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Flat Tire

It’s a tough road out there, and your tires bear the brunt of those potholes, nails, glass, and anything else that can puncture a tire. Trinity Tire & Auto can fix a flat tire fast in Urbana, OH and surrounding areas. Having a flat tire can be scary and frustrating. Flat tires can cause the rim of the wheel to rest on the tire tread or the ground, possibly triggering loss of control of the vehicle or irreversible damage to the tire.

Depending on the extent of the air leak, the tire might deflate slowly or quickly. Which could lead to the following problems:

Failing of or damage to the valve stem
Damage to the side walls of your tire
Uneven tread wear
Tire "blowouts" at high speed

Tire repairs on some tires, particularly those with a slow leak, can easily be fixed and re-inflated. Others, particularly those with leaks due to worn tread, should be replaced. Our mechanics at Trinity Tire & Auto can help you determine if the tire can be repaired or needs to be replaced.

Tire Installation

Why replace your tires: All tire tread has a finite lifespan and begins to wear, eventually creating a potential safety hazard for you and your passengers. Tire wear happens with typical driving, although various other factors such as driving habits, driving conditions, and weather may shorten the life of your tires.

You might need new tires if:

Your tread is below 4/32", or cannot pass the "penny" test
Footstep is visibly lowered or flush with the tread bars
Uneven tread wear
Bulges, bumps or soft spots on the tire
Damage to the tire that cannot be mended

Our mechanics at Trinity Tire & Auto are trained on proper tire installation. New tire installation consists of:

Checking the lug nuts for wear
Installing new valve stems
Mounting the tires
Correct balancing of the wheels
Inspecting the disc brake caliper clearance
Measuring the space between calipers, tires and rims to inspect for potential obstructions
Tightening lugs to correct torque

Tire Balancing

When do tires need to be balanced: Tire balancing takes place any time you replace the tires on your vehicle. Since tires wear depending on driving practices and road problems, uneven wear will start to become noticeable after the first 1,000-2,000 miles of use. Tires must be checked for balance every 4,000-6,000 miles. Our mechanics at Trinity Tire & Auto can help determine whether your tires need to be rotated and balanced based on wear or mileage.

IMPORTANT: It is not advised to replace just one tire as this can cause major problems to the alignment, balance, and handling of the automobile.

How to tell if your tires require balancing:

Steering wheel vibrations while driving
Uneven tire tread wear
Ride that becomes less smooth over the life of your tires
Pulling to one side

The advantages of tire balancing:

Smoother driving experience
Improved fuel efficiency
More even tire wear
Extended life of tires and drive train parts

Tire Rotation

Several aspects could trigger uneven tire wear:

Energetic driving routines, stop and go urban area traffic, road construction, etc. Uneven terrain and pot holes
Under inflated tires
Worn Shocks
Unaligned wheels
Worn components
Not rotating your tires

What Trinity Tire & Auto does during tire rotation:

Tires are rotated in alternating patterns
Inspect general quality and protection of tires
Check tire tread
Check for correct inflation
Tighten lug nuts

Wheel Alignment

Your vehicle might need a wheel alignment if:

You experience vibration when steering
The steering wheel veers to the left or right
The steering wheel is not straight when driving on a straight road
Your tire tread is wearing unevenly

A wheel alignment check at Trinity Tire & Auto consists of:

Inspection of the steering and suspension elements
Examination of the tires for dimension, tire pressure and tread
Comparison of your tire alignment to automobile manufacturer rules
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