12th Street Auto Care Center is proud to be ASE and AAA certified. That means our technicians have passed nationally recognized tests that qualify them to work on every aspect of your car, truck, SUV or van. You can trust our mechanics to inspect your tires and offer affordable repairs or replacements. Our technicians will install the best tires for your vehicle at a price you can afford. Trust 12th Street Auto Care Center to provide friendly service and product satisfaction, not just for tire services but for all your vehicular needs.
The tires are like your vehicle’s shoes. They have grips, known as tread, that need to be maintained and can wear down when exposed to extreme temperatures, overuse or are involved in an accident. To better understand your tires, consider these important maintenance techniques.
When your tires aren’t at the ideal pressure for your vehicle, as indicated by the sticker on the innermost section of the driver’s door, your vehicle can become dangerous to drive. Too much pressure means your tires can’t grip the road for control. Too little pressure makes your tires vulnerable to hydroplaning, popping and more. This is why you should call 12th Street Auto Care Center to inspect your tires every few months — especially before and after you take a long road trip or travel over rough roads. If your tires do wind up popping, leaking or wearing unevenly, you may require a tire replacement. Trust 12th Street Auto Care Center to install fresh tires from trusted brands at affordable prices.
When you live in a very hot or very cold climate, the extreme temperatures can lead to overly-inflated or under-inflated tires. Even if you’re just traveling through extreme environments for a few days, you should check your tire pressure when you gas up. If you don’t own a tire gauge, come visit 12th Street Auto Care Center. One of our team members will even tell you how to use it.
Once you have your gauge, remember to check your pressure regularly. When you need air, most gas stations offer it for free, or only charge $0.25 to fill your tires. If you feel uncomfortable releasing or adding air to your tires by yourself, visit 12th Street Auto Care Center. One of our certified mechanics will be happy to take care of it for you.
Your tire tread is a key element to road safety. Once your tread wears down, it’s called balding. If your tires are bald or balding, you won’t have very good control over your vehicle’s direction. You may also experience dangerous situations, such as sliding off the road, hydroplaning and more. The tread is like the grip at the bottom of your shoes. Without it, your vehicle will slip and slide over the road, even if the road is rough.
There is no repair for bald or balding tires. At that point, you would need a tire replacement. Trust 12th Street Auto Care Center with your new tire installation. Call today to make an appointment or visit our website to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
When your tires need to be replaced, your vehicle will tell you. Look for signs that your tires aren’t doing well. Some will be obvious, but others share symptoms with other system or part failures. Here’s a list of signs that tell you it’s time to replace your tires.
- Vibrations while driving
- Uneven wear
- Tire Warning light appears on dash (newer vehicles)
- Obvious flat
- Air pressure keeps falling
- Balding/worn tires
- Obvious nails/debris sticking out of tire
- Cracked tires
These symptoms indicate your tires are likely in need of replacement. Our ASE-certified technicians will inspect your tires to see if a patch is possible, but if that isn’t feasible, expect a full replacement. Tire installation is a quick and easy process for 12th Street Auto Care Center. Our mechanics are trained to repair or replace parts on your vehicle safely and quickly so you can get back on the road.
When your car, truck, SUV or van tires show signs of wear, or are acting up, turn to 12th Street Auto Care Center. Our trained technicians are happy to check the status of your tires and offer a repair or replacement, depending on your needs.
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