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Tire Sales & Services

Find the Right Tires for Your Vehicle and Keep Them in Great Shape at Balise Ford

At Balise Ford, we can help with all your tire needs from choosing the right kind of tire for your car to keeping those tires in great shape for as long as possible. You can count on us for all your tire shopping and service needs.

If your car is in need of new tires, we would be happy to help you find a great fit. We have a huge selection of tires available, and our tire experts can help you find the tires that are a perfect match for your Ford, so it can perform at its best. And since we have such a wide variety of tires available, we can help you find a good fit for any other brand of vehicle as well. Whichever tires you choose, you can expect a great price when you shop with us. In addition to our great deals, when you buy tires from us, you'll also get a number of services at no extra charge:

  • Tire mount and computer balance
  • Tire rotations for the life of the tires you purchased from us
  • Road hazard warranty for two years
  • Disposal of old tires

We are also happy to help with tire services to keep your tires in great shape so they can last as long as possible. At our service center, we offer the following tire services:

  • Tire repair- If your tire is punctured or otherwise damaged, we would be happy to repair and remount it.
  • Wheel alignment and balance- Over time, your wheels will go out of alignment due to things like bumps and holes in the road; this can cause your tires to wear more quickly. A wheel alignment and balance will set your wheels straight and help your tires last longer.
  • Tire pressure check- We will check and adjust the pressure of your tires to ensure they are properly inflated; this will help them perform at their best while avoiding tire damage.
  • Tire rotation- Keeping your tires on the same wheel for too long can cause them to wear unevenly and prematurely; rotating them regularly will help them last longer.
  • Tire mounting- We will put new tires or snow tires on your car for you.

Any questions about tire care? Balise Ford has got you covered! Visit us at our convenient Wilbraham location today! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Winter Tires

Drive Safely This Winter With New Snow Tires from Balise Ford

With winter right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about getting some new snow tires for your Ford. At Balise Ford, we would be happy to help with that. We have a wide variety of snow tires for sale and we would be happy to help you find the ones that best suit your vehicle.

A good set of snow tires can help your car perform at its best during the winter months and can help you stay safe on the road in snowy and icy weather. With the unpredictable New England weather, it's never too early to start thinking about getting snow tires; you never know when that first snow storm will strike! It's better to get them early so you can be prepared.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do I need snow tires? Regular tires don't perform well in the snow; they slip, slide and have a really hard time getting traction. Snow tires were designed to tackle snowy roads. Here's how snow tires differ from your everyday tires:
    • They use a different kind of rubber than regular tires, so they won't stiffen in the cold.
    • Snow tires have deeper treads and unique tread patterns designed to prevent snow buildup and to maintain traction even with snow and ice.
  • Can't I just get all-season tires and use them year-round? While all-seasons are fine for some climates, they really don't cut it in Massachusetts. All-seasons are designed to handle the occasional flurry and sort-of-sold temperatures, while snow tires are designed for really cold weather, lots of snow and lots of ice.
  • Can I use my winter tires all year round? It's not recommended. Snow tires have softer rubber, which will wear out quickly on warm pavement.
  • I have all-wheel drive/4-wheel drive/ traction control/ ABS brakes so I don't need winter tires, right? Wrong. While all of these features are great to have, none of them actually create traction. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive provide power to all four wheel, but without traction, that power will lead to lots of spinning wheels with no movement. ABS brakes prevent your brakes from locking up, but without proper traction, stopping will still be a challenge. Traction control adjusts acceleration to match your tire's traction to the road surface, but if you're tires can't get traction, that won't help. Snow tires will make sure you have a grip on the road so all these systems can work properly.
  • Do I need all four snow tires or will two be enough? You need all four. Having two different types of tires on your car means that the two ends of your car will react differently to the snow. If one end is gripping the road and the other is slipping, you'll have handling problems and under/oversteer problems. It's safer to get four matching tires.
  • Should I get studded snow tires or studless snow tires? Both are a fine option, but we recommend studless for everyday driving. While studded tires provide great performance on icy roads, they can also damage the road when there is no ice. Studless tires have improved over the years and can provide enough traction to get you safely through the winter.

When you're ready to get snow tires, visit us and we will help you choose the right ones for your car. We can also mount the tires for you and take care of any repairs they may need later on.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do you know which tires fit my vehicle? We will take into consideration manufacturer's recommended tire size along with things like the size of your vehicle and your driving habits to find the tires that are best for your car.
  • Why did my tires wear so quickly? Premature tire wear is usually due to improper tire care. If your tires are never inspected and serviced, they will wear more quickly. Services like tire rotation, wheel alignments pressure checks and more can keep them in shape for longer.
  • My tires look fine; why do I need to check their pressure? It's hard to see when your tire pressure is low; you probably can't see low tire pressure it with the naked eye until their about 50% underinflated, which is way too low. Checking the pressure regularly with a tire gauge can will let you know early on if your tires have lost pressure so you can take action before any damage is caused.
Ford service technician performing tire rotation
Unbeatable Tire Prices
Included at NO EXTRA CHARGE:
  • Mount and computer balance for tires purchased
  • Tire rotation for life for 4 tires purchased
  • 2 year road hazard warranty
  • Proper disposal of old tires
The Balise Low Price Guarantee
We'll beat any competitor's price on tires
Valid at all Balise locations. Tires must be an exact match (brand, tire line, size, load rating and speed rating) and include mounting and balancing of tires.

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