Tire Service Near Jackson, MI

Tire Service Near Jackson, MI

Quality tires ensure your vehicle can negotiate the road surface for safer driving and better engine performance. While tire wear and tear happen over time, regular tire maintenance, including tire rotation, replacement, and pressure testing, can prolong the life of the tread. Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram provides comprehensive tire services for your car to keep your vehicle safe on the road.

How Can I Tell If My Car Needs Tire Servicing?

Your car tires’ tread serves several important functions, including gripping the road, allowing your car to negotiate different surfaces safely, diverting water to prevent hydroplaning, and reducing the chances of sustaining a flat.

Americans drive 14,000 to 15,000 miles annually on average, and most modern tires are designed to provide adequate performance for about four years or 60,000 miles. If your tires are old or are wearing out prematurely before the 60,000-mile mark, it may be time to replace them. Here are a few signs that you may need new tires and service.

Worn-Out Tires

Most state’s have a legal minimum tread depth of 2/32”. Although there are several ways to measure your tire tread, including the Penny Test, most modern tires feature wear bars. They resemble small, raised tire tread marks and indicate your tire’s wear and tear status.

A wear bar is designed to be at the safest minimum height for your treads. This means that if your treads are at the same height or shorter than the wear bar, the tire is at or below the manufacturer’s acceptable minimum grip level, and you should have your worn tires replaced with new ones as soon as possible.

Continuing to use worn tires creates the risk of them going bald. Driving on bald tires is dangerous: they do not provide adequate grip, and you are at severe risk of sustaining a puncture or losing traction when driving over water or snow.

Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram carries premium quality tires from a range of trusted brands so we can replace your worn down or bald down quickly to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Inadequate Air Pressure

Car tires are inflated with air to reduce their rolling resistance and allow them to absorb shocks when driving over bumps, rocks, and small obstacles. To function optimally, your car’s tires must be inflated at the correct air pressure.

Tires at the correct pressure should fully contact a flat road surface from the center to the edges. Two signs your tires don’t have the proper pressure level include:

  • If your tires appear saggy or like they’re going flat, with the sides more in contact with the road than the center, they may be under-inflated. Driving on under-inflated tires is dangerous because it increases friction between the road surface and the rubber. Excess friction increases the risk of tire overheating, potentially causing a blowout.
  • If your tires appear as though only the center of the tire is in contact with the road surface, with raised sides and stiff sidewalls, your tires may be over-inflated. Excessive pressure will cause uneven tire wear, worsen your car’s handling, and reduce your tires’ long-term performance.

When scheduling tire service at Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we check your tire’s air pressure and help you re-inflate your tires or let out enough air to bring it back to the correct level.

Damaged Tires

There’s nothing worse than finding a nail in your tire or another sign of damage causing your tires to lose air, reducing grip and road performance.

If one or multiple tires are punctured, cut, cracked, or otherwise damaged,
bring your vehicle in for tire service at Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. A professional tire service technician will assess the condition of your tires and determine whether the damage can be repaired. If the damage is too extensive and you need new tires, professional tire servicing includes installation and alignment.

Uneven Tire Wear

Check your tires for signs of uneven wear patterns, such as worn tread on only one side or in random patches. Another sign of uneven tire wear is if your car pulls to one side without turning the wheel or if the steering wheel shakes on the road while you’re driving.

If your tires wear out unevenly, your wheels and tires may be unbalanced. Tire imbalance occurs when weight isn’t distributed evenly on the tire and typically results from driving on damaged rims, worn tires, or with missing wheel weights.

A Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram professional tire service can help you realign and balance your tires to eliminate uneven wear and reduce the risk of a tire blowout.

Tire Maintenance and Repair Services We Provide

If your car needs tire service, repairs, or general maintenance, Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram’s team of professional technicians can provide the following services:

  • Tire rotation and alignment
  • Tire balancing
  • Tire patching and repairs
  • Tire change
  • Air pressure checks
  • Tire inflation

Contact Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram For Tire Servicing Today

Contact Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today if your vehicle needs tire service. Whether you need an air pressure check, a replacement of worn-out tires, or a rotation and realignment service, our friendly and skilled technicians can provide the tire service your vehicle needs.

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