Finnin Ford and Finnin Kia's Tire Center offers a large selection of name brand tires from the best manufacturers, including:
When you purchase snow tires from us, we will store your winter/summer tires for no charge. For an additional $64.95 you also receive lifetime rotate and balancing.
Our Low Price Tire Guarantee, we will meet or match any competitor's price on any brand of tire we carry.
Don't have time to bring your car in for service? Our Courtesy Drivers will pick up your vehicle for you in Dubuque and the surrounding areas for no charge.
We offer the highest level of service with the most experienced technicians. We offer two convenient locations to serve you:
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WINTER TIRES?
All-season tires (the kind your car comes with from the manufacturer) are great general purpose tires and for summer driving. However, at temperatures below 45 degrees the rubber can become less forgiving and make it harder to grip the road. Snow tires are made to stay pliable and along with their tread, allows it to grip better on snow and ice.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHECK MY TIRE PRESSURE?
Tires lose their pressure naturally over time, even if there is no damage or puncturing to the tires. It's just part of the science of a tire. A tire that is underinflated is one of the leading causes of failure in a tire. We recommend checking your tire pressure at least once per month to make sure that you and your passengers are getting to your destination safely and without interruption. A tire may have unsafe pressure and still not have any visible difference to a properly inflated tire. No amount of kicking a tire of visually inspecting it will allow you to inspect that you have the correct tire pressure.
WHAT IS THE PROPER AMOUNT OF TREAD FOR A TIRE?
Most tires come with 10/32" tread depth. Wear and tear over time lowers the amount of depth on the tire. Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois all have a minimum tread depth of 2/32". After that point they are no longer legal to be driven on or for that matter safe.. The easiest way to check is with a penny. Take a penny, place it in a tread upside down, and if you can see the top of Lincoln's head, then it's definitely time to replace your tires. However, many sources, notably Consumer Reports have recommended replacing tires at 4/32" to make sure you are operating safely. Watch the video above for an idea of how tread depth will affect your overall stopping ability.