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TIRES

At Maxi Auto Service we value the safety of our customers above all else. We want to ensure that you get to where you're going every time with a reliable and safe vehicle. A major problem area for the cars and trucks that come into Maxi Auto Service, are tires. Your tires are your connection to the road, and without them doing their job properly, all the handling development and safety testing that went into your car may not keep you safe. Here is some basic information on your tires and how to know when the time has come for replacements.



Why are old or bad tires dangerous?

As stated above, your tires are an extremely important component of your car or truck. If you've ever been out of control in a vehicle, you'll know how scary being a powerless passenger inside a two ton metal box can be. Driving on tires that are too old, improperly inflated, out of balance, or not suited to weather conditions can spell disaster for your safe journey. Your tires were designed with a very specific task in mind. Using them improperly can have sudden and catastrophic consequences.



Signs your tires need air

This issue can be fairly simple to spot. If your tire seems to be wider at the part which contacts the road, they probably need to be topped up with air. Driving on under-inflated tires wears them out faster due to uneven pressure on the sidewall and can lead to full-on flats and even end up shredding the tire off the wheel! Low tire pressure ruins your vehicle's fuel economy. If you've ever ridden a bicycle with under-inflated tires you know how much extra effort you have to put in to get moving and stay rolling. On the flip side of this, driving with too much air in your tires is also unsafe. While it's unlikely that hitting a large pothole would cause the tire to burst (remember they're built to last for thousands of miles) having too much air pressure in a tire reduces the size of the contact patch, or the area where rubber meets road. This can lead to less grip and control over your vehicle. Every tire manufacturer prints the correct tire pressure on the side of their tires, so it's easy to find out the perfect pressure for your ride.



Signs your tires are out of tread

As with having over-inflated tires, a lack of tread can lead to less control and worse handling for your car or truck. Your tires' tread patterns help them to hold the road as well as channeling mud and water away from the areas that need to do the gripping. Without enough tread depth, your car can ride up on top of water on the road and cause you a complete loss of control. There are a few common methods of measuring tread depth, such as using a penny to gauge whether or not it's time to replace your tires, but we recommend coming into Maxi Auto Service in Chattanooga, TN for a professional opinion on the matter. Not all tires are created equal and must be replaced at different times.



Signs your tires are damaged

Signs that your tires are damaged can come from a few sources. A visual inspection can catch potential problems before they become major issues such as nails or rocks embedded in the tread grooves. Always remember that there's a great deal of pressure contained within your tires. If you see any gashes, bubbles or hear the hiss of air escaping it's best to stay away from that tire and enlist the help of a professional. Believe us, you don't want a tire exploding anywhere near you.


You can sometimes feel tire damage while driving. If your car begins to make strange noises as it goes down the road or the handling suddenly becomes worse you should pull over as soon as it's safe. Driving on a flat is a bad idea, and can often lead to more severe damage to your vehicle.



What can and cannot be repaired

Tires are expensive and we take any opportunity we can to repair them safely and save you money. Small punctures can often be plugged and patched (it should always be both!) but sometimes the tire's day is done. If the puncture is on the outer edge of the tire (outside the tread) it's probably unsafe to repair. The same goes for a tire that's been driven on while flat. In this case the sidewall has become weakened and the tire is no longer safe. As with recommended pressures, each manufacturer has guides for what can and what can't be repaired.


At Maxi Auto Service, customer safety is our number one priority. We hope you'll be a little safer with this information. If you'd like to talk about whether your tires may need inspection or replacement, call us at or visit us at in Chattanooga, TN. Happy travels!



We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.


Nexen


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What People Say About Us

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    , 07/07/2020

    Honest and reasonable. Fast and friendly. Did a great job on my vehicle. Will be back for all my vehicle maintenance and repair.

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    , 07/07/2020

    I started taking my daughters car here after a horrible experience at Firestone down the road. They have been honest and straight forward with us. They made my daughter feel as if she could trust them and their work over the other repair shops around. Keep up the great work!

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    , 07/07/2020

    Both of my children attend UTC. Any time there is an issue with one of their vehicles I have to deal with it remotely. Every time the team at Maxi has taken care of them without question and given us fantastic service. It is hard to find someone who you feel you can trust to do the right thing and treat young customers with professionalism and respect. I recommend the team at Dayton Blvd without question.

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    , 07/07/2020

    I live in central Florida and my son attends UT Chat. He needed some immediate muffler repairs on his truck and as a college kid, he was clueless who to take it to. I found Maxi on the web and read excellent review after review so I sent my son in. I called ahead and spoke with Steve who was extremely kind and very professional. They did an amazing job with honesty and integrity being first at hand. Thanks Steve!! I would definitely recommend this business if your are seeking quality, honest, and professional service.

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    , 07/07/2020

    Maxi was professional and repaired my vehicle in record time! More importantly, they were honest with me about the work needed and the cost beforehand.

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    , 07/07/2020

    Had to get some work done on my car. The mangers there were very helpful and knowledgeable about what needed to be done. I would definitely recommend this place and I am going there whenever I need my car fixed again.

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    , 07/07/2020

    We had to have my husbands truck towed in because of a fuel pump issue. Brian and his guys were AMAZING. They kept us updated on what they found and what it would take to fix it. I would recommend them to ANYONE! We will be using them from here on out for vehicle maintenance.

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    , 07/07/2020

    This is the ONLY repair place that could fix my Mercedes Benz. Brian is the man. I trust no other after a year of nothing but problems and Brian fixed it in 30 minutes.

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    , 07/07/2020

    ook my car in to get brakes fixed and Patrick and his team did an awesome job! No pressure for unnecessary work, great value on final cost of repairs, and excellent service. I will be getting both my cars serviced here from now on.

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    , 07/07/2020

    These guys are true pros in every sense. They are honest, knowledgeable, friendly and hard-working. You aren't going to get anyone trying to rob you or sell you something you don't need here and they do outstanding work. If you need exhaust or brake work done this is the place to go.

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    , 07/07/2020

    I had an entirely new custom exhaust system built and installed on my 1968 Fastback Mustang at the Maxi on Hwy 58. They do excellent work and their prices are very reasonable. Chris is an amazing mechanic and an outstanding welder.

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    , 07/06/2020

    Roger and his team are amazing! I couldn't get to my regular Maxi repair shop, so I decided to go into the East Brainerd store. Maxi's service is top notch no matter what location!

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    , 07/06/2020

    I have brought my car to the East Brainerd location for the last 15 years and I have always had fast and great service. I always refer anyone to them whenever someone I know has a car issue.

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    , 07/07/2020

    Honest and reasonable. Fast and friendly. Did a great job on my vehicle. Will be back for all my vehicle maintenance and repair.

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