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REVIEWS



Recently my CV Boot tore from use over time. I had never replaced them. After awhile I heard a bunch of "knocking, clicking" and needed to get my axle replaced. It was too expensive for me to get it fixed with me being in college. I road on it as long as I could and finally brought it in. Barry is very personable and has a great personality. He worked with me to find a great price, which really helped me out. He cares! He had the best price above everyone else. Not to mention, When you bring your car into Barry's you will tell "right off the bat" he is a genuine guy.

Ever since I found Winfield tires I have not gone anywhere else. He is very nice and gives very fair prices with good quality.

TIRE REVIEW

I was recommended to go to Winfield Tire Service about a year ago and bought some tires there. The tires I previously bought were premium (most expensive) tires from Walmart and lasted about 3 months. My gf had bought a set of 4 tires from Barry about 6-7 years ago and STILL HAS THEM! They look great! The tires I recently  bought from Barry were the best for the price. I got a great set of 4 on my Acura. They were rated high and super quite. I had put hours and hours into research of tires and getting quotes from all around. Barry had the best prices for the best quality. SAVE YOUR TIME AND GO STRAIGHT TO WINFIELD!
 

 REPAIR REVIEW

AMAZING!! I'm from out of the area and got a flat on the freeway and Barry's  shop is conveniently located right off of Vasco Road exit. He was wonderful extremely helpful very professional and efficient. If I lived in the area I would use his service when ever I needed tires.

 CARING SERVICE REVIEW

I found Winfield Tires when my teenagers were young and we had no money for expensive tires.  Barry Winfield gave us such great deals on good tires that were not very expensive, we have been using his shop ever since. He is genuinely nice and makes you feel like a friend, not just a customer. Once, my daughter bought a car with such bald tires, he said it was unsafe and he didn't want to see anything happen to her due to not being able to afford tires. Barry gave her a discount so low none of the other big chain stores could even come close. Barry really cares about his customers and he cares about what his customers think about his service and products. I have seen people YELP when they are mad, but few people say anything when they are really happy with service. There are very few mom and pop businesses anymore and it is good to see one that really cares about his customers.

BEST PRICE REVIEW

I am a single mom of three kids and shopped around when I needed new tires because mine were just shot. I tried all of the big tire shops in town, even Costco but all of the prices were really more than I could afford and still pay my rent. I had a list of all of the prices written down to get the best deal I could find. Some of the tire shops were kinda rude. They acted like they didn't care if they got my business or not. They didn't ask my price range or anything, one just showed me the price and then walked away. I called Winfield to ask for prices and he said stop by and he would see what he could do. He looked at my list and asked me what I could afford. I almost started crying when he went even lower than my affordable price. And they were the same tires some of the other places were selling for a LOT MORE! Thanks Barry, you have a customer for life.

 

FAST SERVICE REVIEW

8/9/2012

I was referred to Barry through a family friend and I could not have been more pleasantly surprised. My son and I were greeted with a warm smile and a happily-booming welcoming voice when we walked in the door. It was as if he were waiting for us! Barry directed his conversation at both me and my son which highly impressed me- I hate it when people disregard my child just because he is small. The paperwork was extremely quick and Barry started working on my car right away. He took the time to check on my son and I twice while he was in the garage and in 25 minutes we were out of there! I couldn't believe it- by far the most painless car experience I've ever had. I highly recommend Barry to anyone in need of tire or break services!

      CAR SERVICING
             

What to look for to tell your auto repairman.

  • Unusual sounds, odors, leaks, warning lights, or smoke

  • Where in the vehicle is the sound coming from? When does it happen?

  • When you're accelerating?

  • Braking?

  • Turning?

  • Going above or at a certain speed?

  • Problems in handling or braking

  • Do you feel vibrations in the steering column or the brake pedal?

  • Does the steering pull to the right or the left?

  • Are your tires wearing unevenly?

 
 
 
What to look for in a shop
  • Courteous, knowledgable salespeople

  • Many years in business

  • Modern equipment

  • Easily explained policies on labor charges, guarantees, and accepted methods of payment

 

Winfield Tires promises to exceed your expectations.

Guarantees

Winfield Tires guarantees our work and a copy of the guarantee is on our invoice.

 

Shop Specialty

Our technicians regularly work on the make and model of your car or truck, and are comfortable doing the repair you need - especially if your vehicle needs major work.

BE SAFE - CHECK YOUR OWN TIRES REGULARLY

 

Perform a simple tire inspection

In addition to checking your air pressure, also look for signs of tire wear, such as cracks in the sidewall, or foreign objects embedded in the tire, such as nails or screws. Check the tread depth using a simple "penny" test. Take a penny and place it with President Lincoln's hair downward between the grooves of the tread at the top of the tire. As long as part of his head is obscured by the tread, you have the legal amount of tread remaining on your tires. Check the tread depth in several places on each tire to spot uneven tread wear. If you see Abe's full head in some areas, then it's time to purchase new tires.

Signs of tire problems

Although there is no replacement for using a tire gauge to check the inflation levels, there are a couple of signs that your vehicle's tires may be improperly inflated. When driving down a straight, level road, check to see if the car pulls to one side or the other. While this "pulling" may be caused by improper alignment, it may also indicate a tire issue-especially if you are certain that the alignment is correct or if the vehicle recently had an alignment service. If the center section of the tread is smooth, your tires may be over-inflated. Likewise, if the outside sections or edges of the tire tread are worn or rounded, your tires may be under-inflated. Also, listen for any squealing sounds when turning a corner at normal speeds. While these things can be symptoms of other problems, they are frequently signs of improperly inflated tires.

Winfield Tire's Staff is Courteous and Helpful.

You can trust your brake, tire, strut, alignment and other driveability services will be done with integrity and expert attention to detail for the longest lasting possible repair.

      TIRES...
BECAUSE YOUR LIFE
DEPENDS UPON THEM
 

While it's easy to overlook those four patches of rubber called your tires, performing a few simple checks can yield better fuel economy and improved vehicle handling. Since most tire damage and wear is a result of driving on tires that are improperly inflated, tire experts suggest checking your air pressure once a month.

Maintaining proper tire pressure is important for many reasons other than reducing the potential of a flat tire or a blowout. In order to achieve optimum handling from your vehicle, from everyday driving to making emergency maneuvers, tire pressure needs to be at the proper inflation level. Even a tire that doesn't appear to be low on air can result in reduced vehicle handling and excessive tread wear.

Tires that are not at the correct air pressure will also increase the rolling resistance (the friction that occurs when an object rolls) of the vehicle. Under-inflated tires, for example, result in increased rolling resistance and therefore require more energy (or fuel) to move the vehicle, which negatively impacts fuel economy. According to the Department of Energy, keeping tires inflated properly improves fuel economy by approximately 3.3 percent. Tires that are over-inflated result in reduced levels of handling performance because less rubber is in contact with the road.

Improper inflation puts unnecessary stress on your tires and can result in excessive or uneven wear. When this happens, it compromises the ability of the tires to perform, and often results in premature tire wear-and the necessity to replace them sooner than expected. Tires with excessive or uneven tread wear can also lead to an accident.

How to check your tire pressure

To check tire pressure, use an air pressure gauge. These inexpensive items are available at auto parts stores, gas stations, or in the automotive section of department stores. Many gas stations have one that you can borrow in a pinch.

First, consult your owner's manual or the label inside the driver's door jamb to find out what the recommended air pressure is for your vehicle. The number is expressed in "psi" (pounds per square inch). The manufacturer has determined the correct pressure for each vehicle and tire combination and may also list a "hot" pressure, for when tires are warm, and a "cold" pressure if you've driven just a few miles (such as from your home to the gas station to check your tire pressure). There may even be special tire pressure recommendations based on the number of passengers or if the vehicle is used for towing. Importantly, the psi number noted on the sidewall of the tire is the maximum pressure of the tire and is not the proper inflation level for the vehicle.

To check the air pressure, unscrew the cap from the tire's valve stem and place the round end of the gauge over the stem. Push down with some force to ensure there is a good seal, otherwise the reading will be incorrect (and you may also lose air pressure). To determine what the tire pressure is, read the numbers and lines on the bottom of the gauge. If you're not sure the reading is accurate, repeat the procedure one or two more times.

Check all four tires and add or remove air as needed to equalize the tire pressures. To add air, use the air compressor at any gas station, which will frequently cost you a quarter or two. To remove air, simply use the non-rounded end of your gauge, and push it in to the valve stem. As the valve is being depressed, the escaping air will make a hissing sound. Use the gauge to check the pressure several times until the proper psi reading is reached.

 

What are the consequences of postponing maintenance?

Many parts on your vehicle are interrelated. Ignoring maintenance can lead to trouble: specific parts — or an entire system — can fail. Neglecting even simple routine maintenance, like changing the oil or checking the coolant, can lead to poor fuel economy, unreliability, or costly breakdowns. It also may invalidate your warranty.

What maintenance guidelines should I follow to avoid costly repairs?

Follow the manufacturer's maintenance schedule in your owner's manual for your type of driving. Some repair shops create their own maintenance schedules, which call for more frequent servicing than the manufacturer's recommendations. Compare shop maintenance schedules with those recommended in your owner's manual. Ask our repair shop to explain — and make sure you understand — why we recommend service beyond the recommended schedule.

Preventative Maintenance Pays Off

Preventive Maintenance Pays for Itself