Tires South Portland ME

No car can run without a set of tires. Not only that, but tires need to be replaced on a regular basis. If you are in need of new tires, then the following page contains a list of local tire stores that can help you replace your tires. If you're looking for local tire stores or information about what kind of tires suit you best, continue reading.

Sullivan Tire
333 St. John Street
Portland, ME
Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Sullivan Tire & Auto Service
(207) 772-5421
333 St. John St.
Portland, ME
Services
Government Sales Deliveries,Participates In Goodyear National Promotions,Services National Account Customers,Tire and Service Network

Duvals Service Center
(207) 799-7314
20 Park Avenue
South Portland, ME
Services
Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Emissions Testing,Mobile Auto Repair,Retail Tire,SUV Repair,Used Car Dealers

Century Tire Co. & Auto Serv Ctrs
49 Washington Avenue
Portland, ME
Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Sears Store #6793
(207) 775-3511
400 Maine Mall S/C
So Portland, ME
 
Vip Parts Tires Service
(207) 767-8133
207 Waterman Dr
South Portland, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sears Roebuck and Co
(207) 828-9290
400 Maine Mall
South Portland, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Century Tire Co & Auto Service Centers
(207) 775-3777
185 Kennebec St
Portland, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sears Roebuck & Co.
(207) 828-9290
400 Maine Mall Road
South Portland, ME
 
Discount Tire & Alignment
(207) 773-0112
380 Main St
South Portland, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Keep Your Car Tires Inflated & Save Money on Gas

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What's That Rubber on the Road?

What's That Rubber on the Road?Whenever we see tire debris alongside the road and highway we jump to the conclusion that it comes from retreaded tires.

This assumption is wrong, according to the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB), a non-profit, member-supported industry association dedicated to the recycling of tires through retreading and repairing, and to promoting proper tire maintenance for all tires.

In point of fact, most tire debris is caused by improperly maintained tires.

"While tires fail and come apart for many reasons, the main cause is underinflation, whether the tire is new or a retread," says Harvey Brodsky, TRIB's managing director.

When a tire is underinflated, most of the vehicle's weight is concentrated on the tread located just under the sidewalls, instead of being spread out evenly across the full width of the tire, he explains. This results in an uneven, irregular and inconsistent tire footprint (that portion that contacts the road surface) because the tire doesn't roll as smoothly or as easily as it was designed to.

This affects not only safety, but handling and performance as well. In addition, low inflation also leads to reduced tire miles, reduced retreadability and poor fuel economy.

"Tires are almost too good of a product," Brodsky observes. "Most people ignore them altogether until they have a problem."  But there are steps, he points out, that motorists can - and should take - at least on a monthly basis to prevent a problem from occurring in the first place.

1) Check the inflation pressure of your ties with a calibrated air pressure gauge when the tires are "cold" - before the vehicle has been driven more than about one mile. Add air to fill to the proper level of inflation whenever needed.

2) Install value caps on all valve stems and keep them tight.

3) Visually inspect your tires and look for signs of damage or any unusual conditions. If you detect any problems, schedule an appointment with a certified mechanic or tire specialist immediately.

"The safety check only takes a few minutes and is time well spent, particularly if it leads to finding a problem that could have been extremely costly and possibly dangerous if not discovered," says Brodsky. Not only will taking these measures make your vehicle run more efficiently, they will prolong the life of your tires, meaning you don't have to go to the expense of replacing them as often.

"The problem of tire debris alongside the roadways won't go away until drivers start maintaining their tires in a better fashion than they do now," Brodsky asserts. "That is the real cause of the problem, not retreads."

"The evidence regarding the safety, economic and environmental advantages of retreaded tires is overwhelming. Retreads provide the same safety, reliability, performance and handling as tires that have never been retreaded, and they do it at a tremendous savings over the high cost of new tires. For trucki...

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