12234 Touchstone Circle • Lake Ridge, Virginia 22192
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Lake Ridge Auto Care is your complete tire source. We have a full supply of quality Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin, BFG, and Uniroyal tires at competitive prices. Our installers are ready to put your new tires on your vehicle. Trucks, cars, foreign, or domestic, we have the tire you need! We also perform TPMS services and repairs (Tire Pressure Monitoring System =TPMS). TPMS is a wireless electronic tire pressure monitoring system that alerts the driver when tire pressures are too low.
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We carry the most popular sized tires in stock and can have others ordered and delivered in no time. No re-treads here, just high quality replacement tires for the safety of you and your family! Remember to let the expertly trained associates at Lake Ridge Auto Care rotate your tires regularly to get the best tread wear and life of your new purchase.
Don't just buy and let us professionally install your tires here, maintain them. Regular tire rotation and proper alignment is essential for projected life of your tires. What type of tire you should buy includes what is appropriate for your vehicle and for the terrain you'll encounter. From tires for the highway to tires for rugged terrain, Lake Ridge Auto Care has what you need.
It is important to know the size and speed rating of the tires before you buy replacements. It is best to check your user manual to see what they recommend. This is especially true if you are not the first owner, as the prior owner or dealership may have the wrong size on your car.
If you know you have the correct size on your vehicle, you can determine the size and rating from the information embossed on the side of tires.
The information may start with a letter or two that identifies the type of vehicle best suited to the tire. For example the letter "P" indicated the tire is appropriate for a passenger car. Selecting proper tires is important as it affects the performance and safety of the vehicle. Just as important as selecting the correct tire is to have the tires installed and balanced by a trained professional. Improper installation and balancing can cause the automobile to pull to one side, shake the steering wheel and cost you more on gas.
Proper mounting of a tire from the wheel calls for special equipment and technician knowledge. Wheels installed with a good fitment will provide the best result should your tire experience rapid deflation as well as ensure good handling and wear. Things change all the time, no longer is it just a matter of putting your newest tires on the front for front wheel drive cars or the rear for rear wheel drive. In today's world often tires are required to rotate in a set direction. Proper installment will ensure proper rotation.
Keeping your vehicle properly aligned helps ensure even tire wear, proper handling and improved fuel economy. This includes a visual inspection of steering and suspension, adjusting the air pressure when necessary, and when applicable, adjusting the alignment angles to factory specifications.
The wheel alignment is the position of the wheels relative to your car. When properly aligned, the wheels point in the right direction. Without proper alignment, the wheels resist steering and the other tires. Alignment impacts gas mileage and tire wear. It is pretty obvious that if your tires are pointed in different directions, they will fight against each other and will cause tread wear.
Everyday road shock and general wear and tear can knock your alignment out of spec. When that happens, control of the vehicle may be threatened and tires will begin to wear unevenly and rapidly.
Wheel balance refers to the proper distribution of weight around a revolving tire and wheel. Poor wheel balance can have as impact on both your car and your safety.
Tire Pressure Check
Maintaining proper air pressure in your tires helps to ensure proper tire wear as well as fuel economy and vehicle safety. You can find the proper tire pressure for your automobile in your owner's manual or door jamb.
To ensure even tire wear it is essential the positions of the tires are regularly rotated. Commonly this should be done with every other oil change, or 6,000 miles. This will help ensure even tire wear resulting in longer tire life and better performance of your vehicle. This is particularly important for front wheel drive vehicles. At Lake Ridge Auto Care we will also evaluate the appropriate rotation scheme for your vehicle..