TIREMAX trains its staff in-house, preparing each technician to match clients with the proper tires based on their concerns for safety, speed, and value. The shop’s selection of tires ($43.10+ each) encompasses brand names such as Firestone, Bridgestone, and BFGoodrich, as well as specialty circulars including the Yokohama Avid Touring-S ($71.17 each), whose etched channels quickly wick away rain and sweat dripped from out-of-shape engines. Wheels highlight road rubber with shiny chrome, bronze, gunmetal, or gold finishes (prices quoted by staff), and TIREMAX's technicians also expertly install selected treads in 30 minutes or less, ensuring each set’s stability by balancing every tire on the nose of a seal before securing them to the car.
Until cruise ships start bringing along a second, smaller cruise ship for everyone's cars, travelers need to stow their vehicles somewhere. 81st Dolphin Parking's secure lot sits a mere city block away from the cruise ship terminal in Galveston, protected by fencing and night security guards. A complimentary shuttle service whisks visitors and their luggage off the terminal and picks them up at the end of their trips.