Tire Services, Repairs, and Brands
in Blacksburg, VA
Call Auto Experts for High-Quality Tire Services
Tires are the single most important safety feature on your car. They are the only thing that connects the car to the road, and life-saving technologies like antilock brakes and electronic stability control cannot do their jobs if the tires do not have a good grip on the pavement.
As the adage goes, nothing lasts forever. Car owners still need to replace their tires a few times or more throughout the life of a typical vehicle. Despite advances in longer-lasting tires, actual tread life will vary by car type, tire type (such as all-season or high-performance), driving aggressiveness, and even road and weather conditions. Proper maintenance and responsible driving can maximize the mileage in a set of tires. Give our professionals a call at (540) 552-2851 or contact us online for more information. If your vehicle needs any of the services below, request an appointment online.
Alignment Services from the Mechanics at Auto Experts
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer’s specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles. This service reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car’s alignment, visit Auto Experts in Blacksburg, VA.
Tire Balancing Services in the Blacksburg, VA, Area
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Auto Experts has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle’s tires and make necessary corrections. Call us today if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.
Tire Repairs from Qualified Mechanics
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At Auto Experts, our tire experts will determine whether we can repair your tires, or if we need to replace them. If the tires are repairable, our certified technicians will make sure we repair them correctly and get you back on the road.
Tire Inspections from Our Experienced Staff
We recommend that tires, including the spare, have periodic inspections by a tire service professional during routine maintenance intervals, such as oil changes and tire rotations. We will inspect the tire tread and sidewalls for irregular tread wear, cracking, scrapes, bulges, cuts, snags, foreign objects, or other damage resulting from use. We will remove any stones, glass, or other foreign objects embedded in the tread to prevent further damage. Even minor damage can lead to further injury and eventual tire failure. You should no longer use tires with excessive cracking on the tread or sidewall(s). These issues are typically caused by under-inflation, over-loading, improper storage, and/or improper long-term parking.
Tire Rotations in Our Auto Service Garage in Blacksburg
Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires of an automobile from one position to another to ensure even tire wear, which extends the useful life of a set of tires. Rotation is important because each tire on a car carries a different amount of weight, making them wear at different rates. By rotating them, you even out those differences and force the tires to wear evenly. Your owner’s manual will tell you how often to rotate your tires, but as a rule of thumb, you should do it every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.
We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Auto Experts, we understand that tires are an important part of your car. The quality of tires and the material used on them highly affects the vehicle’s performance. Their main purpose is to protect the wheel’s rims and improve vehicle performance. For this reason, we only deal with brand-name tires. Also, we offer fleet tire management services to ensure you get the best value, fuel economy, and life from your tires. Once you determine a need for new tires, it is necessary to identify the best tires for your vehicle and driving demands. Look for tires that do well in tests for braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning. You should also consider winter traction, if applicable. Let tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance be tiebreakers. Trust the tire experts at Auto Experts to help you choose the right tires for your vehicle. We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands: