Your tires are the only thing between you and the various roadways you navigate daily. The average tire is designed to last between 50,000 and 60,000 miles—but you must have your tires inspected regularly. This includes visually inspecting your tires and tread yourself as well as having your mechanic take a look at your tires when in for your oil change, scheduled vehicle maintenance, and repairs. You want to keep an eye on the tire tread to ensure all tires are wearing evenly, on both the inner and outer edge. If one tire is wearing faster than others it may be a sign that your wheels are out of alignment. Rotating your tires every 6 months or 6,000 miles will help to prolong the life of your tires. Minor punctures can sometimes be repaired if caught early enough. We can even show you how to check your tire pressure which will improve your fuel efficiency and extend the life of your tires.
If you recently purchased a used vehicle that needs new tires, your current tires are at the end of their life, or you need to replace a damaged tire—you might not be sure where to begin. Not to worry as one of our ASE Certified technicians will walk you through your options. Factors such as:
This will help us to determine if you require All Season, Grand Touring, High Performance, Extreme Performance, or a specialty tire is the best tire for your needs. We will balance your need for traction with your budget. Don’t worry because every tire we stock is high quality!
When purchasing one or more new tires, they can’t just be put on your vehicle. They must be fitted, measured, and balanced on a balancing machine. This will ensure that weight is evenly and accurately distributed. Without balancing you may feel excessive vibration when you drive. While all new tires need to be balanced some tires will need to be balanced during or in-between rotation. If you feel unusual vibration or your wheel is wobbling stop in ASAP and we will take a look.
In addition to tire repair, sales and services The Mechanic Spot is a full-service repair shop. We are open 6 days a week and walk-ins are always welcome!