Pulling To One Side Or The Other
"Bumpy" Feeling Or Vibrations
How Do You Know If Your Vehicle Needs New Tires Or Service?
As listed above, if you see evidence that the tire or tires are bad, or maybe you feel vibrations or a bumpy ride, this could mean a tire issue. We offer everything from plugging to replacement.
QUALITY AUTO SERVICES & MOST AFFORDABLE TIRES IN Seymour Tn
If you’re looking for reliable service and affordable tires in Seymour come to Smoky Mountain Auto Service And Tires. We are committed to providing top quality auto repairs and services. If you want the best deal on tires we are the place to come.
“We always have the best price in town” on tires, brakes, alignment, suspension, tune-ups, shocks & struts and all auto services. We are family owned and operated and we are looking for you to be a part of our family. Place your trust in Smoky Mountain Auto Service And Tires hands.
We specialize in complete customer value by providing quality service, honesty, and fair pricing. We will be happy to give you an accurate written estimate in advance of any work being performed. Our experienced and trained technicians can fix your vehicle quickly and professionally. We are a complete car care center with nationwide warranties on repairs up to ”2 years or 24,000” miles! See what we offer in our store by browsing through our services.
We offer a variety of tires in Seymour Tn, and we are more than happy to find the right tire for you! We provide all the major brands like Michelin, Pirelli, Kumho and many more. With our broad selection of tires, we are sure to find the right tire for you and your vehicle!
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Understanding Tire Wear
Tire tread wear can tell you a lot about a suspension. Most specifically, it can tell you if the angles, inflation and components are within specification. Here are the most common tread wear patterns and what causes them.
Tire tread wear in the center of the tread pattern tells you that the inflation patterns are too high. Too much pressure can cause the contact patch to shrink and the center of the tire to carry the entire load.
Tire tread wear on the edges of a tire will typically indicate inflation pressures are lower than specified. When a tire is under-inflated, the contact patch grows and the load is carried by the outside edges of the patch.
The indicator of excessive positive or negative toe angle is a tire feathering or scuffing that can be detected by stroking your fingertips across the edge of each tread bar or tread block. A feather edge on the inside of the tread bar indicates excess toe-in, while a feather edge on the outside of the tread bar indicates toe-out. Because toe angle is affected by changes in camber and caster angles, it’s always the last angle to be adjusted during the wheel alignment process. In addition, any change in camber or caster angles will immediately change the toe angle. Toe angle geometry can also be greatly affected by changes in suspension height.
Cupped or scalloped dips appearing around the surface of the tire tread wear could indicate loose, worn or bent suspension parts. Worn shock absorbers or unbalanced tires can also cause cupping, but the cupping would typically be more indicative of a concentric pattern. Shocks and struts are the most likely culprit because they provide damping force to control tire movement. When the tires move excessively, the scalloped pattern can appear. A lack of rotation can cause this condition.
Outer-Edge Tread Wear
Tread wear on the outer edge of a tire is rare these days, but it does happen. Positive camber, caster and toe can lead to wear on the outer edge. If you see edge wear on one side, check the thrust and setback.
But, it should be noted, the leading cause of outer edge wear on modern vehicles is over-enthusiastic cornering.
Inner-Edge Tread Wear
Inner-edge tire tread wear is the most common tread wear problem most technicians see. The angles causing this type of wear are typically negative toe and camber. For parts, there are three component sources of the inner-edge tread wear: bushings, springs and loads.
Ozone, extreme temperatures and other atmospheric issues tend to destroy rubber bushings and cause the alignment angles to change. Some vehicles have hydraulic bushings on the rear lower control arms. Some bushings will leak when they fail. When a bushing in the rear fails, the extra movement causes the wheels to toe out and the camber to go negative.
As a suspension compresses and rebougsnds, the alignment angles change. Engineers tune alignment angles for a specific ride height to maximize handling and tire tread wear. If a spring can no longer support the vehicle, the alignment angles will suffer. Most engineers tune the suspension to toe out when the rear suspension compresses. This increases vehicle stability. But, it also causes the inner-edge tread wear. Springs are made of metal that is heat-treated, but can still fatigue. This includes leaf, coil and torsion bar springs. If you see a vehicle that needs considerable adjustments for camber on both wheels of the same axle, inspect the springs.
Loads in the rear of the vehicle will cause changes to toe, caster and camber in the front (and possibly the rear). The camber and caster will become positive in the front, and if the vehicle has an independent rear suspension, the camber will become negative and it will be toed out. This could lead to outside-edge tire tread wear in the front and inside-edge tread wear in the rear.
Steering Geometry Diagnostics
Steering geometry problems are some of the most overlooked causes of tire wear. These problems can easily be avoided with the help of a thorough inspection
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When auto air conditioning systems break down, refrigerant leaks. Not only is refrigerant harmful to the environment, it’s also harmful to your car. Leaking refrigerant can damage your vehicle’s evaporator and compressor. Getting a car air conditioner service at the first sign of trouble will save you both money and time. Come to Smoky Mountain Auto Service And Tires for an AC service repair before any damage spreads
AC PERFORMANCE CHECK
At Smoky Mountain Auto Service And Tires, all AC repair and AC services are handled by ASE-certified technicians.They have also completed training through EPA-approved AC programs.Your car is in good hands with these expert auto technicians, and they will examine your car’s A/C system to see if there is a leak – and if there is, they’ll stop it in their tracks before it can affect anything else.
When temperatures rise, there’s nothing more refreshing than climbing into a cool, air-conditioned car. Over time, however, A/C fittings become loose, O-rings, hoses and seals wear out – and your refreshingly icy blast … stops. Get the blast back with Smoky Mountain Auto Service And Tires. Our expert auto technicians offer the best car AC service and AC repair at the best prices.