Do You Need a New Tire?
When you experience a flat tire, the first thing you think about is how you’re going to replace it. There’s no way a flat tire can be fixed, right? You’ll have to get a new one? Well, not exactly. It is possible for you to repair your tire, but the tire must go through a thorough inspection. Driving with a structurally compromised tire is dangerous. This inspection will ensure your tire is qualified and safe for a repair. When you do have a flat tire and need a repair, it’s best to leave it in the hands of an Auto Stop Elite Master ASE technician.
Our Master ASE Certified technicians have the tools and knowledge to assess the damage to your tire and determine if it’s qualified for a repair, or if the safest solution would be to simply replace the damaged tire.
Qualifications for Tire Repair
Although tire repair will always be less expensive, it may not be the best option based on the damage the tire has sustained. Tires must go through a thorough inspection and have specific requirements in order for it to be qualified for a repair. Frankly, most tire damage will lead to replacing the tire altogether.
Size, Type, and Location
Tires will need to have a specific type of damage in order for it to be qualified for a repair. The damage must occur along the tread of the tire, must be smaller than ¼-inch in diameter, and must not have any additional interior damage. Any long, jagged, or abnormal cuts or gashes immediately disqualify a tire from repair. Additionally, any damage found outside of the tread will also disqualify a tire for repair.
Get the Right Tire for Your Vehicle
If your tire is damaged beyond repair, feel confident in purchasing your new tires from Auto Stop Elite. We are an independent tire dealer that tailors our recommendations to what is the best fit and function for your vehicle. Purchasing tires from us ensures you have access to not only the freshest DOT dated tires, but also the largest available inventory enabling you to meet the specific needs of your vehicle. Every tire purchase includes a complimentary road-force balance with indexing, complimentary rotations, and balancing along with FREE repairs on flat tires for as long as you own the tires!
Schedule Your Tire Service With Us!
If your tire is damaged , make sure you visit Auto Stop Elite in Sterling, Virginia. Our Master ASE Certified technicians will quickly assess the damage and determine if your tire is qualified for a repair, or if it needs to be replaced. Not sure what indexing and road-force balancing means? Give us a call at 571-313-1122 and schedule an appointment with us today! Got a flat tire and want to stop by immediately? Visit our shop at 21563 Cascades Parkway! We accept walk-ins!*
*Walk-in availability determined by daily schedule.