BMW Approved Tires for All Drivers, Lifestyles, and Environments--At BMW of South Austin

The performance, agility, precision, and passion of BMW is dependent on the sum of its parts. Should one or more of those parts be of poor quality, imperfect fit, or imprecise function, you may be compromising the entire feel of your sports car or SAV. That's why we at BMW of South Austin recommend the use of original, genuine BMW parts, and why we're committed to providing the best selection of BMW Approved tires for your convenience.

With a full range of options, and exclusive special offers and deals offered at our South Austin location, there's no reason to compromise.

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Tire Care and Maintenance

Taking care of your tires won't just help extend their life and get you more for the money--taking care of your tires means taking care of your passengers and yourself.

A set of quality tires, with good tread depth and even wear, helps your BMW to turn better, stop faster, channel water away from where the tire meets the road, and handle more precisely. Older tires, with little to no tread depth or with uneven wear, are less efficient, less safe, and less precise in turning and stopping.

Fortunately, you don't need to do much for your BMW's tires--that's our job.

Ask for a tire rotation at every oil change to ensure proper and even wear on all four tires. When your tread depth reaches 2/32" or less, they're unsafe to drive on anymore, and they will need to be replaced.

Best BMW Tire Types for South Austin

When you're considering which BMW tire type to purchase, it's important to consider your daily commute, your environment, and the climate--in South Austin, for instance, you likely won't have to worry about buying winter tires that are optimized specifically for driving the snow. However, you will want to find a tire that can perform really well in hot temperatures.

We carry summer tires, performance tires, all-season tires, and winter/snow tires.

About BMW Run-Flat Tires

BMW cars typically are outfitted with two main types of tire: run-flat tires (increasingly common in new BMW models) and conventional tires.

A run-flat tire does what it sounds like it would do: if you hit an especially rough spot in the road, run over a sharp object, or even have suffered damage to the outer wall, you can still drive safely for a short distance (no faster than 50 mph) to get your tire fixed or replaced. Other conventional tires are an option, and we'd be happy to recommend something for you, but you may be left without a spare-tire option should you go that route.

Do you have questions about BMW tires, or which specific brand, type, and style is going to be right for you?

Our expert service technicians would be happy to help. Contact us online, give us a call, or drop by our state-of-the-art South Austin facility with on-site tire store.


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    Austin, TX 78744

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How often to change a tire

There is not a set time frame on when to change your tires, but there are some guidelines we recommend you follow. On average, people drive between 12,000 to 15,000 miles a year, which means the average good quality all-season tire will last somewhere between three and five years, depending on maintenance, driving style, conditions, etc. Of course, you will always want to change your tire if you see major wear and tear, get a hole in your tire, or get a flat tire. If you are ever unsure, make an appointment with our service department for our team to have a closer look and give you the guidance you need!

How frequently should you check your tires

It is recommended that you check your vehicle's tire pressure each month, especially if the weather is changing. Changes in temperature can have a major effect on your tire pressure, so it is important to be checking more often if there's a drastic shift in temperature. It is inevitable for tire treads to wear out over time but checking them regularly helps you keep track of uneven or excessive wearing that reduces grip and makes driving very dangerous. Monthly checks can also let you know when it's time for new tires. Be sure to call our service department if you need additional information!

How long can you drive on a spare tire

You should not go over 50 mph and no more than 50 miles with a donut-type spare tire. Driving for long distances on a spare tire can potentially cause damage to other car parts, including the transmission. A spare tire isn't meant to replace a tire completely, rather, its purpose is to tide you over until you can adequately replace it. If you find yourself in need of new tires, head over to our tire finder tool to secure new tires for your vehicle today!

How to read BMW tire size

To read your BMW tire size, you will need to locate the series of numbers and letters on either side of your tire. These numbers and letters are indicators of the size, type, and contact our BMW Service Center today for more assistance!