Why is Proper Tire Installation Important?

Your car's tires are one of the most integral parts of your vehicle. They keep you connected to the road and provide traction and stability. That's why it's vital to ensure they are correctly installed. Here's everything you need to know about tire installation, from how it's done to why you should let a professional handle it.

What is Tire Installation?

Tire installation is the process of mounting new tires on a vehicle. This includes putting the tires on the rims and attaching them to the car. Once the tires are mounted, they must be inflated to the proper pressure and balanced.

How are New Tires Mounted?

The process of mounting new tires includes taking the wheels and tires off the vehicle, removing the old tires, cleaning the wheel surface, inspecting the wheel for damage, and then mounting new tires to the wheel. Mounting is typically done with a machine that clamps onto the tire and rim. The machine spins the tire so it can be mounted quickly and evenly.

What is Tire Balancing?

Once the new tires are mounted, they need to be balanced. This means that weight is added to the tire, so it spins evenly, ensuring that the weight of the tire and wheel assembly is evenly distributed. This allows for a smooth ride and prolongs the life of your tires.

 

Why Should I Let a Professional Install My New Tires?

It's always best to let a professional handle your tire installation. They have the training and experience to do it quickly and correctly. Plus, they have all the necessary equipment. Trying to install new tires yourself is a recipe for disaster. So, save yourself the headache and let the pros handle it.

Our service team at Wilton Auto and Tire and Center are here to help you choose which tire best suits your needs. We are proud to have a tire and alignment specialist on our team, so you can rest assured that your tires are properly installed when you pick up your vehicle. If you are in the market for new tires, submit a request for a tire quote, and a member of our team will contact you!

Written by Wilton Auto & Tire Center