Tire Shopping & Maintenance in Hamilton, ON

Our Tire Centre at Upper James Toyota

You deserve not only the right tires for your vehicle but also that same set at a great price. Tires are absolutely vital to your Toyota’s safety. There are a variety of different types of tires, depending on how you drive, the climate where you typically drive, and the types of roads you use. From winter to summer to all-season tires, living in Hamilton with a wide variety of seasons demands that you have multiple sets of tires to meet the unique demands of each driving environment across the calendar. Read on to understand the importance of tire care, how to select the best tires, our top brands, and how easy it is to shop for tires online.

Tire Service & Care

The tires on your Toyota may be durable, but they still need regularly scheduled maintenance to ensure they’re always operating at their peak condition.

Tire Pressure:

  • Keeps your tire pressure at the optimal level.
  • Helps cut-down on tread wear
  • Helps extend the life of your tires
  • Improves handling, traction and stopping ability
  • Improves fuel efficiency

 

 

 

Tire Rotation:

  • Front tires wear the fastest, so proper tire rotation can help extend the life of your tires.
  • Promotes even wear
  • Extends your tires’ lifespan
  • Improves braking
  • Improves handling

 

 

 

Tread Wear:

The tread on your tires will wear down over time, which affects vehicle performance.

  • Use the coin test to check your tire’s treads, insert a quarter into a tread, and if you can see the tip of the caribou’s nose, it may be time for new tires.

 

 

Wheel Alignment:

  • This service adjusts the suspension system of your Toyota so that your tires touch the road at a proper angle. Make sure to have it checked at least once a year.
  • Provides for a smoother ride
  • Extends the life of your tires
  • Improves handling
  • Prevents your vehicle from pulling to one side

 

 

Selecting the Right Tires

Different types of climate throughout the year demand a different type of tire, each with their own pros to more easily tackle the conditions, for optimal performance, safety and efficiency.
Blue Toyota SUV driving down road, front side view

Summer Tires

● Low profile & sporty
● Made from soft rubber
● Allow for a quick steering response
● Grips firmly on dry pavement
● Sheds water to avoid hydroplaning
Rear wheel of green Toyota truck parked on grass

All-Season Tires

● Provide average performance in a wide variety of conditions
● Maintains a long tread life
● Comfortable ride
● Quiet ride
● Better fuel efficiency ● Low rolling resistance
Silver Toyota SUV driving on snow, front side view

Winter Tires

● Performs in snow and cold temperatures
● Flexible rubber
● Excellent grip through snow and ice
● Tread patterns push water away

Tire Specials & Rebates

You get the best prices shopping for tires through our Toyota dealership, and also when it comes to service, thanks to our many available specials. If it’s time for tire maintenance, be sure to check out our service & parts specials section for the latest offers that may benefit your needs. Check back often for the latest updates. As well, due to Toyota partnering with some of the top tire brands in the industry, there may be rebates available when you’re purchasing a new set of tires through our Upper James Toyota dealership. Look out for rebates when shopping, and connect with one of our advisors for further information and availability.

 

 

Tire Specials

Shop Tires at Upper James Toyota

Ready to shop for tires now? It couldn’t be easier thanks to our online tire shopping tool below. All you have to do is select your specific vehicle, then shop for the tires available for it,  and buy them from the convenience of our site. Our Toyota technicians will install the tires for you, taking care of everything from sale through installation. If you’re one who likes shopping in person, we always welcome our customers down to our Upper James Toyota dealership, where one of our tire experts will gladly guide you through the tire buying process.