Tires are the single most important safety feature on your car. They are the only thing that connects the car to the road, and life-saving technologies like antilock brakes and electronic stability control cannot do their job if the tires don't have a good grip on the pavement.
As the adage goes, nothing lasts forever. Car owners still need to replace their tires a few times or more throughout the life of a typical vehicle. Despite advances in longer-lasting tires, actual tread life will vary by car type, tire type (such as all season or high performance), driving aggressiveness, and even road and weather conditions. Proper maintenance and responsible driving can maximize the mileage in a set of tires.
We offer these services to help you prolong the life of your tires.
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At Baucom's Auto Service, our tire experts will determine whether your tires are able to be repaired, or if they need to be replaced. If the tires are repairable, our certified technicians will make sure they are repaired correctly and get you back on the road.
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Baucom's Auto Service.
Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires of an automobile from one position to another, to ensure even tire wear, which extends the useful life of a set of tires. Rotation is important because each tire on a car carries a different amount of weight, making them wear at different rates. By rotating them, you basically even out those differences. Your owner's manual will tell you how often to rotate your tires, but as a rule of thumb, it should be done every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.
It is recommended that tires, including the spare, be periodically inspected by a tire service professional during routine maintenance intervals such as oil changes and tire rotations. We will inspect the tire tread and sidewalls for irregular tread wear, cracking, scrapes, bulges, cuts, snags, foreign objects or other damage resulting from use. We will remove any stones, glass, foreign objects, etc. embedded in the tread to prevent further damage. Even minor damage can lead to further injury and eventual tire failure. Tires with excessive cracking on the tread or sidewall(s) should be removed from service. This is typically caused by under inflation, over loading, improper storage, and/or improper long-term parking.
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Baucom's Auto Service has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 757-397-5911 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.
We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Baucom's Auto Service, we understand that tires are an important part of your car. The quality of tires and material used on them highly affects the vehicle's performance. Their main purpose is to protect the wheel's rims and improve vehicle performance. For this reason, we only deal with brand name tires. Also, we offer fleet tire management services to ensure you are getting the best value, fuel economy, and life from your tires.
Once a need for new tires is determined, it is necessary to identify the best tires for your vehicle and driving demands. Look for tires that do well in tests for braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning. Winter traction should also be considered, if applicable. Let tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance be tiebreakers. Trust the tire experts at Baucom's Auto Service to help you choose the right tires for your vehicle.
We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.
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These guys are honest and very good at what they do. If you want your vehicle's problems diagnosed and repaired correctly Baucom's is definitely a great choice.
He's respectful . He won't do any unnecessary work and he keeps you updated on the progress. He does great work.
Every review of this place was pretty accurate. Quite satisfied.
Fair prices, honest, professional .... I haven't had to take my car back because of something not being done properly or to question a suspicious malfunction after a job was completed.
They are honest and fast! Lennie is down to earth and wouldn't take my car anywhere else!!!
I would HIGHLY recommend Baucom's . Lennie and John treat you like family and always take care of the problem. They are honest and fair, best prices, too. This is my shop for life. You can't do better than this.
I love going to Baucoms becuase the owner is always honest about repairs and will give you an estimate. He will even look over your car and tell you which parts may be going bad or what you will need to replace in the next couple of months or year. He would also give me advice on where to go if he couldn't repair my car in his shop. It is very refreshing to go to a car shop and not be scammed. I will go there again and again.
Lenny Baucom is a fair and honest person. His place has been fixing my cars for over 4 years now and he gives you great service with a fair price.
Lenny is a very good mechanic and has serviced many of our vehicles over the last several years. He has fair prices and only does what needs to be fixed. Highly recommended!