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TIRE REPLACEMENT SERVICES in ELGIN, IL

When it comes to tires, CarTronics takes the worry out of your drive. That’s why we offer complimentary diagnostic checks every time you visit us.

 

Trust us to be your partner in maintaining your car’s health, especially when it comes to crucial components like tires. Drive in today and experience the CarTronics difference – where your car’s wellbeing is our top priority!

Know your Wheels, Rims, and Tires

Wheels are more than the aesthetic part of your car. They allow a vehicle to drive smoothly and play a vital role in how your car drives. Your wheels reduce friction and provide leverage to your vehicle.

The rim is what rotates around the ‘axles’ or rods that are attached to the car. The tire provides the friction needed by contact through the pavement, in order to turn the wheels.
The tire is what surrounds the wheel’s rim to transfer the vehicle’s weight from the axle, the wheel to the ground. They then provide the traction needed to travel.

Common signs of when your tires need to be replaced.

There are some clear signs you can keep an eye out to ascertain tire replacement. These can look like:

1. Tread Wear

Tire tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch. Tread material in new tires is usually measured at 9/32 to 11/32 of tread material. You need to be concerned if the tread has worn down to 2/32.

2. Bubbles and Bulges

Even if the tread is fine, if your tire is showing bulges, you need to replace them immediately.

3. Vibration

If your steering wheel is vibrating, it’s a sure sign that there might be poor alignment or that your tires have been worn down. It is important to have a professional determine the reason for vibration.

4. Sidewall Cuts or Cracks

Tire sidewalls will crack if the tires have aged. Cracks are typically caused by environmental conditions such as extreme heat or sunlight as well. Cuts on the other hand can be caused by force such as when hitting rocks.

5. Embedded Nails Or Stones

Leaving something lodged in your tire can be dangerous or costly in the future. If a nail or stone is stuck, it could lead to moisture leaking into the tire causing the steel components to rust. They can also cause your tires to blow out.

6. Visible Damage

Keep an eye out for abnormal wear patterns. These might represent improper inflation pressure, misalignment, a need for a tire rotation, or potentially even all of these.

7. Damaged valve caps

A damaged valve cap can cause air to leak out and allow dirt, moisture and other debris to enter the tire.

Contact Us To Know How Your Tires Are Doing

Rotation

Rotation is when your front and rear tires are swapped out between each other. Why Do Tires Need To Be Rotated?
The amount of wear and tear can be different from front to back. Rotating your tires will help make this wear and tear a little more even.

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Usually your car will have a recommended rotation screen in its owner’s manual. That said, usually tires are rotated every six months (about 6,000 to 8,000 miles of use). You can also rotate it every time you have an oil change.