Auto Repair Services

Tire Mounting & Wheel Balancing

When purchasing one or more new tires, it is necessary to have them professionally mounted and balanced on your vehicle. Otherwise, they may 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 and mount and balance your new ones so that you can get back on the road quickly and safely.

What is Tire Mounting Service?

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 tire service mistakes such as:

  • Failure to recognize the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), 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 safety.
  • The improper handling of reverse mount wheels.
    • Some vehicles have wheels that mount differently from others. Our tire service 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, 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 to 3 minutes to mount the tire to the wheel so we can get you on your way again.

Tire Services: Mounting & Balancing

All of our Virginia Tire & Auto locations perform professional tire mounting and balancing 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 tire service equipment, Virginia Tire & Auto can mount and balance 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 10 locations (Ashburn Farms, Ashburn-Dulles, Bristow, Centreville, Chantilly, Chesterfield, Gainesville, South Riding, One Loudoun and Vienna) 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
    • 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
    • Full report showing the before and after results with a road test for quality control

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