Take Care of Your Tires So They'll Take Care of You
There are a few things that matter when mounting new tires on your truck or commercial vehicle. First, you want it done right. Second, you want it done fast. For both, Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH has you covered. We've been trained to do it right the first time and make sure you're satisfied.
Mounting - Mounting a tire is a simple procedure - assuming you have the right equipment. With specialized equipment and the power of hydraulics, removing an old tire and replacing it with a new one can be done in minutes. Plus, good equipment negates the risk posed to your rims, and your new tires, ensuring you’ll have a long-lasting, smooth set of new rubber.
Balancing - When it comes to how the vehicle performs after a tire has been installed, balance is everything. With the addition of new technology to tire balancing methods, it’s now possible to get a perfect balance, every time. Computerized equipment takes all the guesswork and margin for error out of balancing a tire. By installing weights in the exact right position, our technicians will make sure your vehicle is cruising smoothly down the road in no time. When it comes to mounting and balancing a tire, the only way to do it is the right way. It’s fast, accurate, and keeps your wheels and tires in good shape - keeping you out of the shop, and on the road longer.
Making Them Last - Once your new tires are mounted and balanced, You’ll want to keep them in good shape. To get the most out of your tires, inspect them regularly and keep up with maintenance - the difference between a tire that lasts 100k miles, and one that lasts 10k mostly comes down to how well it’s been taken care of.
Inspection - Keep an eye on how your tires are wearing - if you notice anything unusual, take appropriate measures to solve the issue. Refer back to the tread wear patterns we covered earlier, and see if any of those issues apply to you. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for damages caused by curbs, potholes, or road debris. Check the sidewalls and treads for damage to the rubber if you hit something or run up against a curb. Look for screws and nails that might be stuck in the tire if you’re losing air pressure, or you hear noises on the road that sound like something is stuck in the tread.
Maintenance - Tires, like just about anything else, need to be maintained. Fortunately, as long as your car is in good shape, maintaining your tires isn’t difficult. You’ll want to check the air pressure pretty regularly. A lot of newer model vehicles keep an eye on that for you, but it never hurts to make sure they aren’t over or under-inflated. Just find the recommended pressure level in your owner’s manual, and stick pretty close to that. Tire rotations are also important to tire longevity. Tires will wear differently depending on where they are on the car - by rotating them in a specific pattern, you’ll ensure they wear evenly and last much longer. Different manufacturers and models require different rotation patterns; your manual or the shop will have the info you need.
When it comes to tires, Gateway Auto Clinic can keep you rolling. For the best automotive service shop in Kettering, OH, call or stop by Gateway Auto Clinic today.
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