avoid uneven wear.
  • Bulges or bubbles - Damage like this could arise when the internal frame of your tire is fractured and leaking air pressure into the outer layers. These issues could result from hitting a large pothole or curb and can be a dangerous precursor to a tire blowout.
  • Age - Regardless of your tires' condition, most experts recommend replacing your tires every six to ten years.

The Penny Test

Tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch. New tires for your Chevrolet usually have a tread depth measuring 10/32 inches or 11/32 inches - about a third of an inch. If you use winter tires on your vehicle, you can expect your tires to have a deeper tread. As a rule of thumb, the U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing your tires when their depth reaches 2/32 inches. Using just a penny, you can test your tread depth quickly and easily.

  • Place your penny into the tire tread groove with Lincoln's head face first into the groove.
  • Check where Lincoln's face is within the grooves.
  • If his head disappears, your tread is still above the 2/32 mark.
  • If you can see some of Lincoln's face, you'll want to proceed with caution and start thinking about purchasing new tires and scheduling a tire change.
  • If you can see all of his face, it's time to replace your tire.
  • Repeat these steps on each tire and in different areas.

You can also invest in a tread depth gauge or tread wear indicator bars for an alternative to the penny test.

Shop New Tires for Your Chevy Model

Whether you're looking for a replacement or a seasonal change on your Chevy Traverse or Chevy Silverado 1500, Goodwin Chevrolet Oxford can help. In our parts center, we can get you the tires you need to fit your specific model. While you're welcome to take these tires home, our experienced technicians will be happy to install them for you.

Schedule Your Next Tire Appointment at Goodwin Chevrolet Oxford Today

If you're interested in learning more about our tire services, we encourage you to visit our Chevy dealership near Brunswick today. Our automotive experts will be happy to provide you with more information and answer any of your questions.

  1. Goodwin Chevrolet Oxford

    1606 Main Street
    Oxford, ME 04270

    • Sales: (207) 739-4688
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  • Contact our Service Department at: (207) 515-8006
  • Monday7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SundayClosed