willoughby ohio car repair

Home of the Free Loaner


Willoughby Hills Auto Repair - automobile service for foreign & domestic cars in Mentor, Euclid, Mayfield, Kirtland, for tires, brakes, tune up, exhaust, fluid flush, battety service, coolant systems and more

Willoughby Hills Auto Repair

34801 Chardon Rd. Willoughby Hills, OH

Ph. 440-373-1438



Tires at Costô - no catch and no gimmick!

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 canít be beat. 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.


Yokohama Tires Uniroyal Tires  Titan TirePirelli Tires Nitto Tire Michelin Tire Dealer Mastercraft Kumho Tires Kelly Tires Hankook Goodyear Tires General Tire Fuzion tire Firestone  Falken Tire Dunlop Tires Cooper Tires Continental Tire Bridgestone Tire BF Goodrich

Tires at Costô is a unique program through which you can purchase tires at our cost, guaranteed. A select group of auto repair facilities have joined together to bring their customers this unique program. Contact Willoughby Hills Auto Repair to find out more about the Tires at Costô program. Thereís no catch and no gimmick, youíre guaranteed to buy name brand tires in any size for any car, truck or van, and possibly below cost, based on a manufacturer program.


tire quote

Ph. 440-373-1438


Best Tire Dealer


Servicing all of your tire needs from tire repair or replacement to wheel alignment, tire balancing, and rotation. While we are servicing your tires, we can inspect your brakes and suspension.


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 insure that they are inflated with the right amount of air pressure.


What do those numbers on your tires represent?


Search tires by vehicle: How to find your version/option

Version/option can affect your tire size. It should be located on an information placard in your vehicle. In vehicles made after 2005, this placard will be located in the driver's side door. In older vehicles, the placard may be located instead in the rear passenger doorjamb, fuel filler, glove box or center console, or engine compartment. For example, the version/option of a Honda Accord EX V6 is EX V6.

--- OR ---

Metric, or tire type, defines the proper use of the tire. For example, a "P" designation means that it is a passenger car tire. An "LT" designation is for a light truck.


Tire width is the width of the tire measured in mm from sidewall to sidewall. This tire width is 215 mm.


Rim diameter is the width in inches or cm of the wheel from one end to the other. The diameter of this wheel is 16 in.


Speed rating tells you the maximum service speed for a tire. A speed rating isn't a recommendation to exceed speed limits, and doesn't indicate how well a tire handles or corners. Learn more about tire Speed Ratings.

determine tire size chart

Aspect ratio is the ratio of the height of the tire's cross-section to its width. On our example, 60 means that the height is equal to 60% of the tire's width.


Construction tells you how the layers of the tire were put together. "R" stands for radial, which means the layers run radially across the tire. "B" stands for bias construction, which means that the layers run diagonally across the tire.


Load index is an assigned number that corresponds with the load-carrying capacity of a tire. Most passenger car tire load indexes range from 75 to 100, but a few carry more. You'll also find the maximum load elsewhere on the tire sidewall, both in lbs and kg. Learn more about tire load index.


above chart from: www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/new-tires

Tire Rotation and Balancing

You can make your sedan tires last longer with regular tire rotation and wheel balancing.

Letís 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 a cross 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. Itís usually somewhere around 5,000 to 8,000 miles.

Letís move on to wheel balancing. Thatís 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 weight differences. 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. Thatís annoying and can cause your tires to wear out more quickly.

If a front wheelís out of balance youíll feel the vibration through the steering wheel. When itís a rear tire, youíll feel the vibration through your seat. If youíre getting bad vibes from your vehicle, bring it in to see if itís a balance issue or something else. You should balance your wheels whenever you get a new tire or remount a tire like when itís been removed for a flat repair.







Your place for tires in Northeast Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Lake County & Geauga County. City of Cleveland, Willoughby & Willoughby Hills, Mentor, Kirtland & Kirtland Hills, Waite Hill, Wickliffe, Mayfield & Mayfield Village, Euclid, Highland Heights, Gates Mills, Chardon, South Euclid and surrounding areas. Light truck and car tires, foreign or domestic.





AAA Approved Auto Repair Willoughby Ohio 

Willoughby Hills Auto Repair - automobile service for foreign & domestic cars in Mentor, Euclid, Mayfield, Kirtland, for tires, brakes, tune up, exhaust, fluid flush, battety service, coolant systems and more

Willoughby Hills Auto Repair

34801 Chardon Rd. Willoughby Hills, OH

Ph. 440-373-1438

Auto Car Repair Financing Willoughby Ohio





All Rights Reserved 2017 ē Willoughby Hills Auto Repair  |  website designed & managed by Createns Web Marketing LLC, Cleveland Ohio