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TIRES

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 anti-lock 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.


Repairs
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At Slone's Automotive 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.

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 Slone's Automotive Service.

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.

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.

Balancing
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Slone's Automotive Service has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 937-294-6653 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.

We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Slone's Automotive 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 Slone's Automotive 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.


Bridgestone
Firestone
Goodyear
Michelin

What Our Customers Are Saying

Nice, honest guy that did great work. Just as I was told by a friend. 5 stars!


-Rob W.

Very experienced with diagnosing difficult problems. Very fair pricing and honest. Diagnosed our family's Suzuki drive belt issue that another shop couldn't figure out. Properly troubleshooted a backup light issue on our Tahoe. Highly recommended!


-Joe H.

Always fair and nice guys.


-Kathy C.

This place is awesome! They fixed my car properly for a fair price. Their staff are friendly and understanding.


-Roderick C.

This has to be the best auto repair shop on earth. These guys are friendly, do great work, and they charge reasonable prices. I highly recommend them.


-K. W.

Fair and friendy. Has handled my company business for years...and for years to come.


-Alan Z.

Slone's Automotive is one of two mechanics in Dayton that I trust without a doubt to do great service at a fair price. I have taken my car here twice for service and have been blown away every single time with their service. I know a lot about cars and can tell immediately when someone is trying to pull a fast one. This has never been the case with Slone's. I walk in with a price estimate in my head, and they match it every time. Slone's is the best small business in Dayton, IMO.


-R. P.

Can't say enough great things about Mick Slone and crew! Business has been around for a long time, I've used them since the 80s, and they did a great job fixing my Truck a few months ago. Always reasonable prices and up front about telling you what's wrong with your car. Total auto care that's just about as good as it gets.


-Gary R.

Slone's have been my "go to guys" since I started driving. Some 30 years later, I would not go anywhere else. I now live over an hour away, but well worth the drive for this level of service from someone I can trust.


-Thomas L.

Really helpful staff, including clean & new U-Haul trucks. A multi-generation family business.


-Sam W.
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