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TIRES

At Maxi Auto Service we value the safety of our customers above all else. We want to ensure that you get to where you're going every time with a reliable and safe vehicle. A major problem area for the cars and trucks that come into Maxi Auto Service, are tires. Your tires are your connection to the road, and without them doing their job properly, all the handling development and safety testing that went into your car may not keep you safe. Here is some basic information on your tires and how to know when the time has come for replacements.



Why are old or bad tires dangerous?

As stated above, your tires are an extremely important component of your car or truck. If you've ever been out of control in a vehicle, you'll know how scary being a powerless passenger inside a two ton metal box can be. Driving on tires that are too old, improperly inflated, out of balance, or not suited to weather conditions can spell disaster for your safe journey. Your tires were designed with a very specific task in mind. Using them improperly can have sudden and catastrophic consequences.



Signs your tires need air

This issue can be fairly simple to spot. If your tire seems to be wider at the part which contacts the road, they probably need to be topped up with air. Driving on under-inflated tires wears them out faster due to uneven pressure on the sidewall and can lead to full-on flats and even end up shredding the tire off the wheel! Low tire pressure ruins your vehicle's fuel economy. If you've ever ridden a bicycle with under-inflated tires you know how much extra effort you have to put in to get moving and stay rolling. On the flip side of this, driving with too much air in your tires is also unsafe. While it's unlikely that hitting a large pothole would cause the tire to burst (remember they're built to last for thousands of miles) having too much air pressure in a tire reduces the size of the contact patch, or the area where rubber meets road. This can lead to less grip and control over your vehicle. Every tire manufacturer prints the correct tire pressure on the side of their tires, so it's easy to find out the perfect pressure for your ride.



Signs your tires are out of tread

As with having over-inflated tires, a lack of tread can lead to less control and worse handling for your car or truck. Your tires' tread patterns help them to hold the road as well as channeling mud and water away from the areas that need to do the gripping. Without enough tread depth, your car can ride up on top of water on the road and cause you a complete loss of control. There are a few common methods of measuring tread depth, such as using a penny to gauge whether or not it's time to replace your tires, but we recommend coming into Maxi Auto Service in Chattanooga, TN for a professional opinion on the matter. Not all tires are created equal and must be replaced at different times.



Signs your tires are damaged

Signs that your tires are damaged can come from a few sources. A visual inspection can catch potential problems before they become major issues such as nails or rocks embedded in the tread grooves. Always remember that there's a great deal of pressure contained within your tires. If you see any gashes, bubbles or hear the hiss of air escaping it's best to stay away from that tire and enlist the help of a professional. Believe us, you don't want a tire exploding anywhere near you.


You can sometimes feel tire damage while driving. If your car begins to make strange noises as it goes down the road or the handling suddenly becomes worse you should pull over as soon as it's safe. Driving on a flat is a bad idea, and can often lead to more severe damage to your vehicle.



What can and cannot be repaired

Tires are expensive and we take any opportunity we can to repair them safely and save you money. Small punctures can often be plugged and patched (it should always be both!) but sometimes the tire's day is done. If the puncture is on the outer edge of the tire (outside the tread) it's probably unsafe to repair. The same goes for a tire that's been driven on while flat. In this case the sidewall has become weakened and the tire is no longer safe. As with recommended pressures, each manufacturer has guides for what can and what can't be repaired.


At Maxi Auto Service, customer safety is our number one priority. We hope you'll be a little safer with this information. If you'd like to talk about whether your tires may need inspection or replacement, call us at 423-265-0834 or visit us at 3540 Broad St in Chattanooga, TN. Happy travels!



We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.


Nexen


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What People Say About Us

Chattanooga
  • Amazing Service
    reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 02/04/2020

    These guys bent over backwards for us. We were out of town and on our way home from our Florida vacation. We broke down 5 miles into our second day of travel on a Saturday. They were one of the few places open. They got us in pretty quick, they were very nice and very knowledgable. They got us diagnosed, showed me exactly what was going on and got our car fixed faster than they thought they would be able to. I appreciate everything they did to get us back on the road as quick as they did. Thanks to Maxi Auto Service Center, we were able to get home with only a few hour delay. Thank you very much guys!

  • Amazing Service
    reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 05/22/2019

    I would like to say that I have had a great experience. Going to Maxi Mufflers on Broad Street. The manager was very nice, courteous and professional. I would recommend anyone that needs muffler repairs to come by.

Chattanooga
  • Recommended Auto Shop
    reviewiconBrakes, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 08/08/2019

    We have been there twice now and gotten exceptional service each time. Got right to it and didn't have to wait long at all. Very friendly staff! Highly recommended!!!!!

  • Recommended Auto Shop
    reviewiconBrakes, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 06/19/2019

    SO SO KIND. At my emissions testing, I was told that there was a problem with my car (diagnostic plug unattached). I went to MAXI to have them check it out. George came out in the cold rain with me to look at my car. Back inside, Stephen explained clearly to me what the problem was. He said it was really only an aesthetic issue, and that it wouldn't be worth the money to fix. Both men were kind and patient, and I wasn't charged for an unnecessary fix! I am VERY satisfied by the service and care I received at MAXI.

Chattanooga
  • Honest Repair Shop
    reviewiconUndercar Services, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 01/14/2020

    From the very first and the second phone call a few minutes later Steven was very polite and cordial. I had a loud rattle in my car and couldn't figure out what it was. Within 45 minutes they had test drove it, found the problem and fixed it. Turns out it was a bent piece of metal on my undercarriage hitting my exhaust which was caused by yours truly and they took great care of me. I will definitely be back and make sure my wife comes here as well.

  • Honest Repair Shop
    reviewiconUndercar Services, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 02/04/2020

    These guys bent over backwards for us. We were out of town and on our way home from our Florida vacation. We broke down 5 miles into our second day of travel on a Saturday. They were one of the few places open. They got us in pretty quick, they were very nice and very knowledgable. They got us diagnosed, showed me exactly what was going on and got our car fixed faster than they thought they would be able to. I appreciate everything they did to get us back on the road as quick as they did. Thanks to Maxi Auto Service Center, we were able to get home with only a few hour delay. Thank you very much guys!

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