Welcome to Christian’s Tires
We offer a complete selection from all of the top tire manufacturers:
and all the name brands you are looking for
If you need a tire shop in the North Valley, our locally owned Albuquerque tire shop has been serving our community since 1989. Skip the big box stores and dealer lots. Get you tires from the local experts who have been doing it right for their customers day in and day out. Christian’s tire will find you the best name brands for the best price we can find. Come for the tires, come back for the great service.
Every Albuquerque vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it’s a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is engineered for good traction on dry or rainy New Mexico roads. But the rubber compound in summer tires gets stiff when temperatures drop below 45°F (7°C), and snow and mud can pack into the tread, reducing the traction of the tire.
All-season tires sacrifice some of the extreme performance of summer or winter tires, but they maintain adequate traction in either type of Albuquerque weather.
So your first consideration when buying a tire is where you live in New Mexico, and where you usually drive. Your second consideration is the quality of tire to purchase. Summer, winter and all-season tires come in a variety of grades and styles at NM tire stores. Albuquerque drivers will want to purchase a tire that will give them good wear and that will handle their driving style and road conditions. Your Christian’s Automotive and Tire tire professional can give you auto advice as to which type of tire will best fit your needs.
Albuquerque vehicle owners who drive off-road around NM may want to look at a high-grade tire that is designed for off-road use. These tires are designed to handle the extra wear of off-roading while still giving good performance on Albuquerque streets and roads. There are a number of options to choose from so that you can find the right tire whether you are only an occasional off-road explorer or a serious rock climber.
Winter tires are designed for good traction on snowy surfaces. The tread actually throws snow off of the tire as the wheel turns. The rubber compound in a winter tire is soft so that it will remain flexible at temperatures below 45°F (7°C). At higher temperatures, however, the softer rubber wears down rapidly.
New wheels can be purchased in Albuquerque as a statement of style or to add personality to your vehicle. There are almost unlimited options. If you change the size of the wheels on your vehicle, however, you will need to get some professional help to make your vehicle compatible with its new wheels. Talk to your Christian’s Automotive and Tire service advisor for more information.