Cincinnati Tire Shops

The right set of tires can improve the life of your vehicle, while the wrong set of tires can cause you many problems. That’s why you don't want to be caught in bad weather or even rush hour traffic with the wrong set of tires. Worse yet, you certainly don't want to buy all new tires from the wrong tire shop, which could do more harm to your vehicle than good. There are lots of Cincinnati tire shops spread around, but none of them will offer you the quality of tires, tire service, and prices that you'll find at McCluskey Chevrolet.

We take the business of tires seriously at McCluskey Chevrolet. Not every brand and model year of a car, truck, or SUV is made the same, so it's important to get the right kind of tire for the right kind of fit. Tires are an integral part of keeping a vehicle running lean and pristine and ensuring that it has a long, healthy life on the road.

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We Handle All Your Tire Service Needs

Buying tires is just one aspect of maintaining your vehicle. There are also other aspects of maintaining your tires. It's something people may tend to forget about when it comes to the tire shopping process, but it's not something we forget about at McCluskey Chevrolet. We offer a number of different service and maintenance needs when it comes to tires.

Is your ride feeling a little bit wobbly? Maybe uneven? It could be a tire problem or an alignment issue. Schedule to have your vehicle serviced at McCluskey Chevrolet, where we can check the tire pressure and alignment to ensure that your vehicle has an even ride. Uneven tires or low tire pressure can result in the vehicle pulling to the left or the right while you’re on the road, which in turn can further cause wear and tear on the suspension, and even result in lower fuel economy due to requiring more gas to keep the vehicle steady.

When vehicles encounter problems on the road, such as uneven handling or vibrations, it can sometimes mean that one or more tires have lost pressure. This could be anything from a slow leak to a puncture. We can help find out exactly what the problem is and get it fixed right away. This includes replacing a single tire, ensuring that it matches up with the rest of the vehicle's set, or replacing multiple tires.

If you're scheduling for a long road trip or looking to replace the entire set on your vehicle in preparation for the changing season, we can handle all your needs. Just schedule to have your vehicle serviced at our center, and we can get you set up with a single tire replacement, a pair of tires, or an entire set, all depending on your situation. Don't hesitate to find out exactly what you need for your vehicle by contacting one of our service representatives.

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Types of Tires We Carry

Getting your vehicle serviced to have a tire replaced or a set of new tires installed is just one aspect of the service we provide. When you shop at McCluskey Chevrolet, you also have access to a complete inventory of different tires for different vehicles, as well as different tires for different seasons and occasions. This includes everything from seasonal tires to high-performance tires and many more in between. Whatever kind of tire you need, we have it. Just ask one of our sales representatives to find out what the best fit for your vehicle is.

  • All-season tires are great if you drive your vehicle through moderately warm weather, some rainy weather, and some snowy weather. All-season tires have great tread depth necessary for all kinds of weather conditions. The addition of sipes and grooves helps with extricating water and also maintaining traction on slippery roads. All-season tires also contain just enough flat surface to help reduce constant wear during the summer.
  • All-terrain tires are specifically designed for a wide range of different surfaces. Usually, all-terrain tires are for pickup trucks, SUVs, or other vehicles designed to go off-road. If you regularly plan trips to take your car, truck, or SUV off the beaten path, then all-terrain tires are a great option. They not only work well when driving on paved roads but also for dirt tracks, muddy trails, or rocky pathways. For a utility or off-road-ready truck, all-terrain tires are a great choice.
  • Performance tires are designed specifically for sports cars, racing cars, or fast-moving vehicles that need a lot of grip on the road. If you have a roadster or a high-performance vehicle that you like to take out on the open road, then performance tires are a great solution. They offer significant traction under intense conditions at high speeds and offer a lot of rubber surface to maintain constant contact with the ground. For high-performance vehicles, you need high-performance tires.
  • Summer tires are excellent for a wide variety of vehicles that are driven frequently on paved roads during hot summers. They have a lot of solid rib surface available to make contact with the ground. This makes for excellent grip on paved roads. Where all-season tires have patterned grooves at various depths, summer tires typically have fewer patterns and flatter grooves. This makes them great for all types of vehicles that need great, comfortable handling and grip on the road.
  • Winter/Snow tires are specially made to help keep vehicles on the road and stable, even when ice, sleet, or snow is covering the surface. Winter tires have deep grooves with much thicker tread blocks compared to other tires. They also typically have specially designed shoulder treads to either help remove ice and snow from the tire's surface or help gain grip during turns. The surface of winter tires is laced with lots of little slits made for siping, which keeps water from sticking to the tire. In turn, this helps prevent hydroplaning and wheel slippage.

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Tire Brands

With countless tire brands to choose from, it can be hard to decipher which one is best for your vehicle. You can trust McCluskey Chevrolet to have a variety of tires to fit your budget and vehicle's needs. We can outfit your car with new tires of the same type that it came from the factory with, or we can help you upgrade to something that better fits your driving style. To get you started on your tire journey, here is some information on a few of the many trusted brands you can find here at our Cincinnati tire shop:

  • Michelin: The top-selling tire brand worldwide, Michelin has been one of the most competitive tire brands since 1881. Their utilization of technology and innovation make their products tough to beat. They have 34 plants and specialize in all things tires. Whether you've got a car, motorcycle, bicycle, airplane, or bus, Michelin has got the tires for you.
  • BFGoodrich: BFGoodrich is a historically innovative company that was founded in Akron, Ohio. Michelin has bought BFGoodrich, but the brand has not shifted focus from high-performing tires. They specialize in tires that maximize grip and control for sports cars, off-road vehicles, and light trucks.
  • Uniroyal: Another brand owned by Michelin, Uniroyal focuses on value and creating tires that are affordable and reliable. They've been around since 1892. Uniroyal designs tires that meet a wide variety of needs, including all-weather, pickup truck, and commercial vehicle tires.
  • Yokohama: Based in Japan, Yokohama has been in the business since 1917. They expanded their business to the United States in 1969 and have been one of the top tire suppliers since. Yokohama was the first Japanese tire manufacturer to earn the ISO9001 certification, a global certificate signaling a high level of quality assurance. They strive to reduce their environmental impact and have a large presence in the USA, with a research and development center in North Carolina and manufacturing plants in Virginia and Mississippi.
  • Continental: Continental is a German company that was founded in 1871. Starting off as a rubber manufacturer, Continental has since branched into several areas of the automotive industry. Aside from tires, they specialize in brake systems, powertrain and chassis components, and more. They are the fourth-largest tire manufacturer in the world.
  • Goodyear: Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is a technology-driven brand that's always looking ahead. Since its founding in 1898, the Ohio-based company has been geared towards innovation. In recent years, it has focused on self-driving cars in a way that's safe and sustainable.
  • Cooper: Founded in 1914, Cooper is based in Findlay, Ohio. They have performance, passenger, light truck, and sport tires at an affordable price. Cooper Tires was purchased by Goodyear Tire Company in June 2021.
  • Bridgestone: While you might not guess it from the name, Bridgestone is another Japanese company and is committed to creating innovative tire products. They specialize in all-season, winter, performance, summer, and trucks tires. Some of Bridgestone's best-known products include the Dueler truck and SUV tires and the Blizzak winter tires, which provide extra control in snowy and icy conditions.
  • Firestone: Another tire company based in Akron, Ohio, Firestone was established in 1903 and sold to Bridgestone in 1988. Like Bridgestone, Firestone makes a range of tires for cars, SUVs, and commercial vehicles, seasons, and terrains.
  • Hankook: Hankook is a South Korean tire company. Although Hankook has a shorter tenure than some of the other tire manufacturers, they've quickly made a name for themselves with their high-quality all-season tires, touring tires, high-performance tires, ultra-high performance tires, all-terrain tires, and mud-terrain tires.
  • Nexen: Formerly known as Hueng-A Tire Company, Nexen has seen a lot of growth in the 21st century. They have an ample lineup of all-season, winter tires, mud tires, and more. Nexen Tire is particularly well known for offering the best new tire warranty in the industry.
  • Pirelli: Pirelli is a global, premium tire brand specializing in ultra-high-performance tires for sport-luxury cars. They've been around since 1922 and are based in Milan, Italy. These tires are often found on vehicles from many premium brands as they offer an excellent blend of performance and road manners.

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How To Figure What Size Tire You Need

There are a few tried and true methods to figure out what size tire you need. Your car's driver's door jamb and owner's manual or the sidewall of your current tires are good places to find your tire size. However, if you have a used car, be aware that the tires on it may not be the size the manufacturer recommends. Whichever way you look up your tire size, you'll probably see something like this: P 225/70R17 91S. It may look like alphabet soup, but breaking down the tire size is relatively simple. The first letter designates the type of vehicle you have. "P" stands for passenger vehicle. You may also see "LT," which stands for light truck.

The next number in the sequence, in our example 225, represents the width of the tire in millimeters. The value after the slash mark is the aspect ratio and is a percentage of the tire's sidewall height to its width. An aspect ratio of 70 means the tire's sidewall is 70% of its width. Tires with lower aspect ratios tend to have better handling but a rougher ride. Next is a letter designating the construction of the tire. "R" means it has radial construction, while a "D" means diagonal bias construction. However, virtually all tires have used radial construction for decades. The next number is the wheel diameter, in inches. So in our example, the tire would fit 17-inch wheels.

The load index comes next, which shows how much weight the vehicle can carry. You'll have to reference a tire load index chart to see what weight load corresponds with your tire index figure. 91, for example, means the tires can support 1,356 lbs. Finally, the last letter in the sequence represents the speed rating, or the maximum speed capability of a tire. This rating comes with a chart as well, with several different letters representing several different speed capabilities. "S" corresponds with a maximum speed of 112 mph.

Other Things to Consider

When buying a tire, brand and size aren't the only considerations. The climate you live in can play a factor in what tire you choose, as well as the season. The tread-wear rating can give you an idea of how long your tire will last. Make sure you have an idea in mind of what you'll primarily be using your vehicle for too. Is it mainly a commuter car? All-season tires with a high tread-wear rating may be a good fit. Do you have a truck or an SUV that you plan on taking off-road? Consider looking into all-terrain tires.

You may also want to consider having multiple sets of tires, and maybe even wheels for your vehicle. Here in Cincinnati, it is common for drivers to have both a set of all-season or summer tires for the warmer months, and a set of winter tires for when the weather gets colder. Having your second set of tires already mounted on its own set of wheels can save you time and money switching between the two sets. It can also allow you to have different tire sizes based on the type of tire. For instance, larger and wider wheels will give you more grip in summer, while smaller and narrower wheels will help you dig through snow and roll over frost heaves in winter.

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Additional Tire Services We Provide

Sometimes simply monitoring tire pressure or replacing tires isn't enough. Sometimes your vehicle needs a little more tender love and care. That's why at McCluskey Chevrolet, we also provide additional services, such as wheel alignments and balancing. If you have bad tires that need replacing, there's also a strong likelihood that you also need to have a wheel alignment done too. This can help prolong the stability of your vehicle as well as ensure that you get the most life out of your tires and the best fuel economy that your vehicle has to offer.

Maybe you don't need new tires or wheel alignments; maybe you need tire rotations instead? This is a service that we provide as well, giving you the maximum amount of life from your tires as needed. In addition to monitoring the tire pressure, we can rotate the tires during a regularly scheduled checkup so that there's even wear across the entire set. This will help keep your vehicle on the road, stable, and handling well right through to your next regularly scheduled maintenance trip.

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9673 Kings Automall Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45249

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435 E. Galbraith Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45251
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