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Tire Mounting & Wheel Balancing

When purchasing one or more new tires, it is necessary to have them professionally mounted and balanced on your vehicle, so they do not damage your vehicle’s axles, steering, or suspension, or cause an imbalance, which can lead to premature wear of tires, struts, and shocks. Virginia Tire & Auto’s expert technicians use state-of-the-art technology to remove your old tires, mount and, balance your new ones so that you can get back on the road quickly and safely.

What is Tire Mounting?

Tire Mounting is the process of removing the old tires from your vehicle’s wheels, putting new tires on your vehicle’s wheels, and then bolting the wheels back onto your vehicle. With our state-of-the-art equipment and Tire Industry Association certified professionals, we avoid common mounting mistakes like:

  • Failure to recognize the tire pressure monitoring system, run-flat tires, or other tire and wheel technologies.
    • Damaging tire and wheel technology like the TPMS could give you inaccurate pressure readings that could affect driving safely.
  • The improper handling of reverse mount wheels.
    • Some vehicles have wheels that mount differently from others – our technicians know how to correctly mount wheels of all types without risking damage to your vehicle.
  • Inserting the bead breaker incorrectly.
    • Doing so could damage the tire as it separates from the rim, which is a costly error.
  • Not using the proper amount of lubrication, if at all.
    • Using too much of a lubricant can cause the tire and wheel to slip on each other.
    • Using too little or none at all could cause the bead of the tire to tear, compromising the tire’s integrity.
  • Using handheld bars to mount tire beads.
    • Any slip of the hand could damage the tire or cause injury.
    • For some tires, hand pressure is simply not enough to fit the tire onto the rim.

 

Check out our best-in-class tire mounting technology:

Virginia Tire & Auto uses the virtually hands-free Hunter Revolution tire changer. This keeps your wheels scratch-free as we replace your tires and ensures that they will be mounted properly. For each tire, it only takes 2-3 minutes to mount the tire to the wheel, so we can get you on your way again.

Tire Mounting Services

All 13 Virginia Tire & Auto locations perform professional tire mounting services, which include:

  • Removing old tires from the wheels
  • Inspecting the vehicle’s lug nuts
  • Installing new TPMS or valve stems
  • Mounting new tires to their wheels
  • Inflating and balancing tires
  • Mounting the wheel to the axle of the vehicle with the new tire

With our state-of-the-art equipment, Virginia Tire & Auto can mount tires on all makes and models of vehicles from Mazdas to Maseratis. Search our tire inventory.

Premium Road Force Balance

Are you experiencing excessive wheel vibration, shaking in the steering wheel at high speeds, or tire pulling? If so, your tires may benefit from a premium Hunter Road Force Balance. Virginia Tire & Auto uses Hunter Road Force balancers at 8 locations (Ashburn Farms, Ashburn/Dulles, Bristow, Centreville, Chantilly, Gainesville, South Riding, and One Loudoun) to correct wheel issues that traditional balancing and aligning cannot fix. Choosing Road Force Balance will maximize your ride quality by giving you a smoother ride.

  • Standard Wheel Balance

    $16 per tire

    • Addresses up-and-down imbalance
    • Recommended every 15,000 miles
    • Free lifetime standard wheel balance at any Virginia Tire & Auto location after your first balance
    • 6-month, 6,000-mile standard warranty
  • Premium Road Force Balance

    $32 per tire

    • Ideal for tires experiencing vibration or shaking due to high speed that standard balancing cannot fix
    • If recommended, Road Force Balance is only required once during the life of the tire as long as the wheel assembly is not damaged
    • Free lifetime standard wheel balance included
    • Full report showing the before and after results with a road test for quality control

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