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TIRES

At AGT Imports D/B/A J&M Auto Doctors we value the safety of our customers above all else. We want to ensure that you get to where you're going every time with a reliable and safe vehicle. A major problem area for the cars and trucks that come into AGT Imports D/B/A J&M Auto Doctors, are tires. Your tires are your connection to the road, and without them doing their job properly, all the handling development and safety testing that went into your car may not keep you safe. Here is some basic information on your tires and how to know when the time has come for replacements.



Why are old or bad tires dangerous?

As stated above, your tires are an extremely important component of your car or truck. If you've ever been out of control in a vehicle, you'll know how scary being a powerless passenger inside a two ton metal box can be. Driving on tires that are too old, improperly inflated, out of balance, or not suited to weather conditions can spell disaster for your safe journey. Your tires were designed with a very specific task in mind. Using them improperly can have sudden and catastrophic consequences.



Signs your tires need air

This issue can be fairly simple to spot. If your tire seems to be wider at the part which contacts the road, they probably need to be topped up with air. Driving on under-inflated tires wears them out faster due to uneven pressure on the sidewall and can lead to full-on flats and even end up shredding the tire off the wheel! Low tire pressure ruins your vehicle's fuel economy. If you've ever ridden a bicycle with under-inflated tires you know how much extra effort you have to put in to get moving and stay rolling. On the flip side of this, driving with too much air in your tires is also unsafe. While it's unlikely that hitting a large pothole would cause the tire to burst (remember they're built to last for thousands of miles) having too much air pressure in a tire reduces the size of the contact patch, or the area where rubber meets road. This can lead to less grip and control over your vehicle. Every tire manufacturer prints the correct tire pressure on the side of their tires, so it's easy to find out the perfect pressure for your ride.



Signs your tires are out of tread

As with having over-inflated tires, a lack of tread can lead to less control and worse handling for your car or truck. Your tires' tread patterns help them to hold the road as well as channeling mud and water away from the areas that need to do the gripping. Without enough tread depth, your car can ride up on top of water on the road and cause you a complete loss of control. There are a few common methods of measuring tread depth, such as using a penny to gauge whether or not it's time to replace your tires, but we recommend coming into AGT Imports D/B/A J&M Auto Doctors in Miami, FL for a professional opinion on the matter. Not all tires are created equal and must be replaced at different times.



Signs your tires are damaged

Signs that your tires are damaged can come from a few sources. A visual inspection can catch potential problems before they become major issues such as nails or rocks embedded in the tread grooves. Always remember that there's a great deal of pressure contained within your tires. If you see any gashes, bubbles or hear the hiss of air escaping it's best to stay away from that tire and enlist the help of a professional. Believe us, you don't want a tire exploding anywhere near you.


You can sometimes feel tire damage while driving. If your car begins to make strange noises as it goes down the road or the handling suddenly becomes worse you should pull over as soon as it's safe. Driving on a flat is a bad idea, and can often lead to more severe damage to your vehicle.



What can and cannot be repaired

Tires are expensive and we take any opportunity we can to repair them safely and save you money. Small punctures can often be plugged and patched (it should always be both!) but sometimes the tire's day is done. If the puncture is on the outer edge of the tire (outside the tread) it's probably unsafe to repair. The same goes for a tire that's been driven on while flat. In this case the sidewall has become weakened and the tire is no longer safe. As with recommended pressures, each manufacturer has guides for what can and what can't be repaired.


At AGT Imports D/B/A J&M Auto Doctors, customer safety is our number one priority. We hope you'll be a little safer with this information. If you'd like to talk about whether your tires may need inspection or replacement, call us at 305-974-4412 or visit us at 1928 NE 151st in Miami, FL. Happy travels!



We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.


Continental
Michelin
Pirelli


To learn more about our Tire services, call us at 305-974-4412 or request a quote by clicking below:


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ASSOCIATIONS

  • ACDelco
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • Jasper
  • BG Products
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • I brought my 2003 BMW 530i into AGT because I was deciding whether or not to sell it. It had some problems that I thought would cost thousands to fix even though it has low miles and is very clean. Gus and his team fixed all outstanding issues for far less than I expected to pay, and when I (dumbly) rode into curb the next day and half pulled the bumper off, they fixed that free of charge. My friend had a similar experience with her Mercedes. Clean shop, efficient service and great people. A strong recommend.
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  • I had four tires put on. The mechanic performed the service quickly but accurately. The owner came over to introduce himself and to make sure everything was fine. I would recommend this place of business. They are very professional and friendly.
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  • I have been taking my car to AGT Imports for over 10 years. I always had a positive experience when having my car repaired. The owner, Gus, takes care of each customer with honesty and integrity. Go to AGT imports. You will not be disappointed.
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  • This is the only place that I'll bring my wife's Mercedes. The owners are kind and mindful of other people, they do not overcharge and will keep your Benz in tip top shape.
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  • Excellent service. THANK YOU Gus for your knowledge and expertise. My BMW is better than when purchased.
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  • My vehicle is serviced at this shop annually. Mark handles my repairs and he informed me of any repairs needed. They give you the prices upfront!!! There's no guessing games!!! Cheaper prices then the dealership.
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  • Gus is the real deal. When I lived here in Miami, I started using his service at the recommendation of one of my co-workers. I have continued to use his service now for over 20 years and continue to be thrilled with not only the level of technical competence, and the delivery of service, but the honesty and fair pricing for all work. I have referred all of my friends to Gus over the years.
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  • Fantastic service and excellent followup. The work I had done matched my quote to the dollar.
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  • My car was hydrolocked during a flood in Miami. I thought my car was never going to run again. I don't know how but Gus pulled off a miracle and now my car sounds better than it did before! He saved me lots of money and left my car in great condition. I HIGHLY recommend this shop for anybody experiencing auto issues. I couldn't be thankful enough for their services!!!
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  • I had a great experience. Took my car in for a regular service and got out in less than an hour. Gus is a pleasant guy to deal with. For a regular service, I saved plenty of $$'s over what dealerships were quoting.
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