Tire Rotation, Repair & Replacement Service
Whether you are halfway through a commute or finishing the first leg of a road trip, popping a tire can ruin a great day. A set of tires carries a heavy burden. These rubber cushions support the weight of the vehicle, grip the road in searing heat and pouring rain plus help generate the friction needed for a quick, complete stop. That is why it is critical to avoid flat tires by scheduling routine car tire rotation service.
Front tires tend to wear down faster than rear tires due to their role in steering and turning, as well as the heavy weight under the hood. The condition of your vehicle’s suspension and drivetrain also contributes to tire wear. If the inner or outer edge of your tires is wearing down faster than the center tread, you might need a wheel alignment. If there are patchy areas of wear, then you probably need your tires rotated and balanced. Head to the nearest tire repair shop by scheduling an appointment with your local NAPA Auto Care center today.
It's important to keep automotive tires in the best shape possible to guarantee reliable traction, ensure safe handling and maximize the life of each tire. Tire rotation is the process of moving each tire to a different wheel to generate even tire tread wear. Understanding proper tire rotation can help you to extend the life of them. The NAPA experts recommend rotating tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. For most modern vehicles, you can coordinate a tire rotation with an oil change every 7,500 miles. A standard tire rotation costs between $75 and $100.
Tire Replacement Service at NAPA Auto Care
Tire tread depth refers to the deep channels between the main blocks of contact surface on a tire. Most tires start off with at least 10/32″ of tread depth. While most states require a minimum of 2/32″, responsible technicians recommend tire replacement around 4/32″ of tread depth. For more information, find out how to read tire tread depth using a tire tread depth gauge.
A tire rotation and balance at NAPA Auto Care includes extra tire services like a tire pressure check and visual inspection. You should have a tire rotation performed twice a year, often when seasonal temperatures begin to change. If you operate a high-performance vehicle, enjoy off-roading or tow heavy loads, you may want to rotate tires more often at the nearest tire replacement center.
Before determining if a tire replacement is needed, our ASE-certified technicians will inspect your full set of tires to determine if tire repair is possible. Know that our techs cannot repair a tire with sidewall damage (cracks, punctures, blisters or bulges in the side). NAPA recommends scheduling wheel alignment service when purchasing new tires to ensure even wear from the start.
Tire Pressure Service & Sensor Replacement
Another common tire repair service is tire pressure sensor replacement. The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) will illuminate a warning light on your dash when your tire pressure drops by 25% or more. Keep in mind, a sudden drop or rise in temperature can cause the pressure in tires to temporarily expand or contract. If it is temperature related, your TPMS warning light will turn off after driving 30 minutes or so. If your tire pressure light stays on for more than a day, it is possibly due to a slow leak in a tire.
It is common for the TPMS to become damaged from a cracked or corroded tire valve or unprofessional tire repair or removal. A dead TPMS battery can also cause tire sensor failure, which requires replacing the unit. Typically, tire pressure sensor replacement costs between $175 and $250. Check out our straightforward NAPA Auto Care Repair Estimator Tool so you know what to budget for when bringing your vehicle to the nearest center.
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