Steve's Auto Repair Tires
In our efforts to serve as your one stop location for vehicle service we have expanded our offerings to tires.
We know that making multiple stops for your vehicles various needs can be a hassle so we offer tires in various brands and price ranges. Our digital alignment can also help you protect your investment in tires by helping with even tread wear leading to longer tire life.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
For RVs, cars, trucks & towed vehicles.
TPMS is a wireless electronic tire pressure monitoring system that alerts the operator to low tire pressures.
Nitrogen Tire Inflation
Change is in the Air!
Nitrogen is quickly becoming the inflation medium of choice ... ask us about changing today
Steve's Auto Repair is located in Woodbridge, VA, near Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Dale City and Quantico, VA and we offer a wide selection of tires in various sizes.
To learn more about the Pirelli, Michelin, Uniroyal, Riken, Maxxis, Hankook, Continental, BFGoodrich and General Tires we sell, click on the manufacturer logos below.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Tire Inflation Pressure Monitor Systems (TPMS) are being used on more and more new vehicles. Low tires are potentially dangerous, especially if a vehicle is heavily loaded and traveling at highway speeds during hot weather. A low tire under these conditions could result in a blowout. The inflation pressure of the tires should be checked regularly, but many motorist do not check their tires. That is why Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems have come into use.
Tires are designed to operate within a certain pressure range. The recommended inflation pressure can usually be found in the vehicle owner's manual and on a decal that may be located in the glove box or door jam. This pressure will give the best combination of ride comfort, load carrying capacity and rolling resistance.
Increasing the tire inflation pressure reduces rolling resistance and increases load carrying capacity of the tires. This can help with fuel economy but also increases ride harshness. The maximum inflation pressure (found on the sidewall of the tire) should never be exceeded because too much pressure may overstress the tire and increase the risk of tire failure.
Decreasing the inflation pressure can improve ride quality by making the tire softer. In certain circumstances this may even help improve traction a bit. But lowering the pressure also reduces the tire's ability to carry weight and increases rolling resistance (which hurts fuel economy). A low tire also wears faster. Why? Because increased rolling resistance and excessive flexing in the tire scrubs away the tread. As the miles add up, so does the wear and eventually the treads wears to the point where the tire needs to be replaced.