Tire Care Advice

Being in the car business also means that we, at Homer Skelton Ford, are also in the tire business. While there are plenty of tire shops in Memphis, TN, we stand out because we have the knowledge and resources to get you any tire you need for your Ford vehicle and are conveniently located in the area.

Ford manufactures vehicles from small motorcycles to commercial trucks – and everything in between. Each one of them needs tires, and for each there’s almost guaranteed to be more than one option. There's a lot of homework you could do, but heres a quick guide on how to buy the right new tires.

Know What You Need

There are a lot of tires to choose from, so it's a good idea to know exactly what you need from our wide selection of tires for sale. We can help you out, but the first thing you should do is read the info placard and consult your owner's manual to know what kind of tires your car needs.

It will tell you the dimensions of the tires, the pressure that they should be inflated to and other information that will tell you what kind of tire your car needs.

Are High-Performance Tires the Best?

The short answer is no, high-performance tires often are not the best choice. For most of us, "all-season" tires are the way to go. "High performance" doesn't refer to their lifespan or their ability to maximize fuel economy; it means that they handle well at high speeds.

Check the Condition of Your Wheels and Car

New tires won't help if your car itself is damaging the tires. Damaged rims can quickly grind down the edges of tires. Eventually, they will rupture and your new tires will be irreparably damaged. Likewise, for your car, suspension and alignment problems will lead to uneven tire wear and poor contact with the road. If the tires aren't wearing evenly from the outside to the inside, you should get an alignment tune-up.

Buy a Complete Set 

Modern suspension systems are designed to work with a matching set of tires. They’re meant to work with tires that all have the same amount of wear. Replacing individual tires throws off your suspension system and can even cause problems with the suspension itself.

There are a lot of tire stores out there, and it’s pretty easy to find cheap tires online, but even with all the competition, Homer Skelton Ford stands out among all the tire shops in Memphis. Need to buy some new tires or have any questions? Get in touch with us, we are ready to help you!