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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
    Early drop-off M-F at beginning at 7:30 a.m.

TIRES

At West End Garage we value the safety of our customers above all else. We want to ensure that you get to where you're going every time with a reliable and safe vehicle. A major problem area for the cars and trucks that come into West End Garage, are tires. Your tires are your connection to the road, and without them doing their job properly, all the handling development and safety testing that went into your car may not keep you safe. Here is some basic information on your tires and how to know when the time has come for replacements.





Why are old or bad tires dangerous?

As stated above, your tires are an extremely important component of your car or truck. If you've ever been out of control in a vehicle, you'll know how scary being a powerless passenger inside a two ton metal box can be. Driving on tires that are too old, improperly inflated, out of balance, or not suited to weather conditions can spell disaster for your safe journey. Your tires were designed with a very specific task in mind. Using them improperly can have sudden and catastrophic consequences.



Signs your tires need air

This issue can be fairly simple to spot. If your tire seems to be wider at the part which contacts the road, they probably need to be topped up with air. Driving on under-inflated tires wears them out faster due to uneven pressure on the sidewall and can lead to full-on flats and even end up shredding the tire off the wheel! Low tire pressure ruins your vehicle's fuel economy. If you've ever ridden a bicycle with under-inflated tires you know how much extra effort you have to put in to get moving and stay rolling. On the flip side of this, driving with too much air in your tires is also unsafe. While it's unlikely that hitting a large pothole would cause the tire to burst (remember they're built to last for thousands of miles) having too much air pressure in a tire reduces the size of the contact patch, or the area where rubber meets road. This can lead to less grip and control over your vehicle. Every tire manufacturer prints the correct tire pressure on the side of their tires, so it's easy to find out the perfect pressure for your ride.



Signs your tires are out of tread

As with having over-inflated tires, a lack of tread can lead to less control and worse handling for your car or truck. Your tires' tread patterns help them to hold the road as well as channeling mud and water away from the areas that need to do the gripping. Without enough tread depth, your car can ride up on top of water on the road and cause you a complete loss of control. There are a few common methods of measuring tread depth, such as using a penny to gauge whether or not it's time to replace your tires, but we recommend coming into West End Garage in Little Rock, AR for a professional opinion on the matter. Not all tires are created equal and must be replaced at different times.



Signs your tires are damaged

Signs that your tires are damaged can come from a few sources. A visual inspection can catch potential problems before they become major issues such as nails or rocks embedded in the tread grooves. Always remember that there's a great deal of pressure contained within your tires. If you see any gashes, bubbles or hear the hiss of air escaping it's best to stay away from that tire and enlist the help of a professional. Believe us, you don't want a tire exploding anywhere near you.


You can sometimes feel tire damage while driving. If your car begins to make strange noises as it goes down the road or the handling suddenly becomes worse you should pull over as soon as it's safe. Driving on a flat is a bad idea, and can often lead to more severe damage to your vehicle.



What can and cannot be repaired

Tires are expensive and we take any opportunity we can to repair them safely and save you money. Small punctures can often be plugged and patched (it should always be both!) but sometimes the tire's day is done. If the puncture is on the outer edge of the tire (outside the tread) it's probably unsafe to repair. The same goes for a tire that's been driven on while flat. In this case the sidewall has become weakened and the tire is no longer safe. As with recommended pressures, each manufacturer has guides for what can and what can't be repaired.


At West End Garage, customer safety is our number one priority. We hope you'll be a little safer with this information. If you'd like to talk about whether your tires may need inspection or replacement, call us at 501-455-4396 or visit us at 8324 Stagecoach Rd in Little Rock, AR. Happy travels!



We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.


BFGoodrich
Cooper
Hankook
Toyo


To learn more about our Tire services, call us at 501-455-4396 or request a quote by clicking below:


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What People Say About Us

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    , 07/30/2020

    Friendly staff with lots of knowledge and experience

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    , 07/27/2020

    I work here so it must be good

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    , 02/13/2020

    They do great work!

  • reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Little Rock, AR
    , 10/19/2016

    5 star auto repair and 5 star customer service! Hands down the best garage in Central Arkansas.

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    , 10/20/2016

    Best service around and the Hamilton's are some of the best people around can't go wrong!!

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    , 10/31/2016

    Great service, staff was very professional and friendly!

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    , 11/29/2016

    Good work done right and a fast turnaround highly recommended

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    , 03/09/2017

    This is the best shop I've ever worked for! They are family and treat everyone as family. If they can't fix it, no one can.

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    , 01/03/2018

    I have known the Hamilton family for 30 years they are great people and they have always took care of my car problems !

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    , 03/17/2018

    Love the Hamilton's and the great service at West End.

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    , 05/15/2018

    We love these folks and the super work they have always done for us!

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    , 08/22/2018

    This is the only place I take my car. It's a professional environment while still remaining friendly and they do fantastic work. Don't go anywhere else!!

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    , 02/11/2013

    They seem very nice

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    , 04/18/2013

    West End Garage has been my go-to repair shop for almost 20 years. They've always done an excellent job and have proven themselves the most trustworthy shop I've ever taken a vehicle to. I highly recommend them.

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    , 01/02/2015

    This is my fourth time at this location. The staff members are always courteous and fair with pricing. They do a quality job, in a timely manner, without trying to impose additional services. They are extremely knowledgeable and I feel confident leaving my car in their hands. Thank you so much for the great service.

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    , 04/06/2015

    Great staff, very affordable and reasonable prices! Fast repair! Great place! This is where I'll be taking all of my vehicles from now on. Thanks West End!

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    , 08/21/2015

    I finally found a garage that I can trust and that has real mechanics! These people are not "parts changers"! I run a fleet of service trucks and have been ripped off in almost every way possible by crappy, so called "mechanics". Unfortunately, many people who can afford to buy a Snap On Tool box do so, and then think this makes them a professional mechanic! I am a certified tech myself and I know this business, but when I need something fixed and cannot do it myself, It goes to West End. Top notch service people.

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    , 01/13/2016

    I totally agree with the other reviews! West End Garage has been the most honest and courteous place I have ever brought my car to for repairs. They deliver the greatest customer service and fairest prices I've ever seen in such a business. I HIGHLY recommend!!!!

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    , 01/21/2016

    These guys were awesome. They were nice and fixed my RV while I was on a road trip by myself. They took mud daubers out of a pressure release valve instead of charging me an arm and an leg for something I really did not need, and they fixed the leaks left by the mechanic I saw the day before. They were able to get me back on the road the same days and were honest and great about it. I love them and would recommend them to anybody. My heroes.

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    , 07/12/2016

    Can't say enough good things about these folks! They got the air going in my '04 Jeep - there was a hose that needed replacing but was on back order so they got one fabricated locally - they stuck with it and made it happen. Wherever you are in town it's worth taking your car down to Stagecoach Road. Wayne will get it FIXED!

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    , 10/12/2016

    I love this shop. Bud, one of the mechanics, was very helpful. I will definitely be back.

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    , 02/10/2017

    Low price. Good service

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    , 06/28/2017

    Although the work needed was beyond what the facility could handle, the customer service was excellent and if needed, I would return for other repairs.

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    , 10/10/2017

    Very nice people.

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    , 12/13/2017

    Bud & Donna are 3rd generation auto professionals! They replaced an entire engine in our RAM 1500 truck and were SUPERB in their communications, updates, speed and reliability! We'd like to give them 10 stars! **********

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    , 02/28/2018

    Nice shop. Good people good work.

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    , 03/09/2018

    I have been taking all my cars to West End Garage for over 10 years. They will diagnose the trouble and call you with an estimate on the total cost of the repair before they do the work. That way you know what it will cost and not show up to pick up your car and get a big surprise. They use actual labor costs for the work and not charge you four hours for a one hour job. You will pay the actual cost of the parts with only maybe a slight markup. Receipts have a line by line listing of charges, so you aren't questioning "Hey, what's this charge?". An honest repair shop is hard to find, but West End Garage is that shop.

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    , 07/02/2018

    Good people to work for

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    , 08/05/2018

    I've had a good experience each time I've taken a vehicle here for service. I would definitely recommend them.

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    , 08/21/2018

    I had them do some suspension work and Driveline work on my vintage Corvette I was very happy with the service and the price.

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    , 04/01/2019

    West End Garage took care of my Jeep for me at a very reasonable price. The staff was knowledgeable and provided great customer service. I?ll recommend them to anyone needing auto work done and I will definitely use them in the future.

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    , 06/14/2019

    Great Service

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    , 06/22/2019

    im very happy with west end garage i took my 2007 mercury motega primere there and they really took care of me' if my car breaks down again ' ill go back to them. great work guys' great service from everyone there including the pricing'thankyou very much' sincerly; LEE COLE; from littlerock, arkansas;

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    , 12/11/2019

    The Best

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    , 12/24/2019

    If you need a mechanic and you are near West End garage is the place to go . Honest and efficient , I have used them off and on for years .

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    , 02/07/2020

    Traveling from Austin to Tennessee. Truck blew out a plug, threads and coil. Thank goodness for these guys! They got me up and running pronto. So grateful!

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    , 02/10/2020

    Great customer service ? Mark is the best

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    , 02/11/2020

    Great family business. Very professional and thorough as well as excellent customer service!

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  • Fast Full Service
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    , 02/12/2020

    Bud & Donna are 3rd generation auto professionals! They replaced an entire engine in our RAM 1500 truck and were SUPERB in their communications, updates, speed and reliability! We'd like to give them 10 stars!

  • Fast Full Service
    reviewiconEngine Maintenance, near Little Rock, Arkansas
    , 08/13/2019

    I had them do some suspension work and Driveline work on my vintage Corvette I was very happy with the service and the price.

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  • Local Mechanics
    reviewicon4x4 Services, near Little Rock, Arkansas
    , 07/15/2019

    West End Garage took care of my Jeep for me at a very reasonable price. The staff was knowledgeable and provided great customer service. I'll recommend them to anyone needing auto work done and I will definitely use them in the future.

  • Local Mechanics
    reviewicon4x4 Services, near Little Rock, Arkansas
    , 04/19/2019

    Great family business. Very professional and thorough as well as excellent customer service!

  • Honest Mechanic
    reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Little Rock, Arkansas
    , 11/15/2019

    If you need a mechanic and you are near West End garage is the place to go . Honest and efficient , I have used them off and on for years .

  • Honest Mechanic
    reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Little Rock, Arkansas
    , 07/30/2020

    Friendly staff with lots of knowledge and experience

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