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419-782-7827 | 1735 Spruce St

TIRES

TIRES, Defiance, OH

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.


Alignments
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 Northwest Automotive LLC.

Balancing
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Northwest Automotive LLC has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 419-782-7827 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.

Repairs
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At Northwest Automotive LLC, 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.

Tire Inspection
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.

Tire Rotation
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.

We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Northwest Automotive LLC, 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 Northwest Automotive LLC 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.


Firestone
Goodyear
Mastercraft


To learn more about our Tire services, call us at 419-782-7827 or request a quote by clicking below:


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What Our Customers Are Saying

When I noticed I had a fluid leak dripping on the driveway, I did not hesitate to take it to Northwest Auto. It was near closing time as I showed up unexpected on a Friday, but Tim crawled under my car to discover the leak was from a small crack in my transmission cooling hose to the radiator. He topped of my transmission fluid to get me through the weekend until he could repair it the next week. Thanks Tim for going the extra mile to keep a satisfied customer.

, 01/12/2021

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Last month I had a serious issue with my exhaust and tail pipe, I stopped in just to see if I could schedule an appointment time. They actually told me they could squeeze it in right then and they even gave me a loaner car to use so I wouldn't have to wait there with my grandson . They were extremely friendly and quoted me a very reasonable price for the excellent work that they did. I would definitely recommend Northwest Automotive, LLC to anyone with car issues!

, 09/16/2020
We very much appreciate that when we call, our appointment is within a day or two. Tim does a great job explaining everything he finds and everything that needs done.

, 08/31/2020

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Highly recommend for any engine work or under the hood repairs!! Also I was in and out in 20 minutes today for an oil change!

, 02/03/2020

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Early Saturday morning, we were heading home to Minnesota and our car started making grinding noises. Called Tim and he said bring it in. Discovered we needed a new air conditioner compressor and he installed it and had us back on the road right away. It was a 12 hour drive home and we felt happy, cool and comfortable. Thanks Tim!

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Extremely trustworthy and knowledgeable, with fair rates. Absolutely recommend this shop! You won't be disappointed.

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