Maintain Quality Tire Performance
When your vehicle sustains damage to its tires, it’s easy to assume that you’ll need to have it replaced. Although this is a solid option for maintaining quality control & performance, it isn’t your only option. Depending on the damage the tire has sustained, you may be able to have it repaired instead of replaced! At Expert Auto in Bowling Green, Virginia, we can ensure your vehicle’s current tire is maintaining its structural integrity. Our experienced technicians evaluate the damage and see how they can return the tire to its previous level of performance if it all. Using state-of-the-art equipment, they’re able to perform the service with quality and quickness, so you can get back out on the road!
Repair or Replacement?
Although a tire replacement is an ideal option due to its quick-service time and lower costs, it isn’t available to just anyone. For a tire to be safely repaired, the damage it sustained must have specific qualities to it. Not all damage can be safely repaired, as there is some damage that can ruin a tire’s structural integrity. If you’re considering a tire repair service, make sure to keep these things in mind!
Where’s The Damage?
When trying to assess the damage of your vehicle’s tire, the first thing you need to pay attention to is where the damage is located. Is the damage within the tire’s tread? Or can it be found elsewhere, like the outer wall? If it’s the latter, then the tire is not qualified for a repair. For a tire to be safely repaired, the damage must be located within the tread of the tire as it is the most durable part of it. Repairing a tire where the damage is located outside the tread will leave it structurally unsound and put you at risk for another breakdown.
How Big Is The Damage?
If the damage is found within the tire’s tread, examine the size of the damage next. Is it a small, penny-sized hole? Or is it a long, jagged cut? For a tire to be safely repaired, the damage it sustained must not exceed ¼” diameter. If the damage exceeds this amount, then the tire cannot be safely repaired despite being located within the tread.
Schedule a Repair Today!
Just because you have a damaged tire doesn’t mean it needs to be replaced. See if your vehicle is qualified for a tire repair and schedule an appointment with Expert Auto in Bowling Green, Virginia. Our automotive staff can quickly identify if your vehicle’s tire can be safely repaired. If so, we’ll quickly perform the service and send you on your way with a quality performing tire. If not, we’ll make sure to locate and install the right tire for your vehicle, so you can continue experiencing premium control and performance. Give us a call at (804) 632-1246 to schedule your tire repair today! If you’re in the area, don’t be afraid to stop by our shop. We happily accept walk-ins! We’re located on 17398 A P Hill Blvd.