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.
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At Bankert's Garage LLC, 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.
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 Bankert's Garage LLC.
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.
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.
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Bankert's Garage LLC has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 717-624-0420 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.
We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Bankert's Garage LLC, 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 Bankert's Garage LLC 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.
Bankert's service is the greatest, very professional.
Always fair and honest!
My mom and I have been going here for the past 5-7 years. They always get the job done right and don't have to worry about taking vehicle back for the same issue like other auto shops. He always stands behind his work and pleasant to work with and gets your vehicle fixed quick and on time. I will continually keep going here to have my vehicles fixed. Also really good with quote on how much the repair could cost.
They are the best. I've been using them for almost two years and I've never had an issue where I'm concerned about them trying to rip me off for more than I need. I have no problem recommending them to anybody.
Best garage in town! I never notice when things need fixed on my car. I was in desperate need of new struts and got it done at Bankert's. It feels like a whole new car! Beyond impressed! And everyone is very kind!
Chad Bankert has been our auto repair specialist for 3 years. He has replaced two engines and maintained all of our vehicles in a timely, cost competitive and thoroughly professional manner. He has always demonstrated to our family that he is absolutely committed to our satisfaction. I highly recommend him for ALL of your automotive needs!
Took my 2000 Saturn to 3 other transmission places. Each wanted about $3000 for a new transmission. Before I took to Bankert's, they told me that there were 2 issues that were known about the Saturn transmissions and that it was probably one of those issues. It was. It was a bad modal in the transmission. I appreciated their honesty in saving me $2300. They were very honest and very friendly. I will never look any further for my car repair or inspection.
Top notch service with an attention to detail approach. Chad and the mechanics are very personable and walk you through the entire process. Check them out. You won't be disappointed.