Tires are the connection between your vehicle and the surface of the road. A critical part of your vehicle’s suspension system, tires are responsible for transmitting the forces of driving, steering, and braking to the surface of the road. Although tires are easily maintained, they are often overlooked. The air inside your tires and the design of the tire influence vehicle performance, tire tread life, and ride comfort. Tire maintenance is vital for getting the most out of your tires by maximizing mileage and tread wear. Our staff will help you understand the basics of tire care and maintenance, like when you should seek tire rotation, balance, and alignment. Our staff will also help you understand tire sidewall markings, teach you the best time to purchase a new set of tires, and show you how to choose the right set of tires for your vehicle.
A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the wheels of your vehicle so that all wheels are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. Three basic angles contribute to proper wheel alignment: camber, caster, and toe. Camber is the measure of the degree of perpendicular offset from the road surface. Caster is the angle of your wheel’s pivot, which is attached to the suspension, and when this angle is out of alignment, straight-line tracking is affected. Toe refers to the angle of directional difference between the tire and the centerline of the vehicle. The front and rear wheels on your vehicle should always be perpendicular to the ground and parallel to the tire beside it. Routine wheel alignments have the potential to save you money in the long run while promoting optimal vehicle performance.
Many of today’s wheels are cast or forged and made out of steel, aluminum, or aluminum alloy. Casting consists of pouring liquid metal into a mold, while forging consists of heating and machining a wheel into shape through the use of CNC lathing equipment. Anatomy-wise, the center section of a wheel contains a bolt pattern and mounting holes that are used to attach the wheel to a vehicle. The outermost lip of the wheel is known as the flange. The flange, located on the edge of the wheel, is flared to form the bead seat, which holds the tire and maintains an airtight seal. Safety humps are small elevations on the inside of the bead seat, which prevent the tire from falling into the drop center portion of the wheel in case a blowout occurs. This innovation allows drivers to maintain directional control of a vehicle with deflated tires. The drop center is the section of the wheel with a smaller diameter than the rest of the wheel. The drop center provides a means for installing and removing a tire. If you are looking for a one-stop wheel and rim shop, you have come to the right place. Our staff is comprised of wheel fitment and installation experts ready to help you find the perfect wheel.
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC AUTO REPAIR
The professionals at AAG automotive provide foreign and domestic auto repair services for a variety of vehicle makes and models. Bring your Ford, Audi, Nissan, or another American, European, or Asian-manufactured vehicle to us when you need an automotive repair service.
Domestic Auto Repair
We’re able to professionally service many different FOREIGN vehicles. Contact us for:
We look forward to helping you get safely back on the road in a functioning vehicle.
Foreign Auto Repair
Do you drive a vehicle manufactured in Europe or Asia? We service a variety of vehicles, including many popular German model and makes. See us for:
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
- Mercedes Benz
- Mini Cooper
The team at AAG Automotive is able to professionally fix your vehicle. Contact us today.
Types of Vehicles Serviced
Did you know AAG Automotive fixes classic cars and hot rods? We might surprise you? We’re a one-stop center for:
- Classic Car Repair
- Vintage Car Repair
- Hot Rod Repair
- Fleet Repair
- Commercial Truck Repair
- Hybrid Repair
- RV and Motorhome Repair
- Trailer Repair
- Van Repair