Tread and Safety
Tires have a reputation for being the most robust part of a vehicle. They take the brunt of the impact from the road, they expand with heat and contract with cold, and they grip the road to keep you safe. Even the most robust tires show wear and stress and require routine maintenance. Unfortunately, the majority of tire wear is not visible to the untrained eye. At Jim Boudreau’s Automotive Service Center in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, our technicians use years of engineering experience and state-of-the-art equipment to gain access to the less visible areas of your car to find any hidden areas of concern. Read on, or swing by our shop to see the techniques and equipment we use to examine your vehicle: 2184 Main Street.
Between harsh winters and blistering summers, our Massachusetts roads take quite a beating. In turn, our tires have to encounter potholes, loose asphalt, and other road hazards. Fortunately, huge tire blowouts don’t happen often, but that doesn’t mean your tires aren’t stressed. Even tires driven by the most careful vehicle owner on pristine roads will experience wear and damage. At Jim Boudreau’s Automotive Service Center, we offer a wide variety of tire services. During our routine inspection, we check and adjust the tire inflation so you aren’t driving on an overfilled tire or a near flat. Tires also require rotation and balancing which ensures the bulk of your vehicle’s weight is sitting safely on your wheelbase.
Repair or Replace
Your next question may be: how do I know if I need a tire replaced, or can you just repair the old one? Our technicians have seen thousands of tires in various conditions and have become experts at assessing the life left in each tire. Yes, there are some tires that can be repaired by patching. A small puncture can be repaired without compromising the rest of the tire. Often small plugs or patches are just for temporary fixes to make you’re your vehicle makes it to the shop where the tire can be properly repaired.
However, our technicians would not offer that as an option if it means you would be driving away on an unsafe tire. Our main concern is your safety, the safety of your family and the Tewksbury community. If the damage to your tire is beyond repair, we offer a wide selection of tires at competitive prices so you can always find a tire that suits you, your vehicle, and your budget. Our technicians are available to discuss the various options so you know what qualities you are paying for in your tires. Use our online booking system or call for an appointment at your convenience: (978) 658-2120