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TIRES

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.


Alignments
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 mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Mission Village Auto Care.

Balancing
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Mission Village Auto Care has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 619-280-2354 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.

Repairs
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At Mission Village Auto Care, 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.

Tire Inspection
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
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.

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 Mission Village Auto Care 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.


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  • ASE Master Technician
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  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
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Testimonials

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    -Andrea - Raleigh

  • If you are looking for a great mechanic in San Diego this is where you should go. Very honest and gets the work done quickly.
    -Steven G.

  • Great service and reasonable prices. Very helpful and friendly. This will be my go to automotive repair home base.
    -Georgina T.

  • A friend recommended MVA and I couldn't be happier. Eric and Marv are awesome guys who run a great business. They are honest and reliable and charge reasonable prices for dependable work. They are cheaper than the dealership and do a great job servicing my E350. I highly recommend Mission Valley Auto and give them a 5 star rating.
    -Sean R.

  • Been going to Eric and Marv for years. They are great mechanics, very reasonably priced, fast, and friendly. I trust them with all my car care needs. I'd never go anywhere else!
    -Roberta N.

  • I brought my wife's Toyota Corolla in after it wouldn't start. They were able to identify the problem and quickly take care of it. The car was also about 10,000 miles past due for service so they took care of the recommended maintenance at the same time. We got the car back quickly and the prices were much better than what I paid at the dealership for my car. Overall highly satisfied with their service, definitely taking both of our cars there from now on.
    -Kevin R.

  • Fast, professional service. Good price. Owner is very nice and friendly.
    -Rommel V.

  • Took my E350 cargo van in for some maintenance work to the motor. 1st time with these guys. I'm taking all my cars there from now on. Boom!
    -Bernal J.