As the adage goes, nothing lasts forever. Car owners still need to replace their tires a few times or more throughout the life of a typical vehicle. Tires are complex and, between the grip and tread on the tires, and the rotation and alignment aspects, there is a lot to maintain. Here at Olympia Auto Repair, we understand tires and how essential they are to transportation. We take all of your patching, rotation, and replacement needs seriously.

We check and maintain proper inflation pressure, identify tread depth, check the tire for defects, while also checking for any punctures in the tire. The tread on your tires should be above 4/32 of an inch to be considered safe for driving. The tire pressure is another essential part of tire care. They should be inflated to 32 psi to 35 psi in the tires when they're cold, and they should have a slightly box-shape to them, as opposed to rounded or flattened at the bottom. Checking the tire pressure can prolong the life of your tires and also makes sure you have the most control of your vehicle.

Tire patching and replacements

For some cases of flat tires, you don’t always need a brand new tire. Patching is a cost effective way to salvage a tire and, if possible, get another couple of years out of your tire. Tire experts predict that a proper plug and patch can last from 7-10 years, and a properly patched tire should allow you to drive safely for up to this long. Bring your vehicle in for a tire inspection at Olympia Auto Repair today and find out how the tires on your vehicle are doing.