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TIRES

At 4th Street Auto & Tire we value the safety of our customers above all else. We want to ensure that you get to where you're going every time with a reliable and safe vehicle. A major problem area for the cars and trucks that come into 4th Street Auto & Tire, are tires. Your tires are your connection to the road, and without them doing their job properly, all the handling development and safety testing that went into your car may not keep you safe. Here is some basic information on your tires and how to know when the time has come for replacements.





Why are old or bad tires dangerous?

As stated above, your tires are an extremely important component of your car or truck. If you've ever been out of control in a vehicle, you'll know how scary being a powerless passenger inside a two ton metal box can be. Driving on tires that are too old, improperly inflated, out of balance, or not suited to weather conditions can spell disaster for your safe journey. Your tires were designed with a very specific task in mind. Using them improperly can have sudden and catastrophic consequences.



Signs your tires need air

This issue can be fairly simple to spot. If your tire seems to be wider at the part which contacts the road, they probably need to be topped up with air. Driving on under-inflated tires wears them out faster due to uneven pressure on the sidewall and can lead to full-on flats and even end up shredding the tire off the wheel! Low tire pressure ruins your vehicle's fuel economy. If you've ever ridden a bicycle with under-inflated tires you know how much extra effort you have to put in to get moving and stay rolling. On the flip side of this, driving with too much air in your tires is also unsafe. While it's unlikely that hitting a large pothole would cause the tire to burst (remember they're built to last for thousands of miles) having too much air pressure in a tire reduces the size of the contact patch, or the area where rubber meets road. This can lead to less grip and control over your vehicle. Every tire manufacturer prints the correct tire pressure on the side of their tires, so it's easy to find out the perfect pressure for your ride.



Signs your tires are out of tread

As with having over-inflated tires, a lack of tread can lead to less control and worse handling for your car or truck. Your tires' tread patterns help them to hold the road as well as channeling mud and water away from the areas that need to do the gripping. Without enough tread depth, your car can ride up on top of water on the road and cause you a complete loss of control. There are a few common methods of measuring tread depth, such as using a penny to gauge whether or not it's time to replace your tires, but we recommend coming into 4th Street Auto & Tire in Long Beach, CA for a professional opinion on the matter. Not all tires are created equal and must be replaced at different times.



Signs your tires are damaged

Signs that your tires are damaged can come from a few sources. A visual inspection can catch potential problems before they become major issues such as nails or rocks embedded in the tread grooves. Always remember that there's a great deal of pressure contained within your tires. If you see any gashes, bubbles or hear the hiss of air escaping it's best to stay away from that tire and enlist the help of a professional. Believe us, you don't want a tire exploding anywhere near you.


You can sometimes feel tire damage while driving. If your car begins to make strange noises as it goes down the road or the handling suddenly becomes worse you should pull over as soon as it's safe. Driving on a flat is a bad idea, and can often lead to more severe damage to your vehicle.



What can and cannot be repaired

Tires are expensive and we take any opportunity we can to repair them safely and save you money. Small punctures can often be plugged and patched (it should always be both!) but sometimes the tire's day is done. If the puncture is on the outer edge of the tire (outside the tread) it's probably unsafe to repair. The same goes for a tire that's been driven on while flat. In this case the sidewall has become weakened and the tire is no longer safe. As with recommended pressures, each manufacturer has guides for what can and what can't be repaired.


At 4th Street Auto & Tire, customer safety is our number one priority. We hope you'll be a little safer with this information. If you'd like to talk about whether your tires may need inspection or replacement, call us at 562-612-3142 or visit us at 901 E 4th St in Long Beach, CA. Happy travels!



We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.


BFGoodrich Tires
Bridgestone Tires
Capitol Tires
Carlisle Tires
Continental Tires
Dunlop Tires
Firestone Tires
Fuzion Tires
General Tire
Goodyear Tires
Hankook Tires
Kumho Tires1
Michelin Tires
Mickey Thompson Tires
Nitto Tires
Pirelli Tires
Republic Tires
Riken Tires
Titan Tires
Uniroyal Tires


To learn more about our Tire services, call us at 562-612-3142 or request a quote by clicking below:


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What People Say About Us

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    , 05/03/2021

    great staff !!!

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    , 04/26/2021

    I highly recommend coming here! Great service and great prices. Jake was so helpful and did an amazing job on my tires. I Trust 4th Street Auto & Tires.

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    , 04/02/2021

    Awesome service. Had to get my tire fixed. So friendly, accommodating and got my tire fixed fast and efficient! Excited to go back soon to get my tires aligned.

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    , 04/01/2021

    This place was super quick and the staff were friendly. My boyfriend actually recommend me go there instead of pep boys and good thing because I saved myself $80 and a long wait. I brought my car over and was out of there in less than 30 minutes. I didn't feel like they were trying to up sell anything either. Trustworthy and hard working crew!

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    , 03/23/2021

    I needed 4 new tires and I went to 4th Street Auto. Friendly, professional and excellent service.

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    , 03/18/2021

    It was a very low stress experience. I was so shocked and happy when John came to get me to show me another problem that was starting. He actually took time to show me! Being a woman this was such an important part of winning me over as a customer and he did just that! I will not go anywhere else!

Call us for service: 562-612-3142

AutoValue Certified Service Center
BBB Accredited Business
ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
ACDelco
Jasper Engines & Transmissions
BFGoodrich Tires
Bridgestone Tires
Capitol Tires
Carlisle Tires
Continental Tires
Dunlop Tires
Firestone Tires
Fuzion Tires
General Tire
Goodyear Tires
Hankook Tires
Kumho Tires1
Michelin Tires
Mickey Thompson Tires
Nitto Tires
Pirelli Tires
Republic Tires
Riken Tires
Titan Tires
Uniroyal Tires