Your tires are the only thing that touches the road while you drive in your car. That’s why the health of your tires is critical to your safety and protection. This often overlooked component of your vehicle needs to be maintained and repaired, as needed, to keep you out of the way of harm. That’s why Mickey’s Auto Repair in Columbia, SC offers an array of tire repair services and tire sales to help you achieve peace of mind.
It’s likely that you hit a few potholes on your way to and from work each day. This is one of the chief reasons that your wheel alignment is off. Misaligned wheels lead to a shorter lifespan of your tires because it causes uneven and rapid wear to the tread.
Not only does having aligned wheels increase your safety on the road but it also helps you to have more control over your vehicle and improve your fuel efficiency. Our computerized alignment service includes a complete inspection of your suspension components and computer-generated measurements that restore the proper alignment to your car.
To increase the lifespan of your tire tread, you’ll want to have them rotated as per your manufacturer’s recommendation. At Mickey’s Auto Repair we put the tires with the greatest amount of tire tread on the rear axle to help extend the life of your tires. This ensures proper handling and helps you to save money down the road over the cost of new tires.
Tire Rotation service doesn’t take long and is performed by our skilled technicians.
Flat Tire Repair
Encountering a flat tire is frustrating. If you’ve ever been stuck on the side of the road, you can relate to the feeling. Thankfully, Mickey’s Auto Repair in Columbia, SC is just a phone call away. We happily repair flat tires, any time that it is safe to do so. Not every flat tire should be fixed as some circumstances ruin the integrity of the tire.
If this is the case, you can trust us to be honest with you. We care too much about your safety to do something that would jeopardize you or your family. That’s why sometimes it’s best to purchase new tires and have tire replacement or tire installation service performed instead.
If we do decide to repair your flat tire, you can trust that we will do all the tire air pressure checks before you leave to confirm that it won’t leave you stranded down the road.
Properly balanced wheels improve your safety, increase fuel efficiency, reduce tire wear and minimize vibration on the road. It helps you achieve a more comfortable, smoother ride. If you experience any unusual shaking in your steering wheel while driving, you might have unbalanced tires.
At Mickey’s Auto Repair we mount each wheel on our computer-controlled spin balancing machine. Then, we determine the optimal balance of each tire and wheel assembly while correcting the imbalance. Before remounting your tires, we also ensure that each one has the pressure required for your specific vehicle.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Repair & Service
If your dashboard indicates that there’s something wrong with your TPMS, you’ll want to have it checked out right away. The sensor can fail for any number of reasons from battery failure to a collision. You want to have properly inflated tires to improve your traction, braking, steering and stability, so don’t ignore any warning signs.
Our Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) repair and service includes testing of the batteries and sensors, removal of the tire and old sensors and replacement with a new one. Then, our trained technicians rebalance the wheel and check the tire pressure before mounting it back on the vehicle.
Tire Maintenance and Care
There are some steps you can take to ensure a longer life for your tires.
- Have the tires rotated every 5,000 miles or six months, whichever comes first.
- Make sure you check the tire pressures every week. Having low pressure affects your fuel economy, comfort and handling. Plus, it wears the tire faster. The best time to check them is when they are cold, so wait at least three hours after you finish driving.
- Have wheel alignment performed if you noticed that your vehicle isn’t driving straight.
- Check the condition of your spare tire at least once each month. Make sure it’s also appropriately inflated because you never know when you will need it.
- Check the tire tread with a penny to determine if it’s too low. Put Lincoln’s head into the grooves of your tire tread. If the head is partially covered by the tread, you are safe. If you see his entire head, then you need new tires.
Don’t Put Off Tire Repairs
Procrastinating about tire repairs, tire balancing and wheel alignment could mean the difference between an accident or you arriving at your destination safely. Whether you need tire repair or you are ready for a new set of wheels, Mickey’s Auto Repair in Columbia, SC has you covered.
Our expert team of technicians handles tire issues daily. They are skilled and equipped with all the tools needed to help you get back on the road in no time. Join with the countless other happy customers from the community and see what makes us different from the rest.
We place you and your family’s safety at the top of our priority list. That’s because you deserve only the best.