Tire and Wheel Services
In Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the minimum tire tread depth is 2/32 inches. This means that all your tires must have at least 2/32 inches of tread depth in the proper grooves and be without any fabric breaks or exposed cords. As a tire wears it is important to realize that the tire's ability to perform in rain and snow will be reduced. With 2/32" of remaining tread depth, resistance to hydroplaning in the rain at highway speeds has been significantly reduced, and traction in snow has been virtually eliminated.
If rain and wet roads are a concern, you should consider replacing your tires when they reach approximately 4/32" of remaining tread depth. Since water can't be compressed, you need enough tread depth to allow rain to escape through the tire's grooves. If the water can't escape fast enough, your vehicle's tires will be forced to hydroplane on top of the water, resulting a lose of traction.
If snow-covered roads are a concern, you should consider replacing your tires when they reach approximately 5/32" of remaining tread depth to maintain good mobility. You need more tread depth in snow because your tires need to compress the snow in their grooves and release it as they roll. If there isn't enough tread depth, the "bites" of snow your tires can take on each revolution will be reduced to "nibbles," and your vehicle's traction and mobility will be sacrificed. Because tread depth is such an important element for snow traction, winter tires usually start with noticeably deeper tread depths than typical All-Season or summer tires. Some winter tires even have a second series of "wear bars" molded in their tread pattern indicating approximately 6/32" remaining tread depth to warn you when your tires no longer meet the desired tread depth.
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Hunter Engineering Company
Since 1946, when Automotive Hall of Fame inductee Lee Hunter founded Hunter Engineering, the company has built a reputation for innovation and visionary leadership in the application of the newest technologies to automotive under car service.
Road Force Elite Diagnostic Wheel Balancer
The Road Force Elite is not only the world’s fastest diagnostic balancer, but performs a balance faster than a traditional balancer and can solve wheel vibration problems that traditional balancers cannot. The Road Force Elite detects non-balance, radial-force related problems associated with tire uniformity, tire and rim runout, wheel to balancer mounting errors and improper seating of tire to rim. We balance wheels to cancel out the uncomfortable vibration that can be felt when an unbalanced wheel is traveling at speed. However, imbalance is not the only cause of wheel and tire induced vibration. A vehicle may have four perfectly balanced wheels and still experience vibration due to Road Force, or the change in force acting on a wheel assembly as it rolls.What is Road Force?
Revolution Tire Changer
The Revolution tire changer machine is truly one-of-a-kind. This fully automatic tire changer is the easiest tire changer to use in the industry, and recognized as the 2015 Motor Magazine Top 20 Tools Awards, as well as a PTEN Innovation Award and PTEN Innovation Award’s People’ Choice Award all in 2014.
JohnBean V3400 Wireless Wheel Alignment System
The John Bean V3400 Wireless Imaging Wheel Alignment System provides flexible installation, usage and mobility options. Patented digital camera tracking automatically adjusts to the height of the vehicle. Digital cameras provide live alignment readings with the diagnostic data technicians need to provide the proper corrections. Imaging technology provides accurate, real-time readings, diagnostic data, and measurements.
What Causes Wheels to Go Out of Alignment?
Hitting potholes or the curbside can take wheels out of alignment. For older vehicles, component age and wear also plays a role if certain parts become loose. It is important to align your vehicle regularlly to optimize tire wear and handling characteristics.
Cleaning and maintaining your wheels can be a daunting task. With more aggressive brake pads on higher-end performance machines means more brake dust thus keeping your wheels protected is important. Brake dust is corrosive and the longer left on your wheels the more it can eat away at the finish. Our wheels off service is designed to clean, polish and protect your wheels for easier cleaning. Also included in this service is cleaning suspension components, brake rotors, calipers and fender wells. Once your wheels are polished, we apply a high temp coating to wheel faces, inner wheel and calipers. Your wheels are re-torqued to factory specifications twice, once when wheels are mounted and second right before the vehicle leaves our facility.
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