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Serving Lynchburg, Virginia and the surrounding areas, Glenn Trent carries top quality brand name tires and wheels from Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Goodyear, and more. Our tire department offers many sizes and brands of tires from passenger car, light, truck, commercial truck and Industrial tires.
We offer FREE shuttle service. We will pick-up your vehicle from home or office, perform service and return your vehicle for FREE.
We carry a huge selection of name brand tires including Goodyear, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Uniroyal, truck/off-road tires and more! Call us toll free at 1-800-558-1670 for specials and availability.
Buying tires can be a confusing process, and there’s no denying it can also be a big decision with lots of choices. We’re here to walk you through the choices and help you make the best tire purchase for your driving habits!
Our sales and service technicians all have years of experience with tires. They’ll help you know whether you need touring tires or high-performance tires, winter tires or all-season tires. By looking at your existing tires, they’ll also be able to tell you if you need to replace all four tires or if just two are needed.
Come to the local tire experts when you’re in need of new tires. We’re here to help!
Wheel alignment is the position of the wheels relative to your car. When properly aligned, the wheels point in the right direction. Without proper alignment, the wheels resist your steering commands, as well as each other. Alignment also affects gas mileage and tire wear. If your tires are pointed in different directions, they fight against each other and can cause tread wear.
Computerized alignment equipment is used to measure all alignment angles on today’s cars. These include both adjustable and non-adjustable angles.
Wheel balance refers to the proper distribution of weight around a revolving tire and wheel assembly while tire rotation refers to the regular practice of switching the position of each tire on the car.
Proper wheel balance ensures that the wheels, while spinning, do not have a heavy spot that can cause vibration and premature wear of tires, struts, shocks and other steering and suspension components. When combined with proper wheel alignment, balanced wheels ensure smooth and enjoyable driving. Tire rotation helps to equalize tread wear and is critical to gain the maximum life from your tire investment.
It’s a good idea to have your car’s wheels balanced when rotating the tires, about every 6,000 miles. It’s not uncommon for wheels to lose a wheel weight from time to time; so periodic balancing minimizes the impact of unbalanced wheels on your car.
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One of the leading causes of tire failure and casing rejection during the retread process is a faulty repair. This area is most often overlooked when fleets design tire maintenance programs, but as a recent survey from the monthly magazine Tire Business indicates, 46% of tire failures were caused by improper repair procedures. Of course this means higher tire costs.
When a radial tire has been damaged to the point where the steel cords are exposed to the elements it is important that the area be repaired as soon as possible so that moisture is not allowed to migrate along the belt package causing further damage.
The most effective method of repair for nail holes (1/4″) is the plug and patch repair. The plug stops the migration of moisture and the patch on the inside of the tire supports the plug. For repairs larger than a nail hole (3/8″ and larger) the tire should be removed from service.
This method of repair not only reduces the number of tire failures but promotes casing recovery as well.