Land Rover Tire Services in Scarborough, ME

Find Professional Tire Service at Land Rover Scarborough

Whether navigating your morning commute or heading out on a family adventure, your vehicle's tires are a vital component of every journey. With regular tire maintenance and service, you can feel confident tackling the roads ahead. Take a closer look at our tire services before visiting our Land Rover service center near South Portland today.

Explore Our Land Rover Tire Services in Scarborough, ME

At Land Rover Scarborough, we have experienced technicians standing by to provide professional service with a quick turnaround. While we encourage you to keep track of your tire's health, our automotive experts will be happy to perform a thorough inspection and diagnose any issues. From uneven tread wear to tire alignment, our team is up for the task.

Meanwhile, if it's time for a replacement or a whole new set, our parts center can find you the tires that perfectly fit your specific Land Rover SUV. Plus, our technicians can install a set of winter tires to enhance your traction and grip on snowy Saco roads.

What Are the Benefits of Regular Tire Maintenance?

When you get behind the wheel of a new Land Rover model, you can expect to enjoy a smooth driving experience. However, if you put tire maintenance on the back burner, you may run into some issues. Ignoring your tires' health can lead to bothersome flat tires that leave you stranded on the side of the road or late for work. However, this can become dangerous with the possibility of tire blowouts at highway speeds. Plus, with well-maintained tires, you can avoid putting additional strain on your suspension, prolonging the life of your vehicle.

Determine Your Tire Size and Style

When it's time to replace your tires, you'll need to figure out what best fits your specific vehicle and driving needs. One of the easiest ways to determine the size and style you'll need is to inspect your current set. On the sidewall, you'll find a string of letters and numbers, each giving you information about your tire. This can tell you a lot, including:

  • Tire Type
  • Tire Width
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Construction Type
  • Wheel Diameter
  • Load Index
  • Speed Rating

However, if you're still not sure what is best for your Land Rover Range Rover or Land Rover Defender, our professionals will be happy to help you find what you need.

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How to Know When You Need New Tires

Alongside excessive wear and tear, there are a variety of telltale signs that can mean your tires need to be replaced. As you tackle your morning commutes and weekend excursions, you'll want to keep an eye out for any of these warnings, including:

  • Extreme Weather - If your vehicle has been exposed to freezing temperatures or high heat for a significant amount of time, you'll want to inspect your tires for any damage and adjust their air pressure.
  • Tire Age - Even if you don't run into any issues, most manufacturers recommend upgrading your tires every six to ten years.
  • Performance Changes - If you're behind the wheel and you notice any difficulty with braking or traction, you'll want to inspect your tire tread.
  • Irregular Tread Wear - If you notice irregular tread wear throughout your tires, this could signal that you have improper air pressure or even a wheel misalignment. This could also be a good time to schedule a tire rotation.
  • Bulges in the Sidewall - When the internal frame of your tire is damaged, it can cause air pressure to leak into the outer layers. This damage can be a result of large potholes or low tire pressure.

How to Tell if Your Tires are Worn

Over time, your Land Rover's tires are going to wear from driving. Driving with worn tires can reduce your traction in slippery weather conditions and increase the likelihood of a blowout or accident. You'll want to regularly check your tire tread to determine when they need to be replaced.

The Penny Test

Tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch. New tires usually have a tread depth measuring 10/32 inches or 11/32 inches - about a third of an inch. If your bring home your Land Rover with winter tires, you can expect your tires to have a deeper tread. As a rule of thumb, the U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing your tires when their depth reaches 2/32 inches. Using just a penny, you can test your tread depth quickly and easily.

  • Place your penny into the tire tread groove with Lincoln's head face first into the groove.
  • Check where Lincoln's face is within the grooves.
  • If his head disappears, your tread is still above the 2/32 mark.
  • If you can see some of Lincoln's face, you'll want to proceed with caution and start thinking about purchasing new tires and scheduling a tire change.
  • If you can see all of his face, it's time to replace your tire.
  • Repeat these steps on each tire and in different areas.

You can also invest in a tread depth gauge or tread wear indicator bars for an alternative to the penny test.

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Contact Land Rover Scarborough Today to Learn More About Our Tire Services

If you're interested in getting your tires serviced, we invite you to visit our Land Rover dealership near Westbrook today. Our dedicated team will be standing by to provide you with more information and answer any of your questions. Get started today and schedule your next service appointment online!

  1. Land Rover Scarborough

    371 US Route 1
    Scarborough, ME 04074

    • Sales: (207) 883-0161
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  • Contact our Service Department at: (207) 883-0161
  • Monday7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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