Routine tire maintenance might not sound exciting at first, but in practice, it means less money spent on tire replacements over time, better performance and fuel efficiency, and greater driving confidence. So you can spend more money and time on what matters.
When you think about all the places your tires will take you, it’s pretty exciting. Tire maintenance routines like the ones outlined below can help you get the most mileage from your investment.
They say balance is the key to a happy life, and if your tires could speak, they’d surely agree. If you’re due for a wheel balance stop in and let us check your wheel balance.
A wheel balance consists of small weights placed around the wheel to help balance the tire and wheel assembly. Balancing your wheels helps prevent uneven tire wear and minimizes wheel vibration. Balancing is performed anytime you put new tires on your car and should be performed every 6,000 miles or as recommended by your vehicle manufacturer.
An unbalanced tire can cause premature wear of the tire and damage to the strut and shock. It can also lead to wheel vibration, poor handling, and excessive noise while driving. Have your tires balance checked at your Goodyear Auto Service if you notice any of these symptoms.
Sometimes you need a change of scenery. And sometimes, your tires do, too. Help your tires last longer with a visit to us and let one of our trusted technicians help ensure you’re getting the most from your tire investment.
Rotating the position of each tire helps equalize tread wear and maximize the life of your tires. If your tires aren't rotated regularly, they may need to be replaced prematurely. Front tires tend to wear faster than rear tires on front wheel drive vehicles due to added pressure/resistance from steering.
Plan to have your tires rotated every 6,000 miles. Learn more about our Tire Rotation Service.
Got a tire that’s flat, punctured or losing pressure? Bring it to a local Goodyear Auto Service near you. If we can repair your tire without replacing it, we’ll fix it in accordance with industry standards.‡ If a repair isn’t possible, we’ll do everything we can to quickly set you up with a new one at a fair price. Learn more about our Tire Repair Service.
Properly repairing a tire that has deflated or is losing air because it has picked up a nail, screw or sharp object is critical. Some tires may be repaired if they continually lose air or have a puncture in the tread area.
Tire repairs need to be performed correctly in accordance with strict industry standards. Before any repair, a service professional must properly inspect the tire by removing it from the wheel and inspect the outside and inside to determine the extent of the damage and to determine if the tire can be repaired.
When a tire can be repaired, Goodyear Auto Service performs a complete repair by using a tire repair plug and patch combination. Once completed, the technicians will rebalance the tire and rim and reset the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), if applicable.
‡Valid on Goodyear, Dunlop, and Kelly brand tires only or any tire purchased at a Goodyear Auto Service location. Applicable only to individual consumers. Does not include a new TPMS sensor. Includes dismounting and inspection of the tire to determine the cause of the inflation pressure loss and whether or not it can be repaired. Repairs performed in accordance with USTMA industry standards and plugging/patching from the inside of the tire if suitable for repair. Most passenger and light truck tires.