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Tires are an integral component that contributes to having a smooth and safe ride in your vehicle. It is important to make sure that your tires have sufficient tread and are properly inflated at all times to ensure the safe operation of the vehicle with maximum steering control.
It is a good habit to visually inspect your tires before getting in the car. This will allow you to see if a tire may be low on air, which could cause the car to drift to one side or another. If a tire appears low on air pressure, it is important that you bring your car in to identify any source of leakage before the tire goes completely flat, which would require changing it out with the spare, or calling for roadside assistance. Most of all, having a flat tire is an inconvenience that can often be avoided by simply noting when a tire looks lower than normal.
If you notice odd wear patterns such as a tire wearing more on one side of the surface, this could be an indication that your car needs a wheel alignment which is something that we can perform for you.
If one of your wheels is out of balance, you may feel a vibration in the front end or even in the steering wheel as the vehicle’s speed increases. We have the equipment to check and balance your wheels if necessary. A wheel balance is also something that needs to be done whenever your tires are replaced.
Under ideal circumstances, your tires should last roughly 50,000 miles before wearing to an unsafe level. Periodic vehicle maintenance that can maximize the life of your tires includes having your tires rotated, having your wheels balanced & aligned, and ensuring that your suspension components are not worn out. If a tire is damaged or punctured and needs to be replaced before the tread wears out, it is recommended to replace the tires in sets of two (i.e both front or both rear) to ensure the best handling and performance of the vehicle.
When considering tire replacement, it is important to know what size your tires are. Most vehicles have this information on a tag on the pillar that you see when you open the driver’s door. This tag should indicate the recommended tire size (which should read something like 205/65R16 95H) as well as the recommended tire pressure. If your car does not have this information tag, you should be able to read the tire size on the sidewall of the tire.
Tire Services & Repairs We Perform:
- Tire Replacement
- Wheel Replacement
- Wheel Balance
- Wheel Alignment
- Tire Leak Diagnosis and Repair
Ready to Make An Appointment For Your Tire Service?
At Kneble’s Auto Service Center we always want to make the process of getting your car serviced as convenient as possible. To ensure that we can get your car serviced in a timely manner, we ask that you make an appointment.
We are able to accommodate those who desire to wait for their tire service as we feature a comfortable waiting area complete with TV, complimentary refreshments, a library, desk, and a charging station. And yes, we even have free Wi-Fi!
In some cases, we may determine that the car needs to stay overnight either due to the time required for service or the unavailability of parts.
If you need service and have not made an appointment you can always feel free to call us at (609) 625-3286 to get on the schedule.
Please note that we offer a shuttle service within a 10-mile radius of the shop (Atlantic City, Estell Manor, Dorothy, Pleasantville, and surrounding areas).
Frequently Asked Questions About Tires:
Some tires are equipped with tire tread indicators, to let you know when the tread is nearing the unsafe range. Additionally, you can purchase a tire tread depth gauge at an auto parts store to measure the tire tread depth. We perform a basic safety inspection whenever you bring your car in for service, so we will let you know the condition of your tires. You can always bring your car in between service intervals to have us inspect your tires if you have any questions about the tread depth or any odd wear patterns on your tires.
If a tire is punctured in an area where it is too close to the sidewall, it is not considered safe to repair as this may impact the structural integrity of the tire and cause a blowout.
This sounds like tire “cupping” and it can be caused by driving for an extended time on tires that are out of balance or on a vehicle that has worn suspension components. If you bring the vehicle in for an inspection, one of our ASE Certified Technicians should be able to diagnose the cause.
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