At AutoStream Car Care Center, we want to make sure you always have full control of your vehicle. With so many factors to consider while driving, the last thing you should think about is your car’s handling. Having a damaged tire can quickly compromise its performance, but before you think about replacing it, know there’s a chance it could be repaired. At our shop in Columbia, Maryland, we can help you find out. Our ASE Master Certified technicians and inspectors can quickly determine the health of your tire and, if it’s eligible, provide the necessary repairs to ensure it’s performing as you want it to or better. Save time and money by seeing if your damaged tire is qualified for repairs!
Although you’ll be able to gather info on your tires when you come in for regular maintenance, it’s important that you also know how to properly inspect them. Doing so allows you to catch any signs of wear-and-tear or damage and prevent it from worsening. If you aren’t sure what to do, the AutoStream team is gladly available to help. Here’s what you should be doing once or twice a month:
One of the easiest ways to check a tire’s tread is to utilize the penny test. Using a penny, simply insert it headfirst into various parts of the tread. If you see any part of the phrase “In God, We Trust” at the top of the penny, that indicates the tire’s tread is past the recommended minimum level of thickness. At this point, you’ll need to replace the tire before it goes fully bald. And as mentioned before, make sure you insert it into multiple areas of the tread to ensure you have an even wear throughout the tire.
If the tread looks good, then start looking for any damage around the tire. Objects such as nails can easily find itself in the tire and plug up the damage, but if struck at the wrong angle could cause something as serious as a blowout. If you see any damage on the tread of the tire, there’s a possibility it could be repaired. If any damage is found outside of the tire, then you’ll likely have to replace it as this type of damage only compromises its structural integrity.
Your vehicle’s tires help you navigate slick and slippery conditions with ease and control. Make sure you’re maximizing the control of your vehicle and schedule a tire repair service with AutoStream Car Care Center in Columbia, Maryland. Our ASE Master Certified technicians and inspectors can quickly determine if the damaged tire is eligible for repair. If so, we’ll quickly patch it up and send you on your way in a quality performing tire you can trust. If not, we’ll help find the best tire for you and quickly install it so you can get back on the road.
You can schedule your appointment by giving us a call at (301) 540-1700 or using our convenient online scheduling system. If you’re in the area, don’t be afraid to pass by our shop and schedule your visit in person. You can find us on 7248 Cradlerock Way, and we can’t wait to work with you and your vehicle.