Tires are the single most important safety feature on your car. They are the only thing that connects the car to the road, and life-saving technologies like antilock brakes and electronic stability control cannot do their job if the tires don't have a good grip on the pavement.
As the adage goes, nothing lasts forever. Car owners still need to replace their tires a few times or more throughout the life of a typical vehicle. Despite advances in longer-lasting tires, actual tread life will vary by car type, tire type (such as all season or high performance), driving aggressiveness, and even road and weather conditions. Proper maintenance and responsible driving can maximize the mileage in a set of tires.
We offer these services to help you prolong the life of your tires.
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Lopez Tires & Service.
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Lopez Tires & Service has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 510-534-7318 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.
It is recommended that tires, including the spare, be periodically inspected by a tire service professional during routine maintenance intervals such as oil changes and tire rotations. We will inspect the tire tread and sidewalls for irregular tread wear, cracking, scrapes, bulges, cuts, snags, foreign objects or other damage resulting from use. We will remove any stones, glass, foreign objects, etc. embedded in the tread to prevent further damage. Even minor damage can lead to further injury and eventual tire failure. Tires with excessive cracking on the tread or sidewall(s) should be removed from service. This is typically caused by under inflation, over loading, improper storage, and/or improper long-term parking.
Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires of an automobile from one position to another, to ensure even tire wear, which extends the useful life of a set of tires. Rotation is important because each tire on a car carries a different amount of weight, making them wear at different rates. By rotating them, you basically even out those differences. Your owner's manual will tell you how often to rotate your tires, but as a rule of thumb, it should be done every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.
We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Lopez Tires & Service, we understand that tires are an important part of your car. The quality of tires and material used on them highly affects the vehicle's performance. Their main purpose is to protect the wheel's rims and improve vehicle performance. For this reason, we only deal with brand name tires. Also, we offer fleet tire management services to ensure you are getting the best value, fuel economy, and life from your tires.
Once a need for new tires is determined, it is necessary to identify the best tires for your vehicle and driving demands. Look for tires that do well in tests for braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning. Winter traction should also be considered, if applicable. Let tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance be tiebreakers. Trust the tire experts at Lopez Tires & Service to help you choose the right tires for your vehicle.
We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.
My experience here has been by far the best experience I have had with any auto service. I came in on a Friday at 5:30pm to get a tire fixed and the owner noticed my passenger side mirror was missing. He offered to fix it and told me to call on Monday and he could give me a quote. I was really reluctant since I had gone to many places before who quoted me outrageous prices. However I decided to give it a try and he gave me a very reasonable quote over the phone and we set up to come in on a Friday. The process was effortless. I came in, start to finish it only took an hour and I was on my way. I would definitely recommend this shop to friends and family. They are reasonable, they are honest and their customer service was excellent.
Armando's shop was worth the drive for me from the peninsula. As a rideshare driver I need an honest, reasonable and efficient mechanic to take care of my ride. I got drilled & slotted rotors with ceramic brake pads for a more affordable a price then the dealer or a big tire & brake shop would charge me for regular parts.
Quality service and pretty fast
Very upfront, helpful, and reasonably priced!
Very good CustomerCare nice people
Lopez Tires is an amazing shop they take car of my car like it was theirs. Honest reliable no B.S. work! I cant recommend this place enough!!
GREAT service at a remarkably fair price! I got a flat on my Mustang and they sold me a slightly used tire at a great price and had it on my car so fast it was like I never had a flat at all! I'll be coming back now when I need a full set of new tires, because they took such god care of me. Highly recommended.