Tires & Alignments
Tire Replacement and more in Frederick, MD
Good tires are critical for the safe operation of your car. At Carriage House Automotive we have the equipment needed to mount and balance new tires, service tire pressure sensors, balance your current wheels, and perform wheel alignments. All of our tire service equipment is new, modern, and up to date, allowing us to better service the wheels on today’s modern automobiles.
When do tires need to be replaced?
Tires should be replaced when their remaining tread depth is no longer appropriate for the weather conditions expected to be encountered. It is usually recommended that tires are replaced at approximately 5/32″ of remaining tread depth for driving in snow, 4/32″ for driving on wet roads and 2/32″ for driving on dry roads. Most tires have wear indicators built in to the area between the treads. If those wear indicators are even with the tread, or close, you need tires.
What about damaged tires? Tires cut or punctured in the shoulder or sidewall areas, as well as any tires driven on while flat or with very low inflation pressure even for short periods of time are often damaged beyond repair and should be replaced. Driving on a tire while flat or with very low inflation pressure will permanently weaken the tire’s internal structure, rendering it more susceptible to catastrophic failure. Most small cuts and punctures in the tread area (up to 1/4″in size) can be repaired by trained personnel using industry-approved methods. These tires can be returned to service if they have not been driven on while flat or with very low inflation pressure. Tires that exhibit any bubbles, blisters or bulges, or have large cuts, cracks or other significant damage from road hazards in the tread, shoulder and/or sidewall areas should be replaced.
Tires in Frederick, MD at Carriage House Automotive. Alignments in Frederick, MD at Carriage House Automotive. Safe tires can help insure a safe ride. Prolonging the replacement of worn tires can result in accidents. Contact Carriage House Automotive to arrange a tire examination, wheel alignment, or for any other Frederick, MD auto repair or service. Carriage House Automotive is excited to have been voted as Frederick’s Best Auto Repair service for 2012, 2013, 2014, and one of the best in 2010, 2011. We really are ready to “Service everything your car needs.”
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