Steering and Suspension
Selecting the right tire for you can be a challenging task, your safety and driving experience over the life of our tires will be greatly determined by your selection. Don’t worry, here at Tire metro we will make your choice an easy one. One of our experts will make recommendation that best suit your needs and driving style.
Even if you need have special circumstances such as custom sizing or wheels we can accommodate.
Don’t forget to have your tires checked regularly for wear, damage, defects, and tire pressure. Every time you visit us at Tire Metro we will provide you with a free inspection to ensure you and your families’ safety on the road.
When do I need to change my tires? When your tires have any type of unsafe conditions including; damage/ defects and or tire tread wear is less than or equal to 2/32 of an inch. If you are not sure how to check for these conditions stop by at any time during normal business hours and have one of our technicians do a quick inspection for you.
For your convenience we carry all major brands of tires and sizing including but not limited to:
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Regular and timely tire inspection can help keep you and your family on the road driving safely to your destination.
It is best practice to do a quick daily visual inspection of your car before you dive. However, you should do an in depth monthly inspection for excessive tire wear, irregular tire wear, tire pressure, and any tire damage including but not limited to; cuts, scrapes, punctures, cracks, bubbles, or chunking.
Our tire repair service are performed and inspected by experts of the trade which include:
- Dismounting and mounting for repair and inspection if needed
- Flat tire repair to industry standards using a vulcanizing process
- Assessing what type of repair need to be performed if possible
- Setting the correct are pressure
- Resetting the TPS monitoring system if needed
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Ensure your tire warranty , Prolong your tires life and avoid uneven tire wear leading to unwanted tire noise vibration and wear by rotating your tires for free here at Tire Metro (with proof of tire purchase)
Simply by rotating your tires you can get up to 30% more life or more out of your tires just by checking the air and rotating and on regular intervals. Assuming normal driving conditions and your vehicles alignment is still set within factory tolerances.
Why tire rotations are so important, this the lifeline for your tires. Rotating your tires on a regular basis can extend the life of your tires up to 30%. Most vehicles today are front wheel drive; this means majority of the weight of the vehicle and work (drive, steering and weight) is in the front of the vehicle. Therefore it will wear on an average at the ratio of 3 to 1 from front to rear. Also if tire rotations are not done regularly, even though the rear tires do not wear as quickly but it will wear unevenly and will eventually cause the tires to make a lot of noise and vibration.
For example, on front wheel drive vehicles most of the vehicles weight and work is done by the front wheels, as you drive the front wheels pull the vehicle forward so the car is forcing the tires to grip the pavement in order for the car to move and the rear tire are just following along without much force being exerted on them. The front tires are also the major braking source and are there to steer the car, every time the vehicle turns or brakes the weight of the car will shift from side to side or rear to front forcing a large amount of the weight transfer onto one or two tires, depending which way the car is turning and breaking, therefore wearing out the tires with the most load/ work more.
For most front wheel drive cars we recommend rotation every 4000 miles and rear wheel drive cars every 5000 miles.
- Tire rotation services include:
- Wheel/ tire assembly
- Tire wear and damage inspection
- Placing the tires in the best possession for even wear
- Adjusting tire pressure at your request
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Keep your vehicle rolling down the road safely and efficiently in good condition requires proper maintenance. Wheel alignment should be checked or set if needed every 10,000 to 15,000 mile.
Even if your car drives off the show room floor with perfect alignment it still needs to be check on regular intervals. Age, potholes, tire wear, accidents and even minor accidents can knock your vehicles out of alignment causing premature tire wear and poor handling characteristics.
During your alignment our certified technician measures wheel angles comparing them to vehicle manufacture specifications making corrections as necessary.
What does wheel alignment do for me?
- Prevents premature tire wear saving you the cost of early tire replacement
- Improve driver safety by correcting handling characteristics
- Improves divers comfort by reducing irregular tire wear leading to a rough and noisy ride
- Improves fuel efficiency saving you money at the pump
When should I get an alignment? Most manufactures and industry leaders’ recommend your alignment should be check yearly or 10,000-15,000 miles as a preventative measure. However, you may need a wheel alignment after events such as:
- Purchasing a new set of tires
- Hitting a curb or pothole
- After a collision
- If repairs are made to suspension
- If you feel vibrations or unstable characteristics
- If your tires are wearing unevenly
- If you your car does not turn equally in both directions
- If you notice your car pulling to one side while driving
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Have peace of mind in your vehicles ability to stop on a dime. Regular inspection and timely replacement of your brake pads can save you time money unsafe driving conditions by preventing “metal-on-metal” wear conditions that cause an unsafe driving condition by absent braking compound and increase the frequency of needing to change expensive brake calipers and rotors/and or drums.
During your new tire installation and regular tire rotation a certified technician will inspect your brake system for:
- Pad/rotor/drum wear
- Loose components
- Damaged brake lines
- Any abnormal conditions
When should I get my brakes inspected for replacement? Often brakes are an overlooked component on your vehicle. However, it is more critical that you are able to stop your vehicle than to make it go. To ensure you can safely stop your vehicle, have your braking system inspected immediately if you experience any of the following conditions:
- Grinding, squealing, squeaking, and or any other continuous abnormal noise
- You notice low level brake fluid or fluid leaks on or around wheels or in engine bay
- ABS or brake warning light is on
- You need to pump or apply excessive amounts of pressure while braking
- Your car pulls to one side when braking
- Abnormal brake pressure feeling such as too hard, too soft or spongy
Rest assured our technicians will check your brakes every time you come in for new tires or rotation.
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Steering & Suspension
Dive in full control and confidence with a smooth riding properly functioning suspension system. A properly functioning suspension system allows you to attach controlled maneuvers in the fashion your vehicle manufacture designed.
As any other service we offer every time you come in for new tires or a tire rotation one of our certified technicians will inspect your steering and suspension components to ensure a safe and smooth ride. A technician will inspect your suspension and steering system for:
- Missing parts
- Damaged, worn, loose components
- Leaking components
Once you decide to have you vehicle serviced our technician will do a pre and post inspection to make sure every safety concern has been addressed. During your service the technician will:
- Preform a pre and post test drive
- Replace warn and damaged parts that are not functioning as designed as verbally agreed upon
- Perform a final inspection and advise/ take any necessary actions needed to get you safely back on the road in your properly vehicle.
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