Anaheim Tire Shop

Time For New Tires?

Regular maintenance can extend the life of your tires, but they will eventually need to be replaced. How can you tell when it’s time?

Monitor your tires for these warning signs or visit our Anaheim tire shop for a safety check:

  • Low Tread – California’s legal minimum is 1/32”; Idaho allows this depth, but other states require 2/32”. If you’re driving out of state, ensure your tread depth is at least 2/32”. To measure, insert an upside-down penny into the tread; if Lincoln’s head is fully visible, the tread is too shallow.
  • Sidewall Cracks – Over time, the sidewalls may develop cracks, leading to air pressure loss.
  • Bulges and Blisters – Weakening of the tire’s outer surface can result in bulges and blisters, increasing the risk of a blowout.

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Quality Premium Tires For All Makes and Models

A new set of premium tires can significantly improve your road travel experience, ensuring safety and comfort.

At our Anaheim tire shop, your vehicle is in the care of tire sales and service experts who are committed to guiding your vehicle towards optimal performance.

For top-tier tire brands such as BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli, and more, ExperTec Automotive is your go-to destination.

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Wheel Servicing

Maintaining your wheels in prime condition not only leads to a smoother and more secure driving experience but also extends the life of your tires.

Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment involves adjusting the wheel angles to ensure they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other.

The main angles adjusted are:

  • Camber: The inward or outward tilt of the wheels when viewed from the front.
  • Toe: The degree to which the tires point inward or outward when observed from above.
  • Caster: The angle of the steering pivot as seen from the side.

Correct alignment guarantees that the vehicle travels in a straight line, reduces tire wear, and improves both steering and handling.

Wheel Balancing

Wheel balancing is the process of equalizing the weight distribution across a wheel and tire assembly to prevent vibrations from uneven weight distribution.

This is accomplished by attaching weights to the wheel rim to offset any areas of excess weight.

Wheels that are not balanced properly can result in irregular tire wear, noticeable vibrations in the steering wheel or vehicle floor, and potentially damage suspension components over time.

Should you notice uneven tire wear, encounter bumpy rides, or if your car tends to pull to one side, visit ExperTec Automotive’s Anaheim tire shop for a comprehensive wheel inspection today.

Tire Rotation

Tires wear unevenly; the front tires tend to wear more on the shoulders due to handling the majority of the force during turns. The rate at which the treads wear down on the front or rear wheels is influenced by whether your car is front or rear-wheel drive. Rotating the tires ensures that the driving stresses are evenly distributed across all four tires, thus extending their lifespan.

Most vehicles have their tires rotated from front to back. However, some manufacturers suggest a cross-rotational pattern that includes the spare tire. High-performance vehicles may have different sized tires on the front and rear, or even uni-directional tires that can only be mounted on one side of the vehicle. Your ExperTec Automotive service advisor can determine and perform the correct tire rotation for your vehicle.

Tire manufacturers typically recommend rotating your tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.

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Flat Tire Repair

You’ve likely dealt with the hassle of a flat tire. If the damage is slight, a repair might suffice. Yet, often a repair is not safe, and a replacement becomes necessary. How can you determine whether a tire is repairable or needs to be replaced?

Tires with serious damage, such as bulges, tread separation, broken or slipped belts, bead damage, and extensive cuts or gashes, cannot be repaired and must be replaced. When a tire has marginal damage, which might be repairable, the safest course is to replace it. Opting to repair a tire that’s potentially unsafe could lead to a blowout, risking a severe loss of control and possibly a collision, leading to greater issues and more damage to your vehicle. Nonetheless, there are certain circumstances where a damaged tire might be repairable.

Puncture Damage

A puncture can be patched if it is on the tread face of the tire, between the grooves, or on tires without grooves that wrap around, provided it is no closer than two inches to where the shoulder meets the sidewall. The puncture must also be no larger than 1/4 inch in diameter.

However, a puncture in the sidewall or the shoulder area of the tire (within two inches of the sidewall) necessitates tire replacement. These areas endure significant pressure and flex during driving, which can cause a patch or plug to fail, potentially leading to a blowout.

Driving on a flat tire or with low air pressure can rapidly cause irreparable damage. If the sidewall contacts the road, the inner liner can wear down, critically weakening the tire’s sidewall. Therefore, it’s crucial to check your tire pressure monthly to ensure it’s at the proper level. Should you experience a flat tire, it’s imperative to cease driving immediately to assess if the tire is salvageable.

A cut in your tire is generally not safe to repair if it exceeds 1/4″ in length. Patches and plugs are less effective for fixing cuts or gashes, as they likely compromise the steel cords that reinforce the tire’s structure. It is strongly advised to replace a tire with such damage.

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