There are several components on your vehicle that are vital. If these parts fail to operate properly, it could cause your car to break down which could leave you stranded on the road, and it could also put you in extreme danger. Out of all of the vital parts that your car has, one of the most overlooked components are the tires. The tires are the part of the car that comes in direct contact with the road. This means that if anything goes wrong with your tires, you could be out in immediate danger.
At Eastside Kia, we have a team of knowledgeable service technicians that are experienced in changing a tire and other tire services. Here is a look at how our tire change service could help you.
There are several reasons why you may need to change your tires. Over time, the material on the tires will start to wear down, which can cause them to not grip the road as well and may also lead to a blowout when driving down the road. Some of the things you should look for when deciding if it is time for a new set of tires includes:
• Your current tires are over six years old
• There are cracks, bulges, or other signs of damage on the tire
• The tread of the tire is worn down
• There are smooth surfaces on the part of the tire that comes in contact with the road
• Your car is experiencing unusual vibrations when travelling down a newly paved road
If you notice any of these signs, you should schedule an appointment with our service department soon.
To help preserve the integrity of the tire tread, it is important that you have your tires rotated regularly. If the tires are not rotated regularly, it could cause one side of the tread to wear down faster than the other. How often you have your tires rotated depends on several conditions, including how often your drive your car. But on average, you should have them rotated every six months.
Having your tires balanced is also an important part of preserving the tread on the tire. When the weight of the tire is properly balanced, it can provide a smoother ride and help to reduce unnecessary strain on the drivetrain.
If your tire has recently sustained minor damage, we can repair it. Our experienced technicians will thoroughly inspect your tire and cover any holes and ensure that the tire has the proper amount of air pressure.
If you are unsure whether or not your tires need to be changed or repairs, bring them into our service department. Our technicians will perform a visual inspection to look for any cracks, blisters, or puncture holes. We also use specialized tools to check the depth of the tread and the air pressure.
Seasonal tires are specially designed to handle the extreme temperatures that come with the season. If the temperature is above 7 degrees, you should put summer tires on your vehicle. When the temperature drops below 7 degrees, it is time to put the winter tires back on your vehicle.
Once we switch the seasonal tires on your vehicle, we can store the extra set in our warehouse for free. Our storage facility is a large temperature-controlled warehouse that will keep your tires clean and safe when you are not using them.
We have a large selection of tires at our facility, and we offer the best prices. In fact, if you find the same tire at another facility for a less expensive price, let us know and we will match all of our competitor's prices.