TIRES! TIRES! TIRES!
What connects you to the road? You got it, only your tires. Shopping for tires should not be difficult, yet it seems to be the most bothersome task we hear about from our customers. We know you want to keep your vehicle safe and performing well, that’s why we are here to help! We work hard to repair your tire safely or find the right tire replacement for you with a price you can afford. We take the time to check all components making certain no other reason is causing your tires to wear uneven or prematurely. We offer competitive pricing, a nationwide roadside hazard program, and professionally trained technicians . If you have any wear signs, trust Auto Tech Service to get you back on the road quickly and safely.
Don’t drive unsafe!
We will measure your tread, adjust your air pressure, and perform a visual tire check at no charge.
Call us or stop by, we are here to help!
Buying the right tire for your vehicle
First, your owner’s manual will list what size and style tire is recommended. Make sure you follow these guidelines. The tires presently on the vehicle may not be the original tires or not the best for your driving situation. Look for a tire that will fit your need for performance, braking, handling, and weather conditions that occurs in your area.
What causes tire wear?
There is not a magical number of years or miles that your tire will need replaced. The type of tire, maintenance upkeep, performance, and road conditions all play a part of how long your tires will last. Keeping your tires properly inflated, balanced, rotated and aligned will ultimately keep tires from wearing prematurely. Checking your tires monthly will also protect you from voidable breakdowns and help fuel economy.
Repairing a Tire
It is normal that your tire loose air and adjusting tire pressures monthly is a good way to keep all tires in specs. But, if your tire has a slow leak many times it can be safely repaired. If the leak is due to low tread then it must be replaced. There are strict guidelines as to proper tire repair and all tires are examined very closely to determined if it should be taken out of service.
Here’s a few pictures of unserviceable tires we have seen recently.
Here’s some quick tips:
😀 Check air pressure and tread wear on all tires, including the spare. Insert a
Lincoln penny into the tread of each tire. If you can see the entire top of his head, your tread
is less than one-sixteenth of an inch deep and should be replaced.
😀 Make sure each tire is filled to the suggested pounds per square inch (PSI)
of air, which is listed in your owner’s manual and on a label inside the driver’s door. Check
when tires are “cold” – meaning they haven’t been driven on for at least three hours.
😀 Be familiar with your spare. Many passenger cars are not equipped with a spare tire. Some come with a sealant kit and others have run-flat tires. Read your owner’s manual and be familiar with what to do if a road hazard occurs.
😀 Pay attention to the warning lights on your dash. A low tire monitor indicates one or more tires are under inflated by 25% or more. You can read more about TPMS on our Under the Hood blog.
- A note about our Roadside Hazard program
Road Hazard programs provide you valuable protection that goes beyond manufactures warranty.
Our plan features:
- FREE tire replacement through the first 33% of tread wear, prorated thereafter
- FREE flat repair for the life of the plan (coverage is valid for 3 years from date of purchase or until the tread is 2/32nds or less)
- FLAT TIRE changing assistance (reimbursed nationwide)
- NATIONWIDE coverage
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