Tires are the most important safety element in your car. They are the only thing that connects your car to the road, and life saving high technologies like anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control cannot do their job if the tires won’t have a good grip on the pavement.
Nothing lasts forever, tires should be replaced a few times or more throughout the life of a typical vehicle. Despite benefits in longer-lasting tires, actual tire tread life will vary by car type, tire type, such as all season or high performance tires, driving aggressiveness, and even road and weather conditions. Right maintenance and responsible driving can increase the mileage in a set of tires.
Wheel alignment or tire alignment is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angle position of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer’s standards. The main reason is to have the suspension and steering systems operate at their desired angles – this reduces tire wear. To have experts handle your car’s alignment needs, visit Barrie Alignment & Brakes
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may need balance. Barrie Alignment & Brakes has the professional equipment (Road Force Balance Machine) Call us at (705) 252-0515 for any of your balance needs.
Barrie Alignment & Brakes, our tire technicians will determine whether your tires are able to be repaired, or if they need to be replaced. If the tires are repairable, our licensed technicians will make sure they are repaired correctly and get you back on the road.
It is recommended to always check your tires and spare tire during routine maintenance such as oil changes and tire rotations. We will check the tire tread and sidewalls for unusual tread wear, cracks, scrapes, bulges, cuts, snags, unusual objects or other damage resulting from use. We will remove any glass stones, stones, foreign objects, etc. embedded in the tread to prevent further damages. Even a small damage can lead to further injury and eventual tire failures. Tires with excessive cracking on the tread should be removed from the road. This is typically caused by low inflation, overloading, improper storage, and/or improper long-term parking.
Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires of a car from one position to another, to make sure even tire wear, which extends the usage of a set of tires. Rotation is very important because each tire on a car carries a different amount of weight, making them wear at different levels. When rotating them, you basically even out those differences. Your owner’s manual will advise you how often to rotate your tires, but as a rule of thumb, it should be done every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.
We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Barrie Alignment & Brakes, we understand that tires are an important part of your car. The quality of tires and material used on them highly affects the vehicle’s driving performance. Their main goal is to protect the wheel’s rims and improve vehicle work. That’s why, we only deal with brand name tires. We offer fleet tire management services to make sure you aregetting the best value, fuel economy, and life from your tires.