Frequently Asked Questions
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What forms of payment do you take?
We accept many forms of payment which include: cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and American Express.
How often should I rotate my tires?
This can vary with every vehicle. But, a general rule is about every 5,000 miles. You can sometimes go longer with rotating your tires and sometimes it needs to be done more often. If you notice any irregular wear, such as “cupping,” you may want to come in and have us check for you.
How often do I need an alignment?
You should have your alignment checked periodically, as road conditions such as pot holes, curbs, and other bumps can cause it come out of alignment. Irregular tire wear can be a good indicator that your vehicle is out of alignment.
Do I need an appointment for tire installation?
No, we operate on a “first come, first serve” basis for tire installation. For alignments, brakes, shocks/struts and larger vehicles(motor homes, trailers, etc.), we prefer to schedule appointments. To make an appointment for an alignment feel free to call our service center. (626) 331-0663
Do you do oil changes?
Unfortunately we do not offer oil changes. Our services include: tires, brakes, alignments and shock installation. To schedule an appointment for alignment, brake or shock/strut service please call our service center. (626) 331-0663
If I only need two new tires, do I put them on the front or the rear of the vehicle?
Contrary to past beliefs, new tires should be put on the rear of the vehicle. For many years, new tires were thought to be safer on the front of the vehicle. But, more recent tests and studies now recommend putting new tires on the rear of the vehicle in most cases. Manufacturers such as Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone and Cooper recommend this for safety concerns. With the new tires on the rear of the vehicle, traction in wet conditions is increased and the possibility of accidentally entering an uncontrolled slide, or “fishtail,” is reduced.
My tires are showing unusual wear. What’s wrong with them?
Several things can lead to unusual tire wear. If just the outside or just the inside is showing excessive wear then you may need an alignment. If the outside and the inside of your tire is showing excess wear, then your tires may be under-inflated. If just the center of your tires are showing excessive wear, then your tires may be over-inflated.
My car is pulling to the left or the right. What’s wrong?
If your vehicle is pulling to one side, it is usually a sign that you need a front end alignment. Give us a call to set up an appointment. (626) 331-0663. Another reason that your vehicle could be pulling is there could be an issue with your tires, such as low air pressure. Feel free to come by and we’d be happy to check your tires for you.
My tire sensor light is on or flashing.
If your tire sensor light is on or flashing your tires might be low on air or there could be problem with the sensor its self. A good place to start would be to check your air pressure against the manufacturer recommendation. This can be found on a sticker on the inside of the driver’s side door or sometimes on a sticker next to your gas cap. If your air pressure matches the manufacturer recommendation come to our service center and we would be glad to investigate further for you.
Can I change the tire speed rating when i buy new tires?
This can vary with every vehicle. If you lease a vehicle you will want to stay with the original equipment tire ratings so you don’t get penalized when you turn in your vehicle at the end of the lease. In other situations it is possible to increase the rating if you desire. If you want to lower the speed rating of your tires come in or give us a call so we can explain the pros and cons of this for your specific situation. In many cases it is possible to install a tire with a lower speed rated tire without effecting the ride or handling of your vehicle. But it also important to remember, as a safety precaution, you want to keep the speed rating of all 4 tires matching.
Do you sell used tires?
Yes, we do sell used tires at our service center. We are limited in what sizes we stock so feel free to call our service center and see if they have your size in stock. (626) 331-0663. An important note to remember about used tires is that the manufacturer’s warranty is no longer applicable in most cases.