How does CarCare To Go Work?
CarCare To Go provides car maintenance and repair in three easy steps: 1. Schedule your appointment online. 2. A valet picks up your vehicle and brings it in for service. 3. After the work is done a valet returns the vehicle to you. The valet is always free and every appointment includes a free safety inspection and light hand clean. It’s as easy as ordering groceries online. You can find more detail here.
What is included in tire repair and replacement service?
Repairs of small punctures in otherwise good tires is a simple process involving a plug. For all wheel drive vehicles it is recommended to have the two rear or front at the same tread, so to replace two tires instead of just one. An alignment is recommended when replacing two or more tires or if the reason for the tire replacement was a nasty pothole.
Why tire repair or replacement matters?
Tires are the one thing that comes between you and the road. Having tires in good repair is critical to driving safety and comfort. Worn tires lose traction which increases likelihood of skidding on a turn or sliding when you’re trying to stop. That’s true in all weather but especially in wet, snowy, or icy conditions.
How do I know if I need to have my tires repaired or replaced?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that tire air pressure be checked every six months and that tires be replaced every six years regardless of the number of miles driven. The rubber degrades over time and can crack and increase the likelihood of a blowout even if the miles are low. However, tires wear at different rates depending on a variety of factors including driving style, road quality, and how often you rotate and balance them to keep the treads even across all four tires.
Our technicians will check your tires, but you can do the “penny test” at home. Stick a penny head down in the tread. If the side of the tread is no higher than Lincoln’s head, you need new tires. You can find more details at this article about how long tires should last.
What else should I know about my tires?
A common question is whether it’s necessary to replace all the tires at once. Ideally, regular rotation and balancing keeps all tires wearing at the same rate to maximize their useful lives and lead to replacement of all four at once. We usually recommend that. However, there are times when it’s okay to replace one, two or even three tires. That depends on the wear of the remaining tires and is best determined by inspection from one of our trained technicians. Their recommendations always prioritize safety while trying to minimize your short and long-term costs of vehicle care.
How much does tire repair or replacement cost?
You can see pricing for all our services here.