We are the home of the finest rims and tires at the best price. Espino Tire & Wheel is the place for you. Our expert staff can fix your brakes, or give your car an alignment. If you’re looking for a custom look or more ground clearance for your vehicle, you’ll want to check out our inventory of custom wheels or lift, leveling, and drop kits. We are leaders in our town for vehicle customization. Come see us if you live in San Antonio, McAllen, or Austin, TX, as well as the surrounding area. We are proud to stock only the best new tires for your ride. Our tire inventory includes a varied selection of passenger and light truck tires from the brands you trust, brands like:
•Other industry leading brands
We have 2 locations to choose from in San Antonio and McAllen, both with convenient weekday and weekend hours. Prices may vary due to the cost of living, but all are competitive. Contact your nearest location for a price quote. Come see us Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM :00 PM. After your visit, please like us on Facebook to keep up with events, and specials. We look forward to seeing you.
At Espino Tire &Wheel, we stock a wide selection of wheels for customers in San Antonio, TX, McAllen, TX, Austin, TX, and surrounding areas.
Before you start shopping for a new set of wheels, use our wheel buying guide below, and consider the advantages and disadvantages of different wheel materials in order to find the best wheel to suit your needs. If you have any questions during your research, simply contact us online.
Espino Tire &Wheel’s Wheel Buying Guide
•Alloy Wheels are light wheels with improved performance characteristics. These light wheels increase cornering and steering precision, and decrease road feedback for better braking response.
•Steel Wheels are heavier wheels that provide vehicles with a lower center of gravity. Steel wheels are perfect for harsh road conditions in the snow or off-road over rugged terrain, but lack other performance capabilities because of the added weight.
•Chrome is an aesthetically pleasing finish applied to both alloy and steel wheels. Chrome wheels are sought by drivers concerned with cosmetic appearance. While chrome wheels are known for their metallic mirrored shine, durability, and strength, they require regular attention and cleaning to maintain their visual appeal.
Wheels &Rims: The Manufacturing Process
•Cast Wheels: Aluminum wheels are manufactured through a process of pouring molten aluminum into a mold. The shape of the wheel is formed through a process of gravity or pressure casting.
•Machined Wheels: The machining process combines casting, heating, spinning, and precise pressurization to fill a mold with molten aluminum and shape the wheel.
•Forged Wheels: The forging process takes a solid piece of aluminum and molds the wheel through high heat and extreme pressure. The result is a light, dense, and strong wheel.
The right set of wheels depends on vehicle characteristics and desired ride quality. When choosing wheels for your car, truck, or SUV, consider the following:
•Size: Various wheel sizes and weights hold different performance characteristics. If you plan on upgrading your current wheel size, be sure to consider the maximum wheel size allowance on your vehicle.
•Weight: Wheel weight impacts vehicle performance. Heavier wheels increase braking distance ...