Although modern tires are built incredibly tough, they can wear down over time. Regardless of whether you feel your tires are damaged or not, it’s important to get a professional to inspect them at regular intervals. A worn tire is a dangerous tire. An unbalanced tire wears down more quickly. And any tire wear or unbalancing can lead to a bumpy ride and unfavorable gas mileage.
PROFESSIONAL TIRE INSPECTION
To the untrained eye, a tire just looks like a tire. But to our trained and qualified team, we see every tiny imperfection that can lead to problems or headaches down the road.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR WHEN INSPECTING YOUR TIRES
Tire inspections should be performed once a month, or before going for a long drive or road trip. Here’s what we look for when inspecting your tires.
Tread Depth — We ensure your treads are deep enough by inspecting them all the way around each tire. Tread depth is one of the best indicators of a worn tire. If the treads are shallower than what is recommended, we’ll let you know. There are legal and safety limits to a tread’s depth or lack thereof, because a shallow tread’s ability to grip the road is severely impacted.
Side Wall — We then check the condition of the sidewalls of your tires. Blowouts are very common and can lead to dangerous high speed accidents. The sidewalls of a vehicle can become weak and brittle over time from wear and bumps against curbs.
Check for over or under inflation — Your tires should be inflated to the PSI recommended by the manufacturer. If it is over or under, we will ensure to get it right.
WINTER TIRE CHANGEOVER
It’s that magical time of the year. No we’re not talking about the holidays—we’re talking about tire changeover season! Whether you’re going into spring and finally taking those winter tires off, or you’re gearing up for the first blizzard of the year—it’s important to call the professionals for your tire swap.
WE STOCK WINTER TIRES
We stock the major tire brands, with winter tires for most makes and models. Our inventory is vast, so that you have your choice of new tires.
WINTER TIRES ARE A LIFESAVER
Winter roads are unpredictable, slippery, and ever changing. Snowy conditions causing low visibility can increase the risk to your car’s occupants. To keep your family safe on the road, it’s important to invest in a good set of winter tires if you spend a lot of time in an area with extreme and heavy snowfall. Winter tires, because they are seasonal, last for many winters. Before those snowflakes hit the ground, call us and get a new pair of winter boots on your ride.
SPRING TIRE CHANGEOVER
Once winter is over, and the risk of snow is gone, it’s important to remove those winter tires and put a set of all-season tires on. Your winter tires will last many winters, but only if you treat them right. That means taking them off and not using them until the following winter.
TIRE SWAP PROFESSIONALS
Our team of tire professionals ensure your tire changeover is speedy, reliable, and safe.