Frequently Asked Tire Questions | Bayside Toyota

Frequently Asked Tire Questions

at Bayside Toyota

(410) 535-1500

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Learn about tires from the tire experts. Bayside Toyota in Prince Frederick.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we carry most major brands of tires, including Michelin, Goodyear, Yokohama, Dunlop, Bridgestone, and Toyo.  We intentionally do not carry poor quality, no-name brands that some tire stores use as price leaders.

Experience has shown that some of these tires are inferior in ride quality and longevity. Ultimately, consumers who purchase these tires are disappointed. These tire brands include Hankook, Sumitomo, Sailun, Fuzion, and other private label tires available from wholesale clubs.

Yes, in fact, Bayside Toyota promotes these rebate offers when they are available. Many of these rebates and special offers will be found on signage in our waiting areas and on our "Specials" pages on our website. All of our tire prices are offered to our customers at cost plus $10.00.

Most of our tires come with a two year road hazard warranty at no additional cost.  Some tires require the purchase of a road hazard warranty.  Many tire dealers quote a lower price on the tire itself but add $12 - $15 per tire for a road hazard warranty.

The warranty covers the tire 100% for the first year and 50% for the second year. Additionally, the road hazard warranty covers flat tire repair at no charge per occurrence at Bayside Toyota only. Other Toyota dealers will charge fees over $20.00 per occurrence.

The charge for mounting and balancing is $15.00 per tire ($25 for run-flat tires). Beware of some competitors who claim that mounting is free, only to charge $15 or more to balance your tires. We balance every tire we mount, it is included with mounting. Beware of those "on the rim and out the door" guys. They will have you "out the door" with additional charges added onto your bill.

No, there is no additional charge for the disposal of your old tires. Most of the major tire chains have a hidden charge for tire disposal, up to $10.00 per tire. Shop supplies, hazardous material disposal are also common hidden charges that you will never encounter at Bayside Toyota.

Call us at 410-535-1500. One of our representatives can match the perfect tire for your specific vehicle and offer you several options at different price points. Utilizing our Tire Center link is another easy way to check on availability of tires and your cost.

As part of the national Toyota tire program, Bayside Toyota can usually get you the tire you need or want within 24 hours. If we don't have it in stock, we'll get it for you.

Tire pressure is very difficult to judge by sight alone. Tires can be well under 50% inflated before it's noticeable to the eye. This is why it's so important to check your tire pressure monthly with an accurate tire gauge. Come into Bayside Toyota service anytime we're open and we'll check your tire pressure for you at no cost.

TPMS, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, is an electronic system that alerts you with a dashboard indicator light when your car's tire pressure falls to the point of needing inflation.

The light signals that one or more of your tires may have lost pressure. This may include the spare tire as well. Our technicians can quickly inspect and diagnose the cause for the low pressure and reset the dashboard indicator light.

Premature tire wear may be caused by many factors other than tire rotation. Some examples are as follows: improper inflation, driving conditions, misaligned vehicles, worn vehicle parts, and many other reasons.

Without physically inspecting the tires it is difficult to make a determination as to why your tires wore prematurely. To help with your tire inspection come in and get a complimentary instant 4-wheel alignment check in 60 seconds with our Winalign Machine. Receive a color printout of your results while you wait. No appointment necessary. It could be the best invested 60 seconds you have ever made.

Where Are We Located?

Bayside Toyota


105 Auto Dr.

Prince Frederick, MD 20678

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