Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Saint John

Posted January 27, 2019 1:28 AM

A lot of people get custom wheels in Saint John. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that.

Consulting your Chimo's Auto Repair tire professional can ensure you get the right fit. First he'll ask you a series of questions about your Saint John driving needs and what you want in your new wheels. Now, not every wheel can go on every car. Care must be taken so that tires and wheels are not too large or that the wheel is centered too far towards the outside or the inside so the tires rub.

If you don't want to make any modifications to your vehicle, you would need to focus on the wheels that would fit. With trucks, some people in Saint John like much bigger tires so they need a suspension lift.

Also, most Saint John drivers don't realize that you need to keep the rolling diameter of your new tires – the overall height of the tire – very close to what came from the factory in order for your vehicle's anti-lock brakes and stability control systems to work properly.

The computers that control these systems are calibrated to a certain size tire. When you go bigger or smaller, the computer doesn't know what changes you made so it can't tell how fast you're going. This, of course, means it sends commands to the brakes and traction control that are based on the wrong speed. If you go with a different rolling diameter, your vehicle engine control computer can be reprogrammed for the new tire size.

Either way, there are hundreds of wheel and tire choices to choose from in IN. You can pick the style of wheel you want and then talk with your friendly and knowledgeable Chimo's Auto Repair tire professional about how big the wheel should be – and how to select the right tire for your vehicle. Your Chimo's Auto Repair service advisor will help you find the best tire to meet your style, performance, ride and handling needs in Saint John.

Chimo's Auto Repair
9425 Wicker Ave
Saint John, IN 46373
(219) 365-6945
http://www.chimosautorepair.net



Search



Archive

August 2016 (17)
September 2016 (4)
October 2016 (5)
November 2016 (4)
December 2016 (4)
January 2017 (5)
February 2017 (4)
March 2017 (4)
April 2017 (5)
May 2017 (4)
June 2017 (4)
July 2017 (5)
August 2017 (3)
September 2017 (3)
October 2017 (4)
November 2017 (5)
December 2017 (3)
January 2018 (5)
February 2018 (4)
March 2018 (4)
April 2018 (4)
May 2018 (5)
June 2018 (4)
July 2018 (5)
August 2018 (4)
September 2018 (5)
October 2018 (4)
November 2018 (4)
December 2018 (4)
January 2019 (5)
February 2019 (4)
March 2019 (5)
April 2019 (4)
May 2019 (4)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (4)
August 2019 (4)
September 2019 (5)
October 2019 (4)
November 2019 (4)
December 2019 (1)

Categories

Air Conditioning (5)Alignment (9)Automotive News (4)Battery (3)Brakes (3)Cabin Air Filter (1)Check Engine Light (1)Cooling System (8)Dashboard (1)Diagnostics (2)Did You Know (2)Diesel Maintenance (1)Differential Service (2)Drive Train (4)Engine Air Filter (2)Exhaust (5)Fluids (7)Following Recommended Intervals (1)Fuel Economy (5)Fuel Filter (1)Fuel Pump (1)Fuel System (22)Headlamps (2)Inspection (2)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (2)Maintenance (30)Monitoring System (1)Oil Change (1)Older Vehicles (1)Parts (5)Safety (3)Serpentine Belt (1)Service Intervals (3)Service Standards (4)Shocks & Struts (3)Steering (3)Suspension (1)Timing Belt (6)Tires and Wheels (22)Transfer Case (1)Transmission (5)Warranty (1)What Customers Should Know (5)Windshield Wipers (1)