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TIRES

At Bob's 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 Bob's 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 Bob's Automotive in Cleveland, OH 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 Bob's 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 216-351-4844 or visit us at 4215 Ridge Rd in Cleveland, OH. Happy travels!



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




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What People Say About Us


  • -Jennifer M.

    The most knowledgeable, fair priced, honest mechanic around! Thank you Bob for always providing the best service!


  • -Anna-Marie B.

    This the most genuine and honest mechanic in town! Our entire family has been trusting Bob's for over 10 years. Thank you for all that you, your staff and family do!


  • -Tom H.

    Just go my car back from Bob's. The price was significantly less than what I expected. Besides the great quality of his work, that is why I have been taking ALL of my cars to Bob's . . . quality and price! Bob and Laurie are top notch people. They are honest and truly care about the people who come to them for help.


  • -Brittany B.

    Best shop around. Bob's great and his wife. Honest and has your best interest when it comes to what you need done. Only place I trust, been going here for years now.


  • -Donna S.

    Very good quality service. Honest and friendly.


  • -Mario G.

    So happy that I've now found a permanent shop to take my vehicle for repairs. Nice to find a local mechanic that does not gouge the customer. Thank you for being fair. You have gained a customer for life.


  • -Mechelle C.

    Great people, great work, and great prices.


  • -Craig M.

    Bob and Laurie do an amazing job. Very trustworthy and always going above and beyond. I would highly recommend them.


  • -Chris G.

    Great experience every time! Highly recommended!


  • -Nathan G.

    I am from out of state, making an east to west coast road trip. Ill save a detailed review, but what I can tell you, is those are good genuine people working there. They will do what is right for you, not right for their pocket. 10/10


  • -Shelly H.

    Very knowledgeable, experienced, honest, hands-on owner. His staff has been with him for years as well. I've never been misguided. He doesn't sell you the most expensive option. He gives you your options along with his recommendation. But leaves the decision up to you. Truly a gem!!!


  • -Jennifer M.

    The most knowledgeable, fair priced, honest mechanic around! Thank you Bob for always providing the best service!

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