Selecting tires is an important decision that affects the safety, performance, and cost of owning a motor vehicle.
Just as important as selecting the right tires is to have those tires installed and balanced by a trained technician. Without proper installation and balancing, you may find that your vehicle ‘pulls’ to one side, your steering wheel shakes, or you’re spending more money on gas.
Maryland Tire Depot provides a range of tire services, including the following:
Mount & balance the tires.
Free tire inspection.
Mounting and removing a tire from a wheel requires specialist equipment and knowledge. Tires have markings, generally referred to as the ‘GG ring’, and when installed this marking needs to be checked to make certain that the tire’s bead is seated correctly. Wheels are typically equipped with a rib that locks the tire’s bead in place, good fitment will ensure the best outcome in the event of rapid deflation and will ensure good wear and handling. Remember too that often tires are required to rotate in a set direction. Read more »
Wheel balance refers to the proper distribution of weight around a revolving tire and wheel assembly. Poor wheel balance can have a marked impact on both your car and your safety. Read more »
Tire disposal is a contentious environmental issue, if disposed of in normal land fill they tend to rise to the surface. If left unburied they become a home for vermin and insect pests. Most states and countries require that tires be disposed of by licensed scrap merchants. There are some ingenious methods of reducing tires to a more manageable state including shredding and freezing then smashing. Read more »
The braking system is one of the most important parts of your vehicle. For safe stopping you should have your brakes inspected regularly. We have the equipment and trained technicians to maintain, repair, and inspect your brake system including rotors and shocks to keep you safe and help you avoid costly repairs in the future. Read more »
In addition to providing a comfortable ride, shocks and struts provide the critical function of keeping your wheels in proper contact with the road; vital to safe steering and braking. Read more »