Tires

Tires can make or break a day, whether you have a daily driver that you use to commute to work or you are driving a big rig. Whether you have a blowout from running over something or from a separated tire, or your tires are worn, they can stop you in your tracks. And, if your vehicle’s tires are low on tread, it becomes very dangerous driving in rain and snow since they won’t have enough traction.

If you need tires or are concerned with how the tread looks on your tires, contact Mast Service Center in Etna Green IN at (574) 646-2127 for an appointment to check or replace the tires.

A Mast Service Center technician working on tires

Tire Tread Wear

If your tire tread wears unevenly, you have an issue that must be rectified as soon as possible. If you ignore it, the problem only gets worse and you’ll be buying new tires sooner than you expected.

If a tire tread wears only in the center, it has too much air pressure. If the tire tread wears evenly on both sides but not in the center, it doesn’t have enough air pressure. Adjust the air pressure to the correct pressure. You can find the tire pressure on the sidewall of the tire.

If the tire tread wears only on one side of the tire, the vehicle might have a problem with the suspension or it might have a problem with alignment. We’ll put the vehicle on the rack to check the suspension and make repairs. If we don’t find anything wrong with the suspension, we’ll align the vehicle, then balance and rotate the tires.

Tire Mileage

Every tire has a mileage limit for a certain number of miles. This is the number of miles the manufacturer expects the tire to last before the tread gets to 2/32 of an inch. Once the tire tread reaches that point, you need to replace the tires. Our tire mechanic can get you in and out if you call ahead to make an appointment at our auto repair shop.

We also recommend buying new tires if the tread gets down to 4/32 of an inch for the best performance in rain or snow. When the tread gets lower than that, there isn’t much to push water or snow out of the tread, and that could cause you to wreck.

Tire Service

Even if your vehicle’s tires are wearing evenly, you still need to service them to make them last as long as possible. Checking the air pressure, especially if you put a lot of miles on the tires each week is important. You should also have the tires balanced and rotated every 7,000 miles.

Contact Mast Service Center

If you need new tires, have a concern over how your vehicle’s tires are wearing, or just need us to balance and rotate the tires, schedule an appointment. We service all makes and models of vehicles, including cars, light trucks, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, and big rigs, RVs and buses.