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Driving and buying tires in New Mexico

Are you ready to immerse yourself in New Mexico’s incredible arts scene or excited for a road trip to check out the world's biggest hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque? United Tires experts have created this page to help you motor your way across this great slice of the south! Use it as a helpful guide for getting around the Land of Enchantment, exploring the Chihuahuan Desert, Roswell UFO crash site, or one of 3 UNESCO world heritage sites. You’ll find all you need to know about driving, parking, and unwritten road rules, where to get quality discount used tires, the best tires for New Mexico's notoriously interchangeable weather, stunning scenic byways, and much more!
Think of United Tires as your “local 24-hour tire shop in New Mexico”. We have one of the largest online tire inventories in the world, with 60,000 new and used affordable tires ready to be shipped directly to your doorstep! Take advantage of our free FedEx Home Delivery Service, with orders shipped the same business day when placed before 2 p.m. If you need any assistance click the Live Chat button on our website or call toll free at 1-888-566-6214 to speak with one of our customer representatives, available 24/7.

 

 

New Mexico tire shops and key auto facilities

costco
Costco Tire Centers Albuquerque
9955 Coors Bypass NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
9955 Coors Bypass NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
35.1952028
-106.6635084
costco
Costco Tire Centers Albuquerque
1420 N Renaissance Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
1420 N Renaissance Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
35.1371701
-106.617682
costco
Costco Tire Centers Albuquerque
South San Pedro Shopping Center, 500 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
South San Pedro Shopping Center, 500 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
35.0681181
-106.5317691
walmart
Walmart Auto Centers Albuquerque
2550 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
2550 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
35.1102154
-106.7029867
walmart
Walmart Auto Centers Albuquerque
10224 Coors Bypass NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
10224 Coors Bypass NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
35.2043199
-106.6587674
walmart
Walmart Auto Centers Albuquerque
8000 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
8000 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
35.1447596
-106.5523094
walmart
Walmart Auto Centers Albuquerque
2701 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
2701 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
35.111895
-106.607998
walmart
Walmart Auto Centers Albuquerque
2266 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
2266 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
35.1069376
-106.5513887
walmart
Walmart Auto Centers Albuquerque
400 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
400 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
35.0794167
-106.531687
walmart
Walmart Auto Centers Albuquerque
301 San Mateo Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
301 San Mateo Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
35.0762369
-106.5900647
Walmart Auto Center Rio Rancho
Walmart Auto Center Rio Rancho
901 Unser Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
901 Unser Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
35.2431528
-106.7023418
Walmart Auto Center Edgewood
Walmart Auto Center Edgewood
66 NM-344, Edgewood, NM 87015
66 NM-344, Edgewood, NM 87015
35.0709786
-106.1902417
Walmart Auto Center Bernalillo
Walmart Auto Center Bernalillo
460 NM-528, Bernalillo, NM 87004
460 NM-528, Bernalillo, NM 87004
35.3198193
-106.5739097
Walmart Auto Center Los Lunas
Walmart Auto Center Los Lunas
2250 Main St NW, Los Lunas, NM 87031
2250 Main St NW, Los Lunas, NM 87031
34.8172387
-106.7652486
Walmart Auto Center Belen
Walmart Auto Center Belen
1 I-25 Bypass, Belen, NM 87002
1 I-25 Bypass, Belen, NM 87002
34.697122
-106.7705927
Walmart Auto Center Española
Walmart Auto Center Española
1610 N Riverside Dr, Española, NM 87532
1610 N Riverside Dr, Española, NM 87532
36.016186
-106.0673317
Aztec Speedway
Aztec Speedway
300 Legion Rd, Aztec, NM 87410
300 Legion Rd, Aztec, NM 87410
35.2431528
-106.7023418
Kart Kanyon Speedway
Kart Kanyon Speedway
Motocross Road, Aztec, NM 87410
Motocross Road, Aztec, NM 87410
36.760822
-108.0691103
Arroyo Seco Raceway
Arroyo Seco Raceway
20030 NM-549, Deming, NM 88030
20030 NM-549, Deming, NM 88030
32.2391132
-107.4367759
Sandia Speedway
Sandia Speedway
100 Speedway Park Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87121
100 Speedway Park Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87121
35.0209955
-106.8625115
Sandia Motor Speedway Flat Track
Sandia Motor Speedway Flat Track
Speedway Park Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87151
Speedway Park Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87151
35.0227926
-106.8712404
Albuquerque Dragway
Albuquerque Dragway
Dragway Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105
Dragway Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105
35.0154796
-106.6037099
Roadrunner QMA
Roadrunner QMA
100 Speedway Park Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87121
100 Speedway Park Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87121
35.0209955
-106.8625115
All Out Call Out
All Out Call Out
5700 Dragway Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105
5700 Dragway Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105
35.0079043
-106.6086292
Inside Line
Inside Line
4100 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
4100 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
35.1244165
-106.6422335
RCRIOT (formerly Full Throttle Hobby and Raceway)
RCRIOT (formerly Full Throttle Hobby and Raceway)
4100 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
4100 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
35.1244165
-106.6422335
Overlook RC Car Raceway
Overlook RC Car Raceway
White Rock, NM 87544
White Rock, NM 87544
35.8036074
-106.2387485
Uranium Capitol Speedway
Uranium Capitol Speedway
3414 NM-605, Grants, NM 87020
3414 NM-605, Grants, NM 87020
35.2670978
-107.8382606
Tularosa Speedway
Tularosa Speedway
8364 US-54, Tularosa, NM 88352
8364 US-54, Tularosa, NM 88352
33.1335033
-106.0501656
Alien Motor Speedway
Alien Motor Speedway
1003 S Atkinson Ave, Roswell, NM 88203
1003 S Atkinson Ave, Roswell, NM 88203
33.3831234
-104.506981
Roswell Dragway
Roswell Dragway
72 Lamay St, Roswell, NM 88203
72 Lamay St, Roswell, NM 88203
33.306342
-104.5012346
Cardinal Speedway
Cardinal Speedway
1010 Speedway Ln, Eunice, NM 88231
1010 Speedway Ln, Eunice, NM 88231
32.4660349
-103.1628827
Road Runner Speedway
Road Runner Speedway
375 N Happy Valley Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220
375 N Happy Valley Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220
32.437928
-104.3023977
Uranium Capital Speedway
Uranium Capital Speedway
1844 NM-605, Milan, NM 87021
1844 NM-605, Milan, NM 87021
35.2059234
-107.8786214
Hobbs Motorsports Park
Hobbs Motorsports Park
5333 N A St, Hobbs, NM 88240
5333 N A St, Hobbs, NM 88240
32.7581552
-103.2061522

 

Did You know

Did you know that?..

New Mexico’s license plates are the most unique for two reasons!

In 110 years, New Mexico license plates have seen over 50 changes in color and design since the first plate was issued in 1912, and these two clinchers make them absolutely unique! Firstly, they’re the only state to have “USA” incorporated into the plate's design; added in 1969 to help geography-challenged people from other states, confusing New Mexico with the bordering country Mexico. Secondly, they're the only state with colorful, funky “retro” turquoise plates! These were specifically designed for the 2012 centennial year, and are greatly contested as you either love 'em or hate ‘em!

 

 

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Automotive New Mexico at a glance

Automotive New mexico at a glance
Automotive New mexico at a glance
At 121,590 mi² New Mexico is the 5th largest state, located in the Interior West region of the US, making up one of the Four Corners. It’s a Mountain State as it encompasses the Rockies in the north, is ranked 50th for population density, and with 15 people per square mile, it's an actual fact that there are more cows and sheep here than people!

Unpaved roads

Being one of the largest states by landmass, New Mexico has miles and miles of roads. Interestingly however only about 25% of them are paved…. That means plenty of opportunities for exhilarating backcountry trail exploration on gravel and rutted dirt routes with your SUV or crossover, 4 x 4, or off-road vehicle. Make sure you’ve got the right tires for this type of motoring, with all-terrain, rugged terrain, and off-road terrain tires the best type for rough and ready off-the-beaten-track roads that lead you to the most scenic places in the state.

Red roads during winter extremes

When snow and ice come to New Mexico, so do festive colored roads! NM’s DOT uses a specific road deicer, called Ice Slicer, which through the addition of 60+ minerals combined with natural granular chloride and crushed red pumice stone leaves a distinctive dark red color on the roads. This lets you know the road has been treated and when it's barely visible, is a tell-tale sign that it's time to treat again before the next big freeze.

The average car ownership rate

Out of the 2.1 million residents of New Mexico, 1,521,785 are registered licensed drivers. According to DataUSA, as of 2020, most people drive alone to work averaging a 22.7-minute commute. Most households have 2 cars, so when it's time to replace your tires you can save big with affordable used tires at United Tires.

Racing for the masses

With vast expanses of empty, desert plains, New Mexicans decided to use it wisely and built some top-notch racing tracks! The Land of Enchantment has it all, from motocross to NASCAR, box racing, kart racing, drags and superchargers, to indy car racing, off-roading tracks, and even several to-scale model tracks dedicated to remote-controlled car enthusiasts! In fact, racing is so popular here in New Mexico that most of the main cities and towns are home to at least one track, with most having two or more speedways for motorhead thrill seekers!
Sandia Speedway hosted NASCAR K&N Pro Series West races for several years while Hobbs Motorsports Park puts on amazing drag and supercharger events. You can also check out Uranium Capital Speedway, Alien Motor Speedway, Albuquerque Dragway, Arroyo Seco Raceway, and Kart Kanyon Speedway, to name a few! Do you need discounted competition or racing tires for your exciting day on the tracks? United tires have a fantastic range of these in stock as well as drag racing and an abundance of performance tires to suit every need.

 

Choosing the right tires for driving in New Mexico

 

Where to buy new tires in New Mexico?

If you are in need of some new rubber for your car and you live in New Mexico, you’ll find some “mom & pop” style independent new tire stores and retailers. There are also a few Walmart and Costco tire shops in the most populated areas like Albuquerque, and a few other surrounding towns. They are nationally recognized retailers who offer competitive prices and consistent service and are a sound choice for your patronage. However, if you live in small towns and villages these options are not as easily accessible to you.
Have you ever thought to buy new tires online? We have tires that fit every budget: from superior lines to new tires under $100! When you shop for your new tires with us, you benefit from our 1-year hassle-free return policy: if you change your mind, you can ship your new, unused tires back to us within a year and get a full refund. Your satisfaction is our priority, and with 5,000 choices of new tires on our site, you are sure to find what you are looking for.

Costco Tire Centers Albuquerque

  • 9955 Coors Bypass NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
  • 1420 N Renaissance Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
  • South San Pedro Shopping Center, 500 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

Walmart Auto Centers Albuquerque

  • 2550 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
  • 10224 Coors Bypass NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
  • 8000 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
  • 2701 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • 2266 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
  • 400 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
  • 301 San Mateo Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Discount Tires Rio Rancho

Walmart Auto, 901 Unser Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Discount Tires Edgewood

Walmart Auto, 66 NM-344, Edgewood, NM 87015

Discount Tires Bernalillo

Walmart Auto, 460 NM-528, Bernalillo, NM 87004

Discount Tires Los Lunas

Walmart Auto, 2250 Main St NW, Los Lunas, NM 87031

Discount Tires Belen

Walmart Auto, 1 I-25 Bypass, Belen, NM 87002

Discount Tires Española

Walmart Auto, 1610 N Riverside Dr, Española, NM 87532

 

Where to buy used tires in New Mexico?

Are you in the market for some quality used tires? Tired of searching online for used tire shops in Las Cruces? Or discount tires in Los Lunas? Or even truck tire shops near Deming, New Mexico? Then United Tires is exactly what you are looking for! We’ve got an extensive online catalog of 50,000 discounted used tires at the most competitive prices you’ll find on the market.
It's a super convenient and easy way to shop for all makes and models of tires for passenger cars, SUVs, crossovers, trucks, light trucks, commercial trucks, trailers, and RVs. At UTires.com, we stock a wide range of new tires at competitive prices for all your driving needs. You can enjoy the convenience of shopping from home at the time most suitable for you, and then enjoy fast and free FedEx shipping right to your New Mexico home or office doorstep!
Each used tire is 100% safe and is backed by our intense 2-step inspection (visual and automatic), and our new tires come from reputable manufacturers. Need some assistance? Contact us day or night at our toll-free hotline at 1-888-566-6214 or through our Online Chat to speak to one of our highly trained representatives.

 

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What tires do you need for New Mexico weather?

What tires do you need for New mexico weather?
What tires do you need for New mexico weather?
New Mexico is a land of extremes. From endless dry desert plains to the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, the semi-arid continental climate equals tonnes of sunshine, with low rainfall and humidity. When it comes to the weather, this state sees it all and the extremes are no different, expect rain, hail, tornadoes, snow, slush, and black ice, even strong winds.
Average temps range from 92°F in summers to 56°F during the winters. If you are in the higher elevated regions, like the Rockies at 13,000 ft or towards the north, you will see a lot more rainfall as well as treacherous snow and ice conditions in the winter with extreme lows of 25°F. Whereas towards the south with the lowest elevations around 3,000 feet, you’ll experience more severe heat with highs exceeding 120°F.

Summer tires

With this type of temperature range, at United Tires we highly recommend having two sets of tires for your vehicle. A summer set will see your tires perform very well in these hot and dry conditions above 45°F. Summer tires are made from a soft rubber with sticky additive agents mixed in, to really help your tire stick to the road. They are designed with a large tread and surface area to grip the road, which typically helps with the handling and performance of your vehicle, making your drive more pleasurable, especially for those with a rally driver racing style!

High-performance specs

Alternatively, if you relish better steering response and precise handling when braking and cornering in the heat of The Cactus States' unforgiving summers. Or if you drive a high-performance vehicle or sports car, we highly recommend investing in a set of performance tires during the warmer months of the year. Yes, they are more expensive than other tire types, however, with our great discounts on used performance tires, you are sure to find something to suit your style and budget!
At United Tires we have 5 levels of performance tires ranging from the most simplistic grade, then high performance, ultra high performance, max performance, and finally extreme performance grades! Compared with summer tires, you can drive faster with a more sporty driving style all the while increasing the traction force with a hard road surface. It's important to note however that they do not perform that well on loose gravel and unpaved roads, as they can lose traction if rocks get stuck in the grooves in the deeper tread levels, causing your wheels to spin on the dirt roads.

Winter Tires

We recommend switching to winter tires in October when the weather cools and the roads aren't nearly as scorching, as your summer and performance tires will not handle well. The soft rubber will harden in cooler temps and will no longer safely stick to the roads, making driving dangerous. Winter tires have large amounts of natural rubber which help the tire be more responsive and flexible, maintaining a solid grip on snowy, icy, slushy, and frozen roads, improving grip, braking, and handling capabilities when it comes to those tough snowy conditions.
Depending on elevation and annual snowfall in your area, for instance, if you are located in the north of New Mexico, or in a mountainous region, you might even prefer a set of snow tires, studless winter tires, or the best of both worlds with studdable winter tires. New Mexico doesn’t have any restrictions when it comes to studded tires. With such a large range of winter tire types available at United tires, you can ensure you have the very best tires for your safety, the climate, and hazardous conditions on your vehicle.

Mild winter conditions

If you live in the southernmost part of the state, where milder winters ensure temps don’t fall far below 50°F, a great choice for your second set of tires is all season, M+S (Mud & Snow), or off road all season tires! All seasons perform best in mild weather so even if you get a little snow in January they will make for safe driving and are your best bet to interchange your summer tires with during a mild cold season. The winter tire is unnecessary for the warmer climates of southern New Mexico so swapping between an all-season and summer or performance set will keep you safe all year long.

 

Best-selling tire brands in New Mexico

*Source: utires.com sales department, 2022

 

The most popular tire sizes in New Mexico

*Source: utires.com sales department, 2022

 

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DRIVERS’ NEW MEXICO GUIDE: PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Drivers’ New mexico guide: practical information
Drivers’ New mexico guide: practical information
New Mexico is home to one beautifully diverse landscape. Traveling top to bottom you’ll experience high mountain ranges, forests, deserts, and low rolling plains dotted with gorgeous national parks, monuments, historic trails and parklands, and three UNESCO world heritage sites.
Use the information provided here to keep abreast of traffic and parking laws, up-to-date traffic and weather info, seasonal tire changeovers, and more.

Live traffic report

New Mexico's traffic can get pretty congested, especially during peak hours in built-up areas and during holiday weekends in and out of the cities. Not to mention dangerous when severe weather sets in. Peak traffic times in the cities are 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. and again from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., so it's always best to take less popular routes, and try to avoid traveling during these times if you can.
Check out these listed websites to stay up to date on road conditions, accidents, and weather warnings and view live traffic cam feeds.

Seasonal tire changeover

There is no actual mandate for a seasonal tire changeover, and New Mexico is one of only 6 states that have absolutely no restrictions on studded tires or snow chains. That being said, with the Land of Enchantment having the most varying degrees when it comes to temperatures out of any of the states, it's important to have the right tires for your vehicle for all the different climate conditions.

Summer season

During the excruciatingly hot temperatures that NM summers bring, the kind where you can fry an egg on your hood, performance, or summer tires is where it's at. New Mexico’s average summer temperature is 92°F which means you’ll need soft rubber tires with lots of sticky additives to ensure your vehicle sticks to the road.
These tire types are amazing for the warmer weather, however, when temps cool as we head into the winter season they will simply not perform like they do in the heat. The soft rubber will harden, possibly even freeze and lock up causing your vehicle to slide dangerously with no traction to the road, meanwhile accelerating will become increasingly difficult not to mention dangerous the colder it gets.

Winter season

So, depending on your location within the state, you’ll either need to switch over to all-season or M+S (mud and snow) tires for the cooler months (for folks in the southern regions) or one of the many types of winter tires for those located more towards the north.

Driving more on unpaved roads?

Did you know that 75% of New Mexican roads are unpaved? If you find yourself driving on these more often than not, we recommend using tires made specifically for dirt and gravel roads. You’ll find a great selection of all terrain tires on our website, and you can customize the filters to specify winter, summer, or all-season tire types, which will have you covered for the ever-changing climate.

Driving Laws

Overtaking on the left: NM Stat § 66-7-310 - Drivers must drive in the right lane and use the left lane for passing only. Drivers must keep right unless overtaking another vehicle; when the right lane is closed to traffic for repair; upon a roadway with three marked traffic lanes; or upon a roadway designated for one-way traffic.
Licenses and permits: NM Stat § 66-5-8 - Getting your license and your still a minor? New Mexico requires all drivers under the age of 18 to go through the graduated license system. The steps are as follows:
  1. The instructional permit is available at 15 years old and is for those who are taking an approved driver’s education course.
  2. The provisional license is available after satisfying all requirements and is available from 15 years and 6 months of age. It allows for driving unsupervised during daylight hours.
  3. The unrestricted driver’s license is available after holding a provisional license for 12 months and not being convicted of any traffic violation for the preceding 90 days.
Seat belts: NM Stat § 66-7-369 - Seat belts are required for everyone in the vehicle. Children under 12 years of age must be in a safety seat or booster appropriate for their size and weight. If they are larger than the booster seat recommendations, they must be in a properly adjusted seat belt.
Right of way: NM Stat § 66-7-332.1, NM Stat § 66-7-337 - Getting your license and your still a minor? New Mexico requires all drivers under the age of 18 to go through the graduated license system. The steps are as follows:
School buses: NM Stat § 66-7-347 - Unless on the opposite side of a divided highway with a median, all vehicles must stop for a school bus with its lights flashing. Motorists can’t start driving again until all children have completely exited the roadway.
Speed regulations: NM Stat § 66-7-301 - Standard speed limits in New Mexico are determined by the areas in which you drive unless otherwise signposted.
  • 15 miles per hour on all highways when passing a school while children are going to or leaving school and when the school zone is properly posted
  • 30 miles per hour in a business or residence district
  • 55 miles per hour on a county road, as defined in Section NM Stat § 66-7-304, without a posted speed limit
  • 75 miles per hour on highways unless otherwise signposted
Following too closely: NM Stat § 66-7-318 - Drivers must leave three seconds of space or three hundred feet between them and any vehicle they are following. This should increase based on traffic, weather, and road conditions and only doesn’t apply to funeral processions.
Cell phones and texting while driving: NM Stat § 66-7-375, NM Stat § 66-7-374 - It is illegal to use a handheld device for calls or texting while driving a vehicle.

Unspoken Road Rules

With so many miles of open, unserviced roads, mixed in with crazy built-up city roads, it's important to heed these “unspoken driving rules” when enjoying this spacious state.
  • Allow others to merge, be kind and courteous, and move over into the next lane if necessary.
  • Always have your sunglasses to hand for all the glare, especially for summertime driving.
  • Don’t toss your trash out the window, this can be distracting for other drivers and is unlawful, plus, think about the environment!
  • Always give way to emergency vehicles and funeral processions, let's respect the deceased and those enduring an emergency.
  • Don't underestimate wildlife, in particular the deer and elk, they’ll cross the road whenever and wherever they like!
  • If you have an old truck, let it be roadside art.
  • Don’t be aggressive with your horn, or emotional, just a quick honk alerting others to your existence is all that's required.

Parking rules

New Mexico State Legislature NM Stat § 66-7-351 prohibits stopping, standing, or parking vehicles:
  1. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street, on a sidewalk, within an intersection, or in a crosswalk.
  2. On any bridge or other elevated structure, on a highway, or within a highway tunnel.
  3. Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone
  4. Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, within 20 feet of a crosswalk.
  5. Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway.
  6. On any railroad tracks, on any controlled-access highway, in front of a public or private driveway, within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station, within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing, or at any place where traffic-control devices prohibit parking.

Window tint laws

 
The percent of visible light allowed through your tinted windows is called VLT: Visible Light Transmission. The guidelines for the percentage of light allowed through your film and glass in Utah are detailed below.
New Mexico’s window tinting law NM Stat § 66-3-846.1 came into effect in 1997 and consists of the following rules.

Tint darkness for Sedans

The windshield can have a non-reflective tint above the manufacturer's AS-1 line or top 5 inches. The front side, back side, and rear windows must allow more than 20% of light in.

Tint darkness for SUVs and vans

The windshield can have a non-reflective tint above the manufacturer's AS-1 line or top 5 inches. The front side must allow more than 20% of light in, whereas the back side and rear windows allow any level of darkness.

Window tint reflection in New Mexico

Window tints can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. New Mexico’s window tint law permits that all 3 vehicle types must not have any level of mirrored appearance on any front side, back side, or rear windows.

Window tint reflection in New Mexico

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required if any window behind the driver is tinted
  • Restricted Colors: Red, amber, and yellow colors are not permitted
  • Certificates: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on every tinted window
  • Fines: If your window tints don’t meet these requirements and you are pulled over by the police, you will receive a traffic infraction, and receive a petty misdemeanor along with a $75 fine
  • Medical Exceptions: New Mexico allows medical exemptions for special tint
Want to know more? Check out car tinting laws in New Mexico for more details. Or if you are interested in learning more about all aspects of tinting, including windows, headlight tints, car wraps, and even commercial tinting, you’ll find all of that and more in great detail here.

Helmet laws

New Mexico's legislative laws on motorcycle helmets NM Stat § 66-7-356 are as follows.
  • Everyone, driver and any passengers must wear a helmet that complies with federal regulations. The protective headgear must have a continuous solid chin strap, and be sufficiently padded.
  • Riders must also wear protective glasses, goggles, or a transparent face shield unless the motorcycle is equipped with a protective windshield.
  • You cannot rent or lease a motorcycle if you are under 18 years of age unless you have a valid driver's license or permit and possess the correct safety equipment required of an operator.
  • No person shall carry any passenger under the age of eighteen on any motorcycle unless the passenger is wearing a securely fastened safety helmet, as specified in this section, meeting the standards specified by the secretary.
Autocycles are exempted from the helmet provisions of this section.

Roads and highways

New Mexico is a vast stretch of landscape with much of its stunning vista uninhabited. Interestingly, most of the major highways have been replaced with newer interstates over the years, like US Route 66 now being the I-40, and US Route 80 is now the I-10. Only 25% of NM’s roads are paved, and these are imperative for connecting major cities and smaller towns, from one side of the state to the other, as well as making interstate trips to neighboring states a breeze.
Interstate 40 (formerly Route 66) - This is the major east-west route in the north, connecting Alberquerque with Flagstaff, Arizona from the west and Amarillo, Texas in the east along 374 miles of road. It is the direct replacement for the historic Route 66, which you can still see signs for while traveling along this modern replacement.
Interstate 25 - Is the major north-south road across the state, starting at Las Cruces near the Mexico border and heading 460 miles in a northwesterly direction connecting the towns of Truth or Consequences, Socorro, and Belen with Albuquerque. It then traverses northeast through Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Raton, before crossing the Colorado state line.
Interstate 10 - Travelling west-east from the Arizona state line to Las Cruces, then heading south to the Texas state line, the I-10 connects Lordsburg, Deming, and Las Cruces towns in southern New Mexico with the neighboring states, and also the I-25 to reach the northern part of the state. It replaced US Route 80 in 1989.
US Route 491 - U.S. 491 is a highway running north-south, servicing the Four Corners region of the United States. It was created in 2003 for the purposes of renaming U.S. Route 666, as the U.S. 666 was believed to be cursed because of its satanic connotations and high fatality rate, and was nicknamed the "Devil's Highway". It's been reported since its name change far fewer fatalities have occurred on the 193-mile stretch from Gallup, hedging north to the Colorado border. It is also a part of the “Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byways”.
US Route 550 - U.S 550 runs 176 miles, north-south from Bernalillo, New Mexico connecting San Ysidro, Cuba, Bloomfield, and Aztec to Durango, Colorado. It is one of the roads on the “Trails of the Ancients Byway”, one of the designated New Mexico Scenic Byways.

Scenic drives

There are 26 Scenic Byways that cover the diverse lands of New Mexico, routes through the Rockies or the stunning white Chichachan desert, and everything in between. Get your SUV or ATV ready for some intense off-roading driving glory with a few of the routes and don’t forget your camera as you immerse yourself in the truly stunning landscapes, diverse culture, and interesting ancient history.

Billy the Kid Scenic Byway

This is a great trail for the cowboy lovers amongst us! Billy the Kid Scenic byway takes you on an 84-mile trek showcasing New Mexico’s most famous outlaw. Starting at Ruidoso Downs, the 2 hour round trip takes in the sights of Billy the Kid Interpretive Center, Dowlin’s Historic Old Mill, soaring white limestone façade of the Spencer Theater, Fort Stanton, Smokey Bear Museum & Historical Park, and then on to the Lincoln State Monument, a one-street town frozen in the 1870s and 1880s where Billy the Kid made his mark.

Route 66 National Scenic Byway

Legendary Route 66 Scenic Byway enters New Mexico from the east and spans the entire width taking in Los Lunas and Alburquerque. Prepare to traverse this mother road with plentiful maps and pre-planning as there are countless twists, turns, and dead-ends that make up this trail due to the modernization of the replacement road I-40. Teeming with neon lights and 1950’s diners of a bygone era, the byway takes you across rocky outcrops, prairie lands, and many landmarks steeped in rich history. Revel in the vast desert landscape as it eventually morphs into wooded hills and valleys, and get a cultural hit from the ancient adobe villages you’ll pass through that existed long before the realization of this infamous route.

The Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway

Very much living up to its name, The Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway offers its motorists a taste of everything that New Mexico has on offer. Located in the northeast of the state, take a step back in time driving the 84-mile loop and discover NM’s first ever incorporated village, Elizabethtown, now an eerie ghost town, historic multi-story dwellings in Taos Pueblo dating back to the 1400s, stunning backdrops to famous movies such as “Easy Rider” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. Immerse yourself in the artistic vibes of Taos, the bridge to nowhere (The Rio Grande Gorge bridge), the D.H. Lawrence Ranch, Questa for hiking and camping at Cabresto Lake, Mallette Canyon, and Midnight Meadows, and The Vietnam Veterans Peace and Brotherhood Chapel just west of Angel Fire.

Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway

An alternative route connecting Alburquerque with the state capital city Santa Fe, the 52-mile byway, named “Turquoise Trail”, after the precious stones found within this region, will take you through many quirky little towns and great attractions. Take your time and savor the Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden, Connie’s Photo Park, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum and Petting Zoo, Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Hills State Park, and Cerrillos Station, Indigo Gallery, and Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway.

Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway

Starting this circular trek off in the quirky town of Truth or Consequences in the south, the Geronimo Trail Byway is aptly named after fierce Chiricahua Apache warrior Geronimo, who defended his land and lead his people against both the Mexicans and Americans encroaching on their land more than a century ago. This beautiful slice of the south includes stunning landscapes around New Mexico’s largest lake, Elephant Butte Lake and State Park, and encompasses many scenic stops like Kickingldo Leopold Wilderness, Percha Dam State Park, Caballo Lake State Park, Geronimo Trail Visitors’ Center, and Geronimo Springs Museum. You’ll drive through some old silver mining towns Chloride and Winston, which are interesting ghost towns and relics of a different time.

Fun facts

Here are some fascinating facts you might not know about New Mexico:
  • Santa Fe is the nation’s highest elevated state capital at 7,000 feet above sea level
  • You can see five different states from the top of Capulin Volcano, these include Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma
  • The first atomic bomb was exploded in New Mexico
  • New Mexico is home to more UNESCO World Heritage Sites (3) than any of the other states: Carlsbad Caverns, Taos Pueblo, and Chaco Culture.
  • Dancing in a sombrero is illegal!
  • There are many more sheep and cattle in the state than people.
  • New Mexico has one of the greatest temperature ranges in the United States
  • With 50 wineries located across the state, the oldest dating as far back as 1629, New Mexico is America’s biggest producer of world-renowned wines
  • New Mexico has more PhDs per capita than any other state
  • Smokey Bear, the firefighting awareness character and living symbol is from New Mexico.

 

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Best tires for New Mexico

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Best tires for New mexico
As the saying goes at Utires, the best tires for New Mexico drivers are safe tires! Having two sets of tires is a must for New Mexico’s residents, no matter your whereabouts in the great southern state. New Mexico sees the biggest range of temperatures over the course of the year than any other state. This means you also have many different tire types that are suitable for your vehicles, depending on where you’re located within the state, your vehicle type, and how you like to drive!

In the north

You’ll need a good set of winter, snow, or studded tires for wintertime in the northern half of the state along with your summer or performance tires to switch with during the spring and summer months.

Towards the south

Meanwhile, if you are in the southern half of the state where winters are milder and you usually just get a few light dustings of snow and average temps around 56°F, then all-season tires are perfect for you during these months. They will compliment your summer or performance tires needed in the spring and summer seasons to beat the heat on scorching stretches of roads.

Online tire shopping made easy

Choosing the right tire for you is important, and you can find all the information you need about tire types right here on our website and make a sensible choice. We stock tires for all of your off-roading vehicles like mud tires and off roading tires for your ATV as well as tractor tires for your agricultural vehicles!
Prefer an easy way to sort through the 60,000 quality new and used tires available? Jump on United Tires smart search system and pinpoint specific elements including car type, tire type, tire brand, the year your car was made, and even rim size!
Shop confidently with the knowledge that our new tires come from reputable manufacturers, and every single used tire has between 60 - 99% of the tread remaining and is guaranteed with our 2-step safety inspection. Manually and mechanically checked with the help of specialized equipment, safe and ready for immediate shipping. Purchasing tires online has never been safer or easier from a reputable online store like Utires.com. Plus, if you complete your purchase before 2 p.m, we will ship your order via free FedEx home delivery, on the very same business day.

 

Buy tires in New Mexico and save up to 50%!

UTires.com offers you great discounts on used tires in New Mexico, and with our smart pricing policy, which analyzes the price of tires online daily, we always make sure ours are the most affordable! Our inventory changes daily and there are always great deals to be found at our site! Have you seen our used tires under $50? We also have a large range of tires that have been driven once. This means high tread and practically new tires for a much more affordable price!
Do you plan to get ahead of the winter season rush with a set of affordable used winter tires, or simply need to replace your spare or run-flat tire? You can easily customize your search based on the season (summer, winter, snow, all season, traction, ice) or the type of tire (highway, passenger, touring) or even search for a specific tire brand that you like.
To get amazing deals and to save up to 50% on a set of used tires, browse our catalog and see what savings can be made! Would you prefer to speak to one of our professionals directly? You can contact the United Tires toll-free hotline at 1-888-566-6214 or start a Live Chat with us. -
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FAQ

Where do I buy tires in New Mexico?

When you are after some new rubber for your ride, nationally recognized retailers Walmart and Costco supercenters have stores dotted around the bigger cities. As an alternative, United Tires offers you an effortless way to shop for cheap, discounted tires from the comfort of your own home. With an inventory of 60,000 both new and used tires, a customizable search tool, fast and free FedEx delivery, and an excellent customer care team available 24 hours a day to assist you with your inquiries, we are a good choice for all your tire needs.

Is there a 24-hour tire shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico?

United Tires IS your 24-hour tire shop in every single city and town in New Mexico! Not only can you shop our catalog from the comfort of your home or office at your convenience, but if you have any questions or need some guidance you can chat with one of our highly trained associates, who are available to help at any time of the day or night.

Is there a truck tire shop near Deming, New Mexico?

United Tires is your one-stop shop for all types of truck tires, all over New Mexico. Whether you need tires for your commercial truck, a light truck, or even a pickup truck we have a great selection of new and used tires that are shipped directly to your door by FedEx couriers for free.

Where can I find discount tires in New Mexico?

The range of discounted tires available at UTires.com is pretty big, with huge savings to be made on 50,000+ used tires as well as almost new tires that have only been driven once! Why pay full price when you can have nearly new tires for much cheaper? Check out our online store and see the discounts available for yourself.

 

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