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Tire & Auto Services
Ronny and the crew have extensive expertise to handle all of your automotive needs. From oil changes to tire services, we offer an array of solutions for one convenient stop. Trust us as your local shop – our friendly staff is here and ready!
Axle & CV Joint Repair
Your vehicle’s axle and CV joint components are integral to the performance and drivability of your vehicle…
Description of Axle & CV Joint Repair
Your vehicle’s axle and CV joint components are integral to the performance and drivability of your vehicle. Front wheel drive vehicles use CV joints on the front axles. CV joints allow the axle to bend and change while accommodating the bounce of the wheels. The axle bears the weight of the vehicle while also being strong enough to sustain the forces from braking and accelerating. Over time and through normal use, your vehicle’s axle and CV joint components may require maintenance or replacement services.
Benefits of Axle & CV Joint Repair
There are signs to look for when determining when to schedule an inspection of your vehicle’s front axle, rear axle, and CV joints components. Clunking or clicking noises are signs that a CV joint needs replacement. Vibrations during acceleration may point to an axle issue depending on the layout of your vehicle. CV joints can go bad when the grease leaks out of a damaged CV boot. There are various determinants for how quickly your vehicle’s axle, and CV joint components will degrade over time. If you would like to learn more about the intervals between repairs for front wheel drive axles, main, CV joints, U-joints, yokes, and other axle assembly components, then contact us today.
A fully functioning brake system is crucial to your safety, the safety of your passengers, and the safety of other drivers on the road…
Description of Brake Repair
A fully functioning brake system is crucial to your safety, the safety of your passengers, and the safety of other drivers on the road. Your vehicle’s brake system involves highly engineered parts and precise movements that stop your vehicle by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy. When you press down on the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes a system of hydraulic brake lines leading to each of the vehicle’s wheels, where brake pads or shoes press against a disc or drum and create the necessary friction needed to slow the vehicle to a complete stop. Over time, this friction and heat has the potential to wear down the brake shoes, brake pads, calipers, brake rotors, and other braking components. While the components comprising each brake system may vary, the warning signs for impending brake repairs are the same.
Benefits of Brake Repair with DuPree Tire Co., Inc.
Bad brakes display warning signs for impending brake maintenance. For example, if your brakes squeal or grind when in use, then your brake pads may be worn and require replacements. If your vehicle pulls to one side when braking, then this may point to worn brakes, a malfunctioning caliper, or low brake fluid in the brake lines. If your brake pedal presses down too easily—also known as “spongy” brakes—then this may be an indication of too much air in the hydraulic brake lines. Sometimes, your vehicle’s electronic diagnostic system will alert you to a potential brake issue by a service indicator light on the dashboard. While these are only some of the most common signs of potential problems with your vehicle’s brake system, noticing these signs of faulty brakes and seeking out a brake service can save you money down the line. Our staff is trained in maintaining and servicing front and rear brake systems and all accompanying brake system components like brake pads, brake shoes, parking brakes, rotors, drums, and hydraulic systems. If you experience any of the above signs or symptoms of bad brakes, like unusual squealing or grinding noises, then contact us online or call us today to have your brakes inspected.
Lube, Oil, & Filter Change
An oil change and oil filter replacement are one of many preventative maintenance services that help promote maximum vehicle performance…
Description of Lube, Oil & Filter Change
An oil change and filter replacement is one of many preventative maintenance services that help promote maximum vehicle performance while extending the life of your vehicle. Oil is responsible for lubricating the working components inside your vehicle’s engine while reducing the amount of friction between them. Because the engine generates a substantial amount of heat, oil acts as a cooling agent as it circulates through the engine. Oil also absorbs other harmful particles created during the combustion process and directs them to the oil filter, which filters out the debris and contaminants for clean, free-flowing oil. Together, the oil and oil filter keep your vehicle’s engine operating at optimal levels of performance. During an oil change, we will replace your engine’s old oil with new oil and replace the oil filter. We will also lubricate the chassis components of the vehicle according to the standards of the manufacturer. At the end of every lube, oil and filter change, our staff will have ensured that your engine oil is clean and the working parts of your engine are properly lubricated.
Benefits of Lube, Oil & Filter Change
Over time, as oil becomes saturated with contaminants, excess particles are left behind in the engine, where they can form deposits and cause significant wear to the engine. Oversaturated oil loses its lubrication, which will eventually lead to an overworking engine, excess heat, and engine failure. Excessive heat can also lead to thermal breakdown in your engine oil, causing a change in the oil’s viscosity, and resulting in decreased oil flow. Similarly, dirty oil flows more slowly, causing the engine to work harder, leading to increased engine wear. Our service staff will inspect the oil filter during each oil change, and replace the oil filter in order to keep your oil clean from contaminants. Routine lube and oil changes will keep your engine running stronger and running longer. Contact us online or call us today regarding your next lube, oil, and filter change.
Nitrogen gas is an alternative to air for tire inflation. Air is made of around 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen…
Description of Nitrogen Inflation
Nitrogen gas is an alternative to air for tire inflation. Air is made of around 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen. Nitrogen-inflated tires increase the level of nitrogen to a 93% or higher purity level. Some vehicles come with nitrogen-inflated tires, depending on where they are purchased. Other times, motorists choose to fill tires with nitrogen through a service provider offering it.
Is It Time to Refill Your Nitrogen-Filled Tires?
Your owner's manual and your tire information placard (often found on the driver's side door jamb of newer vehicles) should include your vehicle's suggested tire pressure. If you need to refill your nitrogen tires or are interested in switching to nitrogen-filled tires, contact us for service.
When Should I Check My Tire Inflation Levels?
It’s recommended you check your tire inflation levels at least once a month. When checking your tires, keep in mind that tire pressure is calculated using cold tires. To get a proper reading, it’s advisable to check your tires before driving. If you need to check them after driving, give your tires around three hours to cool down first.
Preventive maintenance is the care and protection of your vehicle against potential major auto repairs…
Description of Preventive Maintenance
Preventive maintenance is the care and protection of your vehicle against potential major auto repairs. Negligence is the most common and costly way to see money wasted on repairs that could have easily been prevented through regular service intervals. Depending on your vehicle’s manufacturer, avoiding preventive maintenance on certain parts and components has the potential to void warranty coverage. Car maintenance intervals have been designed to improve the reliability, durability, and resale value of your vehicle. Based upon your driving conditions, these service intervals may arrive sooner than you expect. For example, short commutes can actually hurt a vehicle because most engines thrive during long drives. Driving short commutes, experiencing stop-and-go traffic, and carrying heavy cargo are all aspects of severe driving. However, severe driving can also be reinforced by your environment. Hot or cold weather, mountainous or rough roads, and dusty or salty environments can all affect your vehicle. Because of these innumerable factors, adhering to a rigid service schedule can keep your vehicle operating at maximum efficiency for years to come.
Benefits of Preventive Maintenance
Vehicle components and parts naturally wear out over time, and road hazards can negatively impact critical components. By adhering to the preventive maintenance schedule in your vehicle owner’s manual, you will help ensure that your vehicle always runs at optimal conditions. Depending upon the vehicle’s service interval mileage, maintenance may include an inspection of your steering and suspension components, fluid filters, belts and hoses, brakes and axles, and other parts to help ensure that your vehicle functions efficiently. Routine maintenance may include checking the level of vital vehicle fluids. Other maintenance items you may see in your owners manual include checking exterior and interior lights, examining windshield wiper blades, checking the battery, inspecting hinges and locks, reviewing the level of ball joint wear, checking exhaust system components, and checking tire wear and inflation levels. We perform a variety of preventive maintenance services. Contact us to learn what we can do for your vehicle. It is important to schedule preventive maintenance to help your vehicle continue to work as intended. Remember that environmental conditions may affect your ideal preventive maintenance schedule. Depending upon your environment, you may need to seek more frequent inspections and replacements. Contact us to learn more about recommended car maintenance service intervals for your vehicle.
A battery test and replacement is a simple maintenance procedure that can help ensure your vehicle has the power it needs to…
Description of Batteries
Conducting a periodic battery test and replacing your vehicle's battery is an important part of car maintenance. Our certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art computerized testing equipment to check both the start and charge capacity of your vehicle's battery. If necessary, the technician will recommend a brand new battery that fits your requirements. Installing a replacement is a fast and efficient process to ensure that you are back on the road quickly and safely.
Benefits of Batteries
Slow cranking engines and dim headlights can sometimes point to a problem with your vehicle’s battery. Because the battery is required for the electrical charge needed to start the rest of the electrical system, a weak or dead battery can also prevent your car from starting. If a jump start refuses to revive your battery and the starting system, our staff may need to take a closer look to determine whether or not you need a replacement. If you experience problems with starting your vehicle or maintaining its power even after trying a jump start, then allow our service staff to perform a battery check on your vehicle today.
Steering and Suspension System
The steering and suspension system on your vehicle is responsible for maintaining comfortable riding conditions and driving performance…
Description of Steering and Suspension System
The steering and suspension system on your vehicle is responsible for maintaining comfortable riding conditions and driving performance. The steering and suspension system also helps drivers remain in control of their vehicles at all times. The suspension system converts forward energy created by bumps in the road into vertical energy that travels up into the vehicle frame. Suspension system components, like coil springs and shock absorbers, help to dampen the impact of this road force. While the individual components comprising each suspension system may vary, all suspension system components will weaken over time through stress applied during normal driving conditions. Similarly, off-road driving and erratic driving can wear down suspension components more quickly. Regardless of your driving preferences, we have the necessary equipment to identify and correct any issue plaguing your steering and suspension system. Our staff is trained to inspect the steering and suspension components in order to determine whether your service will entail a minor adjustment or a replacement.
Benefits of Steering and Suspension System
Shaky, unsteady, off-center, and stiff steering are all cause for getting a steering system repaired, while excessive bouncing or swaying during bumps and intermittent control while driving and braking are cause for a suspension system inspection. Uneven tire wear is also a potential sign of a suspension problem, though this may also point to alignment issues. Have you hit a pothole recently? Potholes can cause damage to steering and suspension components. Worn suspension components will reduce the stability of the vehicle and the control of the driver. Because suspension system components combine into one working unit, suspension issues that go untreated have the potential to increase the wear on other suspension components, which may result in more extensive repairs down the road. If you experience any of the above symptoms, contact us online or by phone today.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Tires operating below inflation standards put the overall performance of your vehicle and the safety of your passengers at risk…
Description of Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Tires operating below inflation standards put the overall performance of your vehicle and the safety of your passengers at risk. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System helps increase your safety on the road by improving your vehicle’s maneuverability, decreasing the tread wear of your tires, reducing your vehicle’s braking distance, and improving your vehicle’s fuel economy. There are two types of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems in existence today—Direct and Indirect. A Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System uses sensors on the inside tire assembly to transmit tire pressure information to your vehicle’s computer. An Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System gauges tire pressure through your vehicle’s Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) by using speed sensors to measure the rotational speed of each wheel (as tire pressure decreases, the rolling distance decreases, and the rotational speed increases). All TPMS systems require regular maintenance in order to meet maximum performance standards, which requires all vehicles to be equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Benefits of Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Your vehicle’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) continuously monitors the air pressure in your tires. When there is an instance of low tire pressure, or if the tire pressure drops below the manufacturer’s recommended level of tire pressure, the TPMS will detect and report the discrepancy by illuminating an indicator light on the dashboard of your vehicle. When the TPMS light flashes on the dashboard, you should check your tire pressure, inflate the affected tire to the level indicated by the manufacturer, or bring your vehicle into our shop so that the issue can be remedied by our expert staff. During a TPMS maintenance service, our service staff will run a series of tests to ensure that the system is operating both correctly and at maximum efficiency. If our technicians uncover damage to the system or its accompanying components, they may need to replace valve cores, valve nuts, seals, seal washers, or valve caps. If you are in need of TPMS repairs, maintenance, or replacement services, or if you are in need of a TPMS installation service, then contact us today.
Tires are the connection between your vehicle and the surface of the road. Tires are a critical part of your vehicle’s suspension system…
Description of Tire Services
Tires are the connection between your vehicle and the surface of the road. A critical part of your vehicle’s suspension system, tires are responsible for transmitting the forces of driving, steering, and braking to the surface of the road. Although tires are easily maintained, they are often overlooked. The air inside your tires and the design of the tire influence vehicle performance, tire tread life, and ride comfort. Tire maintenance is vital for getting the most out of your tires by maximizing mileage and tread wear. Our staff will help you understand the basics of tire care and maintenance, like when you should seek tire rotation, balance, and alignment. Our staff will also help you understand tire sidewall markings, teach you the best time to purchase a new set of tires, and show you how to choose the right set of tires for your vehicle.
Benefits of Tire Services
Premature tire wear is caused by poor tire inflation levels and improper tire rotation. Whereas correctly inflated tires tend to have durable sidewalls, underinflated tires often have flexible sidewalls that result in quicker sidewall wear. Overinflated tires are also undesirable and will result in excessive center tread wear. Wheel balancing has the potential to relieve some symptoms of improper tire wear, like excessive lean. However, improper tire wear may also be the cause of alignment issues. During any tire repair service, our staff will be able to determine whether a tire balancing or rotation service can solve your current set of issues. Because tire inflation is so important, our staff will take care to follow the inflation standards recommended by the manufacturer during a new tire installation. Overall, proper tire inflation can lead to reduced tread movement, increased water dissipation, reduced rolling resistance, proper traction, and adequate load carrying capabilities. Our tire service work promotes better fuel economy and longer tread life.
A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the wheels of your vehicle so that all wheels are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground…
Description of Wheel Alignment
A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the wheels of your vehicle so that all wheels are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. Three basic angles contribute to proper wheel alignment: camber, caster, and toe. Camber is the measure of the degree of perpendicular offset from the road surface. Caster is the angle of your wheel’s pivot, which is attached to the suspension, and when this angle is out of alignment, straight-line tracking is affected. Toe refers to the angle of directional difference between the tire and the centerline of the vehicle. The front and rear wheels on your vehicle should always be perpendicular to the ground and parallel to the tire beside it. Routine wheel alignments have the potential to save you money in the long run while promoting optimal vehicle performance.
Benefits of Wheel Alignment
A wheel alignment will keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently by promoting reduced tire wear, better gas mileage, and safer driving conditions. Wheels out of alignment will contribute to uneven tire wear. Uneven tread wear can be felt in a vehicle pulling to the right or left while in motion. Left untreated, wheel alignment issues have the potential to turn into steering and suspension issues, since driving with wheels out of alignment not only puts stress on your tires but also on suspension components. If your vehicle begins pulling to the right or left while driving, or if you feel a vibration in the steering wheel at higher speeds, contact us today for a wheel alignment service.
Financing and Lease-To-Own Options
Dupree Tire offers financing and lease-to-own options to meet any budget. With these options, you can get the automotive services you need without breaking the bank. Our financing options include Progressing Leasing, Synchrony Car Care One, Goodyear Credit Card, and Bridgestone Credit Card – all designed to make tires and service more affordable. Regardless of your needs and budget constraints, Dupree has a tire financing or lease to own tailored for you.
Traxxas RC Cars
DuPree Tire is proud to be a Traxxas dealer, we have provided customers with their sought-after Traxxas products. We stock an expansive range of RC cars as well as parts necessary to service them – even keeping select models without batteries for those who wish to upgrade! Upgrading your ride? Stop by today and let our experienced staff help you pick what is right for you. Do not see it on the shelf? Ask us about special ordering on any exclusive item from within the full selection that Traxxas has made available!
Welcome to Dupree Tire
Ronny started working on cars in 1976. In 1990 he started his own shop in the Lufkin, TX area. Since then, Ronny has been servicing automotive needs. 30 years later and he is still devoted to providing quality products that you can trust. Our loyal customers have been returning in search of our reliable auto services and unbeatable tire selection – so why not make us yours?
We Know Cars & Tires
At our shop, you can trust that your car is in good hands. Our team of experts have the necessary knowledge and experience to tackle any problem your vehicle may be facing – whether it’s something as small as a flat tire or larger auto repairs! Let us help get you back on the road quickly so life can carry on without interruption.
We Make It Easy & Simple
Our team is dedicated to making your auto service experience one that exceeds expectations. You can trust our friendly staff, dependable technicians and competitive prices for reliable results. Let us make car maintenance easy!
We Are Trusted & Reliable
When it comes to automotive maintenance, trust is all that matters. Our passionate team of mechanics have been recognized by countless members in the community and our Google Reviews are shining proof! That’s why you can rest assured when choosing us for your next service – no exceptions.
Ronny DuPree, owner, began his career in the tire business at the young age of 16. After working for a local tire store, in 1990 Mr. DuPree decided it was time to begin his own tire business. He opened his new business in a shop on Timberland Drive that he outgrew in 2000. DuPree Tire has now called 610 North Timberland Drive home for 15 years! Ronny's knowledge of tires and his effort to have the best customer service possible are two factors that are greatly responsible for his success in the tire business. We encourge you to view our website to see everything we offer; from tires, to batteries, to front end work, all the way to Traxxas radio control cars! We have made our website as helpful as possible but we would love for you to stop by our store so we can establish a relationship with you and show you why DuPree Tire is the tire store for you! We take pride in the quality of our service and we look forward to serving you!
View our online catalogs for the tires you need. Take a look around. If you don’t find what you are looking for, visit us in Lufkin, TX. From the latest and best in tire technology to the services required to keep your vehicle looking good and running great, DuPree Tire Co., Inc. can get you out on the road quickly and at an affordable price. Stop by soon and see why so many people consider DuPree Tire Co., Inc. to be the one-stop shop for all their tire needs.
At DuPree Tire Co., Inc., our friendly and knowledgeable staff, quick and dependable service professionals, and affordable prices all come together to make driving out on a new set of tires easy. On top of that, we never "tire" of tires! Stop by and see us, and you’ll be glad you did.
Dupree Tire has been the go-to auto shop in Lufkin for a quarter of a century. Our experienced mechanics have seen it all, and are ready to help with any car troubles—no matter how complicated! If you have questions about your vehicle, please don’t hesitate to reach out – our friendly team promises answers you can count on.
610 N Timberland Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901