Our trained experts will make sure that your new tires are mounted safely.
Included in your service:
- Remove the old tires
- Mount and seal the new tires
- Inflate and balance each tire
We will handle the disposal of your old tires making sure that scrap tires are disposed of properly and with respect for our environment.
Tire valves will be inspected and replacement recommended if any cracking appears. Rubber deteriorates over time and tire valves are not expected to last beyond the life of two standard tires in normal service. As a rule of thumb, the industry recommends replacing tire valves whenever new tires are installed.
New tire installation includes balancing. Tires should be balanced each time they are mounted on a wheel, for example after installation of a new tire, or remounting a tire after a proper flat repair.
Properly balanced tires are important for driving comfort and long tire life. As tires wear, the balancing characteristics may change leading to a vibration that develops over time. Tires should be re-balanced at the first sign of vibration or "shimmy". An unbalanced tire can cause vibration, resulting in driver fatigue, premature tire wear and unnecessary wear to your vehicle's suspension components.
New tire purchases include lifetime rotations.
Regular tire rotations help ensure a uniform tread wear on all tires on your vehicle. Tire rotation is generally recommended every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Refer to your Vehicle Owners Manual for recommended rotation pattern and interval for your vehicle. If tires show uneven tread wear, ask the service person to check and/or correct any alignment or other mechanical problem before rotation. This is true for both front wheel and rear wheel drive vehicles.
Full size spare tires should be included in the rotation pattern for your vehicle. Compact spares (temporary use spares) should not be included in the rotation pattern.
New tires include free inspection by our trained personnel.
When you can't get to the shop and you need to do-it-yourself, try the "Penny Test". Grab your spare change and follow these 3 easy steps:
- Take a penny and hold Abe's body between your thumb and forefinger.
- Select a point on your tire where tread appears the lowest and place Lincoln's head into one of the grooves.
- If any part of Abe Lincoln's head is covered by the tread, you're driving with the legal and safe amount of tread. If the tread does not reach Abe's head (approximately 2/32 of an inch), your car's ability to grip the road is greatly reduced. Contact us for assistance in replacing the worn tire.
- Purchase a trusted tire pressure gauge.
- Check tire pressure when tires are cold.
- Insert pressure gauge into the valve stem on your tire. The gauge will “pop” out and show the current tire pressure PSI.
- Compare the current PSI to the recommended PSI found on the sticker inside the driver’s door of your vehicle or in the owner’s manual. DO NOT compare it the max PSI on your tire’s sidewall*.
- If the current PSI is higher than the recommended PSI number, let some air out of the tire until the numbers match. If the current PSI is less than the recommended PSI, add air until it reaches the recommended PSI.
Your new tire purchase includes reprogramming of your Tire Pressure Mounting System (TPMS).
The TPMS monitors the air pressure in each tire. In the event of low tire pressure, an indicator light on the dashboard notifies the driver so that corrective actions can be taken.