TIRES

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TIRES

At Sloan's Automotive we value the safety of our customers above all else. We want to ensure that you get to where you're going every time with a reliable and safe vehicle. A major problem area for the cars and trucks that come into Sloan's Automotive, are tires. Your tires are your connection to the road, and without them doing their job properly, all the handling development and safety testing that went into your car may not keep you safe. Here is some basic information on your tires and how to know when the time has come for replacements.



Why are old or bad tires dangerous?

As stated above, your tires are an extremely important component of your car or truck. If you've ever been out of control in a vehicle, you'll know how scary being a powerless passenger inside a two ton metal box can be. Driving on tires that are too old, improperly inflated, out of balance, or not suited to weather conditions can spell disaster for your safe journey. Your tires were designed with a very specific task in mind. Using them improperly can have sudden and catastrophic consequences.



Signs your tires need air

This issue can be fairly simple to spot. If your tire seems to be wider at the part which contacts the road, they probably need to be topped up with air. Driving on under-inflated tires wears them out faster due to uneven pressure on the sidewall and can lead to full-on flats and even end up shredding the tire off the wheel! Low tire pressure ruins your vehicle's fuel economy. If you've ever ridden a bicycle with under-inflated tires you know how much extra effort you have to put in to get moving and stay rolling. On the flip side of this, driving with too much air in your tires is also unsafe. While it's unlikely that hitting a large pothole would cause the tire to burst (remember they're built to last for thousands of miles) having too much air pressure in a tire reduces the size of the contact patch, or the area where rubber meets road. This can lead to less grip and control over your vehicle. Every tire manufacturer prints the correct tire pressure on the side of their tires, so it's easy to find out the perfect pressure for your ride.



Signs your tires are out of tread

As with having over-inflated tires, a lack of tread can lead to less control and worse handling for your car or truck. Your tires' tread patterns help them to hold the road as well as channeling mud and water away from the areas that need to do the gripping. Without enough tread depth, your car can ride up on top of water on the road and cause you a complete loss of control. There are a few common methods of measuring tread depth, such as using a penny to gauge whether or not it's time to replace your tires, but we recommend coming into Sloan's Automotive in Orlando, FL for a professional opinion on the matter. Not all tires are created equal and must be replaced at different times.



Signs your tires are damaged

Signs that your tires are damaged can come from a few sources. A visual inspection can catch potential problems before they become major issues such as nails or rocks embedded in the tread grooves. Always remember that there's a great deal of pressure contained within your tires. If you see any gashes, bubbles or hear the hiss of air escaping it's best to stay away from that tire and enlist the help of a professional. Believe us, you don't want a tire exploding anywhere near you.


You can sometimes feel tire damage while driving. If your car begins to make strange noises as it goes down the road or the handling suddenly becomes worse you should pull over as soon as it's safe. Driving on a flat is a bad idea, and can often lead to more severe damage to your vehicle.



What can and cannot be repaired

Tires are expensive and we take any opportunity we can to repair them safely and save you money. Small punctures can often be plugged and patched (it should always be both!) but sometimes the tire's day is done. If the puncture is on the outer edge of the tire (outside the tread) it's probably unsafe to repair. The same goes for a tire that's been driven on while flat. In this case the sidewall has become weakened and the tire is no longer safe. As with recommended pressures, each manufacturer has guides for what can and what can't be repaired.


At Sloan's Automotive, customer safety is our number one priority. We hope you'll be a little safer with this information. If you'd like to talk about whether your tires may need inspection or replacement, call us at 407-228-7889 or visit us at 1703 E Michigan St in Orlando, FL. Happy travels!



We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.


BFGoodrich
Michelin
Uniroyal

What People Say About Us


  • -Erich S.

    My entire family has been HUGE fans for the better part of 20 years! Great service and people! Highly recommend!!!!!


  • -Amy N.

    Always honest and friendly. Quality work and great results! Would recommend to everyone.


  • -David M.

    Always friendly, knowledgeable, and fair. Best service in town. I LOVE that they give back to the community.


  • -Kris H.

    I love these guys! They take care of you and always have smiles on their faces. The expertise of their work, the timeliness of the work done and the trust is important to me and they accomplish all of that. Thanks to Kenny, Will, Jim and Terry and those whose names I don't know but do an awesome job!


  • -Maureen T.

    The work needed is presented with upfront and honest information. They diagnosed issues specific to the problems I went in for, nothing more. Also seems like a trusted neighborhood resource for a lot of DIYers who couldn't complete work in their driveway. Trustworthy.


  • -Peter B.

    Excellent service. I was calling for an inspection on a vehicle 2000 miles away. It?s a first car for my son and they made me comfortable that everything was in good working order and a safe vehicle. Kind good people- highly recommended!


  • -Misty S.

    I came here to Sloan's to get my car looked at. I'm beyond impressed! Will, the gentleman who was at the counter treated me with the greatest costumer service. He was friendly, knowledgeable and funny! Their bathroom was unbelievably clean and smelled great! Very woman friendly! I recommend Sloan's to everyone needing their car fixed!


  • -Allen K.

    I have been using these guys now for almost 10 years. Just when you think they have done their best for you they step it up again. On the way to sell my van it breaks down. the sale hangs in the balance. Call Kenny and in 6 hours its towed repaired and ready to go. He stayed late on his time to fix it. Where you going get that service? Nowhere but here. Thank you guys. Can't say enough. My Shop for auto repair. 10+.


  • -Alfredo B.

    Great service, honest and do a great job communicating with you on progress of your vehicle. I like getting a copy of the diagnostic sent to me through text via a link.


  • -Anthony C.

    Great place to get a car serviced. The office area was nice and welcoming. Every encounter I had with an employee was a great experience. Honest and reliable work. I really appreciate their hospitality.


  • -Lora K.

    The shop is always clean, Prices are reasonable, Staff is always pleasant -- would highly recommend!


  • -Mark S.

    Always honest and prices are fair. They quickly fixed an A/C issue that two other garages and the dealer couldn't figure out. They get all my work and my referrals.


  • -Alex R.

    Fair, transparent, friendly, efficient, accommodating. All words not commonly associated with mechanics, Sloan's embodies them. It's always a pleasure to see Jim, and this shop is always busy (a good sign)! Last time I went for a diagnostic and oil change, I grabbed a bite next door at the Fillin' station. Done in an hour.


  • -Drachecka B.

    Friendly, helpful & reasonably priced. I would recommend to family, friends & associates.


  • -Lisa S.

    Very honest and trustworthy. Was upfront about a potentially costly repair, but when an easier route worked out, they let me know and I ended up with a much cheaper option. Very happy with their service and communication. I'd use these mechanics again in a heartbeat.


  • -Robert K.

    Professional and certified. Quality shop to take your vehicle to, especially if you plan to keep it long term. They assess problems especially well and discuss all solutions with you ahead of time. Highly recommend!


  • -Melanie J.

    Excellent Service! Very Reliable & Knowledgeable Team! Will recommend Sloan's Automotive to ALL my family and friends! Thank you :)


  • -Mark C.

    First time customer with an immediate and unscheduled vehicle problem. I initially chatted online with Sloan?s, and from then on received excellent treatment, clear communication, and successful repairs were completed by COB the following day. Diagnosis was first sent to me via email, with a follow up call. Necessary work was identified, with other less critical issues deferred for another day. At checkout, the charges were exactly as specified in the initial conversation, and the vehicle has performed very well since. Sloan?s earned more business from my four-car family with this engagement.


  • -Alejandro E.

    Highly recommended! Responsible, honest people and high quality service, I can safely say you will not be let down. If Kenny or Jim or anyone at Sloan's sees this please give a big hug to Ann from Raquel and me! We're in New Orleans now and the car has had no issues at all. Thanks to all the team!


  • -Erich S.

    My entire family has been HUGE fans for the better part of 20 years! Great service and people! Highly recommend!!!!!

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