The only parts of a vehicle that touch the road are the tires - that is why they are the most important component of your car or truck. And like a good pair of shoes, they should last a long time - if you take care of them properly. With some tires designed to drive 60,000 miles, you may have to buy replacements only once or twice over your vehicle's lifetime. But many of us skip the maintenance and repairs our tires require, costing ourselves more money in the long run. Even more important, neglecting your tires creates the potential for serious safety issues.

Common Tire Mistakes

  • Ignoring the low tire pressure dashboard light.
  • Not rotating tires.
  • Not checking the spare tire for air pressure. Most people don't find out that the spare is flat until they have a flat tire - don't be that person and check the pressure yearly.
  • Driving over 50 mph on a spare tire.
  • Filling up tires without measuring pressure before and after.
  • Not having caps on your tire valve stems. Moisture and dirt can enter the tire through the value stem and cause corrosion at the wheel.


Signs of a Tire or Wheel Issue

Problem: Vibration in seat or steering wheel.
Cause: Tires need balancing or lug nuts are loose.

Problem: Pull or drift of car to one side when driving straight.
Cause: Steering and/or suspension of components are incorrectly angled, and a wheel alignment is needed.

Problem: Correcting the steering wheel to drive straight.
Cause: Steering and/or suspension of components are incorrectly angled, and a wheel alignment is needed.

Problem: Sliding when braking in wet road conditions.
Cause: Tire tread is low. Tires need to be replaced.

Problem: Leak.
Cause: Tire has a puncture and may need a patch or plug, a new valve stem, remounting, or a replacement.

Problem: Car shakes when driving.
Cause: Tire may need to be rebalanced - easily done. Tread may have a knot or has become separated - in this case a new tire is necessary.

For tire repair pricing information, visit our Pricing page.



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