Tires Service

Huffines Kia Tire Service in Mckinney, TX

At Huffines Kia McKinney, we know how important your time is, which is why we created our Express Service. Our expert technicians provide routine maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations without needing an appointment. Our Express Service is fast and easy. We'll get you in, get you out, and get you on your way.

The Benefits of Tire Rotation

The longer you drive, the more your tires wear down. It's normal because the surfaces you drive on create friction with your tires. Rotating and balancing your tires as part of your routine maintenance will give them a longer life and help them remain durable.

Beyond the road's friction, there are other factors like temperature, road surfaces, and weather that contribute to tire wear. Front tires and rear tires are under different environmental and mechanical influences. The rear tires on a front-wheel-drive car are mainly for traction and braking, while the front tires are responsible for steering, accelerating, and braking. The loads are different, too, depending on cargo and passenger weight.

Conversely, the tires on the rear of a rear-wheel-drive vehicle provide traction, accelerating, and braking. The front tires of a rear-wheel-drive car still provide steering and traction but no acceleration. The load is steady on the front tires and varies on the rear tires depending on cargo and passenger volume.

Keeping tires in the same position causes those tires absorbing the most impact from these factors to wear unevenly. You'll get better fuel economy, more mileage from your tires, improved traction and handling, and protect yourself from a possible blowout by regularly rotating your tires.

How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?

Most experts recommend rotating your tires every other oil change, or around 6,000 to 8,000 miles. If you don't remember the last time you rotated your tires, you should have it done soon. Our Express Service can do this in minutes during your next oil change and have you back to your on-the-go life in a flash.

In between rotations, you should be aware of some common symptoms that might mean you need your tires rotated or something more. Uneven wear of your tires is an indication you need to rotate your tires. Your vehicle should drive straight when you are steering straight. If your car pulls to one side without steering input, your tires could be at fault. It might also be a problem with your brakes, steering, or suspension system. Bring your car in right away, and our technicians can diagnose the problem quickly.

If you lose traction during acceleration, it's likely an issue with your tires. Heavily worn tires are more likely to slip and spin, even on dry surfaces. You should visit our Express Service and have one of our factory-trained tire experts evaluate your tires. They may need to be rotated, or perhaps replaced, if the wear is significant.

Odd noises, thumping, or vibrations are common symptoms of an issue with your tires. These could be caused by a nail lodged in your tire or structural damage to the inner radial belts. Flat spots from emergency braking can also cause these odd sounds. It might also be something wrong with your brakes or suspension systems. Don't ignore strange noises. Have your tires checked to ensure safe operation.

Do I Need To Balance My Tires?

Balancing your tires is a simple yet effective way to extend the life of your tires. Balancing is done by attaching weights to your wheels' side that reduce vibrations as the wheels spin. Tires that aren't properly balanced will wear unevenly, seriously reducing the life of your tires.

Any time you remove or replace a tire from the wheel, it should be balanced. At only a few dollars per tire, balancing is one of the least expensive ways to prolong the life of your tires. This small bit of maintenance can save you hundreds of dollars when your tires wear quickly due to improper balance. If you're unsure if your tires need balancing, our technicians can check when we rotate them.

The Importance of an Alignment

An alignment is done to ensure the wheels are properly positioned within your suspension and steering systems. The manufacturer recommends a specific position for every vehicle for optimal traction and control. There are two- and four-wheel alignments. The two-wheel alignment is for the front tires in front-wheel-drive cars. All-wheel-drive vehicles require a four-wheel alignment.

Alignments aren't necessary every time you rotate your tires. Our tire experts agree that it should be done at least once every two to three years but always defer to your manufacturer's recommendation in your owner's manual. If your tires are wearing unevenly or prematurely, you could need an alignment.

Alignments vary in cost by vehicle type. You can expect to spend far less on an alignment than you would on new tires because your bad alignment wore them out. There's nothing wrong with getting an alignment done with every tire rotation. Many of our customers choose this preventative maintenance to extend the life of their tires.

Visit Our Express Service for Tire Rotation Today

At Huffines Kia McKinney, our factory-trained tire technicians are experts in all things tires. The next time you visit our Express Service center, we will perform a complimentary multi-point vehicle inspection, including your tires. We will provide you a list of recommendations for additional services like filter replacements, fluid levels, alignments, tire rotation, and more.

Huffines Kia McKinney is located at 1201 North Central Expressway in McKinney. We are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Our service department and Express Service is closed on Sunday. No appointment is necessary with our Express Service, but we can schedule an appointment if you prefer.

Our goal is to deliver the best possible service at a great price, and for most services, we can have you in and out in less than 30 minutes. If we find something during our inspection, we can do the repairs at once.

You can schedule service online at any time. You can drive away confident that our state-of-the-art equipment and factory-trained technicians have performed all your routine services to the highest possible standard.