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Why Professional Tire Installations Are The Better Choice

Why leaving tire mounting and inspection to the professionals ensures a safe road ahead.
Posted On March 5, 2023
By Signature Tire

Are you ready to roll with a new set of tires, or need to swap out your set of winters for springs?

Before you dive into the world of DIY tire installation, let me give you a friendly heads-up. It’s always best to leave this job to the professionals at Signature Tire. They’ve got the skills, the know-how, and all the fancy equipment needed to get the job done quickly and correctly. Trying to tackle tire installation on your own can quickly turn into a recipe for disaster. So, why not save yourself the headache and let the pros handle it with their expertise? In this guide, we’ll review some of the reasons why professional tire installations are the right choice over DIY installation.

Tire Techs: The Unsung Heroes Of The Auto World

Mounting tires incorrectly can have serious consequences, potentially leading to accidents and compromising your driving experience. That’s why relying on tire technicians, the unsung heroes of the automotive world, is a wise choice.

So, what exactly do tire technicians do? They’re the highly skilled pros who eat, sleep, and dream about tires (well, maybe not literally). Their primary responsibility is to ensure that tires are mounted correctly, using the appropriate tools, techniques, and safety protocols.

And they take torque seriously! They won’t settle for just “tight enough.”. They’ll use their specialized equipment to ensure your lug nuts are torqued to the proper spec. Too loose and your wheels might decide to part ways with your car at the worst possible moment. Too tight and your poor wheel studs could end up cracked and damaged. Yikes! Leave it to the experts to avoid these nail-biting scenarios.

They also use specialized equipment to distribute weight evenly around the tire and wheel assembly. Say goodbye to annoying vibrations and hello to a smoother, more comfortable ride. Plus, by preventing premature wear, they help you get the most out of your rubber companions.

Properly Inspecting Tires

Tire technicians aren’t only there to ensure proper installation. These tire aficionados will meticulously examine your tires for any signs of trouble. Here’s what they’ll be looking out for:

First up, visual inspection. They’ll scour every nook and cranny, checking for any cracks, wear and tear, bulges, or uneven wear patterns. These issues can occur due to a variety of factors. Tire cracks may result from aging or exposure to harsh weather conditions. Excessive wear could be caused by improper inflation, misalignment, or even aggressive driving habits (watch out for those burnouts!). Bulges, on the other hand, are often a result of hitting potholes or curbs. And those uneven wear patterns? They might be telling a story about your vehicle’s alignment or suspension.

But it’s not just your tires that get all the attention. Tire technicians will keep an eye out for any rusty lug nuts or any signs of damage or abnormalities in your wheel assembly. Trust these tire experts to keep you rolling smoothly and safely on the road!

It Can Be Dangerous!

While the DIY spirit is commendable, there are some tasks that come with inherent risks. Tire mounting and inspection fall into that category, and here’s why taking matters into your own hands can be hazardous:

First and foremost, there’s the risk of overinflating your tires. Overinflating tires can lead to blowouts that burst your DIY dreams. We’re talking loss of control, swerving, and a whole lot of not-so-fun surprises.  Moreover, jacking up a car can be dangerous, one wrong move and it can turn into a DIY disaster. Mishandling a jack or failing to secure your ride properly can lead to a catastrophic crash landing that nobody wants. Safety first, my friend!

Sharp objects or rogue parts can be lurking in the shadows, ready to strike. Without the proper expertise and precautions, you might find yourself in a game of “dodge the projectiles.” Save yourself the trouble and potential injuries. Tire technicians have mastered the art of debris wrangling, keeping you safe from unexpected airborne surprises.

Let the professionals handle the tire wizardry while you kick back and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a professionally installed and inspected set of tires. Safety and fun go hand in hand when you let the tire professionals shine!

Questions? Our Advisors are Happy to Help!

If you have questions about anything you've read in this resource page, contact your nearest Signature Tire dealer for more information. We are passionate in assisting our customers make the best choices to keep their vehicles in tip-top shape and keep their families safe.
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