TIRES & WHEELS
One of the most important parts of vehicle upkeep is replacing old, worn out tires. E & S Automotive Service offers quality affordable tire services, including new or seasonal tire installation in San Jose, CA and surrounding areas. Always check your owner’s manual to find the right tire size to fit your vehicle’s year, make, and model. New tires should be purchased in sets of 4, or at least in matching groups of two on each axle. This keeps your tire wear even and extends the life of your new tires.
Tire balancing takes place any time you replace the tires on your vehicle. Since tires wear depending on driving practices and road problems, uneven wear will start to become noticeable after the first 1,000-2,000 miles of use. Tires must be checked for balance every 4,000-6,000 miles. Our mechanics at can help determine whether your tires need to be rotated and balanced based on wear or mileage.
IMPORTANT: It is not advised to replace just one tire as this can cause major problems to the alignment, balance, and handling of the automobile.
Does your car pull to the side or are you experiencing unusual vibration? If so, you may need to have your wheels aligned. It helps your tires last longer, your vehicle drive smoother, and ultimately keeps your wheels pointed in the right direction. Just like your shoes can wear, so do your tires, and they can wear unevenly if your wheels are not properly aligned.
Did you know that regular tire rotation helps eliminate premature tire wear and could save you hundreds of dollars on new tires? Tire rotations are recommended every 3,000 - 6,000 miles, or with every oil change. The weight of a vehicle is not distributed evenly to all four corners. If you left all four tires as they are on your vehicle, some tires would wear out faster than others. Tire rotation is an important part of making your tires last longer. The process of rotating your tires is to move them from one side of the vehicle to the other, moving them from front to back or a combination of both, depending on your vehicle and what was done before.