Tire repair and replacement services in Marion, IL
Your car’s tires are the only part of your vehicle with direct contact to the road, so it’s crucial that you ensure they’re properly maintained. Well-maintained tires allow you to drive more safely, protect other motorists, and help you get the best performance out of your car. Luckily, maintaining a good tire care regime doesn’t have to be difficult. Ike Honda’s factory-trained technicians provide expert tire repair, replacement, and alignment at our service center in Marion.
Tire Replacement at Ike Honda
When it comes time to replace your tires, you can rely on Ike Honda to secure you a great deal. We stock a range of top tire brands at competitive prices. What’s more, we can carry out your tire replacement in a professional manner, ensuring that your new set is fitted in place to a high standard.
Replacing your tires at the right time is vital to help you stay safe on the road and get the most out of your vehicle. Talk to one of our expert mechanics while you’re at our service center for a maintenance appointment and they will provide you honest advice on the condition of your tires.
One advantage of getting your replacement tires at Ike Honda is that we know the appropriate tires to put on your vehicle. Letting our expert technicians handle this process removes the need for you to check your tires’ specifications to make sure you order the correct tire type online. Moreover, it allows you to let the professionals take care of the tire replacement rather than doing it yourself.
Tire Rotation Services
Here at Ike Honda, our specialized auto technicians can offer you a professional and competent tire rotation service. In addition to rotating your tires efficiently, we’ll perform a general maintenance check on your vehicle at the same time, which can help to identify other problem areas before they get serious and require extensive repairs. This can be done at no extra cost thanks to our free vehicle inspection each time you bring your car in for maintenance.
Regularly rotating your tires can slow down treadwear, allowing you to get more miles out of your tires. It also helps your tires to wear evenly, which can give you more stable handling when you’re behind the wheel.
Each manufacturer typically provides a recommendation for how often you should rotate your tires. To find out what your recommendation is, check your vehicle’s owner’s manual. In case you don’t have a manual or you can’t find a recommendation, a good rule to follow is to have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,000 miles of driving. For someone with an average driving schedule, this equates to about once every six months.
Professional Tire Alignment
Adjustments to tire and wheel alignment are another essential part of a good program of tire maintenance. Poor wheel alignment can cause your tires to wear unevenly, resulting in you having to replace them sooner than would otherwise be necessary. Bad wheel alignment can also be an indication of other mechanical problems with your vehicle that will require attention. Finally, it can reduce performance and impair handling, which can compromise your safety on the road.
Obtaining accurate wheel alignment is best done by a professional dealership with high-quality maintenance equipment. Here at Ike Honda, our certified auto technicians use computer diagnostics to produce the perfect wheel alignment for your vehicle.
Tips for Maintaining Your Tires
One of the most important things to watch out for when checking your tires is their pressure. Tires with the right pressure achieve better fuel economy and ensure that your vehicle handles better on the road. In some vehicles, you’ll find a tire pressure gauge on the dashboard, which will inform you when the pressure in one or more tires drops. If your vehicle doesn’t have one of these, you should check the pressure of your tires every month or so with a pressure gauge to make sure they’re in good working order. Note that an average tire will lose about 1 pound of pressure every month.
A further critical part of any successful tire care regime is monitoring treadwear. Worn tires are not only dangerous to you and other motorists, but can also be illegal if you leave it too long. The simplest way to tell if your tires have enough tread is to perform the coin test. To do this, insert a quarter into the tire’s tread. If the tread touches Washington’s head, you have at least 4/32 inches of tread left, which is a good level.
You can also use a penny for the test. Place the penny in the groove with Lincoln’s head pointing downwards. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, it means your tread is less than 2/32 inches deep. Tires in this condition require immediate replacement.
Maintain Your Tires at Our Marion Service Center
In addition to our tire care and replacement services, our expert team of Honda authorized technicians can offer you a full range of auto repairs and maintenance. This includes oil changes, battery inspections, brake checks, and fluid replacements. We can also perform large or small repairs with Honda-certified parts.
Taking your car to a certified dealership like ours for maintenance and repairs ensures that you’ll drive away after receiving a top-quality service. We also know how to follow Honda’s recommended maintenance procedures, which is critical if you want to retain your warranty. One risk with taking your vehicle to a third-party repair shop is that they won’t follow these procedures, which can result in you voiding your warranty.
So if you want to take advantage of our tire care and replacement services, or anything else offered by our service and parts centers, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our trained technicians are here for you six days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help you get the high quality repairs and maintenance that you and your vehicle deserve. Contact us today to schedule your service appointment.