Tire Repair Services
You Can Trust Our ASE-Certified Tire Service Experts
A flat tire or other tire problem can often come at the most inconvenient time. That’s why at Martin Tire Company we aim to make tire repair and any other tire service as easy for our customers as possible.
You can count on our ASE-certified tire experts to properly and efficiently address the problem and get you back on the road quickly. At each of our convenient tire shop locations, we offer a complete range of professional tire services including:
- Flat tire repair
- Tire rotation
- Wheel/tire balancing
- Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) service
- Replacement tire sales, mounting, and installation
For expert tire service you can rely on, schedule your appointment online today at your closest Martin Tire Company location!
Professional Flat Tire Repair
One of the most common causes of a flat tire is a puncture by a sharp object, such as a nail, which then allows the air to escape. Depending on the dimension of the hole or puncture, the tire might deflate slowly or very quickly. Sometimes, when the tread on a tire has been worn down significantly by normal wear and tear, it’s enough to cause it to go flat. A malfunction or leak in the valve stem is another common culprit of a flat tire.
No matter what the cause is, you shouldn’t ignore a flat tire and continue driving on it, because driving on a flat tire can cause a tire blowout and lead to a dangerous loss of control.
Flat tires also cause the rim of the tire to rest on the inner tire tread, pressing against the ground. Even without a blowout situation, this can lead to irrecoverable damage to the tire or a dangerous loss of control of the vehicle. Driving with a flat tire, especially at high speeds, may even result in a fatal accident.
Tire damage may result in the following problems:
- Causing damage to the valve stem
- Permitting air to escape from the valve and creating more damage to the tire
- Rubbing of the tire against the roadway, ripping the tire, or causing separation of the tire and rim
- Extreme wearing of the tire tread, causing tire failure or allowing roadway debris to tear through it
Some flat tires, particularly those with a slow air leak, can easily be fixed and re-inflated, while others, particularly those caused by excessively worn tread, will need to be replaced.
Whether you need tire repair or replacement, the experts at Martin Tire Company have you covered. We can meet all of your tire needs with a level of service you won’t find anywhere else in the area.
Your Local Tire Store for Replacement Tires
Some cases of tire damage cannot or should not be repaired. When this is the case and/or your tires are overly worn, it’s time for replacement.
Tire manufacturers recommend that tires not be used for more than 10 years. It’s often suggested that for best performance, tires be replaced every six years. But with daily usage and the wear that comes from that, it’s even more common to see tires being replaced every couple of years. There are other factors like your driving habits, the roadway conditions, and the weather that may reduce the normal life of your tires.
When you need new tires, look no further than Martin Tire Company. We are your local source for all of your tire needs and can answer any questions you may have! You can shop directly on our website for tires by brand name or size, by car make, model and year, and even by your license plate number. Browse our inventory of over 30,000 tires and compare specifications and costs before you buy. You can be sure you’re receiving the best fit for your needs and budget.
Make sure to also check our coupons page for the latest tire deals to help you save even more money when it comes time for replacement tires.
Have You Noticed Uneven Tire Wear?
Uneven tire wear is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of things. Tires can wear at different rates between the front and back of the vehicle. So, uneven tire wear can be an indicator that you might need to have your tires rotated. Improperly inflated tires, either underinflated or overinflated, can also cause tires to wear unevenly.
Excessive uneven tire wear might also mean that you need new tires—quickly. If even just one of your tires is overly worn to very little tread depth, it can cause a significant safety hazard.
If you notice differences in how each of your tire’s tread is wearing, come see us for a thorough tire inspection. We’ll check and adjust your air pressure as needed and do a visual inspection of your tires to pinpoint what may be causing any uneven wear. Then we can remedy the problem and get you back on the road quickly and safely.
Uneven tire wear may be caused by:
- Too much or too little air pressure
- Problems with the wheel alignment or tire balancing
- Problems with the vehicle’s suspension
- Splitting or protruding tread or sidewall that is caused by excess wear, a weak point in the tire, or dry rotting
- A foreign object (nail, screw, glass, etc.) that is stuck in one of the tires
- Tread tearing away from the body of one of the tires
Expert Tire Maintenance Services to Help Prevent Tire Damage
Of course, you can trust our expert technicians when you have a damaged tire and need tire repair service. But we also aim to help you properly maintain your tires and prevent the need for tire repair.
At each of our convenient Martin Tire Company locations, we offer top-quality tire maintenance services that should be part of your vehicle’s preventive maintenance routine, including:
Tire Rotation Service
Having a tire rotation done regularly is one of the easiest ways to help maximize the life of your tires and ensure your vehicle runs as safely and efficiently as possible. This service also allows our technician to visually inspect your tires for any issues that may affect tire performance.
Rotating your tires involves alternating their position from one side of the vehicle to the other, from front to back, or a mix of both, depending on the type of vehicle you have and how they were rotated previously. Some types of tires have to be rotated at specific mileage intervals, while others should be rotated depending on the tread wear.
The valuable benefits of having tire rotations done regularly include:
- Even tread wear
- Prevention of cupping on the tire tread
- Improved vehicle handling
- Protection of other components of the vehicle (especially within the brake and suspension systems)
The technicians at each of our locations can properly and quickly rotate your tires and let you know if any of them are no longer roadworthy.
During your tire rotation we will:
- Rotate the tires in alternating patterns (or as specified by the vehicle and/or tire manufacturer)
- Examine the tread on each tire
- Inspect the overall safety of the current tires
- Check for proper inflation in each tire
- Ensure the lug nuts are tight
We recommend that new tires be rotated at every 5,000-mile mark since they are more susceptible to uneven tread wear. Older tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. This will ensure that all of your tires will wear more evenly and optimize how long they last.
A good habit to follow is having your tires rotated and inspected at the same time you get your regular oil and filter change.
Wheel and Tire Balancing
Weight imbalances in your wheel and tire assemblies can cause your vehicle to vibrate and wear down your tires unevenly. So, maintaining an even distribution of weight around each wheel will ensure a smooth ride and help extend the life of your tire.
Our wheel and tire balancing service includes removing the wheel assemblies, mounting them on specialized balancing equipment, correcting any weight imbalances, and remounting the wheels/tires.
The most common indications that one or more of your wheels is out of balance include:
- Vibrations in your steering wheel, floorboard, or seat
- A cupped wear pattern on the tire tread
- Uneven tread wear
Usually, a vibration in the steering wheel means that it’s a front tire that is out of balance, while a vibration in your seat usually means a rear-wheel imbalance.
If you’ve noticed any of the above things, bring your vehicle to your closest Martin Tire Company location today for expert tire balancing service.
Visit Martin Tire Company for All of Your Tire Needs!
When you need a local tire shop, visit our professional team at Martin Tire Company. From tire repair to tire replacement and everything in-between, we can take care of any tire service needs you may have.
Schedule your appointment today for our location closest to you!