Tire Repair in Stuart, FL
You come out to the parking lot after work, and your car’s sitting there with a flat tire…or you end up by the side of the road, on the shoulder, with a tire that’s failed. We tend to take our tires for granted until something like that happens!
At St Lucie Battery & Tire in Stuart, FL, we’re here to take care of your tire repair needs. A tire that’s got a puncture through the tread can often be repaired and put back on the road again (although sidewall damage is impossible to fix). That includes repairing the damage with an internal patch, mounting the tire on the rim, balancing the wheel and tire, inspecting the tire carefully for overall condition and wear and mounting it back on the vehicle again.
It’s important to inspect your tires regularly for wear and condition. That includes:
- Checking the tire pressure at least once a month. Tires that are only a couple of pounds low on air pressure can wear prematurely, due to overheating and stress. Low tire pressure also affects handling and braking performance and will compromise fuel economy due to increased rolling resistance.
- Checking the tread depth. In every state, the minimum tread depth allowable by law is 2/32”, so here’s a handy way to check that. Insert a penny into the tread, Lincoln’s head down. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, your tires are at 2/32” depth or less. Now try again with a quarter, Washington’s head down. If you can see Washington’s head, that’s a depth of 4/32”. One more time with the penny – can you see the Lincoln Memorial? That’s a tread depth of 4/32”.
Also be sure to watch your tires for bulging, cracking along the sidewall or other irregularities that can mean tire failure is in your future.
You may have a great set of tires and take great care of them, but that doesn’t mean that flat tires can’t happen. If you find yourself with a flat, give us a call at St Lucie Battery & Tire in Stuart, FL and we will get you back on the road again!
St. Lucie Battery & Tire offers fast quality Tire Repair Stuart, FL
Visit St. Lucie Battery & Tire for speedy tire repair. We'll inspect and adjust your air pressure and do an aesthetic tire check, and obtain you on the road quickly. St. Lucie Battery & Tire is thrilled to be your number one Stuart, FL auto repair shop and provider of tires.