Tire Repair and Replacement

One of the services we offer besides 24 hour towing in Manhattan NY are tire repair and replacement.

 

You can bust your tire anywhere, and anytime. We offer 24 hour road side assistance in Manhattan NY. Our towing service also offers tire repair and replacement. If you are next to our shop, come on in, and we will fix or replace your tire.

 

After fixing or changing your tire you will need to get a tire alignment. We also offer that service. Just speak to the mechanic at the shop and ask to get your tires aligned.

 

We are a Authorized dealer for Good Year tires and for a dozen other companies. If you need your tire replaced, we will do it for you.

Tire Repair and Replacement

It is almost inevitable that at one point or another, you will have to deal with a tire that has a nail (or sharp rock) within it. The first thing that should be done is to check the tire pressure to evaluate if the tire is loosing any air. If you notice that the air pressure is in fact low, you should remove the tire and place your spare on it. Or you can call for roadside assistance and we will place the spare onto your vehicle for you.

 

Why should I put on a new tire right away?

The reason why you should place a spare onto your vehicle immediately is a combination of things. Mainly it is that if you are moving, the tire could burst and could cause the driver to be in unsafe conditions. Another reason is if there is moisture on the ground (snow, rain, or ice) there is the possibility that the water can get inside the steel belt of your tire. If this happens, the steel belt can corrode and it may not be able to hold a tire onto it anymore. Which would be an even bigger problem then dealing with a punctured tire in being that you would have to replace the entire part (tire, tubes, and the wheel well).

 

Once your vehicle is brought to a mechanic, like A1 Towing NYC, the mechanic can remove the tire and assess if the tire can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. A tire can be repaired if the puncture is one forth of an inch from the tire’s tread. A tire can only be repaired twice, but if the damage happens within sixteen inches of the previous damage, then the tire will have to be completely replaced. This is because the tire will have a greater risk of bursting if the damage of the previous puncture is too close to the new puncture. If the tire can be repaired, either a plug, patch, or a valve stem will be placed on the tire.

 

Plug

A tire plug is a temporary repair that will last for about a year. The plug is placed inside the inner lining of the tire and is sealed with a water resistant glue.

 

Patch

A tire patch is a rubber stem or a plug that is placed inside the puncture of the tire. It is typically placed within the inner lining of the tire, and is used typically for small nail punctures along the tread of the tire. They last for the lifetime of the tire (which is about two to three years).

 

Valve Stem

A valve stem is the part of the tire were air can be added into the tire in order to inflate it. This is a very standard repair and typically requires us to either trim the preexisting valve stem, or to replace it and add a new one.

 

What can I do if my tire cannot be repaired ?

In the event that your tire cannot be repaired, it is time to look into replacing it. One of our A1 Towing tire specialists would be more then happy to go over with you the different types of tires for all wheel drive cars, front wheel drive cars, rear wheel drive cars, and four wheel drive cars. They can also go over with you the use of snow tires for those snow covered New York days.

Typically these tires are broken up into five different groups: Summer tires, Winter tires, All-Season Tires, Performance tires, and Truck Tires.

 

Summer Tires

Summer tires are best used for if you live on the west coast, or if you want to ensure that you have the best traction possible for the humid summer days in New York City. They are not meant to be used in torrential rain as they will not give you proper traction.

 

Winter Tires

Winter tires have a special type of rubber and tough treads that allow them to gain traction on ice, snow, sleet, and cold weather conditions. They become soft in the summer, which is why it is a good idea to switch to either summer tires or all-season tires when we exit the winter season.

 

All-Season Tires

All-season tires are generally good to have on your car if you experience a wide range of weather changes. However, they are weak when driving on the highway in the winter and they lower the speed and performance of your vehicle overall.

 

Performance Tires

Performance tires are typically found on sports cars, they come in four different variations: general performance, high-performance, ultra high-performance, and competition (for racing). The higher the performance the value, the better traction your vehicle will get when driving fast.

 

Truck Tire

Truck tires come in five different categories: utility, all-terrain, highway use, performance, and off-road. Depending on the type of truck and the type of activities your truck can handle will dictate which type of tire you will want to have placed onto your truck.

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