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Tire Services

Are your tires safe? Let our team at Ewing Auto Service make sure.

Are you certain your tires are in great shape and ready to take you anywhere you want to go? In any type of weather? That you can stop when you need to even if the road conditions are not optimal? Our Mount Vernon,serving the southern Illinois Area drivers depend on our team here at Ewing Auto Service to check their tires on every visit and determine just how much tread is left We do that based on the manufacturer's estimation and tread wear as well as your driving habits. Those habits play a big factor in determining how soon you need to change out your tires. Tire manufacturers analyze the capabilities of their tires under a variety of road conditions and speeds to ensure the safety and durability of their tires. These tests are conducted on all factory-made tires whether they are intended for rain, snow, off-road, performance or fuel conservation. Among the many tests done on new tires is stopping distance and there are many factors that determine that distance! Our job is to ensure your safety on the road after you leave our shop so you can drive with peace-of-mind.

How do you determine what safe tire tread is for your vehicle?

It takes 5 minutes to properly check your tires and make sure your tires are to ensure the safety of your family and friends.

Tread Depth & Wear A simple way to determine whether you need tires is the quarter test. Insert a quarter upside down into your tire's tread. If the tread of your tire does not touch George Washington's head, it's time to have your tires replaced.

5/32" or greater depth - Your tires are in good condition and do not need to be replaced.

4/32" Depth: Your tires should be monitored and you may notice a decline in wet weather performance.

3/32" Depth: Monitor your tires closely and replace them soon to ensure your vehicle is road ready, safe, and dependable.

2/32" Depth or less: You need tires now. Driving is unsafe with tires in this condition and should be replaced right away.

Inflation: Check the air pressure monthly and before taking any long trips. Poor inflation can cause premature wear, increased fuel consumption and tire failure.

Rotation: Your tires should be rotated every 3,000-5,000 miles. When done consistently, this helps maintain proper traction and gives you the maximum tread life.

Eye Check Daily: Inspect your tires daily for penetrations, bulges, cracks, and abnormal wear. Don't forget to check the tire edges for damage caused by misalignment or under-inflation.

Trust your tires to our team of automotive technicians at Ewing Auto Service IN Mount Vernon, serving the southern Illinois Area where we care about your safety.

Tire Services

At the core of the suspension system, the tires on any vehicle are the driving force behind safe steering and efficient braking. Maintaining your tires improves the overall performance of your vehicle and maximizes mileage. Ewing Auto Service auto repair experts provide cost effective and preventative tire maintenance that include:

  • Tire installation
  • Tire rotation
  • Tire balancing
  • Tire repair
  • Wheel alignment
  • Check up and maintenance
  • Wide selection of new and used brand name tires

Tire Maintenance

Poor tire performance is often linked to insufficient air and incorrect tire rotation. Overinflated tires are just as much of a problem as inadequate inflation and result in excessive and premature tread wear. Several costly vehicle repairs can be traced to poor tire performance that could have been easily avoided with basic maintenance. Proper wheel alignment and correct balancing of your tires not only protects your investment in your vehicle, but ensures smooth and safe driving. Visit the Ewing Auto Service auto repair specialists for regular checks to increase the lifespan of your tires and improve overall performance. We invite you to visit our location for inspection, tire rotation and balancing.

Tire Care Tips

  • Check tire pressure once a month and especially before long road trips
  • Under inflated tires resist rolling causing higher fuel consumption
  • Check regularly for tread depth and ‘wear patterns’ with simple methods provided by a Ewing Auto Service tire specialist.

Does my Car Need New Tires?

It’s unfortunate but it is true. When it comes to your tire’s durability and longevity look to the climate. If you live in a place with drastic season changes or exceptionally unpredictable weather, then you can expect to experience more wear and tear than someone who lives in a calmer weather zone. That’s not to say that maintaining functional and durable tires is out of your power. It just means that as a motorist, you need to be slightly more vigilant than a driver who lives in a calmer environment.

Did you know just how much the outdoor elements affect your car tires? From the heat of the sun and storms to the quality of the terrain you drive on. This is why tire care is a must! Not only will our maintenance and inspection crew fix your tire issues, we’ll prevent future problems from arising! You’ll be able to drive hassle free, without worrying about skidding or losing control when driving on a windy day or in a rainstorm.

Contact us

If you’re looking for a reliable company who can help you with your tires, you’ve come to the right place! We can help with just about anything, from which tires are the best for your vehicle to finding cost effective solutions when it comes to repairs. Our full tire inspections are thorough, and we pride ourselves on delivering top quality services. Contact us today for more information. We look forward to working with you.