We're proud to offer top-of-the-line tire services in the Windy City. Our technicians provide comprehensive tire services, including repair, rotation, wheel balancing, and more. Our technicians provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your vehicle is receiving the highest quality of care. If you're looking for tire services in Chicago, look no further than Cassidy Tire & Service! Contact us today for comprehensive tire inspection and professional tire repair services.
All tires are not repairable. Tires with punctures are in the center of the tread, with sidewall damage cannot be repaired. If the punctures are close and the repairs overlap, the tire should not be repaired, as well as a tire with worn-out tread or punctures larger than ¼-inch.
The experts at Cassidy Tire & Service follow guidelines established by the Tire Industry Association when it comes to tire repair. Only a trained tire service technician should do a tire repair. To correctly repair a tire, the technician must separate the tire from the rim, remove the foreign object, fill the hole, and seal the inner liner. Using only a tire plug or a patch is not an acceptable repair because they do not permanently seal the inner liner, and the patch does not fill the void created by the penetrating object. Consequently, water enters the tire and corrodes the steel belts, which can result in tire failure down the road.
Repairs should be based on the manufacturer's recommendations and repair policies. An improperly repaired tire is dangerous. When a puncture is within the limits established by the industry and properly repaired, you can expect the tire to deliver safe and reliable performance.
Tire rotations are essential to extend the life of your tires and for better vehicle handling. Tires tend to wear unevenly, and a tire rotation promotes even tire wear. If you notice steering wheel vibrations after a tire rotation, you should have the wheels balanced. It is not necessary to have your tires balanced with each tire rotation but it is a good practice to have the tires rebalanced from time to time.
Tire balancing makes sure that weight is evenly distributed around the entire circumference of the tire and wheel unit. The common symptoms of unbalanced wheels are uneven tread wear, poor fuel economy, and steering wheel vibrations. Hitting potholes, curbs, and objects is a leading cause of wheel imbalance. Unbalanced tires are easily corrected by attaching small weights, just fractions of ounces, to the wheel to distribute weight evenly.