Professional Tire Repairs in Decatur, GA
Our Neighborhood Tire Pros Services
Tires Sales — We offer 30-day lowest price guarantee on all tires we sell. If you find a tire for a lower price within 30 days of purchase, we'll match it. No matter if you're driving a truck that requires oversized tires or a hot hatchback with low-profile tires. Let us know your vehicle, and we'll take care of the rest, recommending a comprehensive list of trusted and reliable tires. You can even shop and purchase your tires online and schedule a time for us to install them at our shop!
Tire Balancing — You may need tire balancing if you're noticing steering wheel vibration, scalloped or cupped wear patterns on your tires, or seat and floorboard vibration at highway speeds. These are all symptoms of an improperly-balanced tire. We'll also balance your tires to reduce noise and premature wear.
Tire Installation —After you buy tires from us, we're happy to install them for you in our shop. We work quickly and efficiently to install your new tires on your vehicle so that you can get back out on the road. Our team uses state-of-the-art tech and tried and true techniques to mount your tires and ensure a smooth ride for the miles ahead.
Tire Repair — If you have a puncture in your tire or a slow leak, we may be able to repair it with a patch. It's difficult to tell the cause of the problem unless you bring your vehicle into our shop. From there, we'll conduct a quick check on your tires to find the issue and recommend the proper treatment.
Tire Rotation —For proper tread wear on your tires, you need to have them rotated. We recommend rotating them every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. This will equalize wear from the front and back tires, allowing you to save money by not having to buy new tires and getting the most out of your investment.
Wheel Alignment - — If your steering wheel isn't centered, your vehicle pulls to one side, or you've noticed abnormal tire wear in certain spots, your car's alignment might be off. We can conduct more in-depth tests on your car and provide wheel alignment services to help fix these issues
What Type of Tires Should I Buy?
There are many aspects to take into account when choosing new tires for your vehicle. The biggest factors besides size and material are handling type, lifespan expectancy, and what type of driver you are. Before researching, ask yourself how you prefer to drive. Do you like to hug the corners and put your foot down, or set your cruise control and relax? Do you live in the city, or do you spend a lot of your commute on the highway? Do your drives take you on smooth roads, or bumpy, pothole-filled roads? Other aspects you should take into account are:
- Rolling Resistance
- Snow traction
What Should I Look for in New Tires?
When looking for new tires, first consult your car's owner's manual. There, it will tell you the recommended tire measurements. Each tire is classified by measurements and sizes. A typical tire identifier looks like this: 225/40R19 92H. The first number is the section width, then the aspect ratio, the tire construction, load index, and then speed rating. Your car's tires impact your driving experience more than any other aspect of your vehicle. What's the point of a powerful V-8 engine or four-wheel-drive if you can't make correct contact with the street without losing traction? The friendly team at Neighborhood Tire Pros are more than happy to chat with you on what type of tires are best-suited for your vehicle.
When Should I Buy Seasonal Tires?
Living in the south, there aren't many reasons to purchase winter tires. However, there's a difference between all-season and summer tires. Most drivers will stick to all-season tires as they're affordable, reliable, and work throughout every month in Georgia. If you're an enthusiastic driver, summer tires might be a great investment for your car. They offer added grip, support, and traction control. Plus, they are generally rated higher in the speed category. A general rule of thumb, if you have an extra set of summer tires, is to install them between late April to early October. Summer tires grant you a high grip level on both wet and dry roads during high-heat days.
When Do I Need to Buy New Tires?
If you have never replaced your tires before, it's important to consult your manual for when the manufacturer recommends replacing them. Regardless of tread wear, other aspects can affect dated tires, including slow leaks, skidding, and popping due to over or under-inflating them. Most manufacturers recommend replacing your tires around ten years or earlier. If you have any questions about this, be sure to call us to discuss your tires. We want everyone on the road to be safe with reliable tires on their vehicles.