Tire Repair Archives - V&F Auto Inc

Tire Service At V&F Auto

Tire service is a critical part of your annual vehicle inspection. In Massachusetts, the minimum tire tread depth needed to pass the test is 2/32 inches.  This means that all of your tires must have at least 2/32 inches of tread depth in the proper grooves, and be without any fabric breaks or exposed cords. […]

Why do my tires keep losing air?

When tires keep losing air, it can be super frustrating—especially if there aren’t any obvious culprits like a puncture or tear. Before you shell out a few hundred dollars to get your tires replaced, here are a few things to consider. Temperature Changes Sudden drops or rises in temperature can cause your tire pressure to […]

Windshield Repair: Why You Shouldn’t Drive With A Cracked Windshield

Perhaps you’re driving behind a quarry load and, despite your best efforts to hang back, a rock knocks your windshield leaving behind a nasty crack. Maybe a severe storm pulled debris down onto your hood or brought down some nasty hail, damaging the glass on your car. No matter how it’s damaged, any cracks on […]

Making the Switch to Summer Tires At V&F Auto

Spring is here! And it’s time to make the switch to summer tires. Here’s why: Why Summer Tires Are Superior Summer tires are specifically optimized to improve road grip in the summer heat and rain.  The tread compound is made from a mix of rubber and filler, with additives to improve road grip in wet […]

There’s a bubble in my tire. What should I do?

If you see a bubble on the side of your tire, it’s definitely a cause for concern. What is a sidewall bubble? A “sidewall bubble” is a bulge protruding from the sidewall of the tire. This typically happens when air is leaking from the inside of the tire into the carcass or body of the tire. […]

Replacing Tires in Pairs: Where to Install Two New Tires

We always recommend installing new tires in sets of four—changing out a complete set will improve handling, comfort, and performance. If you prefer to replace tires in pairs, however, we can make that work—as long as they’re the same size as the tires already on your vehicle, and installed on the rear axle. Why the […]

Are bald tires really that bad in the winter?

We get it—replacing bald tires can be an expensive and time-consuming process. But it’s important to make sure your tires are safe for whatever this New England winter holds. Here’s our best advice for evaluating your tires. When should I replace a bald tire? You can easily tell if your tires’ tread is too worn […]

Tire Care and Safety: Replacing Old Tires

Replacing old tires can be a huge hassle. If you’re dealing with uneven front or rear tire wear, here are some things to keep in mind: Tire Care and Safety As the only point of contact between the road and your car, tires have a big impact on a vehicle’s overall health, handling, and safety. […]

Which tires wear faster: front or rear?

In a perfect world, all four tires would always wear evenly. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. If you’ve ever experienced uneven rear tire wear, you’re not alone! Uneven tire wear between front and rear tires is a very common occurrence. Common Causes of Wear In many cases, minimizing rear tire wear comes down to maintaining […]

Why You Shouldn’t Drive With a Damaged Tire

Find Tire Repair Fast You hear it time and time again from professionals in the automotive industry. When there’s a problem with your vehicle, you should handle it as soon as possible to avoid further damages. We can’t give better advice than that when dealing with a damaged tire. If you notice any damages, here […]