Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
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Tires and Wheels

Yes! Belle Tire has free air available to our patrons. Our locations all include signage outside of the building that indicates the air station where you can fill your tires and measure your tire pressure.

Our automotive technicians are trained to make sure that your visit to Belle Tire includes a full-service experience which includes the option of a Complete Installation Package. However, customers do have the option for “cash and carry” and can buy tires and mount them.

There are several signs that you may need new tires which include bulges or blisters that could, eventually, lead to tire failure. Other signs may include cuts or cracks on the sidewalls. Making sure you have the proper tire tread is crucial to your driving experience and safety. The tread helps your tires maintain contact with the road and navigate in road conditions such as rain, snow, ice and slush. See here for Your Guide to Buying Tires.

Yes. Once you've found tires, you may purchase online and schedule installation online or by calling the store.

Belle Tire has more than 250,000 brand name tires in stock and ready for installation. You can search by vehicle, brand or size. Or visit any Belle Tire Location and ask one of our experts to assist you in finding the right tires for your vehicle. Learn how to find the right tires.

The letters and the numbers on the sidewalls of the tires indicate type of tires, tread and conditions.

Run-flat tires afford you enough time to make it safely to an auto shop in the event your tire experiences a puncture. For example, Bridgestone's run-flat tires allow you to continue driving for up to 50 miles, at a speed of 50 mph, even after a loss of some inflation.

The TPMS system on your vehicle is not a definitive indicator of your tire pressure. Drivers are best advised to check their tires, at least, once a month to make sure that your tire pressure is at the recommended levels as indicated in your owner's manual or on your door placard. Learn more about Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.

Check your owner's manual and door placard for the proper air pressure for your tires. Make sure to check it regularly to help maintain any loss of air. It may be best to check your tires once a month, or more frequently, as they lose pressure due to reasons such as cold or hot weather.

The better a tire is inflated, the less friction your car has on the road. When the friction is reduced, this means the vehicle needs less fuel to travel.

We recommend that drivers do not use winter tires beyond the seasonal time frame. Having a set of all-season tires to alternate between seasons may be the best option for drivers. Learn more about winter tires and all-season.

Winter tires are preferable in the winter because they were specifically created for winter driving conditions – temperatures below 45 degrees and roads with elements such as ice, snow, and slush. Learn more in our Winter Tire Guide.

Yes. Belle Tire offers off-season storage. Our Valet Program allows drivers to alternate between their winter tires and all-season tires in the spring and winter. Typically, winter tires are installed in the fall and are switched out for all-season tires, the following spring. Visit any local Belle Tire location and ask your sales associate for details.

Under-inflated tires are a result of events such as penetrations, cuts, impact breaks, valve stem leaks and improper mounting which may lead to a shredded tire. If a tire is continuously driven in this state, internal damage occurs and the sidewall becomes deflected which will rub and cause it to weaken – this usually causes a tire blowout.

If the cord material of your tire has become visible, this is cause for an immediate tire replacement as it has become hazardous for driving.

Tire wear is a normal part of a tire's life. But, there are ways to extend your tire life. Drivers can regularly check tread depth and wear condition for each tire which will help you assess when it is time to replace it. Regular maintenance will help them to wear evenly – wheel alignments, rotations, and balancing are some of the examples of measures that can be taken to preserve your investment.

Tire tread is important because it allows your vehicle to remain in contact with the road. The tread grips the road so that you have a solid, safe foundation when maneuvering while driving. Learn more about tire tread patterns.

A flat tire can often be repaired depending on the extent and location of the damage. It is crucial to have a tire repair carried out by a tire technician. Belle Tire offers free flat repairs to get customers safely back on the road.

Not quite. Simply plugging a tire is not a sufficient repair, as this means that while you are sealing the outside, the inside of the tire is not necessarily repaired. At Belle Tire, we will perform a full repair of your flat tire free of charge.

Having tires with the deepest tread on the rear helps stabilize most vehicles whether they are FWD, AWD, 4WD or RWD. If your rear tires are worn out, the back of the vehicle could slide out when you try to stop or turn and it could possibly hydroplane or fishtail. Having the better tires on the back gives you the traction you need to regain control of the vehicle in wet road conditions.

Questions about Belle Tire

Belle Tire is open Monday through Saturday. Monday, 8 am to 8 pm; Tuesday, 8 am to 6 pm; Wednesday, 8 am to 6 pm; Thursday 8 am to 8 pm; Friday, 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Yes. You may make an appointment for your next tire installation at Belle Tire by calling your nearest location.

Belle Tire accepts all major credit cards, cash and checks. All payments are due at the time of purchase.

The price we quote is the price you pay. There are no hidden fees, and we'll do even more like free alignment check, free lifetime rotation, free balancing and free flat repairs when you purchase the tire installation package from Belle Tire.

The Advantage Club allows customers/participants to receive emails regarding special offers and exclusive promotion alerts. Sign up and within 24 hours you’ll receive a one-time $30 off coupon when you spend $60. There are no commitments or costs and you can opt out at any time.

We have Spanish speaking associates to assist you at many of our stores. Locations include Romeoville, Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, Westmont, Carpentersville, Huntley, Melrose Park and West Chicago.

Yes. Belle Tire offers gift cards. You can purchase these at any of our locations in Michigan, northern Ohio and Indiana.If you have a gift card and would like to check the balance, please enter your gift card number here.

The Belle Tire headquarters is located at 1000 Enterprise Drive in Allen Park, Michigan 48101

Belle Tire has been in business since 1922 when it opened its first store in Detroit, Michigan.

Belle Tire currently has 143 stores in Michigan, northern Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

No. Belle Tire's locations are not franchised.

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Price Match & Rebates

Yes. We have the lowest price, period. We will compete with local tire competitors to help our customers receive the best tire prices in the area. Find out how to submit a request for price match.

Please visit the Belle Tire rebate page for information and to check the status of your rebate. The best way to get coupons and alerts on sales is by joining the Belle Tire Advantage Club

Please visit the Belle Tire Rebate page for more information and to check the status of your rebate.

Auto Services

We recommend replacing your shocks and struts every 50,000 miles.

Some key elements for regular automotive maintenance include changing your oil regularly, monitoring all fluids, flushing your radiator, changing all filters and exercising good habits on the road.

If you are currently experiencing vibrations during driving, it is time to bring your vehicle into a Belle Tire to have one of our ASE certified mechanics take a look as this could mean several mechanical issues. The problem could be anything from tire imbalance and uneven tread wear to a number of other issues that indicate it is time for your vehicle to be serviced.

We recommend having your alignment checked every six months or 6,000 miles.

Belle Tire has a holistic approach to automotive service. In the process of delivering your requested product or service, we may run across other issues your vehicle may be experiencing. At that time, a team member may inform you of another pending issue.

Auto Glass

Yes. Belle Tire's auto glass technicians are certified and compliant with Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards.

Yes. Belle Tire offers a full line of wiper blades.

We recommend replacing your windshield wipers every six months or 6,000 miles.

Returns and Warranties

Our return policy is contingent upon store policy and procedures. Specific questions should be discussed with a sales associate prior to purchase.

Some tire manufacturers offer warranties for your tire purchases. Please, inquire with store sales associate for more information.

Tires that are under the Belle Tire Tire Protection Plan are covered for repair or replacement.

Customer Service

Please go to our Contact Us page with any issues or feedback.

To reach our customer service team contact 888.GO.BELLE.


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Yes. Belle Tire gives back to the community through its In-Kind Donation Program which allows us to help community organizations meet their fundraising goals. Belle Tire provides gift cards for events that include activities such as a silent auction, door prize and a raffle.

Belle Tire currently sponsors several professional and college athletic groups in Michigan, northern Ohio and Indiana. However, we are unable to offer support to high school teams and other groups at this time outside of the sponsorship's that have already been allocated this fiscal year.