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TIRES

At Don's Automotive and Towing Inc. we value the safety of our customers above all else. We want to ensure that you get to where you're going every time with a reliable and safe vehicle. A major problem area for the cars and trucks that come into Don's Automotive and Towing Inc., are tires. Your tires are your connection to the road, and without them doing their job properly, all the handling development and safety testing that went into your car may not keep you safe. Here is some basic information on your tires and how to know when the time has come for replacements.



Why are old or bad tires dangerous?

As stated above, your tires are an extremely important component of your car or truck. If you've ever been out of control in a vehicle, you'll know how scary being a powerless passenger inside a two ton metal box can be. Driving on tires that are too old, improperly inflated, out of balance, or not suited to weather conditions can spell disaster for your safe journey. Your tires were designed with a very specific task in mind. Using them improperly can have sudden and catastrophic consequences.



Signs your tires need air

This issue can be fairly simple to spot. If your tire seems to be wider at the part which contacts the road, they probably need to be topped up with air. Driving on under-inflated tires wears them out faster due to uneven pressure on the sidewall and can lead to full-on flats and even end up shredding the tire off the wheel! Low tire pressure ruins your vehicle's fuel economy. If you've ever ridden a bicycle with under-inflated tires you know how much extra effort you have to put in to get moving and stay rolling. On the flip side of this, driving with too much air in your tires is also unsafe. While it's unlikely that hitting a large pothole would cause the tire to burst (remember they're built to last for thousands of miles) having too much air pressure in a tire reduces the size of the contact patch, or the area where rubber meets road. This can lead to less grip and control over your vehicle. Every tire manufacturer prints the correct tire pressure on the side of their tires, so it's easy to find out the perfect pressure for your ride.



Signs your tires are out of tread

As with having over-inflated tires, a lack of tread can lead to less control and worse handling for your car or truck. Your tires' tread patterns help them to hold the road as well as channeling mud and water away from the areas that need to do the gripping. Without enough tread depth, your car can ride up on top of water on the road and cause you a complete loss of control. There are a few common methods of measuring tread depth, such as using a penny to gauge whether or not it's time to replace your tires, but we recommend coming into Don's Automotive and Towing Inc. in Brewster, NY for a professional opinion on the matter. Not all tires are created equal and must be replaced at different times.



Signs your tires are damaged

Signs that your tires are damaged can come from a few sources. A visual inspection can catch potential problems before they become major issues such as nails or rocks embedded in the tread grooves. Always remember that there's a great deal of pressure contained within your tires. If you see any gashes, bubbles or hear the hiss of air escaping it's best to stay away from that tire and enlist the help of a professional. Believe us, you don't want a tire exploding anywhere near you.


You can sometimes feel tire damage while driving. If your car begins to make strange noises as it goes down the road or the handling suddenly becomes worse you should pull over as soon as it's safe. Driving on a flat is a bad idea, and can often lead to more severe damage to your vehicle.



What can and cannot be repaired

Tires are expensive and we take any opportunity we can to repair them safely and save you money. Small punctures can often be plugged and patched (it should always be both!) but sometimes the tire's day is done. If the puncture is on the outer edge of the tire (outside the tread) it's probably unsafe to repair. The same goes for a tire that's been driven on while flat. In this case the sidewall has become weakened and the tire is no longer safe. As with recommended pressures, each manufacturer has guides for what can and what can't be repaired.


At Don's Automotive and Towing Inc., customer safety is our number one priority. We hope you'll be a little safer with this information. If you'd like to talk about whether your tires may need inspection or replacement, call us at 845-279-5527 or visit us at 556 N Main St in Brewster, NY. Happy travels!



We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.


Cooper
Goodyear
Michelin
Yokohama


To learn more about our Tire services, call us at 845-279-5527 or request a quote by clicking below:


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  • Don's Automotive is my primary repair shop. I have been using them for many years. I value their advice and quality of work. I have used them for both repair work and body work.
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  • Highly recommended. Friendly personal service. Fair prices. Been going here for about a year and plan to continue. Such a difference than Brewster Honda. They quoted me $4000 for a repair job and told me to trash/replace my car. Don's quoted me a $1200 for the same work.
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  • I have known Don now for over 20 years and he has always been a fair guy with fair prices. I have used his service for over 10 years and recommend his shop to anyone for any needs. So if you need service in the Brewster area feel free and comfortable with their shop for most any of your needs.
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  • I came here after Honda ripped me off and tried to rip me off again! When I walked in, Don was super friendly and so was the secretary. I was served quickly and given some information for the future. Will be coming here again! Satisfied with the price as well!
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  • My truck was skipping too much, made a call I was able to drop the vehicle off overnight, the next day received a call with what the issue was and what needed to be done to fix it and the repair was completed that same day. One day turnaround that was awesome service thank you Don's automotive.
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