How Are New Tires Installed?

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Are you wondering how new tires are installed on your vehicle? Changing your tires is essential to ensure your safety, improve your driving experience, and prevent accidents. But if this is your first time changing your tires, you might be feeling overwhelmed with the process. In this blog, we'll explain the steps involved in how new tires are installed on your car.

There are a few signs to look out for. If you notice your tires are wearing unevenly, or if you see any cracks or bulges in the sidewalls of your tires, it's time to get new ones. If you often drive in rainy or snowy conditions, it's a good idea to check your tires' tread depth regularly. Tires with worn-down treads won't be as effective at gripping the road, which can be dangerous.

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Once you've determined that it's time for new tires, it's time to bring your car into the shop. The first step mechanics will take is to raise your vehicle on the lift and remove your old tires from your car. The mechanic will loosen and remove the lug nuts holding them. Next, the mechanic will remove the valve stem from the tire, which will allow them to release the trapped air inside.

New Tire Installation | Lu's Car Care Center, Inc.

Now, it's time for the installation itself. The mechanic will take your new tire and place it onto your car's wheel (rim), aligning it properly. They'll then put the valve stem back into the tire and use a machine to fill the tire with the recommended amount of air. Finally, they'll put the lug nuts back onto the tire and use a torque wrench to make sure they're tightened to the correct pressure.

New Tire Installation | Lou's Car Care Center, Inc.

After the installation is complete, your mechanic will do a quick check to make sure everything is in working order. They'll double-check the tire pressure and make sure that the wheels are properly aligned. At Lou’s Car Care, our technicians will also road force balance your tires to ensure that the tire has an even weight distribution. This uses a load-roller to simulate road pressure. And identify even the slightest inconsistencies. Balancing weights are installed to compensate for the weight differences between the tires. Once they're confident that your new tires are good to go, they'll give you the green light to get back out on the road.

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While it might seem daunting at first, replacing your tires is a routine maintenance task that can help keep you safe on the road. If you're ever unsure whether your tires need to be replaced, don't hesitate to bring your car in for a check-up. And next time you get new tires installed, you can walk into the shop with confidence, knowing exactly what the process will look like.

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1. What tire size do I need for my vehicle?

Ensure proper fit, handling, and safety by knowing the correct tire size. Look in your owner's manual or on the sticker inside your driver's door jamb for manufacturer specifications.

2. How often should I replace my tires?

Replace tires when showing signs of wear like low tread depth, uneven patterns, or visible damage. Typically, tires last around 6 years regardless of tread wear.

3. Do I need to replace all four tires at once?

For balanced handling and traction, consider replacing all four tires simultaneously. If only replacing one or two, match them with existing tires by brand, model, size, and tread pattern.

4. What tire pressure should I use?

Maintain safety, longevity, and fuel efficiency with proper tire pressure. Find recommendations in your owner's manual, on the driver's door jamb sticker, or sometimes on the tire sidewall.

5. Should I get an alignment with new tires?

Ensure proper tire wear and vehicle handling by aligning wheels with new tires. Misalignment can cause uneven tire wear and affect stability.

6. How long does a tire installation take?

Tire installation time varies based on factors like the number of tires replaced, equipment availability, and service center workload. A single tire takes around 20 minutes, depending on the size. Overall, replacing all four tires can take an hour or longer. For accuracy, consult your service center.




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