With the oncoming winter, October is the perfect time to bring your MINI car into our MINI service center for a checkup. Our mechanics will inspect many different aspects of your MINI vehicle, but for now, we’re going to focus on our tire service. As the part that connects the rest of the vehicle to the road, tires are vitally important. There are a number of things that can go wrong with your tires, so it is necessary to get them checked out at least twice per year.

The first thing that our highly-experienced mechanics will check during the tire inspection is the tread. Highly used tires can cause them to be worn and lose their effectiveness over time. Worn tires with poor tread lead to decreased performance, decreased fuel efficiency, and longer stopping distances. If the tread is worn out, we can replace your tires from our selection at our MINI tire center, which includes all-season tires, winter tires, and performance tires.

Another tire-related issue that occurs is that of poor alignment. Over time, your wheels can get out of whack from the bumps and jolts of everyday driving. This reduces your car’s drivability, lower gas mileage, and causes tire wear. When aligning your tires, our mechanics will adjust the angles of your vehicle’s wheels back to the original specifications.

Finally, the changes in temperature that the fall brings can cause your tires to become overinflated or underinflated. This leads to the increased possibility of getting a flat tire, decreased performance, and increased stopping times. Our mechanics will inflate your tires to the proper amount.

Make sure your tires are in tip-top shape by scheduling a service appointment at MINI of Bedford.