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 technicians get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center.
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 608-835-7339 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 Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center, 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.
It is recommended that tires, including the spare, be periodically inspected by a tire service professional during routine maintenance intervals such as oil changes and tire rotations. We will inspect the tire tread and sidewalls for irregular tread wear, cracking, scrapes, bulges, cuts, snags, foreign objects or other damage resulting from use. We will remove any stones, glass, foreign objects, etc. embedded in the tread to prevent further damage. Even minor damage can lead to further injury and eventual tire failure. Tires with excessive cracking on the tread or sidewall(s) should be removed from service. This is typically caused by under inflation, over loading, improper storage, and/or improper long-term parking.
Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires of an automobile from one position to another, to ensure even tire wear, which extends the useful life of a set of tires. Rotation is important because each tire on a car carries a different amount of weight, making them wear at different rates. By rotating them, you basically even out those differences. Your owner's manual will tell you how often to rotate your tires, but as a rule of thumb, it should be done every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.
We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center, 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 Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center to help you choose the right tires for your vehicle.
We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.
What a wonderful customer service experience I just had from Tyler, Hunter and the crew. I came in at 4:40pm on a Tuesday with my 8 year old and puppy in tow as my car decided to go on the fritz (thankfully near the shop). Even though it was end of the day, Tyler took great care of me and even found me a rental car (as all of theirs were out being used) as I had to pick another kid up by 6pm. It was such a relief to be taken care of so professionally and quickly. Then, to top it off, they found me the part that was needed (that all of us thought would take much longer-I wasn't sure when I'd be able to get my car done) and had me back in my car by 1pm on Thursday. Just tremendous service and turnaround. Thank you so much, guys. Oregon is lucky to have you as a business in our community.
Ryan Steel, 07/23/2021
As a mom with kids it’s so nice to know I can trust these guys to take care of my van! The repairs and maintenance I choose to do was going to take about 2 days. They also found a ball joint they installed last year was showing early signs of failure and took care of it for me under warranty! They gave me a free loaner vehicle AND Tyler even uninstalled my kids car seats and re installed them in the loaner vehicle! All while taking great care to be sure my kids would be safe! That’s service! Thank you so much for taking care of us!
Katelyn Nelson, 07/08/2021
Outstanding service and very professional. Tyler and the whole staff are very knowledgeable. I’ve been taking our cars there for a few years. I recently bought a new truck under warranty. The engine light came on so I stopped to see if they could tell me what was wrong. He plugged the computer in and told me free of charge. This is the only place I will take my vehicles (once the warranty expires.)
Jason Kundert, 07/07/2021