How Can Willoughby Hills Auto Repair Sell Tires At Cost?
We wanted to make it a win-win for you and us. We have seen a continued trend in tire prices over the past few years. When oil prices rise the tire manufactures raise the price of tires. We were getting tired of having to inform our customers of the expense of purchasing tires, so we decided to do something. We came up with the idea of selling our tires for just what we pay. Then providing an installation & maintenance package that can’t be beaten. Second, we know that where most people purchase their tires from they also have their vehicle maintenance performed and we want to go out of our way to show you that we are the best choice when it comes to getting your vehicle service and repairs performed. We want to earn the right to be your trusted service center.
Here at Willoughby Hills Auto Repair, we offer a wide range of tires for your vehicle at or even below cost! Let our professionals help you find the right tires for your car.
Improve your vehicle’s handling, increase tire life, and drive with safety by checking your tires every month to ensure that they are inflated with the right amount of air pressure.
Tire Rotation and Balancing
You can make your sedan tires last longer with regular tire rotation and wheel balancing.
Let’s start with tire rotation. In normal driving around Northeast Ohio, your front tires wear more on the shoulders because they handle much of the cornering forces in turns. Front-wheel drive vehicles have even more force on the front tires.
We rotate the tires so that all of the tires do some duty on the front end as well as getting a little break on the back end. That way, all four tires wear more evenly over their life and last longer.
For most vehicles in the Cleveland area, tires are rotated front to back. Some manufacturers recommend across a rotational pattern that includes the spare tire, and some high-performance vehicles have different size tires on the front and rear and may even have uni-directional tires that can only be on the left or the right side of the vehicle. Your Willoughby Hills OH service advisor at Willoughby Hills Auto Repair can help you sort that out and will perform the right tire rotation for your vehicle.
Your tire manufacturer will have a recommendation for how often you should rotate your tires. It’s usually somewhere around 5,000 to 8,000 miles.
Let’s move on to wheel balancing. That’s when there are heavy spots on the tire and wheel that cause it to wobble.
Balancing adds weights to the wheel to balance it out. Now, we are talking about very small wemanufacturerences. Variations in the tire and wheel manufacture can cause a slight imbalance. The valve stem, and now the tire pressure monitoring sensors in the tire, also play into the equation.
Even small differences can cause annoying vibrations at speed: the wheel is essentially bouncing a bit as it goes down the road. For example, at freeway speeds, an out of balance wheel can be slamming into the road 14 times a second. That’s annoying and can cause your tires to wear out more quickly.
If a front wheel’s out of balance you’ll feel the vibration through the steering wheel. When it’s a rear tire, you’ll feel the vibration through your seat. If you’re getting bad vibes from your vehicle, bring it in to see if it’s a balance issue or something else. You should balance your wheels whenever you get a new tire or remount a tire like when it’s been removed for a flat repair.