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Cincinnati Tire Service

Tire Service and Maintenance Advice

For expert tire services, you want to know you’re going to a business dedicated to tires. Most service centers will offer tire services, but they don’t concentrate on tires alone. Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle to maintain safety when you’re driving under any type of condition. To be sure your tires are the best size and tread for your vehicle, you need a business with expertise focused on tires. Knowing how to care for your tires can make them last longer and keep you safer on the road. To get the best Cincinnati tire service and get expert assistance, come to Kings Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center, where the tire experts can help you fit your vehicle with the right tires for the lowest guaranteed price.

When it comes to tire care, not enough drivers realize there is more to maintaining your tires than just filling them with air once in a while. It’s good to keep your tires inflated for better gas mileage and more responsive braking, but do you actually know how much to fill your tire for the best performance? Under-inflation may be a common issue, but over-inflation is also problematic in terms of wear and tear and handling. Understanding what type of tread is best for your driving habits and terrain will give you a surer grip on the road and protect the investment in your vehicle to reduce unnecessary damage caused by tires improperly fitted or maintained. We can help you make sense of it all if this is confusing. It’s our job to know tires, and we are here to help.

A man in a blue shirt is taking a tire off of a rack of tires.

What You Need to Know About Tire Care

Good tire care is more than just replacing them for inspections or swapping them for the season. Proper air pressure is an easy way to keep your tires in better shape. Letting tire pressure get low will lead to uneven wear on your tires, make brake time slower, and can cause your wheels to go out of alignment if left for extended periods of time. It takes only minutes to refill your tires, and most air-filling stations are only a few quarters to use. The gauge on an air-filling station will often tell you how much air pressure is in the tire when you place it on the valve stem as you fill it. It’s essential to know the ideal air pressure for your specific tires so they can be adequately filled for optimum performance and a longer life.

Find the proper pressure, called psi, by checking your vehicle owner’s manual or look for a label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb – not the sidewall of the tire. The tire sidewall psi indicates the highest limit of pressure for the tire, not the proper pressure for your vehicle’s best performance. If the air-filling station doesn’t have a pressure gauge, you can easily find them at auto parts stores for under $20. Put a date on your calendar once a month to check the tires, so you get into the habit of it, and then be prepared to take your vehicle to the air-filling station in case the pressure is too low. This will give your tires longer life, better handling, and better stopping power.

While you check your tire pressure on all four tires, it’s a good idea to take note of the overall health of the tires. Look at the sidewalls to see if there is any sign of cracking or peeling, and check the tread depth for signs of wear. If you notice the integrity of the tire looks cracked, or there are portions of tread that have come loose, you need new tires. Bulges in the sidewall indicate an immediate need for new tires and could result in an imminent blow-out at any time. Take your vehicle for immediate tire replacement in this case. Check your tread depth by using a penny with Abraham Lincoln’s head facing upside down and placing the penny into the tread. If you can see Lincoln’s entire head, your tire tread is too low and will not perform well in slippery conditions or when you need to brake quickly.

Our Other Services

When you come to Kings Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center for tire servicing, we can also perform a wheel alignment, which is recommended when you replace tires. If your tires were wearing unevenly, you recently hit a pothole in the road, hit an animal, or had a blow-out, any one of these things could knock your wheels out of alignment. Proper alignment helps protect the life of the ball joints, suspension, shocks, and other parts of the wheel structure. If these are not in good working order, we can repair or replace parts needed to maintain your vehicle’s safety and condition.

While we work on your tires, we can also give you an oil change and run an overall inspection of your entire vehicle if you want to make sure everything is running smoothly, a multi-point inspection we call “The Works.” If your electrical systems, battery, transmission, or belts and hoses need any adjustments, we can handle that for you. The best way to keep your vehicle running as long as possible is with proper maintenance like an oil change and routine system checks to keep all the complex systems of your vehicle working well. We’re also happy to help with small jobs like replacing bulbs and windshield wipers, little things that can be big inconveniences when they don’t work.

A closeup shows a tire getting an alignment during tire service at a Cincinnati tire shop.

Visit Kings Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center

Come to Kings Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center for your next set of tires, and trust that with the rest of our expert services, we can help keep your vehicle in the best possible condition. Our team is available when you need your car maintained or repaired. Our Low Price Tire Guarantee means you get the lowest price for your tires when you come to us, no hassles, and we can help you select the right tire for your vehicle. Visit us anytime it’s convenient for you; appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are always welcome. Our priority is to help you understand what your vehicle needs to keep running as long as it should, whether that’s your tires, your electrical system, or your transmission.

Reminders for Best Tire Care Practices

Remember that your tires are the only point of contact your vehicle has with the road. It matters whether or not those tires are in good condition so your car can perform at its peak. Keep those tire pressures at recommended levels for your vehicle, and remember to put a date on the calendar for monthly reminders to fill your tires if they need it. In case you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help. Call us or come to our shop at 8755 Fields Ertel Road in Cincinnati.

Our goal is to make sure you get the service you need with friendly assistance. Our staff is courteous and helpful and ready to discuss how your vehicle can run its best, regardless of the make or model. We work on any type of vehicle, and we have all the latest Motorcraft equipment for diagnostics performed by our factory-trained techs. When you come to Kings Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center, we will take care of your vehicle needs, big or small. It all matters, and we are here for you every step of the way.