Tire Repair Austin, TX
A flat tire can cause the rim of the tire to rest on the tire tread or on the ground possibly causing a loss of control of the vehicle or irreparable damage to the tire. One of the most common causes of a flat tire is a puncture by a sharp object, such as a nail. Whether the tire deflates quickly or slowly, a deflating tire can result in damage to the valve stem and separation of the tire from the rim.
If you have a slow leak, and depending upon the type of damage you have, the tire pros at Lamb’s Tire will be able to repair it. For tires that cannot be repaired, we will recommend that you replace the tire.
Here are some simple methods to catch tire issues before they become costly or cause unsafe driving. Look for unequal tire wear, which may be caused by:
- Excessive or too little air pressure
- Problems with wheel alignment
- A tire/wheel assembly that is out of balance
- Problems with the suspension
- Not having your tires regularly rotated
Also look for signs that you may need new tires:
- Split or bulging tread or sidewalls
- Objects that have penetrated the tire, such as nails or pieces of glass
- Tread tearing away from the body of the tire
Lamb’s Tire & Automotive does fast quality Tire Repair in Austin, TX
If you see any of the above issues, come to your nearest Lamb’s Tire & Automotive location for tire repair service. We’ll thoroughly inspect your tires and adjust your air pressure, and get you back on the road quickly. Book your appointment now for your next auto repair service. Lamb’s Tire & Automotive is thrilled to be your number one Austin, TX auto repair and tire shop.
We understand how imperative it is that your vehicle is in proper working order. Because of this, we are introducing a new program designed with your security in mind.
The Lamb’s Delivery Program is a no-cost concierge service to help you eliminate unnecessary trips outside your home. We will pick up your car from your location (within three miles of Lamb’s) and return it to you free of charge after services have been completed.
Your peace of mind is as important to us as it is to you. We promise to continue to do everything in our power to eliminate uncertainties and make your life easier. We hope that the Lamb’s Delivery Program demonstrates our commitment to you, ensuring that you can safely be on the road when you need to be.
WOULD REFER FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO US
BRAD R Customer since 2020
Good group of guys there and was driven back to work after dropping it off
CHRISTINA J Customer since 2020
I asked to expedite oil change service in order to accommodate another appointment within the hour. They did everything to get me in and out quickly. Thoroughly inspected vehicle and found several additional recommended services from which we prioritized service and follow-up. I did not feel pressured and felt there was a strong customer care ethic in place. Clean and comfortable waiting room. I even think my car came back to me cleaner than when I left it. Very satisfied with service and would return and recommend to others.
Additional Tire Services Offered By Lamb’s Tire & Automotive:
Tire rotation should be done every 3,000 to 6,000 miles or with every oil change. Lamb’s Tire & Automotive offers high-quality, affordable auto repair services.
Rotating your tires is vital for helping your tires last longer. Rotation includes changing tires from one side of the vehicle to the other, relocating them from front to back or a blend of both, depending on the type of vehicle and tires you have. Some tires have to be rotated at specific periods, while others will have to be rotated depending on the wear. Unequal tire wear could lead to unsatisfactory performance and poor fuel economy, and shorten the life of the tire.
Many factors can cause unequal tire wear, including:
- Frequently driving in stop-and-go traffic or through road construction and potholes
- Under- or over-inflation
- Worn shocks
- Unaligned wheels
- Not rotating your tires
Wheel & Tire Balancing
Tire balancing is important to extend the life of your tires, as well as increase the safety of your vehicle. Lamb’s Tire & Automotive offers affordable tire and wheel balancing services in Austin, TX.
Out-of-balance tires can lead to uneven wear; vibration in your steering wheel, seat, or floorboards; and potentially unsafe driving. It is very important to balance tires frequently based on your car’s requirements.
Tires are balanced when you replace two or four tires on your vehicle. Because tires’ wear depends on driving routines and road conditions, unequal wear will start to become apparent after the first 1,000 to 2,000 miles of use. Tires must be checked for balance every 4,000 to 6,000 miles. Our technicians can determine whether your tires should be rotated and balanced based on wear or mileage.
IMPORTANT: It is not advised to replace just one tire, as this might create significant problems with alignment, balance and handling of the vehicle.
How to tell if your tires need balancing:
- Vibrations when driving
- Uneven tread wear
- Steering that becomes less smooth over the life of the tires
- Pulling to one side
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Also known as TPMS, this system measures the air pressure or rotational speed of your tires to determine whether they have the proper amount of air pressure. Since most tire failures occur due to under inflation, it is important to make sure this system is working properly.
Frequently Asked Questions
This simple task is often overlooked, but it’s one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your tires last longer and that you’re driving on tires that are safe. Try to check your tire pressure a minimum of once a month. It’s also smart to check it if you’re going to be hauling a heavy load in your truck, towing anything with your car or truck, or about to go on a long drive. Check your pressure when your tires are cold or your vehicle has been parked for three or more hours.
Every tire has its own proper pressure. You can check the label on the inside of your driver’s door or check your owner’s manual. If you have a different type of tire on your vehicle than you originally had, the tire experts at your nearest Lamb’s Tire location can make the recommendation that’s right for your tires.
If you have weight imbalances, you may be experiencing vibrations or other problems, and be putting unnecessary wear and tear on your tires. Regular tire balancing can slow tread wear and help make your tires last longer.
Professional tire maintenance is important to the longevity and safety of your tires, but your own regular inspections can help catch small problems before they become big ones. To get more mileage and better performance from your tires, look for:
- Tread wear and depth: If you see exposed steel on radial tires or wear on any type of tires that’s worse on one edge, your tires have uneven wear. To check the depth of your tread, insert a penny with Lincoln’s head upside down into the tread; if you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, the tire should be replaced.
- Embedded objects: Check for small rocks, pieces of glass or metal, or other objects that have been picked up from the road. Removing embedded objects is a good way to prevent serious problems later.
- Damage: Inspect your tires carefully for any punctures, splits, bulges, or cracks, particularly in the sidewalls.
If you notice any problems with your tires, book an appointment at Lamb’s Tire. We’ll let you know if your tire can be repaired or whether it should be replaced.
There are several steps you can take to get the maximum life from your tires, such as:
- Checking your tire pressure once a month or before a long drive. Proper inflation reduces wear and tear.
- Closely inspect your tires for objects caught in the tread, holes and splits, and uneven wear. Pay particular attention to the sidewalls—problems there may mean it’s time for new tires.
- Drive more carefully. Excessive speed, hard turns and braking, and frequent fast starts are tough on tires. Avoid road debris and potholes if it’s safe to do so.
- When towing or hauling, stay below your tires’ maximum load capacity.
- Have your tires regularly serviced by a professional. At Lamb’s Tire, we recommend that you keep up with tire rotation and tire balancing to help make your tires last.
A spare tire is something we don’t think much about until we need it. Although spare tires will last for many years, they will slowly degrade over time as the rubber breaks down. Make sure you have a spare tire you can trust by inspecting it for signs of aging or wear. If you have a regular-sized spare tire, ask your Lamb’s Tire technician if you should replace it when you replace your other four tires.
Remember that a spare tire (with the exception of a regular-sized spare tire) is not designed for long-term driving—its only purpose is to get you safely to a place where you can repair or replace your regular tire. Before you put a spare tire on your car or truck, inspect its condition and make sure it has the proper pressure. If you have any reason to think your spare tire is unsafe to use, have your vehicle towed instead. If you decide to drive on your spare, try to avoid high-speed highways and leave plenty of space between your car and the car in front of you, since the traction is likely to be different on the spare tire.
Like regularly checking your inflation, staying on a schedule for tire rotation is an easy way to keep your tires in roadworthy condition. Putting tires into new positions on your vehicle changes the tires’ wear patterns so that each tire wears more evenly. Relieving the pressure on more worn areas and having fresh tread in contact with the road can improve fuel efficiency, handling, and more.
We recommend that you schedule tire rotation every 3,000 to 6,000 miles, or whenever you have an oil change. At Lamb’s Tire & Automotive, our tire rotation service includes:
- Rotating your tires in alternating patterns
- Examining your tires’ tread
- Checking the overall quality and safety of your tires
- Checking tire pressure
- Tightening lug nuts
If your three good tires still have good tread depth, you may not have to replace all four tires at once. Keep in mind, however, that some manufacturers of all-wheel drive vehicles recommend that all four tires be replaced at the same time for best performance. Our tire experts will inspect your tires and let you know if replacing a single tire is best for your needs.
Your new tires will be mounted onto the wheels with special equipment. Our tire technicians will also balance each tire and visually inspect them before installing them on your car or truck. Our tire installation services are available at every Lamb’s Tire & Automotive location.
We have everything you need to make sure you’re driving on tires that are in good, safe condition. Whether you need flat tire repair, notice unequal tire wear, or your tires won’t hold proper inflation, our ASE-certified technicians offer fast, expert tire repair. We also offer tire rotation, tire and wheel balancing, and brand-new tires for your car or truck.
You’ll find all of the top brands here, such as Cooper, Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear, and more. Because of our relationships with the largest tire makers, we often have great manufacturer rebate programs that can help you save on your next set of new tires.
If you’re looking for a tire discount or special offers on other Lamb’s Tire & Automotive services, visit our coupons page. Just print out your coupons or display them on your mobile phone to get the discount when you come in. Coupons change frequently, so be sure to check back often for our latest ways to save.
It’s easy to schedule an appointment for any of our services. Choose the Lamb’s Tire & Automotive location that’s most convenient for you, then either call the store directly at the number shown or click “schedule appointment.” If you use our online appointment scheduler, you’ll hear back from the store about confirming the time and date.