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Tires Wheels Sales and Service

Tires Wheels Sales & Service

Calgary Tire Repair

Bring in your tires to the Les Dobos Auto Centre to have one of our experienced technicians repair your tires.

We offer exceptional Calgary Tire Repair service and also offer a while-you-wait tire repair service. We have all the equipment and technicians to accurately diagnose and repair all tire related problems.

With the harshness of our winters in Calgary, we always recommend that customers have a set of winter tires to put on.

When you need to prepare for the new season we will service your vehicle with our seasonal maintenance package and swap your tires for free!

Trust the experts a for all of your tire related needs.

4 Signs of Tire Wear

Tears in the Tread

The tread is the rubber part of the tire that gets the lion’s share of wear and tear. If there’s a tear in the tread or it looks like it’s pulling away from the casing, the tire needs to be replaced. Even if the tread is still intact, the owner should look for embedded stones or other debris, and remove them. However, if there’s a nail in the tread, the driver should check to see if there’s a properly inflated spare tire in the trunk just in case it’s needed. A pulled nail can cause a tire to lose air. If the driver pulls the nail and hears hissing, they should take the car in to the shop and have the tire fixed or replaced.

Tread-Wear Indicators

Most car tires have had bars of hard rubber installed in them. These are called tread wear indicators, and they don’t appear until the rubber has been worn down to more than 1/16 of an inch between the bottom of the tread and the top. If there are two or three indicators on a tire, it needs to be replaced. If the driver suspects that a tire is worn anyway, they should slip a ruler into a tread and measure the distance from its base to the surface. It should be more than 1/16 of an inch deep.

Weird Noises

Sometimes a driver will hear whining, thumping or other noises they know aren’t correct from one of their tires. This is a sign of either poor alignment or tires that are very worn out. Now is the time to either get the tires aligned or to buy new ones.

Tread Wear Patterns

The way the treads look on the tires can point to several problems, including underinflation, over-inflation or poor alignment. A tire that has both edges worn is underinflated and needs more air. If the driver believes that the tire is leaking, they should take the car to the shop, or get a new tire. However, sometimes the leak isn’t the fault of the tire but of a rim that doesn’t fit properly.

Sometimes the tire is fine and the rim fits but the problem is with a tire valve that’s letting air escape. Both a badly fitting rim and a poor tire valve are easy fixes.

If only the treads in the center of the tire are worn, this is a sign of over-inflation. The driver should let some air escape according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Squealing on curves is another sign of under-inflation and means that the wear on the treads need to be checked.