Car and Truck Tires and Tire Repair in Montgomery, Alabama

Sometimes a damaged tire can be repaired. Other times it should be replaced.  The answer to the question of tire repair versus tire replacement depends on several factors.  Safety is the primary concern in every case. Tire repair is not a safe option when the tread is worn too low.  Worn tires create a safety hazard. They are more prone to going flat or “blowing out” while driving.  Worn tires can also create mechanical problems that require costly auto repairs.  To avoid these unexpected expenses make sure to monitor your tires and know when to replace them.

Performance Auto Repair carries a wide variety of tires for sale. When in doubt about whether a tire can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced consult your tire professionals at Performance Auto Repair. Read more about tire maintenance to learn if you need to replace your tires due to lack of maintenance and how to extend the life of your tires.

Tire Replacement – Tires for Sale

If your tires have sustained significant damage or wear, it may be time for tire replacement.

Performance Auto Repair offers tire replacement services. We offer a wide selection of car and truck tires for sale in Montgomery, AL.

Tire Repair

If your tire is punctured or has another issue making it unsafe or difficult to drive, tire repair may be possible. We offer tire repair done right, in which the tire is patched from the inside and any punctures are filled. This method is better than plugging tires. Tire repair with plugging alone doesn’t insure that tires won’t have damage on the inside. Tire repair with patching alone may not fully seal the tire. If a tire falls within parameters where tire repair is a safe option, then our process covers all contingencies.

Read more about the types of tire damage that call for tire repair.

Tire Damage

Tire damage is a general description used to describe any kind of problem that could negatively affect the optimal performance of the vehicle’s tires.  Tires can be damaged due to a number of factors.  Basically, there are three main types of tire damage:  tread damage, sidewall damage and bead damage.  Either of these factors could lead to serious issues if the warning signs are neglected.

  • Tread damage – this is when damage occurs in the tread area of the tire.  The tread of the tire is responsible for griping the road and is instrumental in providing traction during acceleration or when braking.  The tread of a tire is damaged when the tread area of the tire is excessively worn, balding or punctured. Any of these circumstances can cause the vehicle to become unstable. Tire repair can an option if the tire is punctured (not slashed or sliced broadly) and if the puncture occurs well inside the shoulder margins of the tire.
  • Sidewall damage – this is when damage occurs on the side of the tire.  Sidewall damage appears as cuts, tears, bubbles or scrapes anywhere along the side of the tire and can be caused by a variety of reasons.  Road hazards, such as hitting potholes, railroad crossings or debris at high speeds, are a common cause of sidewall cracks, punctures and tears.  However, even improper air pressure and chemicals for cleaning that are not designed for tires can cause damage to the sidewall.  Damage to the sidewall of the tire can lead to a blowout.
  • Bead damage – this appears as a broken bead, chafing of the rubber around the bead or deformation of the bead area.  The point of contact between the tire and the rim is a very significant area when discussing tire damage.  When the rim and the tire fail to link properly at the beading there will likely be damage that could result in a rapid drop of tire pressure causing the tire to explode.

Another reason to replace the tires is when you choose to upsize your tires for improved traction or cosmetics.  Replacing tires can be complicated since there may be multiple tire options to fit your vehicle. The tires originally mounted on your vehicle at the time it was new are called original equipment (OE) tires. Your vehicle manufacturer determines the proper OE tire size, speed rating, load range and other aspects for the tire. For this reason you should refer to your owner’s manual prior to replacing any tires.

There may be acceptable options to change tire size or type on your vehicle. However, you should always refer to your owner’s manual and rely on Performance Auto Repair, an authorized tire retailer, for expert advice to ensure safe and legal fitments for any new tire choices.

Tire Construction

Tires are the only part of your vehicle that comes in contact with the road.  The entire weight of your vehicle and its contents is supported by the tire and air inside the tire.

Due to this critical role for the vehicle, tires are extremely complex in their design. While designs vary by product and manufacturer, an average tire contains over 100 separate components. Tires can include:  natural rubber, synthetic rubber, steel, nylon, silica (derived from sand), polyester, carbon black and petroleum, just to name a few. The combination of ingredients and processes used by different manufacturers leads to different performance characteristics for every tire on the market today.  For this reason it is vital to know which tire is best for your vehicle.  Proper construction and fit of the tires is critical to ensure proper performance of your vehicle.

Regular tire maintenance, tire repair and replacement, along with proper tire construction and fit for your vehicle is vital in prolonging the life of your automobile and the safety of passengers and other drivers on the road.  For this reason it is crucial to understand the basics of a tire. Consult your owner’s manual and rely on the professional tire experts at Performance Auto Repair to explain the differences between tires and recommend the right new tire for your vehicle.

Nitrogen Filled Tires vs. Compressed Air Tires

Nitrogen filled tires offer their owners a lot of benefits. If you haven’t had the opportunity to discuss them with a service professional, now is your chance. Ask questions about nitrogen filled tires and feel confident in your decision to buy them for your vehicle. They’re fuel-efficient and eco-friendly which costs you and the planet less in the long run. Nitrogen filled tires are a smart option for budget-minded and eco-minded people.

 

Call Performance Auto Repair of Montgomery today at (334) 245-6600!