Volvo Tire Services at The Autobarn Volvo Cars Oak Park

Can you remember the last time you've had your tires changed, checked, or leveled? Don't wait till you get a flat, schedule your maintenance online at The Autobarn Volvo Cars Oak Park's Service Center. Get the most out of your Volvo, to help best protect your investment we suggest recommended maintenance at the prescribed interval. Browse our maintenance scheduler today, just select your vehicle's year, model, and trim for detailed recommended maintenance.

In addition to routinely servicing your Volvo with us, you should also perform self checks on your tires at least once a month to better protect your Volvo's longevity and most importantly, your safety. If you notice anything alarming like tire tread wear, deflation, or less responsive grip; you should schedule your maintenance with our factory-trained service technicians right away. From tire rotations and wheel alignments to tire inflations and wheel balancing, we offer everything your Volvo needs in not just a timely manner but also a cost effective one. 

Learn more about regular tire maintenance and its importance, we'll help you understand everything from when to change your tires and what tires to select to what a tire inspection is. In addition to all the My Volvo Experience benefits, when you service your Volvo with us you're also getting additional benefits including:
  • The perfect tires for your Volvo model
  • Competitive tire prices
  • Expert installation 
  • Factory-trained technicians
  • Only genuine parts
  • Digital service bookings

Why Change and Rotate Tires

Tires naturally wear over time and depending on your driving habits, some tires may wear faster than others. It's recommended to change out your tires at least every six years, around the six year mark your tires will have worn out and aren't as safe or economical. To help keep your tires as long as possible, tire rotation every 7,500 miles or so can help them wear evenly. Regular rotations will help not just enhance ride quality and road manners but also reduce safety hazards and protect your investment. 

Tire Types

Each class of vehicles, driving lifestyle, and season can require different tires based on their individual needs. While most tires are all-season tires designed for a smooth and quiet ride, reliable all-season traction, and a long lasting tread life, others are engineered for specific tasks. A few additional tire options include:

  • Touring tires: Designed to deliver a comfortable ride and reliable all-season traction, with the addition of more responsive handling.
  • Performance tires: The larger circumferential and lateral grooves are engineered with dense siping and silica enriched tread compounds for better grip regardless of the weather.
  • Summer tires: For better performance in wet and dry conditions, these tires are optimized for warm weather, and deliver grip and responsive handling in wet or dry conditions.
  • Winter tires: With a specific tread design, these tires are designed for the best possible traction in harsh winter conditions below 45 degrees.

Common tire wear warning signs:

Bring your car to The Autobarn Volvo Cars Oak Park immediately if you notice any of the following sign: 

  • Less traction or less responsive braking 
  • Hydroplaning in wet weather
  • Noticing a rougher or noisier ride
  • Loss of control while cornering
  • Noticeable tread loss

FAQs


We are a Volvo service center which means our service technicians are certified to work on your Volvo and provide you with all of the following benefits: certified technicians, OEM parts, full service menu, Volvo service coupons and Volvo service specials.

Underinflated tires are dangerous and cost you money. Due to the added resistance deflated tires produce, you’ll likely experience premature wear to your car and poor fuel economy.

Check your tire pressure at least once a month, and remember to check pressure when the tires are cold. Air does expand with heat and checking when tires are hot will give an erroneous reading.

Wheel alignment is crucial for your vehicle’s drivability and tire life, if you’ve noticed your car pulling to one side, poor steering responses, or unusual wear on your front tire, bring your car in immediately to see if your wheen have become unaligned.

It only takes a fraction of an ounce of imbalance for a wheel and tire to set up a vibration. An out-of-balance wheel can produce multiple complications with wear on shocks, bearings and other suspension parts. If you’ve noticed any of these things, bring your car in for a check.

Use a coin as a tread depth gauge; insert a penny into the tread, Lincoln’s head down. If the top of Abe’s head touches the tread face, your tires are at 2/32” depth, the minimum required by law, and it’s time for replacement. Now try the test again with a quarter. Does the tread reach Washington’s head? If so, your tread depth is 4/32”. One more time with the penny - if the tread reaches the Lincoln memorial, your tread depth is 6/32”.

No vehicle has 50/50 weight distribution from front to rear, and the inertia of braking or cornering tends to transfer weight to the front tires, wearing them more quickly. That’s why it’s important to rotate tires regularly to ensure even wear.

Lookout exposed steel belt material, uneven tire wear, scuffs or bulges “feathered” tread wear, and any deflation.

Contact

The Autobarn Volvo Cars Oak Park

1140 Garfield Street
Directions Oak Park, IL 60304

  • Sales: 708-848-8500
  • Service: 708-786-3799
  • Parts: 708-786-3789

Hours

  • Monday 9am - 7pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 7pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 7pm
  • Thursday 9am - 7pm
  • Friday 9am - 7pm
  • Saturday 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday Closed