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.
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 Jeffrey Auto Repair Service.
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Jeffrey Auto Repair Service has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 641-423-1310 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At Jeffrey Auto Repair 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.
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 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.
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 Jeffrey Auto Repair 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.
Excellent service, professional and friendly staff. Knowledgeable techs and gear guys. Respectful and thorough. Thanks for getting our vehicle back on track!
The staff at Jeffrey Auto Repair were very professional and explained what repairs my auto needed. I would recommend them to anyone. The building and grounds are very clean and neat. They know how to treat their customers.
I would highly recommend you guys. You were courteous throughout the six weeks you had the vehicle. You made a ton of repairs including the transmission and radiator. But that is not all. I felt as though I had an honest advocate working for me that thought as much of my vehicle as I did. I continued to get options on things that SHOULD be done to keep it running good and things that WILL need fixing in the future. You did not suggest I do everything and that shows your honesty. I feel very confident in the repairs. You even tried a less expensive solution to fix the transmission. Thank you. In the end, I needed the transmission, though, and you had options for me. But all along the way you explained what was wrong and gave me options when there were some. You even went above and beyond and cleaned up the Suburban before I picked it up. I can honestly say no one else has repaired my cars since moving to Mason City 9 years ago. In fact you fixe! d my F-150 when the Ford dealer was unable to do so for 2 years! I have no need to find anyone else to work on my cars. Feel free to share this with any customer. You can even use me for a reference.
It was great to have the charges actually be around $30 less than the estimate. Very pleased with all the work you have done for us on each vehicle we have owned over the years.
I called at the last minute and made changes to the work I wanted completed on the vehicle. Brian and his mechanics were very accommodating and completed the work before the time the vehicle was promised. I always feel completely comfortable leaving our vehicles for service because I am confident the work will be completed professionally and correctly. Jeffrey's services our vehicles like they are their own. Thank you.
We've been going to Brian (Jeffrey Repair Service) since we moved into the area in 2012. We found him on accident, but have come to realize that we are extremely lucky in that!! Since then, we have had 5 different cars and he (and his staff) have been amazing on the work with each one of them!!