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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.


Repairs
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At My Mechanic, 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.

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 My Mechanic.

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.

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.

Balancing
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. My Mechanic has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 410-922-2700 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.

We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At My Mechanic, 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 My Mechanic 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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  • AAA Approved Auto Repair
  • ALL-DATA
  • ASA (Automotive Service Assocation)
  • ASE Master Technician
  • Federated Auto Parts
  • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
  • IDENTIFIX
  • Jasper
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Never had a problem in all the times I've brought my car here. The guys are friendly, funny, and honest!
    -Liz H.K.

  • Clean restrooms, clean nice waiting room.
    -Mary M.

  • Been going there for over 30 years always a pleasure always an honest estimate and always on time they may not be the cheapest but they back up their work and it's worth a penny or two more for that kind of confidence.
    -Harvey Z.

  • Found My Mechanic through Dave Serio's website. They worked on my 2005 Honda Odyssey. Needed a new front axle and some brake work. They did a good job same day and I was very pleased. I will go back again for other service work in the future. Thanks guys!
    -Mark C.

  • I took my truck to my mechanic because of a noise that I only heard on bumpy roads. They told me that it was a broken leaf spring and also recommended that I replace my stabilizer links. I had the spring taken care of immediately and returned to them for the stabilizer links. They also replaced the front rotors and pads at that time. They were very friendly and reasonably priced. I will be returning to my mechanic for future repairs without question.
    -Travis D.

  • My 1992 Toyota Previa Van was on its last leg. Vic and the guys at My Mechanic put new tires on it, they performed a front end alignment and fixed my heater all in the same day. Very Happy with the service.
    -Ernie S.

  • Great service, Honest & Friendly. Helped us out while visiting relatives.
    -Jack C.

  • To: MY MECHANIC - Expert Auto Repair Mr. Vick, this note is to express my sincere gratitude for the fabulous service I experience at your shop. It's always nice to know you can depend on someone when dealing with a situation like I had to deal with. I appreciate your help and hard work in regard to my car repair. I also appreciate your company friendliness, quality, attitude and professionalism. The people who work there go out of their way for the customer, many times going beyond their duty in giving each customer the best in service. Thank you for your pride, even more than the great job and advice, I thank you for the patience and kindness you and your staff showed me. All of you were very kind and helpful to me during the process. A special thanks to Vick and Rick you both really took the time to explain what the needs of my vehicle were, you just don't find that kind of one on one service today. Your repair shop and technicians are indeed the greatest! I want you to know how much I appreciate the way you have cared and thank you for all your help and I will see you next service. I have certainly highly recommended your company to others; because of my complete satisfaction with your services. Keep up the good work : ) Sincere Diva thanks.
    -Leona of Randallstown

  • What can I say about my Mechanic except that they provide outstanding service in every aspect of their business. Their customer service is superior to any other. At My Mechanic they not only make you aware of what you need to do to keep your vehicle performing at its best they explain in detail why this is needed for your vehicle. When I visit My Mechanic it is always a pleasant experience in every way. My Mechanics family has become part of my family. There is only one thing left to say. "Don't Panic call My Mechanic". You will be pleased with their service.
    -Mia M