Your tires are some of the most essential components of your vehicle. As a driver, you might not think too much about your tires; it’s not like you personally interact with them very often. You spend a lot of time interacting with your infotainment system, steering wheel, brake and gas pedals, and seat adjusters, but not your tires.
Still, we here at Ralph Honda are passionate about educating our customers on the importance of having the right tires and taking good care of them. In fact, we take it so seriously we have a team of tire experts in our service and parts department. If you're looking for a dependable and professional tire shop in Rochester, it’s time to visit the pros at Ralph Honda.
Our experts know all there is to know about maintaining your tires. We'll make sure you understand what you can do on your end to extend the lifespan of your tires and that you know all the signs that it’s time to pay our tire pros a visit. Our team will always welcome you with a smile and plenty of patience. It’s simply our goal to make sure you enjoy the best tires for your vehicle and enjoy as long of use as possible out of your tires.
Rochester sees all of the seasons, and our friends and neighbors love to explore this great state. Thus, having the right tires really matters—and having a terrific team by your side matters even more. Consider Ralph Honda's service center the home of your Rochester tire experts.
We make a point to carry every type of tire in our tire shop. Many of our drivers don’t even realize that there are different tires for different environments or times of the year; you might just pick out the model you want, drive off the lot, and never give much thought to why that vehicle has those tires. However, we’re here to tell you that having the appropriate tires makes all the difference...
We carry all-season tires for drivers who will mostly be driving in moderate weather all year long. As their name suggests, all-season tires are suitable for all seasons—but it’s important to know that they are never ready for extreme weather. That’s why we often recommend all-season tires to drivers who mostly stick to the city streets and the suburbs; they won’t be able to handle heavy snowfall, icy roads, or puddles.
Drivers who need tires that are ready for the serious New York winters should ask our team about our winter tires. Winter tires are ready to tackle icy roads and get you to your destination, even when the snowplow hasn’t made it to your street yet. Winter tires have deep treads to provide traction in deep snow, and many even have studs to break up ice so you don’t skid. Winter tires are also made from a rubber that remains flexible in cold temperatures, which further improves your grip on the road.
Alternatively, all-season tires can get too stiff when it’s cold out, which can decrease their grip and cause a safety issue. On the contrary, all-weather tires are great for extreme temperatures; they aren’t quite snow tires, but they’re more ready for severe weather conditions than all-season tires.
If you’re looking for performance tires to hit the tracks, we have those, too. Performance tires are designed for improved handling, enhanced corner control, and increased braking capabilities. They won’t do great for everyday driving, but if you like to put your sports car to the test, you’ll need performance tires to keep up.
These are just some of the tires we keep at Ralph Honda. We make sure to keep a wide variety of tires so that drivers with every type of model and driving style can find what they need here.
Once we’ve set you up with the ideal tires for your driving style and day-to-day life, we also want to make sure we help you take great care of your tires. Your tires are an investment, and properly maintaining them will mean a more comfortable ride and even enhanced safety.
Our tire professionals will be able to give you informed advice on how and when to care for your tires. They know the typical lifespan of every tire type. They also know how to check the tread in your tires to know when it’s time to replace them. If replacement is necessary, our team will put in new tires quickly so you can get back to enjoying your vehicle.
Sometimes, you drive over a nail in the road or hit a curb, and your tire needs thereafter to be repaired. Our team will be able to run the appropriate tests to pinpoint the issue and address it. Even if you've looked over your tire a dozen times, unable to find the hole or tear, our team will get to the bottom of the problem and fix it.
While you’re here, our technicians will check the tire pressure, too. Proper tire pressure is important for braking distance and handling. It's our goal to send you off on tires that will keep you safe and enhance your enjoyment of your vehicle.
Let one of our tire experts consult with you on how to properly maintain your tires throughout the years. Certain routine services will extend the lifespan of your tires, so ask one of our experts what the appropriate maintenance schedule is for your vehicle and tires.
One of the most important services to have performed is tire rotation, which helps all tires wear down at the same rate. How often you need your tires rotated depends largely on your particular make and model, but it's typical that this figure lies somewhere in the range of 5,000 to 8,000 miles. Rotating your tires ensures that the tread is wearing down on each one at an even rate. Uneven tread wear can lead to a bumpy ride and even prove to be a safety issue since it impacts the grip of the tire.
Tire balancing is also important; this service refers to ensuring that weight is evenly distributed over every wheel and tire on your vehicle. Balancing your tires can prevent issues like vibration and bouncing when you're driving, as well as dangerous tire blowouts.