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New all season tire from Kelly Tires

In Tires and Wheelsby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Kelly Tires is producing a new all season tire.

The Kelly Edge A/S tire is now available for cars, minivans, coupes, sedans, smaller SUV’s and crossovers.

With its tread compound and tread block design, this tire is able to provide improved traction in wet and dry weather.

The wider grooves are able to push away water and slush, and the biting edges are helpful during snowy conditions.

Offering a 55,000 mile tread life warranty, the Kelly Edge A/S tire provides solid braking and confident grip on dry pavement.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Are my tires getting old?

In Alignment, Tires and Wheelsby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

One of the tires on your vehicle is looking a little low, and you decide to have it checked out.

When you grab your phone — or computer — and Google “Tire shop near me,” many businesses will mostly likely appear.

In addition to finding a shop that’s conveniently located near you, it’s a good idea to check out their reviews and services.

Tire repair is one of the services Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire provides.

Over time, tires wear out and are in need of replacing.

The latest you should wait to replace your tires is eight to 10 years. We recommend that you begin planning for new tires at six years, depending on the climate.

If you live in Northern Virginia, tires tend to last a long time. Those residing near the beach — where it’s saltier — may need to replace their vehicle’s tires every four to six years.

You can tell the age of a tire by looking at its date code. A date code tells you the week and the year it was manufactured. This can help you determine if the tire is getting too old.

An example is if the last four digits of the DOT code are 0304. That would mean the tire was produced during the third week of the year 2004.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire, which is a Virginia Safety Inspection station, looks at tires during the annual Virginia Safety Inspection.

The minimum tread depth Virginia Safety Inspection specification is 2/32 of an inch, but the manufacturer may recommend that the tires need to be replaced by 3/32 of an inch to 5/32 of an inch, depending on the tire. 

The spare tire may be as old as your vehicle. When getting new tires, you should also consider replacing the spare, even if it hasn’t been used. Spare tires that are stored in a vehicle can deflate over time. Those located underneath vehicles, such as trucks, are out in the open, where they face weather conditions and debris.

Having a wheel alignment performed when you replace your tires and every 15,000 miles is also important.

If you don’t do a regular wheel alignment, your tires can experience premature wear. A tire with a 60,000 mile tread life can decrease to 30,000 miles.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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All season tires from Goodyear

In Tires and Wheelsby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Are you looking for all season tires?

Goodyear offers an assortment of tires that can be used in all types of weather.

They include the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring tire and the Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady tire.

The Goodyear Assurance MaxLife is another reliable option.

It provides traction in dry and wet conditions, including light snow.

Offering an 85,000 mile treadlife warranty, the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife provides wide grooves and rubber that lasts longer.

This all season tire offers a better value for your money.

The Goodyear Assurance MaxLife also features built-in wear gauges that make it easy to perform tread-depth readings.

Wear Gauges

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Off road tire with Kevlar from Goodyear

In Tires and Wheelsby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Are you looking for an off road tire?

The Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar is a good option for trucks and Jeeps.

Offering all-season traction, this tire is reliable in the rain and snow, and has a 60,000 mile warranty.

It’s made with Kevlar, a heat resistant material that’s used in bicycle tires and bulletproof vests. 

Kevlar acts as a force shield against sticks, rocks and other items that could puncture a tire’s sidewall, whether you’re off-roading or facing debris on the road.

This tire is good in the snow, but is even better on dry and wet roads. And since we mainly get rain around here, this tire is good for driving in Northern Virginia traffic, with knowing you have the capability to go off road.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Is your hub bearing going bad?

In Tires and Wheelsby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

A hub bearing is a large assembly typically used on four-wheel and front-wheel vehicles.

It takes the place of what used to be called “wheel bearings.”

A wheel hub gets pressed into hub bearings, with the axle running through them.

A lot of times, the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) is built into the hub bearings.

This allows the computer to determine how fast each wheel is spinning.

Hub bearings can wear out over time, and driving conditions can impact their lifespan.

For example, if you hit a lot of potholes, the wheel wearing can wear out more quickly.

If the hub bearing has gone bad, you will usually hear a roaring sound.

When giving quotes to our customers, we usually give the price for a hub bearing as well as a hub, because there are some things you can’t predict.

We would rather plan for the worst and hope for the best.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.