Walker Tire has proudly served the Lincoln area since 1951. We brought the world’s first radial tire to Lincoln in 1958. Our years of experience have allowed us to continually provide superior tires to fit all our customer’s needs and to properly repair, diagnose, and evaluate the products of today. We have the most up-to-date alignment systems and certified service technicians to handle your vehicle‘s needs. Understanding that time is a big factor in your world, we offer free pick-up and delivery as well.
Not only do we have the expertise to take care of your tire needs, but our ASE certified mechanics can take care of all your service needs on any make or models from air conditioning, brakes, clutches, and computer diagnostics to engine overhauls and much more!
The Right Tire
Walker Tire is here to help you make the best tire decision based on your budget, needs and optimal tire performance to find “The Right Tire” for you. We test all of our tires in Nebraska before we recommend or sell them. Our technical experience gives us the ability to analyze tires to a degree that our competitors cannot by understanding tire mileage, benefits and customer experience so we can make recommendations for you and your vehicle. Walker Tire is proud to offer Bridgestone, Firestone, BF Goodrich, Goodyear, Michelin, Hankook, Continental, Dunlop, Cooper, Rieken, Uniroyal, Falken, Kelly , Micky Thompson, Cordovan, Kumho, Hercules, Toyo and Nokian tires.
Walker Tire is also proud to have an exclusive partnership with Nokian Tyre Co. who designed the first winter tire back in 1934. Their award-winning, all-weather tire gives you the mileage of an all-season tire and the traction of a snow tire in one. It has revolutionized the tire industry and is the safest tire you can buy. Nokian also offers incredible all season tires with the best warranties in the market. Check out their tire lines below for more information.
Walker Tire’s ASE Certified Mechanics can perform all of your mechanical needs on all makes and models. Please let us know if you have any questions or don’t see a service offered that you’re interested in.
- Air Conditioning
- Belts & Hoses
- Check Engine Light
- Exhaust & Emissions
- Light Bulbs
- Preventative Maintenance
- Shocks & Struts
- Steering & Suspension
- Timing Belts
- Tire Repair
- Tire Replacement
- Tire Rotation
At Walker Tire we’re able to order rims from multiple vendors, including American Racing and Wheel Pros. Contact our store for more details.
Our Walker Tire commercial center on 56th and Arbor Road has easy access for your service needs. Our service bays are 100 foot deep and your truck, trailer, delivery truck and motor home can be serviced with ease. Walker Tire has also excelled in fleet maintenance since 1951 and we would be happy to discuss your business needs.
- D.O.T. Inspection
- Foam Filling
- Minor Repair Work
- Oil Changes
- Press On Service
- Truck Wash
Walker Tire is an independent retreader and has flourished by having the best experienced builders in the country for repairing tires, which allows our customers to keep the lowest tire expenses year after year. We are what is referred to in the industry as a custom shop. Being a custom shop, each tire is important and deserves the best care.
Walker Tire Retreading History
In 1963 Walker Tire opened the first Bandag Retread plant in Lincoln. In the late 60’s conventional retreading was the most common way to retread a truck tire. Walker tire retreading turned to a McMillan conventional system, or in those days, the “hot cap system.”
All attempts to find a precure system for building and curing tires failed and the decision was about to be made to get out of retreading all together.
In December of 1972 Nick and Donna Vuko were invited to a party at Vern Walker’s House. During that party Vern found out who Nick was and what Nick did for a living. It seems that Nick was a civil engineer who worked for Goodyear in the rubber industry in their industrial products plant in Ohio developing retread products. Nick arrived in Lincoln, April 7, 1973, to develop the Walker Tire Retread system we are using today.
Today Walker Tire is an independent Retreader. In addition to using what we feel is the best product in our manufacturing plant. It has allowed us to acquire The Nokian NOKTOP tread rubber used worldwide as an all-season or snow tire tread to contend with winter’s ice conditions.
Your new passenger or light truck tires purchased at Walker Tire are covered under our Walker Tire Service & Warranty Program, and will be serviced or warranted at any Walker Tire retail location under the terms of this agreement for the original purchaser.
Road Hazard Warranty - A tire that fails due to Normal Road Hazard will be replaced under the terms of the Tire Replacement Policy. Failure means any injury which is deemed non-repairable by our service technicians. Road Hazard Warranty is excluded on commercial use vehicles and collision damaged or vandalized tires. Tires that have been run flat or abused will not be covered under this program.
Free Tire Rotation – Tires will be rotated every 6,000 miles or as deemed necessary to assure maximum mileage. Rotation does not include mounting and dismounting. Does not include labor needed to reset tire pressure monitoring systems.
Free Tire Inspection – Tires will be inspected for wear, cuts, snags, holes at any time upon request.
Free Air Checks – Free air check and inflation at any of our locations. Proper inflation pressure is recommended at all times.
Workmanship – Tires are covered under the original manufacturers warranty against defects in workmanship and materials as spelled out by the manufacturer for the life of the tire up to 5 years.
Free Flat Repairs - Flats repaired for the life of the tire. Excludes tube type tires and commercial use vehicles. Up to two repairs per tire. Repairs & Warranty service does not include parts or labor needed to reset or maintain TPMS systems. Repairs & Warranty service does not include parts or labor needed to reset or maintain TPMS systems. Additional charge for rims needing cleaned and sealed due to corrosion.
Optional FREE Service included with tires purchased
Free Oil Changes – The engine oil will be replaced at least every 3 months or 3,000 miles at no charge for conventional oil and a standard filter. A deluxe service will be available for an extra $13 if so desired. Any specialty oils or filters will receive the conventional oil discount and the customer will be required to pay the difference. This package does not come with every set of tires. See store for details.