Ultra Tune Automotive Service has access to the all best brand name tires which allows us to provide our customers with the most competitive prices for all their tire needs.

Tires are one of the most neglected features of a car when it comes to maintenance, which is too bad, because regular maintenance and inspection can save you time and money. To explain the services we perform for the motorists of Maple Ridge and why they are important, we will go through some commonly asked questions.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) is a safety device that measures, identifies and warns you when one or more of your tires are significantly under-inflated. the TPMS light on your dash will flash if there is a system malfunction, while a steady illuminated light indicates an air pressure problem.

Risks if TPMS light ignored

What can trigger tour TPMS light?

What is Tire Tread depth?

Tread depth indicates the age or the amount of usage a tire has had. As tires are used they will slowly start to lose their tread. Driving on tires without the appropriate amount of tread is very dangerous as your vehicle and will affect performance and fuel economy.

Tire rotation, how does it work?

Tire rotation is important to keep your tires lasting as long as possible. No matter how well your tires are placed on your vehicle, one side of each tire will wear down more quickly. This is natural for any vehicle. When tires are rotated your Maple Ridge mechanic will change the position and side of each tire. For example, your left front tire will be changed into the right rear tire position.

What is wheel balancing?

Almost all tires on the road today have a slight imbalance – meaning that a tire does not spin flush to the road. This is normal but if left alone, overtime your tires could become significantly unbalanced. Indications of unbalanced wheels usually occur at high speeds. Your vehicle will wobble when you are cruising down the highway and your steering wheel will shake. Leaving your vehicle in this condition will create stress and eventually damage the steering and suspension systems of your vehicle.