TIRE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR
Without tires, your vehicle wouldn’t move, so it’s important to pay attention to your tires. Even with the best maintenance, a tire can fail. If you are driving and begin to hear a thump, or if you’ve noticed that a tire looks a little deflated, it could be going flat. Many punctures and leaks can be repaired or patched, but there are times when a tire will need to be replaced.
If you are having difficulty maintaining proper air pressure in a tire, or if you find a tire has suddenly gone flat, stop by for a tire inspection.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Most vehicles today are equipped with tire pressure monitoring systems, or what’s commonly referred to as the "low tire pressure" warning light. If your warning light comes on and stays on, it means your tire pressure has dropped 25% or more below the manufacturer's recommended level.
Maintaining optimal tire pressure is an important component to vehicle safety and handling. If the warning light is on, bring your vehicle in and we’ll evaluate tire pressure, check sensors, replace a malfunctioning sensor, and reset the TPMS after the issue has been resolved.
Tire Rotation and Balancing
Rotating your tires every 5,000 – 6,000 miles will help eliminate premature tire wear. Tire rotation includes moving them from one side of the vehicle to the other, moving them from front to back, or a combination of both.
Unbalanced tires can lead to uneven wear, vibration, and potentially unsafe driving conditions. We offer computerized wheel balancing for better handling and vibration reduction.
When driving, you want to feel confident in your steering. If your steering feels loose, unstable or is vibrating, or if you notice that your tires are squealing on turns, a wheel alignment may be necessary. A wheel alignment will adjust the vehicle’s steering to bring the wheels and tires into specific angles for optimal vehicle handling, tire wear and performance.
We know tires. If it’s time for a new set of tires, or if you are noticing that your current tires are underperforming, give us a call at 724-468-5953.