Livonia, MI Volkswagen Tires

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Volkswagen Tire Services

Tire Services Offered Near Livonia

When it is time to find tire services, making the right choice is critical to your safety, comfort, and pocketbook.

Tire Services we offer are tire repairs, balancing, rotation, tire sales. Also convenient to Wayne County, Detroit, Taylor and Westland.

The tires on your vehicle are the only contact you have with the road surface and they must do many things well in order to deliver maximum performance.


Important Aspects of Tires

  • Acceleration
    Tires must have enough grip when you step on the gas to avoid spinning your wheels. Sounds obvious, but some tires are better suited to this task than others. High-performance tires may have different rubber compounds for best performance, but may not be as long-lasting as some high mileage tires.
  • Stopping
    Obviously a critical function, and yet another area where the design and materials used to make the tire vary greatly.
  • Alignment
    For a two-wheel or four-wheel alignment, bring your car in to our dealership today. We can help align your wheels so you can get better gas mileage and a smoother, safer ride. Your car will be easier to maneuver and you will see an improvement in your car’s overall performance on the road.
  • Road Holding and Control
    You might think that a basic function like this is optimized in all tires, but this varies widely as well.
  • Comfort
    This is usually a major consideration, especially if you take long trips or commute long distances. Uncomfortable tires lead to driver fatigue, which can be a dangerous situation.

How To You Know When Tires Need Replacing

New tires typically come with 10/32” or 11/32” tread depths. The U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing tires when they reach 2/32”, and many states legally require tires to be replaced at this depth. “The Penny Test” is the best way to test if your tires are past that 2/32″ mark.

“The Penny Test”
Place a penny between the tread ribs on your tire. A “rib” is the raised portion of tread that spans the part of your tire that touches the ground. Tire tread is made up of several ribs. Make sure that Lincoln’s head is facing inwards, into the rib. If the top part of his head disappears, that means your tread is still above 2/32″ and therefore your tire doesn’t need to be changed. If you can still see all of Lincoln’s head on the penny, it is time to replace your tires.

Scuffs, bubbles, or chunks missing from the tread also mean it is time to replace the tire. String like fibers that show on the side of the tire indicate damage to the tire’s inner cords; this is a perfect sign that you should have it replaced right away. Exposed fibers mean your tire is at a high risk of being blown/busted, which is extremely dangerous at higher speeds.

Ask your Dealer! Most car dealers will inspect your tires as a courtesy, and fill them with the correct air pressure. This is a necessary service and is usually free of charge.

How Long Do Tires Last?

Unless there is a problem with the suspension, 50,000 to 75,000 miles is average for a good quality premium tire. If you drive down mountain roads with many curves and turns, the tires will wear out faster. Taking turns at high speeds will also wear out tires faster. Overall, the better care you take of your tires, the longer they will last.

Where is the Best Place to Buy Tires and How Much Do They Cost?

There are seemingly endless places to buy tires, but here are some popular choices:

  • Online Stores
    Good prices and selection but you have to know what you are buying and it is always better to talk to someone first. Also, with this kind of service, you are responsible for mounting the tires.
  • Discount Tire Dealers
    These dealers may sell other services like oil changes, but their main focus is on tires. Some advantages of using Discount Tire Dealers are lower cost, fast service, and a wide selection of styles and brands. But there is the catch: unless the salesperson is an expert on your car, he or she may not know the best tire for your vehicle.
  • Name Brand Tire Stores
    Many manufacturers have their own retail outlets. The only difference is that if you go to a Goodyear dealer, you will get a Goodyear tire. It is important to have all the tires on your car the same make and type. Unless you are replacing all four tires, this may not be the best choice.
  • Big Box Stores
    Good prices, fast service, but more focused on price than performance. And while most of these stores have skilled technicians, they may not be up to speed in helping you select the best tires for your make and model car.
  • Your New Car Dealer
    Finding tires near Livonia is just a simple trip to La Fontaine VW. They have a wide selection of tires that are exact matches to original factory tires. Why is Your New Car Dealer one of the best options? Foremost, you will get expert service and the exact OEM type and size your vehicle was equipped with when it was new. Pricing is competitive because dealers use wholesale distribution networks just like the discount chains. You will also get expert inspection services, safety checks, alignment, and other services to help preserve your investment.

For quality Volkswagen services near Livonia, take your car into LaFontaine Volkswagen. We serve all makes and models of cars. Our team will also honor competitor coupons so you can save money bringing it into us!

Collision Service At LaFontaine Volkswagen

Drivers living in Livonia, MI can come into our service center for all of their repair and maintenance needs, including Volkswagen certified auto glass repair and replacement. Our technicians are properly certified and highly experienced, so you can be sure that they’ll take good care of your vehicle. You can wait in our comfortable waiting area, which includes Wi-Fi, free snacks and beverages, and more. If you need to get auto glass repair and replacement or any other type of service or maintenance, come into our Dearborn location today. If you prefer, you can make an appointment by calling us or contacting us through our website.

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