How Do I Know if I Need New Tires?

Knowing when to replace your tires isn’t always obvious. Some tires are rated to last longer than others. There are all kinds of reasons why you might need new tires. Tires can wear out faster because of a bad alignment, improper inflation, failure to rotate, heat, cold, and even hitting a curb can cause damage to your tire. With so many ways to damage your tires, we recommend having your tires inspected at least twice a year and during oil changes. Things you can look out for personally are proper inflation, tread depth, and age this will help reduce the need for tire repair.

Tire maintenance is important and relatively easy. Tire pressure is more important than you may think and under-inflation is the primary cause of tire failure. Not only are underinflated tires are more likely to be damaged and cause failure; it also leads to poor fuel efficiency. We suggest checking your tire pressure monthly; tires can lose up to 1 psi of air a month and more if the temperature has changed from hot to cold or vice versa.

Tire rotation is just as important as inflation and tread. To keep your tire wear pattern on your tires balanced you need to regularly rotate your tires. We suggest rotating your tires every 5,000 to 6,000 miles. This will help ensure an even wear pattern and allow your tires to be inspected for any unseen damage. If you own high-performance tires, you may need to rotate your tires even more often. If this is the case stop by and one of our tire repair specialists will help you find the right rotation interval.

Having your wheels aligned will also extend the life of your tires. When wheels are out of alignment, your car will pull to one side or the other. This causes you to constantly correct direction while driving, which in turn, puts added stress and wear on your tires. When your tires are properly aligned, they can work as intended without unnecessary resistance.

I Need New Tires, Now What?

Stop by anytime, and one of our tire specialists will help you find the perfect set of tires that not only fits your vehicle and driving habits but also your budget. We have a wide variety of tires from various manufacturers such as Michelin, Cooper, Toyo, Continental, and Yokohama.

Schedule Tire Repair or Service Today!

At Ulmer’s Auto Care Family of Companies, we’re pleased to offer both walk-ins and same day service. Our tires come with the same manufacturer warranty. This includes lifetime tire rotations, balancing, road hazard protection, and nitrogen inflation. For full-service tire repair and maintenance call, stop by or schedule service online today. We have five locations in the Greater Cincinnati area for your convenience.

Domestic & Import Car Repair Services in Cincinnati, OH

Pro Transmission is a part of the Ulmer’s Auto Care Family of Companies and we always look forward to taking care of our customers. Our business is bolstered by four generations of family and more than 85 years of experience. Over the years, our team of local auto experts has learned their way around all kinds of vehicles. We’re proud to service a wide variety of brands to make sure we can handle pretty much any job in the Anderson, Milford, Deer Park, Florence, and Southgate, KY areas. Learn more about the vehicle makes we work with at Ulmer’s Auto Care to see how we can serve you today!

Do You Service Domestic and Import Vehicles?

Lots of auto shops only work on one kind of vehicle. Some only work with domestic vehicles. Others might service imports but won’t work on European brands. At Ulmer’s Auto Care we’re happy to work on domestic, import, and European vehicles to better serve our customers. Our ASE certified technicians take pride in their work and are capable of servicing a wide variety of vehicles. Whether you need a simple tire rotation or something bigger, the team at Ulmer’s Auto Care is always here to help. We work with everything from Fords and Hondas to Volvos, Volkswagens, and Mercedes-Benzes. Learn more about our offers and the full range of vehicles we work with.