Greenville Auto Repair

Tire Services in Greenville, SC

While it is difficult to control what you may run over while driving down the road, it is possible to keep your tires in good shape and prevent having a blowout on the road. Proper tire maintenance is key to getting a long life out of your tires.

How do you know when it's time for new tires? Your tires are equipped with “tread bars” that indicate when it's time to replace your tire.

If your tire is flat, or has a slow leak, you may have something in it like a nail or a screw. We recommend you patch the tire if the object is in the middle of the tread, or replace it if the object is near the edge of the tire.

What is tire balancing?

Tire balancing provides a smooth ride and assures your tire wears evenly by properly adjusting the tire weight distribution around the vehicle. Tire balancing is different from wheel alignment, which involves the angle of the wheels and their relation to the ground.

Over time, tread wear causes the distribution of weight around the tire to change, which leads to the tire being out of balance. This is most often felt in unusual shaking or vibration as you drive.

Bringing your vehicle in for regular tire balancing is especially critical in today’s vehicles, which are designed to be lighter weight. Modern tire designs are also more responsive, with lower profiles for style and performance. A tire imbalance can cause problems for both the vehicle and the tires. Tire balancing is one of the recommended services listed in your owner's manual, and is usually done in combination with tire rotation, and is typically performed every 5-6,000 miles or 6 months.

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