Tire Sales in Anchorage, AK | Alaska Tire Service

Tire Sales

Tire Sales in Anchorage, Alaska

Tire Shopping Made Easy and Affordable

Basics of Shopping for New Tires

As time passes and you accrue mileage on the odometer, certain parts of your vehicle will experience wear, including tires. With the need to replace tires being inevitable, it’s important you understand how to look and select the right tires for your car, truck, or SUV. The tire code is a crucial element in shopping for new tires, which is the combination of letters and numbers located on the sidewall of your tire. An example is P 185/75 R14 82 S. P stands for passenger tires, which is the tire type. The tread width is 185; aspect ratio is 75; radial and diameter is R14; load rating is 82; speed rating is S. The tire code is unique to each make and model and should be referenced when shopping our tire sales. In addition to tire code, there is also the type of tire to keep in mind, and the brand. We carry all sorts here at Alaska Tire Service in Anchorage, Alaska, including all-season, performance, off-road, winter, and run-flat. Our tire options stem from all major brands, such as Bridgestone, Firestone, Fuzion, Hankook, and BF Goodrich. Rest assured that our tire sales specialists will guide you along the way and ensure you choose the tires best suited for your vehicle. Visit us at  2330 East 88th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99507.

When Do You Need New Tires?

On average, tires last five to six years if properly maintained with tire rotations, balances, and timely repairs, which equates to about 50,000 miles. However, you may need new tires from our tire sales before this interval, especially if you travel off-road or haul often. If you notice consistent air pressure loss, cracks or gouges on the sidewall, bulges on the tires, or shaking while driving, your car may be on the cusp of needing a new set. Of course, low or uneven tire tread is also a common indicator. Typically, cars that drive on improperly inflated tires or have misaligned wheels can experience uneven tire wear. Another sign includes strange vibrations or noises and damage. Damage to the tire may warrant replacement or repair. If there is a puncture in the center of the tread area, repair is possible. If it’s located on the shoulder or sidewall, or if it is more than a quarter of an inch in diameter, repair is not possible. For those who don’t drive as often as others, it is still recommended to have your tires changed every five years or so to account for the natural degradation that rubber endures, which can significantly affect the integrity of your tires.

Why Choose Alaska Tire Service?

Our tire sales staff is well-versed in the various sizes and specialties of tires available for your vehicle. Gone are the days when tires came in only a few different designs. Today, car owners have plenty of options to satisfy their vehicle, driving style, seasonal preferences, and more. Do you drive a big SUV, light-duty truck, commercial van, sedan, or semi? We have tires specially designed for all body styles. No matter what your new tire needs entail, we’ll be able to set you up with the best set. In addition to providing a diverse selection at our well-equipped tire shop, we offer installation service that guarantees a precise fit. We also make it easy to browse our stock of tires and view the corresponding prices with our online tire finder tool. You can peruse our offerings by tire size, vehicle, or license plate. From there, you can compare options, request a quote, and take the next steps to buying with our tire sales specialists. Another perk of working with us? Our Road Hazard Insurance that provides coverage for incurred damage with your new set of tires. For more information on our tire sales. give us a call at  (907) 344-6288. We look forward to working with you soon here at  2330 East 88th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99507.