Experience the Best Tire Shop in Southwest Fort Worth, TX at Your Local Driver’s Edge
Drive in today for professional, knowledgeable tire diagnostics and tire repairs.
Whether you need a new tire, tire rotation, or tire balancing, your search for the best tire shop in Southwest Fort Worth will lead you to Driver’s Edge Complete Tire & Auto Service. Our tire stores sell brand name tires, provide quality repairs, and we do it all with our customers as our top priority.
The service our ASE-certified mechanics and service staff provides is unmatched in the area and we work to exceed your expectations every time you drive in. Come in today and experience the best at our Southwest Fort Worth auto repair shop!
Our Tire Services
Did you know that you can help your tires last longer by maintaining a schedule of routine maintenance? This includes tire rotation, proper alignment, and proper inflation. As a result, your tires will last longer, wear more evenly, and give you better fuel efficiency. Your safety is important and so is saving money. We can help you achieve both.
Routine tire inspections include:
- Checking the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) service
- Checking tire pressure
- Checking tire tread for wear
- Rotating tires
- Balancing tires
- Aligning the wheels
- Inspecting wheel bearings
Your driving habits as well as the climate you live in can have an effect on your tires. Sudden or fast stops, plus driving over debris in the road equals increased wear and even disaster. Climate and road conditions can also affect the tires on your vehicles. Routine tire inspections can identify unusual wear before too much damage is done.
We recommend an inspection be performed on your vehicle every 5,000 miles. Our tire specialists can set a schedule that coordinates with other routine maintenance, like oil changes or AC checks. The warranty on your tires can provide valuable information on the frequency of tire inspections, too, for your specific tires.
Tire Repairs and Replacement
A flat tire is more than an inconvenience. It can be dangerous, especially if it isn’t repaired properly. Do you know when a punctured tire can be repaired safely and when it may need to be replaced?
The general rule is that a repair is possible if a tire puncture is ¼ inch diameter or less. Even several punctures at one time can be fixed, if they are 16 inches or more away from each other. If the hole is in the tread of the tire, it can be repaired rather than replaced, as well.
On the other hand, if there are punctures in the sidewall or shoulder of the tire, it must be replaced. Multiple punctures that are close together is a sign that you may need to purchase a new tire. Don’t take chances with your safety. A tire with tread that has separated or has large cuts is dangerous to drive on and can’t be saved.
If you are unsure, ask your Driver’s Edge tire specialist for their advice. And they will assist as you decide what tire is best for your car and your driving needs.
Driver’s Edge is also committed to bringing you the best value as you purchase your tires. They will point out any discounts or specials available. Check here for great coupons and discounts!
Tire Repair FAQ
When Does A Tire Need To Be Replaced?
It’s best to have the tire pros at our tire shop in Fort Worth inspect your tires to determine if it’s safe to continue driving on, but there are some signs you can check for that may indicate it’s time for a new tire.
Make it a habit to visually inspect the tires on your vehicle regularly, looking for:
- Embedded objects
- Worn or uneven tread
- Splits in the sidewalls
- Bulges or blisters
Also take note of how the car is handling on the road; noticeable, excessive vibration needs to be checked by a tire shop.
If you are unsure about the condition of your tires, book an appointment at your Driver’s Edge local tire shop in Fort Worth.
What Will Extend The Life Of My Tires?
The best way to protect the life of your tires is to keep them inflated properly. This ensures good handling on the road, too. Check your tire pressure once a month after the car has been sitting idle for three hours or more, and make sure to inspect them before any long road trips. You will find the proper pressure on a sticker inside the driver’s side door or in the owner’s manual.
In addition to maintaining proper tire pressure, regular maintenance can also help your tires last longer. Ask the tire technicians at our Fort Worth location for their recommendations on a schedule for tire rotation, tire balancing, wheel alignment, and our other tire services.
Why Do Tires Need To Be Rotated?
Each tire wears differently on the wheel assembly, so they need to be regularly moved to new positions on your vehicle to make them wear more evenly. Tires will develop deep tread wear that cannot be repaired if they are left on the same wheel. These wear patterns cause pulling to one side and poor handling in general. The most dangerous result, of course, is a tire blowout, especially at high speeds.
Bring your car in for a tire rotation every 5,000 to 6,000 miles, so set an appointment for this service at Driver’s Edge in SW Fort Worth today.
Is A Tire Alignment The Same As Balancing The Tires?
One Of My Tires Has A Nail In It. Can It Be Patched?
It depends on where the nail is in the tire and how large the hole will be once the nail is removed. The only way to tell for sure is to have a tire specialist inspect it, both on the outside and inside the tire. In general, a small puncture (less than one-quarter inch in diameter) can be repaired if it is in the tread. Any hole in the sidewall or shoulder of the tire should be replaced. Schedule an appointment to bring your car in and let us advise you on the safest way to deal with the tire.