When tires are completely worn or unable to meet a driver’s needs, the tire purchasing and installation process usually follows. The specific reasons why a motorist might want to purchase new tires when the current set of tires isn't worn will vary. A vehicle towing heavy weight will need tires with a high load rating. If a vehicle is driven in an area with heavy rain, the driver might prefer to purchase new tires that offer a better traction rating.
During our tire purchase and installation service, our service staff will conduct a thorough investigation of your driving needs to help guarantee the best possible set of tires for your car or truck. Once a driver buys the new tires, they will need to be correctly installed on the vehicle. Contact us today to learn more about our tire offerings or feel free to browse our online tire catalog.
We use a Plug and Patch combination tire repair that fills the injury in your tire as well as reinforces the tire itself. Before repairing any tire, it is taken off the rim and given a full inspection to confirm that it is safe to repair. Our technicians have been trained on how to repair your tire so it is safe to return to service.
We do not use typical “string-plug” tire repairs. String plug repairs are for TEMPORARY USE ONLY and should not be used as a permanent solution. Many shops will advertise $10 tire repairs and claim that they are a permanent fix, which is an unsafe practice. Your tire needs to be dismounted from the rim and fully inspected to make sure that it is safe to return to the road.
Professionals use computerized wheel balancers to pinpoint weight differentiation within a tire and wheel assembly. Computerized wheel balancers are highly accurate machines that identify the weight distribution problem areas within an assembly. Ideally, a tire and its wheel should complement one-another, with both maintaining an equal amount of weight throughout the assembly. In a perfect assembly, air will be even throughout the tire, and the wheel will be perfectly round in shape.
Tire and wheel assemblies are prone to various weight discrepancies that can cause a multitude of problems for motorists. If you experience vibrations in your vehicle, hear squeals from your tires, or feel your vehicle pulling in one direction, then one or more of your tire and wheel assemblies may be in need of rebalancing.
There are many hazards that can make tires less effective and more of a danger to drivers and passengers. It is not uncommon for a sharp stone, nail, or other pointed piece of debris to puncture a tire. Because flat tires are dangerous to use, it is advised that motorists only drive on them in extreme circumstances, such as when they need to reach safety from a busy highway. It is also important to note that the longer a driver uses a flat tire, the more unlikely it becomes that a tire repair service can be performed. This is because riding on a flat tire for too long can cause irrevocable damage to the tire.
The methods used by our service staff to repair a tire comply with the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association (RMA). The RMA states that a flat tire can be repaired if the puncture is ¼ inch or smaller and if the puncture is located on the tread of a tire. They recommend that the tire repair procedure involve a plug and a patch on the lining of the tire. A plug and a patch can add thousands of miles more to a damaged tire. For a punctured tire, our staff will patch, plug, or seal the damaged area. If your tire is losing air due to valve stem damage or if the tire is not securely attached to the wheel’s rim, our tire repair service staff will be able to help.
Our tire rotation service involves changing the position of a vehicle’s tires in order to reduce massive tread differentiation between them. Tires tend to exhibit differing amounts of tread wear, because each tire does not deal with exactly the same types or amounts of stress as its companions. Motorists rotate their tires because this is an effective way to deal with uneven tread wear.
By alternating tires according to tire rotation patterns, drivers can help distribute tread wear more evenly and reduce uneven tread wear. Depending upon the type of vehicle a motorist drives and the type of tires on the vehicle, the tire rotation pattern may vary. Rotation experts may exchange the front tires with one-another, switch the rear tires with one-another, or swap the front and rear tires. If the vehicle has a full-size matching spare tire, it may also be included in the rotation cycle.