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Batavia, IL Tire Repair
Why should I get my tires inspected?
A leaky or underinflated tire not only causes damage to the tire, but also does not provide the necessary traction which is required during accelleration and braking. Tires that are inflated properly have much better contact with the road and will lend themselves to better traction during accelleration and braking conditions. Properly inflated tires also save you money by providing longer tread life on your tires, and better fuel economy.
You should check the pressure in your tires weekly, to ensure proper inflation. If you notice that your tire is not holding proper pressure from week to week, then it is important for you to visit Reliable Auto Repair in Batavia, IL in order to have us inspect and repair the tire.
Reliable Auto Repair in Batavia, IL can provide you with an assessment of your tires.
What types of Tire Repair might be needed?
There are several different tire repairs that might need to be performed:
- Tire Plug - Small nail damage can sometimes be repaired by a non-invasive plug...however this repair is rarely used anymore, because it is not as reliable as some of the other options
- Tire Patch - For larger damage, an internal patch (much like a band-aid) on the inside of the tire can be used to seal the leak.
- Tire Plug/Patch - This type of repair is usually the preferred type of repair, as it provides the benefits of a plug (filling the hole) and the benefits of a patch (sealing up against the inside of the tire) in a single repair. This is the type of repair we most frequently use for most tire damage. This is also the only type of puncture repair that is speed-rated to ensure durability.
- Bead Sealing - On occasion, air will leak out in the bead (the edge of the tire where it contacts your rim or wheel. Sometimes it is necessary to remove the tire, and clean the rim to re-seat the tire. Reliable Auto makes certain to re-seal the bead when repairing puncture wounds with patches or plug/patches as well.
What other Tire Services are recommended?
Tire Balancing - Should also be performed regularly. Generally while your tires are being rotated, it is an easy task to check the balance on the tires. Tires that are out of balance can cause speed specific vibrations which can be annoying to the occupants of the vehicle, as well as causing additional tire wear.
Alignment - Should be performed anytime tires are replaced or the steering or suspension system is serviced. An alignment that is incorrect will cause premature tire wear and failure as well as pulling to one direction or the other when driving down a road. Reliable Auto Repair has qualified ASE Certified Technicians in Batavia, IL who can provide all your alignment needs.
Tire Rotation - Tires should be rotated continuously in order to ensure even wearing of the tires from front to rear. Most tire manufacturers recommend a tire rotation every 6,000 - 10,000 miles. During a Tire Rotation, our technicians will also check your brakes, to ensure they are wearing properly, and to give you a good idea of how much longer you have before your brakes will need to be replaced.