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Wheel rollin' since '71

family driven × maintenance with Love

 

Located in the Coytesville section, Fort Lee Tire Center is a family owned business that prides itself with quality work.

aka the tire doctor, this staple is the oldest family owned business in fort lee

 

Fort Lee Tire Center Inc has been providing quality car care in Fort Lee, NJ since 1971. We are a family owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and auto maintenance services to the people of Fort Lee and surrounding areas Englewood, Leonia, Cliffside Park, Englewood Cliffs, Edgewater and Manhattan. The quality ASE (automotive service excellence) certified technicians at Fort Lee Tire Center Inc employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles.

We understand that your vehicle is a major investment, and that is why we care for each customer’s vehicle as if it were our own.

Please be sure to go to our Promotions section for our current specials.

And now, meet the family.  

THE FAMILY


 
TOM, SR.

TOM, SR.

My favorite sports moment... is when Mohammed Ali knocked out George Foreman. When asked if he was there, "No, the fight was in Africa and I was in Hackensack."

One food I will absolutlely refuse to eat... is liver.

If I had a private jet for the weekned, I would... go to Las Vegas.

The best slice of pizza I've ever had... was in Red Bank 40 years ago at a place called Brothers.

My dream car... I have it! A '57 T-Bird.

TOM, JR.

TOM, JR.

My favorite sports moment... is when the Jets beat the Patriots in 2010.

One food I will absolutlely refuse to eat... is borscht.

If I had a private jet for the weekned, I would... go right to Hawaii.

The best slice of pizza I've ever had... L&B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn.

My dream car... anything with wheels.

CHRISTINA - Makeup and hair artists got the dates mixed up.

CHRISTINA - Makeup and hair artists got the dates mixed up.

My favorite sports moment... was the year when Jeter went into the stands to catch the ball. Me and my daughter were at that game.

One food I will absolutlely refuse to eat... is tongue.

If I had a private jet for the weekned, I would... go to some kind of island.

The best slice of pizza I've ever had... Mario's on Arthur Ave or Garden pizza in Fairview.

My dream car... I've always wanted an MG Midget.

IKE

IKE

My favorite sports moment... No particular one.

One food I will absolutlely refuse to eat... chocolate.

If I had a private jet for the weekned, I would... go to Santo Domingo.

The best slice of pizza I've ever had... Fort Lee pizza. Sausage.

My dream car... Lexus.

NICK aka KENNY

NICK aka KENNY

My favorite sports moment... when the Bucs won the 2003 Super Bowl.

One food I will absolutlely refuse to eat... is onions.

If I had a private jet for the weekned, I would... go to the Caribbean.

The best slice of pizza I've ever had... the Buffalo Chicken from Antonio's in Guttenberg.

My dream car... probably just a Corvette.

MIGUEL

MIGUEL

My favorite sports moment... is the moment of a goal being scored in soccer.

One food I will absolutlely refuse to eat... is Indian food.

If I had a private jet for the weekned, I would... go to Hawaii with as many girls as possible.

The best slice of pizza I've ever had... is crispy Pepperoni.

My dream car... any Mercedes convertible.

JEREMY

JEREMY

My favorite sports moment... was watching the Yankees win the World Series in 1996, it made me a lifetime fan.

One food I will absolutlely refuse to eat... is chicken liver! I don't care how healthy it is for you.

If I had a private jet for the weekned, I would... go to the Dominican Republic to visit my father and family.

The best slice of pizza I've ever had... Pepperoni.

My dream car... Ferrari 599 GTO.

RAFFY

RAFFY

My favorite sports moment... when the Dominican Republic won the World Baseball Classic in 2009.

One food I will absolutlely refuse to eat... is duck.

If I had a private jet for the weekned, I would... go to the Dominican Republic.

The best slice of pizza I've ever had... Supreme Pizza.

My dream car... '86 Chevy Camaro.

SERVICES

OIL CHANGE
The "lifeblood" of a car, engine oil lubricates a car's engine to keep it running smooth and last longer.

BRAKES
The most important part on a car, it is best to be proactive and have it checked twice a year.

TIRE PRESSURE
Improper inflation can lead to accidents which may be catastrophic especially at high speeds.

WHEEL ALIGNMENT
The benefits of proper alignment include reduced tire wear, better gas mileage, improved handling, thus resulting in overall safer driving.

TIRE SERVICE
Improve your vehicle’s handling, increase tire life, and drive with safety by checking your tires every month to insure that they are inflated with the right amount of air pressure. We offer a wide range of tires for your vehicle. Let our professionals help you find, balance, and mount the right tires for your car.

TIRE SALES
We carry all major tire brands. Please eMail or call us for availability.

BATTERIES

  • Slow engine crank: When you attempt to start the vehicle, the cranking of the engine is sluggish and takes longer than normal to start.
  • Check engine light: Will sometimes appear when the battery is weak.
  • Low battery fluid level: Car batteries typically have a part of the casing that’s translucent so you can always keep an eye on your battery’s fluid level. If the fluid level is below the lead plates : (energy conductor:) inside, it’s time to have the battery and charging system tested.
  • Swelling of battery case: If your battery case casing looks like this, you can blame excessive heat for this swelling, thus decreasing your battery life.
  • Battery leak: Leaking causes the corrosion around the posts (where the + and – cable connections are located). The gunk may need to be removed, otherwise, your car may not start.
  • Old age: Your battery can last well beyond three years but at the very least you should have its condition inspected yearly once it reaches this mark.

POWER STEERING

  • Color changes in your power steering fluid: A change in power steering fluid color might mean it is beginning to oxidize. If this is the case, you'll see it's gone from red to gray to black. When that happens it's time to change it out with new, fresh fluid.
  • Bubbles in your power steering fluid: If you see bubbles in your fluid, come see us quickly because you may have a potentially dangerous air leak in your power steering system.
  • Leaky fluid: Because your power steering system depends on a steady, high level of steering fluid being pumped into it, a leak means a problem. It could be a couple of things, such as a hole in the pipe or a connection that's out of line.
  • Difficulty Steering: Is your steering wheel harder to turn, or stuttering when you turn? These symptoms could mean your drive belt needs attention because it either is getting too hot or isn't staying in place and needs to be tightened.
  • Strange Noises: If you hear a whinnying squeal when turning the steering wheel, you may have a power steering issue. These noises usually come from a worn out drive belt or a steering pump that's on its last legs. Be on the lookout for strange noises because that's one of the main ways your car is telling you something is wrong. A strange noise from your car usually means it is trying to tell you something, so it's a good idea to listen.
 
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TIPS AND ADVICE

OIL CHANGE
The "life blood" of a car, engine oil lubricates a car's engine to keep it running smooth and last longer. An important part of the maintenance of a car is changing the oil. The function of the oil is to lubricate the pistons inside the motor. These pistons move rapidly in an up and down manner. Over time oil thickens, collects particles and impediments thus becoming sludge-like. It is crucial that oil is changed at a certain interval, whether it be miles or time. Each car manufacturer is different. Please refer to the owner's manual or even better drive in to FLTC for consultation.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR TIRES
For example, the number may read P225/70-R15, 89H:
P = Passenger Tire (LT = Light Truck)
225 = Overall width of the tire in millimeters
70 = Sidewall height (distance from rim to tread) as a percentage of the thread width (known as aspect ratio)
R = Tire construction, this one is Radial (also, B = Belted Bias, D = Diagonal Bias)
15 = Represents the size of the wheel in inches

In this example, the tire has the number 89H. This is the weight capacity of the tire. However, in most cases, you will not see this heading on the sidewall.

A speed rating is sometimes put in front of the R (or B or D). A straight R rating means that it is rated for speeds of up to 100mph. The manufacturer does not recommended this tire for speeds greater than 100 mph. Other speed ratings are: S=112mph, T=118mph, U=124mph, H=130mph, V=149mph, & a Z rated tire is for speeds in excess of 149mph. The V and Z rated tires have excellent dry pavement grip/traction but due to their soft rubber compounds, do not have a long life. A tread rating indicates how long a tire should last. This figure is written in small letters on the sidewall of your tire. The higher the number, the longer the tire should last. 100 is the basic tread wear rating. The traction rating works just like grading – ‘A’ being the best, ‘B’ is good, and ‘C’ is acceptable. This number is also found on the sidewall. Temperature ratings work the same – ‘A’ best, ‘B’ good, ‘C’ acceptable. If you drive your car very hard, you want a temperature rating of ‘A’ because a ‘C’ would fail faster under these conditions. Again, look for this number on the sidewall.

 
 

I LIKE IKE

 

Ike makes us smile and laugh on a daily basis.  Check him out.

Don't take short cuts with Ike.  He'll let you know.

PROMOTIONS

It feels like summer, so therefore it's time for some road trips!  Come visit FLTC to make sure your car is ready for the road and heat. 

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CONTACT US

 


2419 Lemoine Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
201.947.3843

e-mail:
fortleetire@gmail.com

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday: 8am-3pm
Sunday: closed