We know tires – we’ve been installing tires since 1998
If you’re experiencing any tire problems, our experienced Auto Service Professionals will perform a tire check to assess correct tire pressure, tire tread depth, tread wear and balance of your tires, as well as checking for any tire punctures that could cause a flat.
Inspecting your tire’s tread, sidewall surfaces, and air pressure every month should be part of your regular tire maintenance schedule. During the inspection, we’ll check your tires for: shallow , uneven tread wear, leaks or punctures.
There are several reasons why tire rotation is an important element of your standard tire care. First, by routinely rotating your tires, wear is spread evenly across all four tires, and their tread life is maximized. That’s because each specific position on your vehicle requires a different give from each tire a—(for example, tires on the front of a front-wheel drive vehicle will take a larger proportion of the torque and friction that’s needed for turning, accelerating and braking)—and can lead to more, or less, wear on the tire. It is especially important to rotate new tires by 5,000 miles because deep, fresh tire tread is more susceptible to uneven wear.
Secondly, even tread wear keeps the tread depth on your tires uniform, which can help keep traction and handling consistent across all four tires. This will improve cornering and braking performance and keep your vehicle safer for driving overall.
Finally, if your vehicle has all-wheel-drive, evenly worn tires lower the stresses on the drivetrain, reducing wear on expensive drive components.
First, the whole wheel is detached from the car. The old tire is then removed, and the new one is installed with a new valve stem (the little piece that lets you put more air into your tires). The wheel is then attached back to the car. You’re ready to go!
Everyday wear on tires will contribute to imbalance. Normal manufacturing imperfections are also a cause: Tires and wheels don’t have precisely equal weight distribution. They’ll be slightly heavier in some spots.
Just half an ounce in weight difference is enough to cause a vibration when you’re driving.
Imbalanced tires are easily corrected, but the work is precise. It’s done by attaching small weights, just fractions of ounces, to the wheel.
Bad roads can be your wheels’ worst enemy. If you drive down poorly maintained roads, drive through pot holes, or even hit a curb, your alignment can be greatly affected.
This can cause even the slightest, tiniest alignment issue, which can accelerate uneven tire wear. Make sure you have your alignment checked every 7,000 Km or so.
If you are unsure about your current alignment, please give us a call. Tire misalignment can be so subtle, you may not even realize it. Luckily for your wheels, we have the precision equipment and expertise to check your alignment and fix it if needed.
Having a flat tire is one of the major inconveniences of driving. We will fix it for you.