Tires2020-04-27T15:49:30+00:00

TIRES

Virgil’s Auto Care provides full tire service and replacement.

Virgil’s Auto Care offers convenient and quality tires to our customers in Rochester, MN.  Our services include new tires, new tires, wheel balancing, wheel alignment, repairs, and rotating.  Our staff is trained to help you find what you need and keep your vehicle in great shape!  We carry brand name tires for a variety of uses, whether recreational, utility or normal everyday use. Contact Virgil’s Auto Care today to learn more about our name brand and services.

You Have Questions?  We Have Answers.

What is something I did not ask you that people should know or do when it comes to tires?2020-04-23T20:14:24+00:00

You need to balance your tires every other time you rotate your tires. This helps extend the life of your tires.  Also check the tire pressure frequently more than just at oil changes if you can.

What is the most common way a tire goes flat?2020-04-23T20:13:21+00:00

A puncture from nails or other debris on the road is the most common way you can get a flat tire. And in a lot of cases, a puncture can be corrected without a replacement.   This just depends on where the puncture is and how many times it has happened.

What is the most important thing when you are buying new tires?2020-04-23T20:04:43+00:00

Look at the tread life warranty in correlation to the price of the tire. All tires have a tread life and the quality and value of them differ.

In MN is it good to have snow tires?2020-04-23T19:57:16+00:00

Honestly, it is a personal preference and depends on your driving style and habits. However, I would say that there is a reason they make snow tires because they do handle in the snow and ice better than others.

How are tires rotated?2020-04-23T19:55:05+00:00

You need to Cross the non-drive wheels or the All wheel drive vehicles, you cross them. However, every owner’s manual will tell you how to rotate the tires for the vehicle.

How do you measure tires?2020-04-29T12:52:16+00:00

With a tire depth gage (we have a digital one or the regular style) a new tire reads 12 to 13 30 seconds of tread.  You need to replace tires when it’s at 2 – 3 30 seconds of the tread or when the tire wear is at the wear bar.  Every tire has a wear bar on it.

What do you look for in wear on tires?2020-04-29T12:50:33+00:00

When evaluating the uneven wear on the tire, look at the edges to see if there is wear/rounding on there and cupping on the tile.  See photo as an example.

 

 

How often should you rotate your tires?2020-04-23T18:53:52+00:00

Ideally every 5,000 miles but at a minimum every other oil change.

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