Tires are the single most important safety feature on your car. They are the only thing that connects the car to the road, and life-saving technologies like antilock brakes and electronic stability control cannot do their job if the tires don't have a good grip on the pavement.
As the adage goes, nothing lasts forever. Car owners still need to replace their tires a few times or more throughout the life of a typical vehicle. Despite advances in longer-lasting tires, actual tread life will vary by car type, tire type (such as all season or high performance), driving aggressiveness, and even road and weather conditions. Proper maintenance and responsible driving can maximize the mileage in a set of tires.
We offer these services to help you prolong the life of your tires.
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Carwell Automotive Inc..
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Carwell Automotive Inc. has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 919-553-7612 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At Carwell Automotive Inc., our tire experts will determine whether your tires are able to be repaired, or if they need to be replaced. If the tires are repairable, our certified technicians will make sure they are repaired correctly and get you back on the road.
It is recommended that tires, including the spare, be periodically inspected by a tire service professional during routine maintenance intervals such as oil changes and tire rotations. We will inspect the tire tread and sidewalls for irregular tread wear, cracking, scrapes, bulges, cuts, snags, foreign objects or other damage resulting from use. We will remove any stones, glass, foreign objects, etc. embedded in the tread to prevent further damage. Even minor damage can lead to further injury and eventual tire failure. Tires with excessive cracking on the tread or sidewall(s) should be removed from service. This is typically caused by under inflation, over loading, improper storage, and/or improper long-term parking.
Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires of an automobile from one position to another, to ensure even tire wear, which extends the useful life of a set of tires. Rotation is important because each tire on a car carries a different amount of weight, making them wear at different rates. By rotating them, you basically even out those differences. Your owner's manual will tell you how often to rotate your tires, but as a rule of thumb, it should be done every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.
We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Carwell Automotive Inc., we understand that tires are an important part of your car. The quality of tires and material used on them highly affects the vehicle's performance. Their main purpose is to protect the wheel's rims and improve vehicle performance. For this reason, we only deal with brand name tires. Also, we offer fleet tire management services to ensure you are getting the best value, fuel economy, and life from your tires.
Once a need for new tires is determined, it is necessary to identify the best tires for your vehicle and driving demands. Look for tires that do well in tests for braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning. Winter traction should also be considered, if applicable. Let tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance be tiebreakers. Trust the tire experts at Carwell Automotive Inc. to help you choose the right tires for your vehicle.
We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.
Best vehicle repair shop in town. My family has been using Carwell for years because of his good work and honesty!!
We own a fleet of vehicles and Carwell services them all and does a fantastic job! Fast turn-around and great knowledge. Thank you
We've been using Carwell's for our vehicle repairs & maintenance needs for at least 10 years. Jeff Carwell is very honest and there is always great communication on repairs needed & estimates.
Jeff and team are personable and professional! Great service and price! Thanks Guys
Thank you to Jeff for taking the time to give us a second opinion on our daughter's car this week and saving her from a very expensive repair elsewhere. Our neighbors recommended Carwell Automotive and we couldn't be more pleased to have a local shop whose owner is honest and has integrity. A++!!
I have been taking my vehicles to Jeff at Carwell for over 15 years. He and his staff treat you right and repair your vehicle in a timely manner, doing it right the first time, and for a fair price. I will continue to trust Jeff and Carwell with all my vehicle service and repair needs!
Needed brakes and a 90,000 mile service for my Honda Accord. Went into this planning on replacing all four brakes, but just let me know that we only needed to do the front brakes now and the rear pads have plenty of life left in them. Saved me money and finished the job when he said would be done. Appreciate having a place like this so close in Clayton. Will definitely be back for any other service.
"Car Sick? Carwell!" has been the slogan in my head all my life. I wouldn't trust anyone else the way I trust Jeff. The customer service and "not a problem" attitude is unmatched.
Fast turn around, great quality of work. Has been my trusted go to mechanic for years and will continue to be.
Carwell Automotive is a "MECHANIC'S MECHANIC". Jeff and his team have cared for our family's autos, trucks, and work trucks since the 90's. He works to find the root of complex problems and does routine maintenance service quickly. Try them next time you need service. We are sure you'll be pleased.