Best Auto Repair, Green Valley

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  • 520-648-0180

  • 250 W Calle De Las Tiendas
    Green Valley, AZ 85614

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TIRES

At Hickey Automotive we value the safety of our customers above all else. We want to ensure that you get to where you're going every time with a reliable and safe vehicle. A major problem area for the cars and trucks that come into Hickey Automotive, are tires. Your tires are your connection to the road, and without them doing their job properly, all the handling development and safety testing that went into your car may not keep you safe. Here is some basic information on your tires and how to know when the time has come for replacements.



Why are old or bad tires dangerous?

As stated above, your tires are an extremely important component of your car or truck. If you've ever been out of control in a vehicle, you'll know how scary being a powerless passenger inside a two ton metal box can be. Driving on tires that are too old, improperly inflated, out of balance, or not suited to weather conditions can spell disaster for your safe journey. Your tires were designed with a very specific task in mind. Using them improperly can have sudden and catastrophic consequences.



Signs your tires need air

This issue can be fairly simple to spot. If your tire seems to be wider at the part which contacts the road, they probably need to be topped up with air. Driving on under-inflated tires wears them out faster due to uneven pressure on the sidewall and can lead to full-on flats and even end up shredding the tire off the wheel! Low tire pressure ruins your vehicle's fuel economy. If you've ever ridden a bicycle with under-inflated tires you know how much extra effort you have to put in to get moving and stay rolling. On the flip side of this, driving with too much air in your tires is also unsafe. While it's unlikely that hitting a large pothole would cause the tire to burst (remember they're built to last for thousands of miles) having too much air pressure in a tire reduces the size of the contact patch, or the area where rubber meets road. This can lead to less grip and control over your vehicle. Every tire manufacturer prints the correct tire pressure on the side of their tires, so it's easy to find out the perfect pressure for your ride.



Signs your tires are out of tread

As with having over-inflated tires, a lack of tread can lead to less control and worse handling for your car or truck. Your tires' tread patterns help them to hold the road as well as channeling mud and water away from the areas that need to do the gripping. Without enough tread depth, your car can ride up on top of water on the road and cause you a complete loss of control. There are a few common methods of measuring tread depth, such as using a penny to gauge whether or not it's time to replace your tires, but we recommend coming into Hickey Automotive in Green Valley, AZ for a professional opinion on the matter. Not all tires are created equal and must be replaced at different times.



Signs your tires are damaged

Signs that your tires are damaged can come from a few sources. A visual inspection can catch potential problems before they become major issues such as nails or rocks embedded in the tread grooves. Always remember that there's a great deal of pressure contained within your tires. If you see any gashes, bubbles or hear the hiss of air escaping it's best to stay away from that tire and enlist the help of a professional. Believe us, you don't want a tire exploding anywhere near you.


You can sometimes feel tire damage while driving. If your car begins to make strange noises as it goes down the road or the handling suddenly becomes worse you should pull over as soon as it's safe. Driving on a flat is a bad idea, and can often lead to more severe damage to your vehicle.



What can and cannot be repaired

Tires are expensive and we take any opportunity we can to repair them safely and save you money. Small punctures can often be plugged and patched (it should always be both!) but sometimes the tire's day is done. If the puncture is on the outer edge of the tire (outside the tread) it's probably unsafe to repair. The same goes for a tire that's been driven on while flat. In this case the sidewall has become weakened and the tire is no longer safe. As with recommended pressures, each manufacturer has guides for what can and what can't be repaired.


At Hickey Automotive, customer safety is our number one priority. We hope you'll be a little safer with this information. If you'd like to talk about whether your tires may need inspection or replacement, call us at 520-648-0180 or visit us at 250 W Calle De Las Tiendas in Green Valley, AZ. Happy travels!



We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.


Kumho
Toyo
Nexen


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    Always have a great experience! Can always get an appointment. Very flexible. They always call with any issues and a cost estimate before completing work. Highly recommend

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    Ron at Hickey's Automotive is a great person and wonderful to work with on any issue. I took our 2006 Toyota Sequoia to Hickey's to check out a miss that was happening off and on. They test drove it and checked everything at no charge. I came back today (a week later) and he met me in the parking lot, knew my name and was ready to discuss getting the spark plugs replaced. Ron offered a great price. He is ready and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done well and in a very timely manner. Being a veteran and new to the Green Valley community, customer service is very important. Hickey's has excellent customer service and will go the extra mile to provide service and excellent prices.

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    Hickey Automotive is our first choice to work on our vehicles. Customer Service is Fantastic! Repairs are well explained and done conscientiously. They are focused on thoroughly checking and servicing your vehicle and providing a "heads up" to future needs and maintenance schedules. Their customer waiting area is well stocked with beverages and snacks. Very welcoming for customers. We Highly Recommend!!!

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    Absolutely the best shop in the Green Valley area! Careful, Quality Service, in a timely manner!

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    A friend recommended here when I was visiting Green Valley AZ. They determined the issue, called and discussed, and did the best job for a really reasonable charge. They also always do a full vehicle check with every service to alert you of any other maintenance needs. Both times I had my car serviced I was completely satisfied with the work and drove off with confidence as I frequently travel long distances. Thanks, Ron, Joy and all the crew!

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