To properly repair a tire with minor damage, it's necessary to dismount the tire, inspect it for damage, determine if the tire is suitable for repair, and patch it from the inside using proper patching materials and techniques. Our service department has the experts and equipment to make proper repairs, re-balance tires & wheel assembly, and reset/reactivate tire pressure monitoring system (if applicable) to customers in Hermitage, New Castle, Mercer and Youngstown, PA.
Regular tire rotations help eliminate premature tire wear and could save you hundreds of dollars
Rotating your tires means moving them from one side of the vehicle to the other, moving them from front to back, or a combination of both. This helps avoid uneven tire wear, which can lead to poor performance and decreased gas mileage. Our tire rotation includes:
Inspecting the wear patterns
Putting tires back on where they will wear most evenly
Resetting the tire-pressure monitors as needed
Why is it important to rotate my tires?
Tires may wear differently depending on their position on the vehicle, your driving style, and the condition of your suspension
Regularly rotating your tires helps evenly distribute tire wear - helping you get the most miles out of your tires while maximizing traction on all four wheels
On front-wheel-drive vehicles, front tires tend to wear faster than rear tires due to added pressure/resistance from steering
Wheel alignments help provide optimal tire wear and vehicle handling
During a 4-wheel alignment, technicians measure and correct wheel angles so they're set to vehicle manufacturer specifications. They also:
Ensure proper placement of weight around all tires and rim assemblies
Completely inspect steering and suspension systems
Adjust wheel angles so they’re perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other
Why is a wheel alignment important for my vehicle?
Proper wheel alignments can help improve your driver safety, create a smoother ride, and help increase fuel efficiency
Alignments could save you hundreds of dollars on replacing tires due to premature treadwear
When should I bring my vehicle in for a wheel alignment?
Most manufacturers recommend getting a 4-wheel alignment at least once a year. Other times you may need a front-end or 4-wheel alignment include:
After purchasing a set of new tires
After a collision, accident, or hitting a large pothole
When replacing suspension or steering parts
If you feel your vehicle pulling to one side when driving
If your steering feels unstable or you feel a vibration
If your tires are wearing unevenly or squeal on turns
Unbalanced tires can lead to uneven wear, vibration, and potentially unsafe driving conditions
Balancing your tires helps to ensure that your tires are spinning around as evenly as possible, which is important for optimal driving performance.
Wheel-balance service includes:
Tire and wheel removal
Mounting each wheel on a state-of-the-art balancing machine
Spinning each wheel to make sure the weight of the wheel and tire are balanced evenly around the axle
Detecting and locating any imbalance
Attaching a lead weight on the opposite side of the tire to compensate for weight differences
Remounting tires and wheels
Why is balancing my wheels important to my vehicle’s performance?
Day-to-day tire treadwear causes changes in the distribution of weight around the tire and wheel assembly. Balancing your wheels minimizes potential vibration felt in the steering wheel, seat, or floorboard and aids in proper tire treadwear. Getting your wheels balanced can result in: