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 Stop and Ride.
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Stop and Ride has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 706-367-4182 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 Stop and Ride, 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.
We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Stop and Ride, 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 Stop and Ride to help you choose the right tires for your vehicle.
We offer most major brands of tires, and we provide FREE Tire Protection and Road Hazard Warranties. These are a few of our preferred brands.
Stop and Ride was recommended to me by Randy Massey of Neighborhood Paint and Body in Jefferson after my car started acting up. The staff were friendly and professional. I had shown up and decided to wait while they diagnosed the problem. They initially said it would be about 45 minutes, but after about 30 minutes, one of the staff (sorry, I didn't get his name!) told me that it was going to be longer. They even offered to drive me home. About 2 hours later they called me and told me what was wrong, gave me an estimate and told me they'd be done in about an hour. Exactly an hour and six minutes later I arrived to find my car running perfectly.. And the quote they gave me over the phone was exactly what they had charged. I will definitely be a return customer. I've been looking for a good, reliable auto mechanic ever since I moved to Jackson County, and it's a relief to know I've found one. Thank you, Stop and Go!