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  • All-Season vs. Winter Tires: Which One is Right for You?

    Monday 23 January 2017

    This a question we get so often from our customers, we thought we might lay out the pros and cons for you so you can make the best decision for your car and budget. All Season Tires The two words we would use to describe All-Season tires are convenience and compromise. Living where the weather isn’t very harsh on either end of the spectrum, not a lot of snow, no blistering summers, is an ideal location to drive on All Season tires. Most locations meet this specification. These tires are... read more

  • How to Make Your Tires Last Longer

    Monday 12 December 2016

    We think our tires only last up to 2 years maximum, but we are completely wrong. Tires can, in fact, with proper care and storage, can last up to an incredible ten years. The team at Robert’s Collision and Repair has put together a list of the best-kept secrets of tire maintenance:   Exposure to UV rays shortens the lifespan of your tires. Keep them inside as much as possible. Inspect your tires and rims every month. Make sure to look out for cracks in the sidewall, along with co... read more

  • When Do Your Tires Need Replacing?

    Wednesday 27 May 2015

    Not sure when you replace your tires? Here are some tips that will help you determine when your tires should be repaired or replaced. Step 1: Check your tires periodically for wear. We understand that you probably don’t look at your tires very often, but it’s a good habit to get into. If you look at them regularly, you will have an easier time discerning whether the tires are in good shape or if a problem is developing. Step 2: Recognize what’s going on with your tire wear. Do a... read more

  • How To Change A Tire

    Monday 18 May 2015

    Everyone should know how to change a tire, even if they are lucky enough to never have to. Knowing how to change a flat tire is one of those life skills that is right up there with knowing how to administer CPR, and knowing how to swim. Even if you already know how to change a tire and it has been a while since you have had to do it, here is a helpful reminder. Step 1:  Pull over to a safe spot off the road. Try to head for a well lit area that is far enough away from moving traffic. ... read more

  • Tire Pressure: Know What It Should Be For Your Tire

    Monday 02 February 2015

    Did you know that your tires lose pressure daily? In warmer weather, your tires lose even more pressure. With summer and spring approaching, it is important to know what the correct tire pressure actually is for your car. Basically, correct tire pressure depends on the model of your vehicle. These details should be listed somewhere on vehicle: Check the following spots: Door edge Door post Glove box door Fuel door We also recommend checking your vehicle's tire pressure every time you get g... read more

  • The Importance of Buying Good Tires

    Sunday 14 September 2014

    Most drivers take their tires for granted until there is a problem, like a flat or worn tread. However, ignoring your tires can become a major safety issue because tires are your vehicle’s only contact to the road. Not only should you pay attention to your tires, but you should also learn the difference between good tires and bad tires, cheap tires and expensive tires, sizes of tires, and the best tires for the conditions you drive in. But first, let’s discuss the importance of buying good ti... read more

  • Top 5 Reasons To Change Your Tires

    Monday 13 January 2014

    Some people forget to change their tires. Others are better about getting regular tire service. Here are the top five reasons to change your tires: Your tread is less than 1/16 inch or 1.6 millimeters thick. Your tires should always have more than a depth of 1/16 inch tread, ideally at a thickness of 1 inch of tread depth. If your tread wear indicator bars are exposed, your tires need to be replaced. Tread wear indicators are parallel bars that run perpendicular to the direction of the tread... read more

  • The Tire Balancing Machine at Robert’s Auto Repair

    Monday 25 February 2013

    Who knew that a tire balancing machine at Robert’s Auto Repair could be so high-tech with a 3-D laser guided operation? In today’s world with amazing technology, no longer do tire pros have to eyeball a wheel for precise tire balancing precision. Our team has the state-of-the-art equipment to balance even the toughest set of wheels. Here are some of the things our tire balancing machine can do: It has a 1.5 hp direct drive motor running it. It has 8 balancing modes. The laser guided operation e... read more

  • The Tire Changer at Robert’s Auto Repair

    Tuesday 19 February 2013

    We don’t know if you’re aware of this, but there are tire changer machines that some tire professionals would prefer to work with over others. Lucky for us, Robert’s Auto Repair uses state-of-the-art equipment, and we would even go so far to say that our tire changer machine is a “workhorse”. Here are some of the features that make us love our tire changing machine: It handles big wheels and small wheels. It protects expensive wheels. It helps us work more effectively and increases our prod... read more

  • Winter Auto Maintenance -- Tires

    Monday 04 February 2013

    During the winter, it is very, very important that your tires are in tip-top shape. If your tires are showing excess wear and tear, or are bald in certain spots, your safety on the road is greatly compromised. When in doubt, come to Robert’s Auto Repair for a tire inspection. If your tires are in good shape, but not perfectly balanced, we can keep things rolling smoothly with our tire alignment service. If your tires need to be fixed or replaced, we have the capacity to replace your tires quickl... read more

  • Why Tires Are So Important

    Monday 09 April 2012

    Have you noticed how often it is that people don’t give enough attention to their tires? It seems very common, but ignoring your tires is can become a major safety issue. Why? Because tires are your car’s only contact to the road. No matter how good an engine your car has, how good a construction it has , what basic speed and acceleration it has, in the end it all comes down to tires and how they can alter your car’s performance on the road. Not only should you pay attention to your tires, but... read more

  • Tire Balancing and Alignment

    Monday 29 November 2010

    For those of you who think that tire balancing isn't that important, consider some industry trends that may help you rethink the issue.  Perhaps the most compelling argument for precision balancing comes from an obvious fact: vehicles are being made lighter and lighter.  The heavier cars of yesterday actually helped smooth out the ride by dampening many vibrations before the driver could feel them.  The softer suspensions also had the same effect.  Another factor is tire technology.  Gene... read more

  • Tire Safety

    Monday 01 November 2010

    Tires are often the most taken-for-granted part of the car.  They get kicked, worn, and they eventually go bald.  However, tire safety is extremely important if you want to protect yourself from common road hazards. This month, we will start to experience the “First Flush” of rainstorms and slippery roads. “First Flush” conditions often cause vehicles to hydroplane more easily because the oil has not yet been fully washed off the roadway and the tires don’t grip as well they would in normal wet... read more

  • Your Tires Won't Be Tired Anymore!

    Sunday 23 May 2010

    We often take tires for granted.  We run them through mud, rocks, snow and sand.  We kick them.  We curse at them when they go flat.  No wonder they're tired! Tires are often the most under appreciated part of our vehicles.  Like our feet, we don't pay much attention to them until something goes wrong. We recently added a full-service tire center inside our 26,000 square foot facility here at Robert's Auto Repair.  Whether your tires are worn or flat, out of balance or need rotating, we a... read more

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