With one of the largest selections in the area, a knowledgeable staff that’s committed to finding the best fit for your vehicle and driving habits, and the most advanced mounting and alignment equipment in the industry—Virginia Tire & Auto is the premier tire shop in Northern Virginia. Stop by one of our locations and see how our expertise can benefit you.
Choose us over an online retailer and avoid:
- Waiting around for deliveries
- Ordering the wrong tires
- Receiving the wrong order
- Hassling with returns and warranty claims
Choose us when purchasing tires and get:
- FREE shuttle services
- FREE lifetime tire rotations
- A FREE alignment check
- Our 30-Day Ride Guarantee
- Loaner vehicles (FREE if services exceed $200)
Recognizing tire damage.
- Sidewall cracking
- Uneven tread wear
Checking your tire’s tread depth.
THE PENNY TEST
Place a penny between the treads with Lincoln’s head upside down. If part of Lincoln’s head is covered, you have more than 2/32" of tread depth remaining. Once your tread is below 2/32", your tire is considered worn out and should be replaced ASAP.
THE QUARTER TEST
Place a quarter in several grooves with Washington’s head upside down. If part of Washington’s head is covered by the tread, you have more than 4/32" of tread depth remaining. We recommend replacing a tire when only 4/32" of tread remains as traction begins to be compromised at that tread depth.
Determining your vehicle’s tire size.
On your tire’s sidewall, you’ll find sets of numbers and letters. The below image will show you how to interpret this unique code—and in the process, help you discover your car’s tire size and capabilities.Learn about your tire code