Salinas Tires, 8813 Norwalk Blvd

Whittier, CA 90606

Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

​Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

​Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Salinas Tires

New & Used Tires : Wheels : Auto Repair & More

Serving Whittier for over 30 years!

8813 Norwalk Blvd.

Whittier, CA 90606

Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Finance up to $5000 for all purchases! No credit check!

Get great deals on Fuel Offroad wheels for a limited time!


What does your car say about you? What separates it from the rest? Is it the tires? Well no, most people can’t distinguish the difference between a high-quality tire and a sub-par one (until they try driving it!). Is it the type of car? Not exactly, there are thousands of identical cars.

No, we believe that it is the wheels of your car that speak the most.

Benefits of Aftermarket Wheels

Virtually every car purchased at the dealer comes with a pair of stock steel rims, which are usually not the best. These days the best type of wheels are alloy based. Alloy wheels come with three major benefits over their steel counterparts: Lighter Weight, Better Heat Dissipation, and a much cleaner, sleeker appearance.

Lighter weight leads to a faster car that is also more fuel-efficient and easier to handle since it reduces the unsprung mass of the suspension. Better heat dissipation helps keep components of your car healthy – for example it will reduce the chance of brake failure due to overheating. More importantly: an alloy wheel is much nicer to look at.

Some people feel so strongly about these benefits that they purchase an entire set of tires that are an inch or two bigger than their old set just so that they can enjoy all the benefits that come with alloy wheels (referred to as “plus sizing wheels“).

Most alloy wheels also come with chrome finishes to further enhance their appearance. Don’t like a particular finish? Let us do the wheel refinishing for you!

General Wheel Maintenance

A nice set of wheels requires proper maintenance and care to keep them looking clean and fresh.

We highly recommend incorporating a wheel cleaning job after your routine car wash. While it may not seem like this is necessary after already washing your car, this is actually not the case. As you drive around, various car grime gets stuck on the wheels as well as some brake dust from your brake pads. Letting this dust sit on your wheels can lead to pits, corrosion, and rust on the surface. Car soap can get the grime out, but the brake dust may linger. We highly recommend getting a wheel cleaner and using it to clean your wheels immediately after washing the body of your car.

Scratches on chrome-plated wheels are bound to occur, but thankfully here at Salinas Tires we offer wheel refinishing and can have you wheels looking as good as new!

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Salinas Tires, 8813 Norwalk Blvd

Whittier, CA 90606