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.
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At 4th Street 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.
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 4th Street Auto Care.
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.
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.
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. 4th Street Auto Care has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 248-543-2262 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.
We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At 4th Street Auto Care, we understand that tires are an important part of your car. The quality of tires and material used on them highly affects the vehicle's performance. Their main purpose is to protect the wheel's rims and improve vehicle performance. For this reason, we only deal with brand name tires. Also, we offer fleet tire management services to ensure you are getting the best value, fuel economy, and life from your tires.
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 4th Street 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.
Sick of the dealership kicking us around, we brought our car in to figure out what was wrong with it. They were extremely quick to identify the problems and very honest in their recommendations. Will certainly be bringing our cars back for future work/diagnosis.
Neighborhood treasure since 1973.
Bill and the gang at 4th street AR are awesome. They stand by their parts and labor. Definitely will be returning my vehicles here for service!
The mechanics here are extremely friendly, knowledgeable, explanatory, and honest. They tried to save me money at every turn and went above and beyond in providing me and my vehicle with top quality service. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else, and I live 30 min away.
I am SO thrilled and happy with 4th street auto. They are there when you need them in a pinch, and they are 100% honest and fair with their pricing. THANK YOU 4th street auto! :D
4th street auto is a great place to bring your car for service. They complete the work for what they said they would charge and they fix what they said they would fix on time. The attitude is friendly and helpful.
I have been on my own for 34 years. When I found 4th Street Auto Care Center it was God sent. Bill and the staff are very friendly and caring and I thank God always for leading me to them. I feel that they are extremely knowledgeable. My car has always been thoroughly fixed and they always make me feel that they are looking out for me.
I have been going to 4th Street Auto for about 8 years now. These guys are amazing! They are honest, experienced, nice, fair and fast. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone!
I made an appointment with 4th Street Auto for my car to be worked on. I explained what I thought was wrong and left.Within an hour they called and gave me an estimate and explained what I really needed. Bill was more than helpful. I would highly suggest going to 4th Street Auto to any of my friends or co-workers. You can tell they care and are reasonably priced. My car runs like a champ now!
This is not only a top notch auto shop, they are incredibly kind, honest and fair. They do excellent work! If they feel someone else will be able to perform a better, more cost efficient service, they will send you to one of their trusted associates. They sent me to just such a place for some muffler work, and it was fantastic. I highly recommend 4th Street Auto Care Center.
My wife & I have been bringing our cars & trucks here for years without any problems. Always treated well, getting the vehicles repaired correctly & at a reasonable cost. Highly recommended to our neighbors & friends
Wonderful service. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Really good place to take your vehicle. Friendly and honest. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
I have been taking my cars here for years and have never had any issues. They do quality work and are honest about what needs to be done, and do it at a fair price. When Vinsetta Garage closed on Woodward, the owner recommended his customers to take their business to 4th Street, and that should tell you a lot.