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TIRES

Tires are the single most important safety feature on your car. They are the only thing that connects the car to the road, and life-saving technologies like anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control cannot do their job if the tires don't have a good grip on the pavement.

As the adage goes, nothing lasts forever. Car owners still need to replace their tires a few times or more throughout the life of a typical vehicle. Despite advances in longer-lasting tires, actual tread life will vary by car type, tire type (such as all season or high performance), driving aggressiveness, and even road and weather conditions. Proper maintenance and responsible driving can maximize the mileage in a set of tires.

We offer these services to help you prolong the life of your tires.


Repairs
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At Bowen Street Garage, our tire experts will determine whether your tires are able to be repaired, or if they need to be replaced. If the tires are repairable, our certified technicians will make sure they are repaired correctly and get you back on the road.

Alignments
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Bowen Street Garage.

Tire Rotation
Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires of an automobile from one position to another, to ensure even tire wear, which extends the useful life of a set of tires. Rotation is important because each tire on a car carries a different amount of weight, making them wear at different rates. By rotating them, you basically even out those differences. Your owner's manual will tell you how often to rotate your tires, but as a rule of thumb, it should be done every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.

Tire Inspection
It is recommended that tires, including the spare, be periodically inspected by a tire service professional during routine maintenance intervals such as oil changes and tire rotations. We will inspect the tire tread and sidewalls for irregular tread wear, cracking, scrapes, bulges, cuts, snags, foreign objects or other damage resulting from use. We will remove any stones, glass, foreign objects, etc. embedded in the tread to prevent further damage. Even minor damage can lead to further injury and eventual tire failure. Tires with excessive cracking on the tread or sidewall(s) should be removed from service. This is typically caused by under inflation, over loading, improper storage, and/or improper long-term parking.

Balancing
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Bowen Street Garage has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 303-651-2220 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.

We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Bowen Street Garage, we understand that tires are an important part of your car. The quality of tires and material used on them highly affects the vehicle's performance. Their main purpose is to protect the wheel's rims and improve vehicle performance. For this reason, we only deal with brand name tires. Also, we offer fleet tire management services to ensure you are getting the best value, fuel economy, and life from your tires.

Once a need for new tires is determined, it is necessary to identify the best tires for your vehicle and driving demands. Look for tires that do well in tests for braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning. Winter traction should also be considered, if applicable. Let tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance be tiebreakers. Trust the tire experts at Bowen Street Garage to help you choose the right tires for your vehicle.

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


ASSOCIATIONS

  • NASA
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • IDENTIFIX
  • ALL-DATA
  • Mitchell1
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Great customer service, family owned and operated, affordable, and most importantly they work with you until you are 100% satisfied!
    -Saugat N.

  • While on a road trip, it became apparent from the sound and feel of my engine that my Honda fit needed new spark plugs. Andreas took care of my car same day, and it's running happy and tight. I highly recommend this shop if you are in the area.
    -Thomas N.

  • I have taken my car to Bowen Street Garage a few times for maintenance and repairs. Every time I go there I am treated well and feel convertible. Dave is a pleasant and knowledgeable person, he makes me feel right at home. Love this place and recommend it to all my friends.
    -Richard W.

  • These guys are fantastic. Honest, fast and very fair prices. Highly highly recommended.
    -David L.

  • Bowen Street Garage works on the trucks for our business. They are super knowledgeable and fairly priced. The people we have worked with there are always great. This is an honest, reputable company that I would recommend to anyone!
    -Mike H.

  • Bowen Street Garage is the only place in Longmont that I would ever take my cars. The owner and the mechanics know what they are talking about and they get the job done. They Rock!!!!
    -Raynell D.

  • They got my car done really fast and they're all really nice and honest. :)
    -Anna R.

  • Great service!! My neighbor recommended them to me and I have been nothing other than satisfied. Great rates and done in a professional, timely manner.
    -Bill L.

  • Absolutely the best place to have any planned or unplanned work done on your car! I bring all of my vehicles here and have never been disappointed. I always know exactly what's needed, what my options are, and the work done is exemplary and always done in a timely manner. They use factory parts for my vehicles and don't charge nearly as much as the dealer, and they stand behind all the work they do. I wouldn't trust anyone else to work on my cars!
    -Barbara M.

  • Loved my experience at Bowen Street Garage. They were super helpful and went out of their way to make sure I had a ride to and from the garage if needed. We had to get the timing belt and water pump replaced and we had done extensive research on pricing. They were EXTREMELY reasonable by far one of the best quotes we had gotten. The customer service was fantastic. The woman working in the office was super fun and explained everything they were doing in detail and handed us a sheet with all of the information itemizing EVERYTHING you were paying for so it really made sense how they got to the price. I would absolutely recommend Bowen Street Garage. They have earned our exclusive business for sure!
    -Tyra T.