Transform the look of your ride with our wide wheel selection from basic to premium wheels along with our specialty tire services. While looking for the perfect set of wheels we will take into consideration your budget requirements and do our utmost best to come close to it.
Need to swap your tires for the upcoming season? Looking to replace worn or old tires? We can help you source the best tires suitable for your vehicle and ensure they fit according to your vehicle specifications.
The first thing that makes contact with the road are your tires, so ensuring that they are operating at the peak of their performance is crucial to safe driving. Over time, your tires will wear down, and while they can last for thousands of kilometers, you will eventually have to replace them.
We offer tires for all types of vehicles from most major leading brands such as Bridgestone, Michelin, Toyo, Yokohama. Which means we will always provide you with the best tires that matches your budget. Regardless of whether your tires have passed their peak or you are simply looking for a tire swap to suit the upcoming changing season.
Signs Your Vehicle is in need of a Tire Change Worn tires are quite dangerous, not only do they lack the grip needed to stop your car in poor conditions, but they are also prone to blowouts. If you are unsure if your tires are in need of being changed, see below for some of the most common signs.
Lack of Tread One of the most apparent signs that you need to change your tires. If the tread is no longer visible and they appear to be bald, then it's about time to replace them. This is a crucial moment as the tread is required to help your car for stopping and cornering as well as help disperse water in wet conditions.
Damaged Sidewall Noticed sidewall damage? Over time, these will naturally wear down from exposure to the elements and begin to crack or even gouge. If you notice these signs, get in touch with us immediately.
Vehicle Vibrating or Shaking Yet another common sign is if you notice a constant vibration or shaking coming through the steering wheel. While this is to be expected while driving over uneven terrain, if you notice this on smooth tarmac, it could be from misalignment or damage to the interior of the tire. Either way, have us take a look and we will help to identify the cause.
Uneven Wear Noticed uneven wear on your tires, then it is usually a sign of incorrect tire pressure or poor alignment. Whatever the reason may be, it is essential you have this checked by a professional.
Colder Weather Most standard road tires are not designed to be driven on roads that are icy and packed with snow. For the winter months, it is very important to get your tire change done before the colder weather arrives so you are able to face whatever nature has in store!
Are your tires low on air or did you find a flat tire? Nothing can be more frustrating than having your journey thwarted by a puncture. At Urban Reifen, our experienced team will quickly get you back on the road with our cost-effective tire repair services and our professional advice.
There are many ways in attempting to repair the tire yourself, this is a significant risk to take and should only be used to get you safely to a garage to fix it properly. If the tire is not repaired properly, can risk a blowout while driving, potentially endangering yourself and other nearby drivers.
Punctures and blowouts can occur for a number of reasons, from driving over an object to hitting a pothole. However, the puncture is not always deep, you might find that you have a very slow leak. Some of the most common signs include: Unusual vibrations coming from the steering wheel, irregular noise from tires as it rolls, and/or a low pressure alert on one tire.
If you notice any of these signs, give us a call and we will thoroughly examine the tire to see if it can be repaired. Not all tires can be repaired, so when you bring your vehicle in, we will check whether or not it is fixable. Some of these factors includes: remaining tread depth, additional damage caused by puncture, tire age, damage to the tire bead, exposed cords, location of the puncture, previous repairs and/or damage.
Much like a consultant, we will explain very thoroughly on the condition of your tire and propose the available solutions you can choose from.
Our repair services start at $20.00
Do you wonder why the tires on the front or the rear on your vehicle wear more than the other? This is due to the distribution of power (acceleration) of your vehicle. If more power is at the front, the tires will wear faster than the rears and vice-versa. A tire rotation will help to ensure even wear on the tires. The front tires will be swapped with the rear tires.
Tire Rotation is $30
Changing your tires to suit the change in season is important in ensuring your vehicle will be safe to operate. However, most of the time, this does not coincide with needing new tires, so rather than throwing away yours tires with plenty of tread remaining, we will safely store your tires until it is time to put them back onto your vehicle. Storing your tires with us can relieve you of having to move them around as tires can be quite heavy.
Tire storage is $80 without wheels or $100 with wheels
Noticing your vehicle pulling to the left or the right when you let go of the steering wheel? This may very well be due to misalignment of the axles on your vehicle. While you can continue driving, it will cause uneven wear on your tires which also means the tires will wear faster and require replacement sooner. Driving an unaligned vehicle can be incredibly dangerous, so keep yourself safe and let the Urban Reifen team align and straighten your wheels, reducing excessive tire wear and increasing your safety.
Most people overlook the importance of proper wheel alignment. It is one of the most
Off-balance wheels installed on a vehicle can cause vibrations when you reach speeds in excess of 60 km/h. Using one of the best wheel balancing machines on the market, our team members will carefully counterbalance the heavy spots on your wheels to ensure you enjoy the smoothest ride possible. A balanced wheel will allow your tires to perform at their peak, smooth turns, and providing you with maximum traction on the road.
A common sign of wheel imbalance is noticing a constant vibration coming from the steering wheel. This usually occurs when you accelerate at higher speeds, but depending on the imbalance, it can occur at any time. Another sign is hearing unusual noise from your tires as you drive. This could be an unexplained buzzing or humming that becomes more pronounced as you accelerate and the vibrations become stronger as the speed increases.
Wheel alignment and wheel balancing are two different things. Wheel alignment looks at the position of the wheels in relation to the road while balancing ensures the correct distribution of weight around the wheel.
Wheel rebalancing is $25
Wheel Repair & Refinishing
Found some scuff marks or noticed your wheel is damaged? Working with a handful of wheel repair specialists in Ottawa, we will help source the right wheel repairer to fix or refinish your wheels.
Our comprehensive wheel repair services includes: alloy wheel straightening, surface refinishing caused by scuffing, welding cracks, repairing damage caused by driving over potholes, stripping, cleaning, and repairing the wheel from corrosion.
Regardless of the extent of damage, if you want to restore your wheels to its former glory, get in touch with us. Our experienced team will find the most optimal solution for your wheels.
Wheel repair services vary in cost, please inquire for more information.
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