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.
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 Main Street Auto & Tire Service.
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Main Street Auto & Tire Service has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 765-552-7806 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 Main Street Auto & Tire 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.
We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Main Street Auto & Tire 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 Main Street Auto & Tire 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.
Words can't describe the wonderful service Andy provides to his customers.
Hats off to Andy and his mechanics. I got once again top notch service on my vehicle and my wife's vehicle all before noon on a FRIDAY!!! Wow Andy and the guys have always gave the best service, going the extra mile and front bumper to back bumper checked it all for just an oil change price. It's nice to have an in town friendly place to have your vehicle serviced and know your in good hands. Thanks again.
Andy and the team always take care of my cars and give me a heads up with anything is needing serviced. Great team and great service.
Andy and his team are simply the best! He has taken care of our family vehicles for many years without fail. If you are looking for an honest mechanic or tire dealer, they actually do still exist and he is right here in Elwood! Thank you for the many times you have helped me and my family.
I have experienced nothing but phenomenal service whenever I take my car here. I am always welcomed with genuine smiles on their faces! They truly enjoy the job and the help they can give to others. I highly recommend Main Street Auto & Tire to everyone you will certainly not be disappointed.
Very laid back atmosphere. they do a quality job and their prices are fair. I will be going here for years to come.
Andy and his mechanics are awesome. I blew the water pump in my truck and they fixed it. They are amazing. They care they you have a life and try to get your issues fixed in a timely manner.
The service here is excellent! Took my car in for some problems, they found what was wrong and fixed it within a day or two! Excellent prices for the work they do! I will definitely take my car back when needed!!
I would like to take this moment to Thank Andy and his mechanic's @ Main Street Tires for fixing my car today. I needed a new transmission line, A new tire and a alignment. I am very grateful! for everyone's help today, Thanks a Million for getting me back on the road fellas.
Andy and the guys are awesome, They give great service and they always go above and beyond to get you back up and going as quick as they can! Highly recommend them to anyone.
Good and honest auto mechanics. They tell you what the problem is and fix it. The owner even gave me a ride to work since I was running late after I had to drop my car off. Fair prices and a good turn around time too. Far and away better than Elwood tire. Elwood tire didn't even have a mechanic that could diagnose a transmission issue I was having. Main Street Auto & Tire gave me answers the very next day and how to proceed. Good on them.
Good service at a very competitive price, backs up their work! they listen to your problem to find the right solution to your needs.
Great service and they will tell you everything that they find and let you know estimates before they fix it. I don?t trust my truck with anyone else.
Very friendly! First time ever being in there! I will be going back! That's for putting on my tires!
Great Mechanics, super friendly, and affordable!
Great service, nice people and a good place to have your car worked on.
My alternator failed while I was traveling through Elwood on my way to Atlanta, GA. Main Street auto showed up with a tow almost immediately (it was the shortest I've ever waited for a tow in my life). The owner found apart and got it installed in my vehicle within a few hours, getting me back on the road the same day. The owner was funny and seemed like a real family man. All of the service techs in the garage were knowledgeable and efficient. I had a very good experience here.?
Words can't describe the wonderful service Andy provides to his customers.