Keep an eye out for these common
signs that you may need new tires or service. If your vehicle exhibits any
of these symptoms, take it to a Mr. Nobody Tire Location.
● When driving, your car
pulls to one side or the other.
● You notice rhythmic
● Your tires are wearing
● Your tires won't maintain
proper air pressure.
What do those numbers on your tires represent?
The numbers in the tire size refer to its width,
aspect ratio, and wheel diameter. "185/75R14" means the tire is
185 mm wide, has an aspect ratio (that is, the width divided by
the height) of 75%, and fits on a 14" rim.
"R" means radial tire. They're all radials nowadays. Speed
ratings are usually inserted before the "R." The most common
speed ratings are HR (good for 130mph), VR (149 mph), and ZR
(more than 149 mph).
Description:Tire rotation refers to the regular practice of switching the position of
each tire on the car.
rotation helps to equalize tread wear and is critical to gain the maximum
life from your tire investment.
Tips/Suggestions: Refer to your owner's manual for the
recommended rotation interval and pattern; generally a rotation
interval of 6,000 miles is recommended. The rotation pattern varies
with different makes and models, which shows the tire locations
during rotation. Some vehicles have different size tires on the
front and back or directional tires.
This limits the locations that
a tire may take on the vehicle. When in doubt, check the owner's
manual or consult a professional technician for guidance. Tire
rotation time also offers a good opportunity to have the tires and
wheels balanced. It's another step you can take to maximize your
Why is a Wheel Alignment
It’s no surprise that your vehicle will
drive better in the Charlotte North Carolina, Gastonia,
Dallas, Kings Mountain, Shelby, Belmont,
and other communities in Gaston County, North Carolina areas if all the wheels are pointed in the same
direction. That’s called wheel alignment. If your wheels are out of alignment you may
notice that your car pulls to one side or the other.
Something that you won’t notice right
away, but you will if you keep driving around
you’re out of alignment, is that your tires are
wearing unevenly and fairly quickly.. That’s because when the
vehicle is pulling to one side, you have to steer it back
straight. The outside of the tire just wears out fast because
you’re constantly turning, which can be very exhausting on a long
road trip such as from Charlotte to Spartanburg – fighting to keep the vehicle
going straight down the road.
Some of the things that commonly throw a wheel out of
alignment are slamming into a pothole in Stanley, smacking
a curb in Lowell or something like a rock in McAdenville. And it
doesn’t have to be a big shock, it can just be the regular bumps
and bangs of daily driving that add up and eventually take your
vehicle out of alignment. That’s why your owner’s manual or
Carolina service advisor at Mr. Nobody Tire may
suggest having your alignment checked periodically.
With an alignment service
at Mr. Nobody Tire, we measure each wheel’s alignment
and to see where they are relative to factory specifications.
While we have the vehicle on the alignment rack, we inspect the
tires for wear as well as the suspension and steering components
for damage or wear – things that can contribute to
alignment problems. With some sedans you can adjust all
four wheels so we bring all wheels into alignment. On those
vehicles where you can only adjust the front wheels, we bring the
front into alignment relative to the rear.
Cost varies by whether or not it’s two or
four wheel adjustable. Four-wheel drive vehicles may have an
additional charge because they’re more difficult to align. At any
rate, it’s cheaper than having to replace tires every few months.
If it’s been a while since you’ve had your
wheels aligned, bring your vehicle to eith of our two Mr. Nobody
Tire locations in Gastonia for an
Every time a wheel is first mounted onto the axle
with a new tire, it has to be balanced. The goal is to make sure the
weight is even around the axle.
Wheel balance is checked on a wheel balancing machine that can sense
as little as 1/4 ounce difference in weight around the wheel. Why
worry about 1/4 ounce on a wheel that weighs many pounds? That tiny
amount of weight is traveling very fast around the axle: hundreds of
times a minute. It creates enough momentum to cause serious
vibration. And when you multiply by 4 wheels, the wobble really adds
up. Unbalanced tires put uneven pressure on the treads. Tires get
too hot and wear unevenly. Tire imbalance can also strain the wheel
bearings and suspension system.
balance the tires, the technician at Mr. Nobody Tire places tiny offsetting weights at
specific points around the wheel.
Not "once and done"
The minute you pull away from the service station with your newly
balanced tires, they begin getting out of balance again. Every bump
and corner affects balance; so does tire wear. Over time, your tires
get out of balance again. That's why it's important to have tires
What are the warning signs that my tires aren't balanced?
You're most likely to notice uneven wear on the tires. Many drivers
also notice vibration over 40 mph, especially if the imbalanced
tires are on the front.
How often should my tires be balanced?
During typical use, it's a good idea to have your tires rotated and
balanced every 4,000 to 6,000 miles. Have them balanced any time a
tire is replaced or patched.
Mr Nobody Tire is the best tire dealer and auto repair shop in the
Gastonia, NC area. We have been providing affordable tires and auto
repair services to the Gastonia, NC community since 1964. We carry a
wide range of tires including MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich® and Uniroyal®
tires. At Mr Nobody Tire we aim to be the best tire dealer and to
provide a quick and rewarding tire shopping experience, We offer an
easy to use tire quotation formfor our
customers shopping experience. Our ASE Certified Technicians and
Tire Auto Repair Mechanics will look up the right tire for your car
or truck. This will make buying and getting a quote for a new set of
tires in Gastonia that much easier. Once you buy a set of tires, we
will service them too, from computer spin balancing, road force
balancing, flat repairs, and rotations. We also offer great deals
and some of the best tire specials in Gastonia, NC for the local
communities and county of Gaston, North Carolina. Besides selling
top name brand tires and custom wheels, Mr. Nobody Tire also offers
top notch, quality Gastonia, NC auto repair services.
Bring your car or truck into Mr. Nobody Tire Auto Repair Shop and
you are guaranteed to get honest reliable Gastonia, North Carolina
auto repair services. Our ASE certified technicians at Mr Nobody
Tire are well qualified to complete a full range of auto repairs to
keep your car in top running condition. We pride ourselves on
providing preventative maintenance Gastonia, NC auto repair services
including oil change, fluid flush, brake repair, inspection, service
and replacement and many other Gastonia, NC auto repair services at
affordable prices. Our skilled ASE Certified auto repair technicians
are trained to work on just about every car or truck manufactured,
import and domestic. If you are in Gastonia, North Carolina or the
surrounding areas such as Charlotte, Belmont, Bessemer City,
Cherryville, Cramerton, Dallas, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly,
Ranlo, Stanley, Kings Mountain, Shelby or other communities in and
around Gaston County, give us a call at one of our two locations
listed below or fill-out the online form to
get a free quote. Feel free to stop by either of our tire and
auto repair shops located in Gastonia, North Carolina.
Mr. Nobody Tire in Gastonia
North Carolina, we
offer a wide range of tires for your car or light truck.
professional technicians help you find the right tires for your car.
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