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 Dahlgren Garage.
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Dahlgren Garage has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 540-663-3880 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 Dahlgren Garage, 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 Dahlgren Garage, 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 Dahlgren Garage 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.
Mike and his team at Dahlgren Garage are the best. A rear tire on my rental car went totally flat in the course of a couple hours. I took it in after work and got it fixed right away. It was a bad tire stem (thanks, Hertz) and Mike pointed out another serious problem with a big gouge in the sidewall, which could blow if I was on the highway! Now, what is that Roadside Emergency number?
Fantasticly kind, knowledgeable and trustworthy staff! The service was so wonderful as well. I will only come to Dahlgren Garage from now on.
Everyone working there was great, and the service was a very reasonable price!
The best friend my car ever had.
Great local repair facility.
Highly recommend this garage; knowledgeable staff that gave me a quote over the phone and didn't charge me a penny more. The other local shop I called wanted to charge me extra labor on top of a more expensive price to start. Another customer was talking about being overcharged elsewhere nearby as well. Don't throw away your money, go to the honest mechanics over at Dahlgren Garage.
Very knowledgeable and friendly.
Garage delivers good quality work.
Highly recommend this garage. Great service.
Good Guys; Good Work.
I've been going there for 25 years. They get things done fast and right. I had a few things done at other places but had to have Dahlgren Garage redo it to get it right.
Incredible service, very friendly. Will not hesitate to bring my truck back to them. I just moved here, and I've found who will be taking care of all my auto needs. Thanks.
If you want it done right the first time.
Great, fast, friendly service. We have 3 cars, and we bring them all here for service. Would recommend this service station to every one. Been going here for years.
Great service and personality from everyone I seen here.
Excellent work done while I was at work.
Exceptional service at a fair price. Chuck and his team are always friendly and treat their customers with respect. I trust the team at Dahlgren Garage to help maintain all of my vehicles and can count on them to provide sound recommendations and advice. You can count on Dahlgren Garage to always treat you fairly.
Myself, my husband and my two sons have used Dahlgren Garage for years. Very good people and good service. Fair prices, and they explain what you need to do and what you can wait on.
We have a 2001 Camaro, and I count on their expert advice to make necessary repairs without fixing nice to have but unnecessary repairs. All repairs have been done right the first time at a fair and reasonable price.
They got me out of a bind when my brakes went while I was traveling through the area. They even stayed late to make sure that I could get back on the road that day. Highly recommend.
Great service (again). Thanks for taking care of my car. You guys always get it right. Chuck is awesome!
Fantasticly kind, knowledgeable and trustworthy staff! The service was wonderful as well. I will only come to Dahlgren Garage from now on.
I have used Dahlgren Garage for years now. I am continually impressed by their professionalism and the level of service they provide. Chuck's team is great.
I am so happy that my car passed inspection! I couldn't be more thankful. I will absolutely recommend anybody who has any trouble with their car to Dalgren Garage. Everybody who works there is so kind and caring. Thank you all so very much!
Old fashioned, excellent customer service is not dead with Chuck's team at Dahlgren Garage. Thanks again.
Excellent facility, prompt service, technicians very knowledgeable. I was very impressed, will do business with again! Thank You!
Your professional demeanor, attention to detail, and exceptional service will keep me coming back to Dahlgren Garage, but more importantly, it will be why I will call you FIRST with all my car requests.
Dahlgren Garage is not only professional, but they treat their customers like family. First and foremost, they are an honest enterprise--increasingly rare in the auto repair industry. Dahlgren Garage will work with you to save you as much money as they can while still getting you on your way with service you can count on!
These guys are great. I bring all three of my vehicles to Dahlgren Garage.
They were very helpful and explained everything very well! I will be giving them my business again!
Service was easy and fast. I dropped my van off in the morning, and it was ready to go by the time I got off work. Very friendly environment. Will return there for future maintenance!
Great guys. Amazingly fast and always perfect when they are done.
Very happy with the quality service that Chuck and his staff have provided for our family for many years!
We have been taking our cars here for years; always been pleased!