Many drivers pay their tires little to no attention—until there’s a problem. To extend the life of your tires and ensure your safety on the road, the best solution is to have the necessary tire services.
To help you do just that, the Kanuga Tire & Auto team has outlined some of the most critical tire services you should have.
When you notice your vehicle has a flat tire, repairing the tire is often the solution. We offer tire repair for most tire punctures, provided the damage is in the tire tread. It is impossible to repair sidewall punctures because of the tremendous pressure the sidewalls experience.
Moreover, a tire repair might be a bad idea if your tires are old since there’s no way to fix things like worn-down treads and other age-related tire issues. In this case, it’s best to get new tires.
If you don’t check your tire pressure often, then you should start doing so. Keeping your tires at the correct pressure helps them handle better on the road and keeps them wearing evenly.
You can find the appropriate pressure for your tires listed on a panel inside the frame of your drivers-side door. Or you can bring your car to our shop in Hendersonville, NC, and we’ll adjust your tire pressure for you.
In either case, driving a vehicle with over or underinflated tires can create a safety hazard and expedite how soon you’ll need new tires.
Even when nothing appears to be wrong with your tires, there’s a tire service your vehicle will occasionally need. It’s called a tire rotation. This involves removing your car’s tires and swapping them crosswise or front-to-back.
Rotating your tires helps all four tires to wear at the same rate, so you won’t ever have a single tire wear out early. According to most tire manufacturers, this is something you should have us do for you every 5,000 to 8,000 miles or so.
We also recommend that your tires be balanced, especially with new tires. Tire balancing involves the adjustment of the tire weight around the rim.
To do this, our master technicians will mount each of your tires on a tire balancing machine. It will spin your tire at high speed to detect uneven weight or other anomalies.
Then we add weight to bring your tire back into balance and help it to provide a smooth, comfortable ride on the road—while preventing unnecessary wear and tear.
When you drive your vehicle, its wheels should keep you moving straight ahead unless you turn the steering wheel. If you feel your car drifting to one side or another on its own, you might need a tire or wheel alignment.
Another sign that you require an alignment is if you notice your tires wearing unevenly in one direction or another. When you bring your vehicle to us for an alignment, we’ll use a computerized system to alter your vehicle’s alignment until it runs straight and true again.
When your tires wear out or suffer damage beyond our ability to repair, you’ll need a set of new tires.
We can help you select a set of tires that suits your driving style and budget, then mount them on your vehicle. We even include a complimentary alignment check with every tire we install, so you’ll get the maximum life out of your investment.
Whether you need tire repair, rotation, or another tire service, Kanuga Tire & Auto has you covered. Our tire experts can handle all manner of tire issues with precision and speed.