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.
Thanks for taking time to check my low tire. I didn't have an appointment, stopped by and the staff was very helpful.Lorraine
Still the best around. Great service from a place you can trust!! I won't go anywhere else for my car maintenance and repair needs. The professionalism and attention to detail is outstanding. I keep my cars until their last gasp, and I trust Gary Willie's to keep them running well and tell me when it's time to let them go. Thanks for everything!
Karen Ludvigsen, 05/28/2022
Sent in my 2013 VW GTI which had a plethora of issues. They quickly diagnosed and quoted the repairs necessary. They worked with me on adjusting the quote to fit the repairs I needed most. The repairs were done very quickly, and the issues all seem resolved. Priced very reasonably, kind and helpful customer service, convenient and worked around my schedule for drop-off, pick-up and payment. All-in-all, the easiest and most painless auto repair experience I've had. 10/10 would recommend. 10/10 will use again. (Hopefully not needing to often.)
Noah Mayberry, 05/26/2022
As someone who knows little to nothing about cars, I had often struggled to feel like I could fully trust an auto service center, until I found Gary Wille's. Tyler, Hunter and the team are hands-down the most genuine and professional auto experts that I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Tyler even took the time to show me how I can check and keep my engine oil full. Gary Wille's is the real deal. They provide that trustworthy, detailed, caring expertise that everyone looks for. After a service, they send a detailed report and include pictures and explanations of their recommendations and your options. They have never tried to sell me on something I don't need and explain my options in clear, understandable language. I'll be a customer as long as I live in the area.
Matt Jurasewicz, 04/08/2022