1. Q: How much are tires for my car or truck?
A: Call us with the year, make and model of your vehicle and we will determine the size of tire that’s on your vehicle and list your options.
2. Q: Do I need an appointment to have my tires installed at Flynn’s?
A: No appointment is necessary, however you may want to call to be sure your tire is in stock.
3. Q: Do I have to put the exact same tire on my vehicle that originally came on it?
A: It is recommended that you put the same size and speed rating on your vehicle, but the brand and tread design is optional. Plus sizing your tires is also an option that is popular, even with the car manufacturer. However, the diameter of the tire must stay the same and the load rating of the tires must be comparable.
4. Q: How do I know when to replace my tires?
A: One indication is how your vehicle is handling. In wet weather, if the cornering is loose or sloppy, or hydroplaning is felt at any time, have your tires inspected immediately. However, it is best to replace your tires prior to this point. There are tread wear indicators running across the face of the tread on all tires. It is recommended that the tires be replaced prior to the tread being even with the indicators.
5. Q: What should the air pressure of my tires be?
A: Air pressure varies from vehicle to vehicle. Tire manufacturers recommend that the tires be inflated to the specs of the vehicle if the tires match the original equipment standards. To find the recommended air pressure, consult your owners manual or the plaque located on the inside doorframe of your vehicle.
NOTE: You should check your air pressure frequently because seasonal air temperature changes causes tire air pressure changes.
6. Q: Should I buy snow tires?
A: That depends on your driving needs. If you are someone who never drives on wet or snowy roads and you don’t drive at night, then your answer is NO. If your are someone who often hauls children around or if you drive a long distance to and from work, then why wouldn’t you buy snow tires? Why take a chance every time it snows!
"All Season" tires are only "All Season" in climates with moderate seasonal changes such as the South, but not in Ohio or Pennsylvania. Snow tires are actually winter tires. When the temperature drops below 40 degrees, "All Season" tires become hardened. When this happens, they lose some of their traction (more important for stopping than for going up an icy hill). Winter tires have a different type of compound and retain their grip and traction even when the temperature drops below 40 degrees.
7. Q: How do I make my tires last longer?
A: There are many things that effect tire wear. However, the three major causes of premature tire wear are alignment, rotations and air pressure.
1. The vehicle should be aligned when you buy the tires.
2. The tires should be rotated every time you have your oil changed.
3. Air pressure should be checked weekly or biweekly.
8. Q: Why should we put four snow tires on our vehicle instead of two?
A: On a rear wheel drive vehicle, winter tires on the rear wheels works very well for starting and stopping.
On a front wheel drive vehicle, winter tires are recommended for all four wheels to stop the vehicle in slippery conditions. When a front wheel drive vehicle stops in a panic situation, the rear end will tend to swing around if it doesn’t have traction. It’s nearly impossible to over steer a front wheel drive vehicle to correct for the lack of rear end traction. That’s why side impact accidents are so common on front wheel drive vehicles.
On a four wheel drive vehicle, it is recommended that you replace all four tires because they must all be the exact same height. If they are not, then the ratio at which the axles turn will be off. This is bad for your vehicle and could be very costly to you.
9. Q: What brands of tires do you carry?
A: We are the regions distributor of Goodyear, Kelly, Dunlop, Nankang, Oliver and Greenball tires. However, we can sell any brand of tire.
10. Q: Do you have my vehicles tire size?
A: Flynn’s has the regions largest inventory of tires. We stock almost every size tire. If we don’t have your vehicle’s tire size in stock, then we will have it for you in one or two days.
11. Q: What is the proper proceedure for changing a flat tire?
1.) Pull over in a safe, level spot for the change
2.) Locate spare tire and accessories and block the tire diagonal from the flat.
3.) Jack vehicle up slightly, just enough that the tire is still firmly on the ground.
4.) Use lug wrench to crack each lug nut loose
5.) Jack the car up the rest of the way and remove lug nuts and flat tire.
6.) Install spare tire on vehicle
7.) Snug all lug nuts, watching that the wheel seats squarely on the hub.
8.) Reverse the jack setting and lower the car to the ground.
9.) Finish tightening all lug nuts
10.)Then go to a qualified tire repair shop, like Flynn's Tire & Auto Service to have the original tire fixed and mounted in place of the temporary spare.