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TIRES

At Fast Auto & Tire 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 Fast Auto & Tire, 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 Fast Auto & Tire in Bentonville, AR 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 Fast Auto & Tire, 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 479-254-8080 or visit us at 1308 SW Elm Tree Rd in Bentonville, AR. Happy travels!



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


Continental
General Tire
Goodyear

What People Say About Us


  • -Randy W.

    Have always done a great job taking care of both of my Hondas ('04 Pilot, '09 Accord), and more reasonably priced than the dealership.


  • -Lake C.

    The best! I highly recommend. Did a really good job and great customer service!


  • -John N.

    You won't find a better place around northwest AR. This is a small family-owned local business that has ties in the community and provides honest fast service. Support local business. See Chris and his staff they will treat you right!


  • -Amber J.

    Their prices are always fair and get it done, quick and right the first time! I highly recommend Fast Auto & Tire for all your automotive needs! If the local Law Enforcement Agencies use them, then why wouldn't you?


  • -Kayla S.

    Smaller shop but locally owned. Great people. Chris the owner is super knowledgable about auto repair. They do super great custom work and can build pretty much anything. Always honest & fair. I highly recommend.


  • -Dustin R.

    Quality work from some awesome mechanics!


  • -Anayssa S.

    Friendly staff- always willing to help me find the most affordable solution for my car.


  • -Cody M.

    Very fast and friendly same day service at a great price! I will continue to go back and would recommend anyone looking for great service to check them out!


  • -William V.

    ...I decided to take my Jeep to these guys and give them a shot...They easily could've taken advantage of me, but these guys made sure to check my Jeep top to bottom. I had noticed that my AC wasn't blowing as hard as it should, but didn't think to mention it. Chris called to say that they had found an issue with it and could repair it. I'm very happy with the service I received, and they will be getting all of my business from now on.


  • -Alyson S.

    I can always count on them for great quality service. They are honest and are not out to make you spend a fortune. They are willing to work with you and provide the best service. I recommend them to anyone who is having car trouble! One of my favorite local businesses!!!


  • -Vicki K.

    We (my daughter and I) have been bringing our cars to Fast Auto for service and tires for a few years now. We have never been disappointed with any of their service and as a matter of fact I have another car which I will take to them to do some work on it. I trust Fast Auto to take care of my cars needs.


  • -Nelson R.

    Best place to get anything done with your vehicle. Couple of great guys who take pride in their work and do the job right. Highly recommend!


  • -Katie S.

    Most honest shop in town. Me and my husband have brought our cars in for years and always have had quality work! The owner is so personable and giving! Personally donated to the volunteer Stella fire department some equipment & every year participates in our auction to raise funds benefiting the fire department! Highly recommend! You won't regret it!


  • -Randy W.

    Have always done a great job taking care of both of my Hondas ('04 Pilot, '09 Accord), and more reasonably priced than the dealership.

Call us for service: 479-254-8080

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