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Tire Mount and Balance

If it’s time for new tires, swing over to Big Jim’s with tires you’ve purchased, or have us take care of finding the right ones for you! Especially in our climate with a variation of weather, it’s important to make sure your tires have the proper tread to keep you safely on the road and hugging the turns.

Why Are Tires Replaced Regularly?
Like so many other parts of your vehicle, your tires play a crucial role in your safety and the overall function of your vehicle. The tread on your tires provides the grip to the road’s surface. If that surface is covered in water or snow, without proper grip, your vehicle can hydroplane or cause you to lose control. Also like many other parts, tires just wear out over time which is what makes them a maintenance item. Sometimes if your wheels are out of alignment, it can cause uneven wear on the tires which can be cause for replacement, too.

Mounting and Balancing
When you’ve got your new tires ready to be put on your wheels, it’s best to visit a professional who has the right equipment to properly mount the tires. As a part of this process, once the tires are mounted on the wheels and properly inflated, they should be balanced. This process involves finding the heavy spots and adding weights to the wheels to help balance the weight of the wheel. This helps reduce vibration and uneven, premature wear. It’s important to take your vehicle to someone you can trust to take care when they work on it, which is what we pride ourselves on at Big Jim’s! We have the equipment, experience, and care to do right by you and your vehicle. So if you’re due for two new tires or four, roll on into Big Jim’s. We’ll mount your tires and balance them to get you back to safe driving.

Our clientele can speak for our service at Big Jim’s:

" I make it a rule to never trust a mechanic. Jim & Sarge have earned my trust. We have given them repeated business over the years and we will continue to go back. The work they do is top notch. Jim ALWAYS stands by his work and charges a fair price. Big Jim's is the exception to the rule!! "

Jacob (Cedar Rapids, IA)

" My first experience at a Big Jim's was pulling in with a flat tire and needing help. He got me in immediately which was nice considering I had an appointment in 45mins. I was out of there in about 8-10 minutes. Tire patched up and on the road. I was very grateful and happy with the fast service !!! Thanks again !!! "

Jennifer Dvorak

" Brought my truck in yesterday not knowing just how big a problem I had. Already fixed with approximately 7 hours labor. Quick, friendly, and helpful. Thank you Vanessa and Sarg. "

Lora Holland-McArtor