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Learn About Your Tires

Tire Buying Tips

Looking for the best price on a new set of name brand tires? Brown Motors has 13+ name brand tires for you to choose from: Michelin, Goodyear, Continental Tire, Firestone, BF Goodrich, Hankook, Bridgestone, General Tire, Kelly Tires, Uniroyal, Pirelli, Yokohama and Dunlop. 

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Tire Maintenance

At Brown Motors Quick Lube you can get a quick tire inspection and tire rotation with no appointment. Our factory trained quick lube technicians will make sure your tires are safe and ready for our northern Michigan roads.

Rotate:  Rotating your tires every 5,000 miles or so helps to distribute wear more evenly so your tires will last longer.

Properly Inflate:  Keep an eye on your tire pressure. As temperatures rise, tires that were properly inflated in cold weather could suddenly be over inflated. And as temperatures fall, tires could become under inflated. Measure your tire pressure "cold." If possible, park the car in your garage overnight, and check the pressure in the morning.

How to Spot Worn Tires

New tires should last 40,000-50,000 miles, but tire life depends on so many factors. The quality of the tire, the tread wear rating, the type of vehicle it's mounted on, how it is driven and tire maintenance can all have an effect. 

Be sure to stop by Brown Motors service department if you notice:

  • Tire tread that doesn't reach the top of Lincoln's head on an upside down penny.
  • Punctures, cuts or snags in your tire tread or sidewalls
  • Sudden loss of tire pressure
  • Your Tire Wear Indicator is lit up
  • You feel a sudden vibration when driving


Brown Motors

2170 N US Highway 31
Hours & Directions Petoskey, MI 49770

  • Sales: (231) 439-3673
  • Service: (231) 439-9662
  • Parts: (231) 439-9679


  • Monday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Tuesday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Wednesday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Thursday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Friday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Sunday Closed