Tires and Wheel Balancing for Porsche 911, Boxster, Cayman, Panamera, Macan and Cayenne
One of the most important components of your car in terms of safety and performance are your tires and wheels. Think about your tires for a second. Your entire 2-ton vehicle is contacting the pavement through four small little patches. You depend on those little patches of rubber to accelerate, turn, brake and absorb the imperfections in the road. We routinely check your tires for wear, both normal and abnormal. Worn tires do not give you the same level of performance, especially in rain and can cause hydroplaning, skidding on turns and longer braking distances. A wheel out of balance or an alignment problem can cause uneven wear and will dramatically shorten your tire life, in addition to causing an annoying vibration when you drive.
If you need new tires, we will give you our recommended options for replacement. Our expert technicians will mount and high-speed balance your new tires on our state-of-the-art tire equipment and reset your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Considering the climate here in the Northeast, and considering your driving requirements, we often recommend two sets of wheels and tires: a summer set with summer or all-season tires, and a winter set with dedicated winter or snow tires. Winter tires have a unique compound that stays flexible in cold temperatures while the specialized tread pattern with tiny sipes gives your car traction on snow, slush and ice. Even if your vehicle has AWD, winter tires will dramatically improve the snow and cold weather performance of your car. Another advantage of running separate winter wheels and tires? You prolong the life of your summer set!
Looking to add some style? Custom wheels can give your car that personal touch you’ve been craving. Ask your service writer for our recommendations for your vehicle at (203) 730-0311.