Shop Tires on Sale for Chicago: choose from more than 90,000 options

Shop Tires on Sale in Chicago: choose from more than 90,000 options
Shop Tires on Sale in Chicago: choose from more than 90,000 options

Driving and buying tires in Chicago

Do you live in the Windy City, or just planning a visit? Created by United Tires experts, this page contains all the information you need on driving in Chicago and the surroundings, as well as the pro tips on the best ways to buy used tires. Fun facts, driving laws and restrictions, insider secrets — learn this and much, much more! Give us a call today at 1-888-566-6214 or live chat, if you haven’t found what you were looking for, or in case you need a super-fast free tire delivery in the Chicago area.
Chicago is the home base of United Tires, with two of our tire shops — at 3621 N Harlem Ave, and at 2720 unit B, W Grand Ave. And recently we have opened a 100,000 square feet brand new warehouse! We know the city inside and out, so if you are asking yourself: “Where to buy tires in Chicago IL?”, ask no more, you found it!



Chicago tire shops and key auto facilities

The beginning of Route 66
Jackson Boulevard at Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605, United States
McCormick Place, Convention center, hosting the annual Chicago Auto Show
2301 S King Dr.
2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616, United States
Chicago Assembly, the oldest Ford plant
E. 130th Street and Torrence Ave
12600 S Torrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60633, United States
Costco Tire Center
1430 S Ashland Ave
1430 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, United States
Walmart Supercenter
4650 W North Ave
4650 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60639, United States
Walmart Supercenter
4626 W Diversey Ave, In Hall Plaza
4626 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60639, United States
United Tires tire shop
2720 W Grand Ave
2720 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612, United States
United Tires tire shop
3613 N Harlem Ave
3613 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60634, United States


Did You know

Route 66 begins in Chicago

This famous road starts in Chicago’s downtown, at the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Michigan Ave. It then runs all the way through the states of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, eventually reaching California, and ending in Santa Monica. Route 66 spans 2,448 miles in total. For the most part of the year, you can cover that distance running on all-season tires that you can buy online, choosing your best option from United Tires selection.


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Automotive Chicago at a glance

Automotive Chicago at a glance
Automotive Chicago at a glance

The center of the American car industry

Chicago is a historical center of the American car industry. It all began with the first 1895 race, which kickstarted car production — and in the first decade of the XIX сentury, a production of 68 models of cars was going by about 30 manufacturers.
Сhicagoans traditionally do a lot of driving, be it for a daily work commute, shopping, or recreation. The celebrity status of some streets, unfortunately, doesn’t help the traffic: the city takes 3rd place in the U.S. after New York and Philadelphia on the density and intensity of the city traffic.

The famous Chicago Assembly — Ford’s first production line

Today the oldest Ford production line — the Chicago Assembly — operates at E. 130th Street and Torrence Ave. It was opened in 1924, producing Model T. Eighty years later, in 2004, the grand $400 million were spent by the company on plant modernization. Nowadays it is churning out new models of Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and the Ford Police Interceptor Utility. By the way, our catalog has a wide selection of SUV tires, check them out and choose the option that fits your budget.

Chicago Auto Show

The world-famous Chicago Auto Show is an annual event, held at McCormick Place Convention center. It attracts the largest players in the car manufacturing industry, alongside huge crowds of visitors, looking to partake in the latest auto developments.

Legendary streets and routes

Chicago streets, organized in a grid system, along with its double- and triple-decked streets, are characteristic features of the city. СondéNast Traveller names Michigan Avenue (together with Magnificent Mile) one of the world’s most famous streets, along with Broadway, Pacific Coast Highway, La Rambla, Abbey Road, and others.
The legendary Route 66 begins in Chicago: originally, in 1926, the starting point was located on Jackson Boulevard at Michigan Avenue, but since 1933 it has been changed to Jackson Boulevard at Lake Shore Drive.


Choosing the right tires for driving in Chicago


Where to buy new tires in Chicago

Chicago drivers are spoiled with the opportunities to buy new tires! Major tire retailers, superstores, private new tire shops — all of them are available both downtown and on the outskirts of the city. Costco Tire Center and Walmart supercenter probably are the most obvious choice to shop for the new tires, but connoisseurs also know the other attractive locations to get a fresh set of tires. United Tires has headquarters in Chicago: two of our shops are conveniently located on Grand Ave and Harlem Ave. Buy new tires with good discounts and get them mounted right away! Getting them as an extra set? Enjoy our fast free FedEx Home Delivery right to your door!

Costco Tire Center

  • 1430 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL, 60608
  • Walmart Supercenter

    • 4650 W North Ave, Chicago, IL, 60639
    • 4626 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL, 60639


    Where to buy used tires in Chicago

    Every big American city spans possibilities to buy new or used tires. And Chicago is no exception. It is the home for United Tires: our headquarters, two shops, and two warehouses are situated here. But a more significant presence you will find online: operating since 2012, we have substantially grown — and today offer our customers one of the biggest selections of new and used tires in the market. Check out our catalog and choose the right tire for you!
    • Make a choice that fits your budget: from premium models to used tires under $50 and new tires under $100
    • All our used tires are manually inspected and checked with the help of specialized equipment, safe and ready for immediate use
    • Our catalog has more than 30,000 models, a substantial amount of which have been only driven once, which means you buy new discounted tires!
    The main benefit of being located in the Chicago area — is the fastest free shipping of our high-quality tires right to your door!
    Free and fast local delivery takes 1 day to Chicago Heights and Chicago Ridge. To other areas of Chicago, delivery takes less than 3 days. This makes Utires the best “Used tires near me” option.
    If you prefer a local pick-up, you can do that at our warehouses at 3613 N Harlem Ave and 2720 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL. A comprehensive selection of new tires on sale is available for you to buy at the location.
    Dial our local number 773-840-0282 or call toll-free at 1-888-566-6214 if you have any questions or need assistance with your purchase. You can also pop into our office at 3613 N Harlem Ave, or 2720 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL and have a Live Chat with our sales representatives.


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    What tires do you need for Chicago weather?

    What tires do you need for Chicago weather?
    What tires do you need for Chicago weather?

    Two distinct Chicago seasons

    In the Windy City, the summers are warm, humid, and wet; the winters are freezing, snowy, and windy. In order to drive around safely, one needs good tires. The experts do recommend getting two sets of tires for driving in Chicago — summer, or performance, and winter tires. Thinking of getting both? Shop for used tires that allow you to save up to 50% of your tire budget! Shop online on our website, submit your order before 1 p.m., and it will be shipped on the same business day! Being so close to our headquarters, you will get your tires in no time.

    Best-selling all-rounders

    Two distinct Chicago seasons do require a seasonal changeover but, according to our sales department, Chicagoans prefer to drive all year round on all-season tires. It is a safe choice unless the winter weather gets really harsh. If the winter temperature steadily drops below 45 °F, it makes sense to change into all-season M+S (mud and snow) or winter tires. The same in summer: when the weather is hot (over 45 °F), consider changing into summer rubber that offers a higher performance on the heated or wet road.
    Need assistance with choice? Just dial 773-840-0282 or call toll-free at 1-888-566-6214 to speak with our 24/7 customer service. And it comes in handy that United Tires headquarters, a brand-new 100,000 sq. ft warehouse, and two tire shops are located in Chicago. Being here, you can benefit the most from our super-fast and free delivery by FedEx!
    Though seasons in Chicagoland are super distinct, like most Americans, Chicagoans still prefer to drive on all-season tires, the most sought-after category on our site.


    Best-selling tire brands

    *Source: sales department, 2021
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    The most popular tire sizes in Chicago*

    *Source: sales department, 2021


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    Drivers’ Chicago guide: practical information

    Drivers’ Chicago guide: practical information
    Drivers’ Chicago guide: practical information
    Everything you need to know about legal obligations of drivers in Chicago, city’s traffic, roads and road conditions, seasonal tire changeover for safe driving and much more!

    Live traffic report

    Chicago is the 3rd worst city for traffic in the U.S. after New York and Philadelphia. Historically, the worst traffic is between 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. To get an accurate real-time Chicago traffic report, go to:

    Seasonal tire changeover

    Cold season

    The cold season lasts from early December to the beginning of March, with an average daily high temperature below 45 °F. When it drops below 45 °F, you need to change your summer or all-season tires for the winter ones. Their softer rubber compound will provide the optimal grip on the icy road surface, and the brutal tread design with deeper grooves will allow you to safely drive in the snow or slush. Usually, the frosts hit Chicago between Thanksgiving and Easter, so it’s easy to remember when to perform a changeover. United Tires has many options of new or used winter tires, starting from less than $50 onwards.

    Tire chains and studded tires

    The use of tire chains is legal in Illinois when necessary, to quote the Illinois chain law (625 ILCS 5/12-401) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-401) Sec. 12-401: “Nothing in this Section shall be deemed to prohibit the use of tire chains of reasonable proportion upon any vehicle when required for safety because of snow, ice, or other conditions tending to cause a vehicle to skid”. Studded tires are prohibited by law in Illinois, as they can significantly damage the road surface and disturb the residents with the noise. A good option if you are heading somewhere with extreme weather conditions is to get studless tires which are a superior type of winter tires, and a solid modern replacement to good old studs.


    April is the traditional month for a warm-season tire changeover. The best tires for it are new or used summer or performance tires, but all-season rubber will do just fine too. Summer tires allow you to get the best performance out of your car during the hot and humid Chicago summer. The safe temperature range for this rubber is above 45 °F.
    Remember, if you decide to buy summer tires, you will definitely need to perform a seasonal tire changeover once the winter settles in. Summer tires are made from the hard rubber compound which doesn’t “melt” on the hot road surface, and their deep grooves and a special tread pattern allow perfect aquaplaning in heavy rains. But once the road freezes, the cold temperature stiffens it, turning the tires into skates. It is dangerous to drive on summer or performance tires in winter. And vise-versa: winter or all-season M+S tires are made from a softer rubber compound that will “melt” on the hot road, making driving unsafe.

    Driving Laws

    5 things you need to know about the driving laws in Chicago, Il

    1. Usage of hand-held devices whilst driving is illegal in Chicago, but it’s ok to use hands-free if the driver is 19 y.o., or older. See 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2
    2. If passing a work zone on the road, motorists have to reduce speed, change the lane if possible, and yield to workers and authorized drivers. See 625 ILCS 5/11-605.1
    3. Drivers got to yield to pedestrians on crossings, and to school children in the time of school hours. See ILCS 625 Vehicles 5/11-1002
    4. The tolls have to be paid within seven days, online. It’s on the driver to take a note of the mile marker or a toll plaza.
    5. Should a driver hear the siren of an emergency vehicle or see it moving, a motorist has to pull to the right side of the road, or stop the vehicle and allow the EV to pass. No photos or cellphones are allowed within 500 feet from the emergency scene! See 625 ILCS 5/11-907
    You can always find out more about state laws about driving in Chicago on the official site of Governors Highway Safety Association.

    Unspoken Road Rules

    You’ve got to drive as you mean it and be proactive when exiting or entering a freeway of Chicagoland. Being assertive, with the blinker on, accelerating, and “really going for it”, and tipping your car’s nose into the traffic really helps to join the dynamic and incessant flow of cars on Chicago’s freeways. Being courteous really helps, too. Use the blinkers at all times, but beep little, if at all. Loud and prolonged honking is reserved for imminent danger situations here, so shall you feel you require a beep to get your point across, just keep it a beep.
    Chicago is teeming with cyclists, changing the lines, etc., so keep your eyes peeled, Same goes for pedestrians, particularly during school and business hours, be attentive and vigilant, and you should be fine.
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    Parking rules

    5 things you need to know about Chicago parking rules

    Chicago parking can be difficult to find and breaking parking rules results in a ticket. Here are some rules to follow not to get one, ways to save on parking in Chicago, and a Chicago parking tickets guide:
    1. Chicago uses orange paper “No parking” signs during the regular street cleaning. Pay attention to that! Otherwise $60 ticket!
    Parking rules
    1. The Red Anti-Gridlock Zone sign means that you aren’t allowed to park here during peak hours, or get Rush Hour Parking $100 ticket
    2. Car meters accept different payment methods. Check what kind of payment is accepted by a particular parking meter, and whether it allows for an hour or two of free parking. An expired parking meter causes a $50–$70 ticket, and parking outside of metered space is a $50 ticket!
    3. 25 days — the period to pay parking violations before they double in price. And only seven days to contest a parking ticket!
    4. You can pre-book a parking garage. There’s a system of parking garages throughout the city. The smart way is to pre-book your parking garage spot, or street parking spot beforehand, with attractive discounts available if you pay in advance. There are services like Spot Angels, or Spot Hero to secure your parking spot at the lowest cost, and to find free-of-charge City Lot parking spots, too!
    You can always find out more about Chicago parking from the official website of the City of Chicago.

    Window tint laws

    Key tinting regulations in Chicago

    Enacted in 2009, Illinois tint laws are slightly more complex than in the other states. Window tint darkness, allowed for sedans must not exceed 35% of VLT (visible light transmittance) for all windows but the windshield. For SUVs and “multipurpose vehicles” front side windows should allow 50% of light in, and films of any darkness can be used for rear windows.
    Windshield tint is absolutely illegal throughout the states: you can only apply a non-reflective sun visor strip of 6 inches wide, of 70% VLT (visible light transmittance) maximum. Outside of Illinois, the usual width of the visor strip is 4”-5”. Learn more about tinting in Chicago, IL.

    Your local Chicago tinting shops

    Benefit from being a Chicagoan and get your car windows tinted by a reputable licensed company! Tinting Chicago offers auto tinting, car wrapping, car paint protection, and residential and commercial window tinting services for competitive prices. Only top brands and solid guarantees! Visit the Offical Tinting Chicago website to learn the latest trends, get professional advice, and book your tinting appointment.
    Need to tint your car right away? Pop into one of three conveniently located shops at 3621 N Harlem Ave; 2720 unit B, W Grand Ave, or 1402 N Rand Rd. Palatine. Need help in choosing the right tinting option? Do not hesitate to dial 773-455-0467, 312-212-0493 and speak to Tinting Chicago 24/7 customer support!

    Helmet laws

    There are no specific laws regulating the use of helmets, full stop. Yet, there’s an eye protection law (625 ILCS 5/11-1404) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1404) Sec. 11-1404., stating: “The operator of a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle or moped and every passenger thereon shall be protected by glasses, goggles or a transparent shield”.
    There have been instances, however, when the judge would consider it to be negligence on behalf of the rider not to wear a helmet for protection
    Despite Chicago helmet laws, one thing is true: It costs you time and money to recover from a bike accident, choose safety, and protect yourself by using a helmet.

    Roads and highways

    Chicago toll: pay for a convenient ride

    There are seven mainline and four auxiliary interstate highways running through Chicago and its suburbs. Watch out for traffic on Kennedy and Dan Ryan Expressways, they are the busiest state-maintained routes in Illinois.
    Overall five toll roads pass through Chicago. Need a Chicago toll pay? Register online and get an E-ZPass or I-PASS transponders, pay online, or right on the way — with cash or a credit card. Toll plazas are located along the routes. Keep in mind that some lanes along the tollways are cash-only! Need to check out the specific location? Visit Illinois Tollway virtual map.
    Jane Addams Memorial Tollway connects Rockford Area and the Chicago Metro Area, crossing Interstate 39 and Interstate 90. It will conveniently get you from Rockford to O’Hare International Airport, and further North, to Wisconsin.
    Illinois Tri-State Tollway crosses I-94, I-294, and I-80 and connects the City of Chicago with Wisconsin, Indiana, and other Illinois destinations.
    Chicago Skyway, or, simply, Skyway, is a 7.8-mile-long toll road that crosses I-90 and I-94 and connects the Indiana Toll Road to the Dan Ryan Expressway. Has cash-only lanes! The main feature of the Skyway is the "High Bridge", one of Chicago’s landmarks. It is a 1⁄2-mile-long steel truss bridge, that spans the Calumet River and Calumet Harbor.
    Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway is a part of the Chicago-Kanzas City Expressway, Interstate 88. Crosses I-290, I-294.
    Veterans Memorial Tollway is a part of Interstate-355, connecting the Western and the Southern Chicago outskirts.

    Street layout

    Chicago’s today’s street layout came about in 1909 when the grid system was implemented after 8 years of deliberations by the city council. Two sets of streets run parallel to their own set and perpendicular to another, like in Manhattan in NYC, where avenues run perpendicular to streets.
    Keep in mind that:
    • The center of the grid is at State and Madison
    • Chicago streets run either N-S or E-W
    • There’s a prefix to the street’s name as you can see in Utires’ Chicago shops addresses:
    • 3621 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, 60634, where N stands for North, or 2720 unit B, W Grand Ave Chicago, 60612, where W stands for West.
    • Street numbers go up as you move from the center to the periphery
    • Street signs reference the grid
    • There are diagonals, that can help you to shorten the driving distance
    You can always find out more about Chicago parking from the official website of the City of Chicago.

    U.S. Routes, starting in Chicago IL

    U.S. Route 34 beginning originally was in downtown, running west on Ogden Avenue and through the suburbs, then on to Iowa. In 1970 the starting point got moved west to Harlem Avenue (Illinois Route 43), intersecting with U.S. 66.
    U.S. Route 66 was a United States Numbered Highway in Illinois, linking St.Louis MO and Chicago IL. The historic Route 66, the Main Street of America, connected Chicago to Southern California, with Chicago terminus at Jackson Boulevard and Michigan Avenue. Parts of the road are still in use and carry traffic.

    Downtown’s double-decked streets

    Downtown Chicago has a few double-decked and triple-decked streets. Wacker Drive is the longest, and the most famous of them. It’s got a riverfront boulevard on the top level, and a roadway for commercial and through traffic on the lower level, with a recreational walkway along with the water level. Peppered with some of the best bars and restaurants, and home to some of the best shopping locations, it’s a must-visit place in Chicago.

    Scenic drives

    Lake Shore Drive

    This expressway, which runs by Lake Michigan, offers spectacular views of Chicago’s skyline, many institutions of note, and the wast water expanse. It runs from Edgewater to Jackson park, along Chicago’s easternmost border.

    Columbus Drive

    Columbus Drive takes you through the green of historical Millenium Park and Grant Park, running by sightseeing landmarks, like BP Pedestrian Bridge, and then offers you a direct view of Buckingham Fountain and the gardens around it, before it finally merges onto Lake Shore Drive.

    Logan Square

    The boulevards of Logan Square, which actually encompass parts of Logan Boulevard, Humboldt Boulevard, and Kendzie Avenue, offer you historical architectural sights of the Victorian Era, and very characteristic Prairie School style buildings.

    Lower Wacker Drive

    This is not particularly aesthetically pleasing to some, yet very Chicagoan marvel of road engineering, worth visiting. It runs directly below Wacker Drive downtown, but still above what is known as Lower Lower Wacker Drive.

    Wells Street Bridge

    A double-decked, out-of-postcard bridge over the Chicago River, connecting the Loop to River North is a sightseeing magnet for local Chicagoans and visitors of the Windy City. With CTA’s Brown and Purple lines tracks on its upper deck, it houses automotive traffic on the lower. Cruise into the Loop, admiring the impressive city’s skyline.


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    Best tires for Chicago

    Best tires for Chicago
    Best tires for Chicago
    We always say that the best tires are safe tires! Over the course of the year, the temperature in Chicago varies from 20 °F to 80 °F and is rarely below 6 °F or above 90 °F. The choice is yours: to drive on all season car tires or to change between summer and winter rubber! On our site, you can find all the information you need about tire types and make a sensible choice. Each of the used tires, featured at the United Tires online store, has undergone a thorough 3-stage inspection: automatic and manual after being received from the supplier, and a thorough manual before being shipped to the customer. All our used tires have at least 4/32” of tread left and are absolutely safe to drive. Another attractive option is to buy driven once tires (that were basically just tried on once). And if you’re looking for just one or a set of new tires, enjoy our signature discount and free FedEx shipping right to your Chicago doorstep!


    Buy tires in Chicago and save up to 50%!

    Having two sets of tires makes total sense since only winter tires can provide adequate traction at lower temperatures when summer rubber goes stiff with cold. But it means spending more money on two seasonal sets of tires!
    This is where an option “Buy 2 tires get 2 free near me” comes in handy, allowing car owners to save considerable amounts of money on tire purchases. Pop in to one of United Chicago shops or search for tires online at Consider a summer set of 4 used 285/40R21 Continental ContiSportContact for only $183.96, plus a winter set of 4 used Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2 for $183.96. It’s a winter+summer set of quality used tires, with a free FedEx Ground home delivery, for less than $370! In order to buy new tires of this standard, you will need about $1500!
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    You can always find great deals like that in our used tire shop — both offline and online. Outfit your ride with a spare, with run flat tires, with tires for pretty much every kind of vehicle and occasion! Shop for tires now and get the best deals in Chicago!




    Where to buy tires in Chicago?

    Chicago spoils its drivers with a choice of tire shopping options! Huge tire centers, manufacturers’ stores, compact tire shops — all of them are available to Chicagoans and span a big choice of new and used tires. Our United Tires headquarters are based in Chicago too! Two of our shops are conveniently located at 2720 W Grand Ave and 3613 N Harlem Ave. Pop in and get your fresh set of tires (can mount them right away) or cruise through the options for the best tire deals online! Buy new or used tires at and enjoy free FedEx shipping right to your door! As a Chicagoan, you will benefit from the fastest delivery among all of the states!

    What tires are the best for Chicago?

    All season tires are a reasonable option for driving on Chicago roads. Providing good grip and handling during summer days, they are also perfectly suited for cruising on wet or lightly snowy surfaces. Shop for new or used all-season tires at You can significantly save cash: our special offers allow buying tires with up to 50% discount. Plus free shipping right to your door!

    Do I need winter tires in Chicago?

    You don’t necessarily need winter tires in Chicago… But if you want to be on the safe side and get perfect control of your vehicle during snowy days, especially when the road freezes or is covered with slush, we definitely recommend getting a set of new or used winter tires. Choose the right model online at our website and get an amazing deal and free fast shipping right to the door of your Chicago home or office!

    Where to get tires installed in Chicago?

    Pop into one of United Tires Chicago shops: on 3621 N, Harlem Ave (tel.: 312-212-0546) or on 2720 Unit B, W Grand Ave (tel. 773-840-0282)! We will install and balance your tires and will offer other servies, including car diagnostics and mechanical repairs. You can also shop for new or used tires with great discounts and get a super fast tire delivery right to your door!


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