Tire Service Near Me at Joe Myers Kia

Know When Your Kia Needs New Tires

      
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How long has it been since you had your tires serviced? For information about Kia tire repair and replacement, watch this video.

Tires are the only part of the car that touch the ground, which makes them vital for proper function and safety. They play a part in handling, braking and traversing any roads, so it's important to have them regularly serviced. Routine inspection throughout the year ensures the safety of passengers and prevents dangerous blowouts and other damage from occuring.

Tire service in Houston for your new Sorento, Soul or Forte will also increase the longevity of your vehicle, shielding the various parts and systems from premature wear and tear. This means you'll get more miles out of your car and spend less money on major repair!

When to Rotate Tires

Tires don't all wear equally, despite all of them touching the road simultaneously. When your Kia tires are regularly rotated, the tread will wear more evenly and the tires will last longer. Tire rotation should be done every 6,000 to 8,000 miles.

When to Balance Tires

We recommend that your Kia tires be balanced every three to six months. This equates to around 3,000 to 6,000 miles, depending on how often you drive. When drivers skip getting wheel balance service, they'll may start to notice severe vibration, specifically when driving at higher speeds. Schedule an appointment at our tire shop in Houston if you're overdue for this service!

When to Align Tires

Kia Tire maintenance in HoustonTire alignment ensures that your tires are in line with both each other and your steering wheel, and that you don't experience pulling, drifting, uneven tread wear or other issues. Alignment service intervals vary, but often the service is necessary about every two years. However, just to be on the safe siede, we recommend having your alignment checked at our tire shop in Houston every six months.

Checking the Tread on Your Kia's Tires

Did you know that you can check the tread of your tires yourself with something called the "Penny Test?" Place a penny with Lincoln's head down into the grooves of your tire. If Lincoln's head is uncovered by the tire tread, it may be time for a tire change.

Another good rule to follow is that your tires should be replaced around every five years, and they should not be used for more than 10 years. If you find that you're replacing your tires much more often, this may be due to the fact that your tires aren't regularly serviced.

Finally, air pressure should also be checked multiple times throughout the year, usually on a monthly basis. Driving around on underinflated or overinflated tires can affect fuel economy and performance, and put you at risk for a blowout. Information about the ideal tire pressure for your car can be found in your Kia owner's manual. Even if your vehicle is equipped with a built-in tire pressure monitor, slight underinflation may not be apparent and will not trigger the orange alert light on your dashboard.

Choose Joe Myers Kia for Tire Repair in Houston

There are a few other symptoms that you should look out for that mean it is time for tire repair in Houston:

  • Drifting from side to side
  • Excess vibration while driving
  • Cracking in the tire rubber
  • Bulges and blisters
  • Visible tread-wear indicator

If you experience any of the above symptoms, don't hesitate to pay us a visit. The knowledgeable service team at our service center is ready to offer tire care of the highest quality, getting you back on the road in no time at all. Contact us today to learn more!

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed