Tire Repair Shop in Fresno

We have the best selection of Bridgestone, Firestone, Cooper, Hankook, and Yokohama with over 100,000 tires in stock. We have the top name brand tires to accommodate performance, touring, run flat, and SUV needs. We’re here to help you find the best tire and tread for your vehicle at the best price.

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Rotating your tires regularly is a key part of tire maintenance. In fact, the tre industry recommends rotating your tires every 5,000-6,000 miles. Regularly rotating your tires helps maintenance tire safety & achieve even tread wear and long tread life, which ultimately saves you money in the long run. The roads you drive everyday are also filled with hazards such as potholes, nails and broken glass that can wreck havoc on your tires. However, a flat tire or a leaky tire doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace it. At Goodguys Tire & Auto Repair our technicians will repair your flat tire using the latest industry standard techniques so that you can be back on the road in no time.

  • Flat Repair
  • Valve Stem 
  • TPMS Kit 
  • Re-Balance Tire

*Repairs:

  • Fix flat tires if repairable – with patch/plug, new valve stem/tpms kit & rebalance.
  • Patched & plugged from the inside-out in accordance with the Tire Industry Association and the Rubber Manufactures association guidelines.
  • Certified Tire Technicians experienced with TPMS

Tire Repair FAQs

What is TPMS?

The purpose of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) in your vehicle is to warn you that at least on or more tires are significantly under-inflated, possibly creating unsafe driving conditions. The TPMS low pressure indicator is a yellow symbol that illuminates on the dashboard instrument panel in the shape of a tire cross section (that resembles a horseshoe) with an explanation point.

How Do I Know When to Replace My Tires?

If your tires are damaged or overly worn, you will most likely need to replace them for your safety and driving comfort. However, in some cases, tires should be replaced even if there is plenty of tread left. For example, tires should be replaced if they are older than a few years. Rubber has a limited life expectancy and tends to dry and crack after some time. Old tires are more likely to result in a blowout or flat tire.

Generally, you should consider replacing your tires in the following instances:

Visible Wear Bars
Tread wear bars are located all around the grooves of your tires and can be used to measure tire wear by sight. Wear bars will become visible as your tire wears down. Make sure to check for wear bars all around the tire. Once your wear bars are showing, you should visit a tire shop in Fresno or surrounding areas to have the tire replaced.

Visible Tire Damage
Common causes of tire damage include hitting a curb or pothole, manufacturing defects, and overloading the vehicle. Damage can show up on tires in many different and sometimes subtle ways such as:

  • Blisters
  • Deep scratches
  • Bulges
  • Cup or scallop-shell shapes

Generally, any significant damage to the sidewall or tread warrants replacing the entire tire for safety reasons.

If you are unsure whether your tires need to be replaced, your next best bet would be to visit a tire store you can trust. At Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair, we can help with all of your tire needs, including tire repair, tire replacing, wheel balancing, tire rotation, and other services. Contact us now with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

How Do I Determine the Age of My Tires?

The age of your tires can play a role in determining when you should replace them. Although they may still have plenty of tread, old tires could be unsafe since rubber eventually deteriorates and breaks down. If you cannot recall how old your tires are, you can find the manufacturing date on the tire wall.

Start by locating the Department of Transportation code (four digits) on the wall of your tires. The four-digit number tells you the week and year of manufacture. For example, if the number reads 1320, your tire was manufactured in the 13th week of 2020.

Can I Replace Just One Tire?

Good quality tires can be a pricey investment. If you have one damaged tire that needs replacing, you may not wish to replace the entire set, especially if the other tires are in good condition. In many cases, tire repair shops recommend changing the entire set of tires, since only changing one tire can potentially cause driving and safety problems due to different treads.

However, in some instances, your tire repair shop can shave the new tire down to match the tread of the other three. You may also be able to replace only two tires, instead of four. As the front and back wheels wear down at different rates, you could potentially get away with changing out two tires only. For example, if one of your back tires is damaged, you can get two new tires for the back.

It is important to note that when replacing only one or two tires, you should purchase the same size and model as the remaining tires. Different manufacturers and tire models have different tread and traction, which can cause problems if tires are mismatched.

The best way to find out whether you can only replace one tire or should replace the entire set is to speak with a tire store and get advice. Our qualified and experienced tire technicians at Good Guys Tires & Auto Repair can look at your tires and if possible, recommend affordable alternatives to replacing all four tires.

Do I Have to Rotate My Tires?

Failing to rotate your tires regularly can lead to faster tread wear and potentially cause unsafe driving conditions. Tire treads also tend to wear down unevenly, leading to an unstable driving surface. Other problems that can be caused due to lack of tire rotation can include:

  • Hydroplaning
  • Poor traction in general
  • Increased risk of blowouts and punctures

On the flipside, rotating your tires regularly can have a variety of benefits such as:

Extending the Life of Your Tires
Since tires wear unevenly, rotating your tires will help you get as many miles as possible out of your set of tires.

Improved Handling
Tire rotation can be crucial for the balanced handling of your vehicle. Depending on the type of vehicle, either the front or back tires will wear down quicker. This can make your vehicle difficult to control, particularly in bad weather. Uneven tread can also cause vibration or lead to your vehicle pulling to one side of the road.

How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?

Regular tire rotation can help prevent performance issues and safety concerns. As a general rule, vehicle manufacturers recommend an interval of anywhere between 3,000-7,000 miles between tire rotations. However, there are exceptions. It is recommended to refer to the vehicle’s manufacturer manual or speak to a qualified tire service technician to determine the right timing for a tire rotation.

Since it can be easy to forget about rotating your tires, why not simply schedule tire rotations with your regular oil checks?

Is Tire Balancing the Same as Wheel Alignment?

Correct wheel balancing and alignment can both contribute to a smooth ride and optimal handling of your vehicle. However, they are two entirely different services.

Tire Balancing
If you notice a vibrating steering wheel or feel a vibration in your seats, your vehicle may need tire balancing. Tires lose tread over time, and uneven wear and tear can cause unbalanced wheels that may affect your vehicle’s performance and handling. Having your wheels balanced by a good tire shop can lead to better handling, increased fuel efficiency, and increased safety. Tire balancing is recommended after having a new set of tires fitted and should also be part of your general service and maintenance schedule.

Wheel Alignment
Wheel alignment does not concern the wheels or tires as such, unlike tire balancing, but focuses on the vehicle’s suspension. Proper wheel alignment can cure a variety of issues, such as your vehicle pulling to one side and your tire tread wearing down too quickly. Wheel alignment is an essential part of routine maintenance. Alignment issues that are not corrected promptly can cause damage to steering and suspension parts, potentially resulting in costly repairs.If you notice any vibrations or if your car is pulling to one side, Good Guys Tires & Auto Repair can identify the problem and correct it immediately. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

How Can I Get Good Deals When Shopping for Tires?

If you’re ready to shop for tires, Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair offers fantastic deals on tires for your vehicle. We carry tires from most manufacturers, including Firestone, Goodyear, Dunlop, Bridgestone, and others. In addition, we can get you great prices and rebates on tires when available.

We also frequently offer discounts on tire services and tires, making regular maintenance and replacing tires even more affordable. For fantastic deals and offers, be sure to check out our specials page often.

Which Services Does Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair Offer?

Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair is a one-stop tire shop in Fresno and we can take care of all your car and tire servicing needs, including but not limited to:

  • Tire repair and replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Wheel alignment
  • Tire balancing
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) repair

Contact us today to find out more about our services or to schedule an appointment.

Brake Services in Fresno, CA

Your brake system is one of those things that you usually don’t think twice about most of the time. That is until the first sign of trouble appears such as grinding, squealing, vibration, etc. Then it becomes a major concern. At Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair, part of our commitment to great service is keeping you out of harm’s way. A big part of this is ensuring that your vehicle can safely and effectively stop whenever you need it to.

So, when you need brake repair in Fresno and the surrounding area, bring your vehicle in to our experts here at Goodguys. We can provide a free brake inspection that will pinpoint any issues that may be present and then perform the top-quality auto service you are looking for.

We’ll also examine both the hydraulics system and friction materials, including the vehicle’s: 

  • Brake rotors
  • Brake pads
  • Brake shoes
  • Brake calipers
  • Brake system lines and hoses
  • Master cylinder (contains the piston assembly and brake fluid)

Next, our certified technicians and service managers will recommend the necessary brake repair that can get your vehicle stopping safely in no time. Our helpful team will make you feel right at home with exceptional customer service, while we perform your brake repairs quickly and efficiently.

Your Local Experts in Brake Repair & Auto Service

When you are searching for a local brake shop, look no further than Goodguys. Whether you simply need minor servicing or a full brake pad replacement, our ASE-certified technicians can help. Our team is experienced in all types of brake repair and service, including:

  • Brake fluid flush and replacement
  • Resurfacing of brake rotors and/or drums (where applicable)
  • Installation of new, premium-grade brake pads and/or shoes
  • Lubrication of each brake caliper and related hardware
  • Inspecting and repacking wheel bearings (if applicable)

With Goodguys, it’s easy to ensure your vehicle’s safety on the road and extend the life of your brake system. Schedule your brake service and repair with us today!

In addition to our quality brake repair service, we’re also well-known for our competitive pricing. We regularly measure ourselves against competitors in the area to make sure you get the best price every time.

Extend Your Vehicle’s Life With Regular Brake Checks

Bringing your vehicle in regularly for a thorough brake check can help your brake system last longer and it allows issues to be detected early. 

Your driving habits, driving conditions, the type of brake pads on your vehicle, etc., will all impact how your brakes wear. So how often you may need brake service or repair can vary. It is recommended to have a brake inspection done every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. It is also recommended to have your vehicle inspected immediately if you notice any braking problems.

Bring your vehicle to your closest Goodguys location today for a FREE brake check.

Signs That You May Need Brake Service

There are some red flags you should be mindful of that can point to a possible issue with your brake system such as:

  • When the brake light is illuminated on the dashboard
  • When you hear unusual sounds like grinding, squealing or thumping
  • When there’s reduced resistance in the brake pedal when pressed
  • When you can feel your vehicle pulling to one side while braking
  • When you can see yellow brake fluid leaking from your vehicle
  • When you can feel vibration in the pedal while braking
  • When you need more distance to come to a stop

If any of the above is happening, bring your vehicle to your closest Goodguys location for a brake inspection ASAP.

Brake Repair FAQs

How does the brake system work?

As you press the brake pedal, several things happen almost instantaneously. First, a lever connected to it is pushed into a cylinder that is filled with hydraulic brake fluid. This creates pressure that forces the fluid to travel through the brake lines and into the brake calipers at each wheel. When the fluid reaches the calipers, the pistons in the calipers are actuated and squeeze the brake pads against the rotors, causing friction. This friction is what slows down the wheels and tires, bringing your vehicle to a stop.

This is why routine brake checks are so important. You want to make sure each part of your brake system is working properly and can provide the necessary stopping power. Here at Goodguys, brake repair is one of the things we specialize in, so you can trust us to help keep your vehicle safe on the road.

Schedule your brake service appointment today at the Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair location nearest you!

What does it mean when brake rotors are “turned”

Your rotors are a critical component of your braking system and they help to bring your vehicle to a stop. But, because they are metal, they do wear down over time as they are used and as a result, your stopping power will be reduced as it occurs. Brake rotors can also start to warp due to excessive heat generated while braking.

To remedy this, your brake rotors can be resurfaced, commonly referred to as being “turned,” as long as there is still enough metal to safely do so. “Turning” rotors involves putting them on a lathe and using an extremely sharp bit to cut into the surface. This creates an even and smooth surface again, allowing your brake pads to effectively create the friction needed to stop your vehicle.

Once you bring your vehicle in for brake repair, our ASE-certified technicians can determine if your brake rotors can be effectively “turned” or if it is time to replace them.

How can I help my brake pads and rotors last longer?

By slowly working some of the good driving habits below into your routine, it can help extend the life of your brake pads and rotors:

Driving with only one foot: You do not want to use your left foot to brake before your right foot has completely let off the gas pedal. Attempting to brake while there is still pressure on the accelerator requires much more effort from your brake system.

Obeying the speed limit: Making sudden stops, especially from higher speeds, is very taxing on your brake system components.

Being observant of traffic: Giving yourself enough time and space to brake more gradually or even coasting, allows the engine to decelerate, which puts much less strain on the braking system.

Minimizing the weight in your vehicle: Reducing the weight in the trunk or back of your vehicle will require less braking power.

Bringing your vehicle in for brake inspections regularly: Driving with worn brake components puts more stress on the rest of the system. As a result, having regular inspections and getting brake pad replacement done as necessary will ensure the safety of your vehicle and prevent more expensive repairs down the road.

Why is my brake warning light on?

If your brake warning light is illuminated on your dashboard, it should not be ignored. This can indicate a variety of different brake system issues, from simple to urgent. Some possible reasons it may be on can be:

Your parking brake is on: Before driving, make sure your parking brake is not engaged. Driving with this on can quickly overheat the brakes, wear down the brake pads, and damage the brake fluid.
There’s an anti-lock brake system (ABS) issue: Many newer vehicles show an ABS warning light to indicate a problem. But, if your vehicle does not, the brake light can indicate that there’s a problem within the ABS.
The brake fluid is low: If your brake fluid level is low, it can cause the brake light to turn on. You may have a fluid leak in your brake system, which should be addressed immediately.
A failing sensor: A faulty brake fluid sensor or parking brake sensor can cause the brake light to be illuminated. Our technicians can confirm the issue and replace the sensor if needed.
An electrical problem: An issue within your vehicle’s wiring can sometimes cause the brake warning light to come on.

If your brake warning light is on, bring your vehicle to your closest Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair location today.

The Extra Mile Oil Change

When you come to us for an oil change, we’ll get you in and out quickly and efficiently—without an appointment. Our friendly, knowledgeable techs will also check for other common issues under the hood, including low fluid levels and damaged belts and hoses. And unlike other fast-lube shops, we’ll never recommend anything you don’t need. Trust us to keep your car running smoothly and safely. Drive up and we’ll get to work.

STANDARD OIL CHANGE: Includes 5w30 Quaker State Oil – up to 5 qts, oil filter & disposal.

HIGH MILEAGE OIL CHANGE: Includes 10w30 Quaker State Oil, oil filter & disposal.

HYBRID OIL CHANGE: Includes 0w20 Pennzoil, oil filter & disposal.

SYNTHETIC OIL CHANGE: Includes 5w30 Quaker State, oil filter & disposal.

DIESEL OIL CHANGE: Prices may vary. Contact location for quote.

Oil Change FAQs

Why Do I Need a Regular Oil Change?

Regular oil changes should be part of your routine maintenance schedule because it can considerably extend the life of your vehicle. Other important benefits of oil changes include:

Longer Engine Life
Oil protects and lubricates your vehicle’s engine, keeping it running smoothly and efficiently. However, motor oil eventually gets dirty and oil levels can drop over time, making regular oil changes necessary. Changing your oil and replacing the oil filter helps keep the engine clean and can extend its life considerably. A regular oil change can also prevent expensive repairs due to premature engine wear or other engine issues.

Better Fuel Efficiency
Fuel efficiency can amount to considerable savings in the long run. Without the necessary maintenance, such as a regular oil change, dirt and grime can build up in your engine and cause friction. Too much friction can lead to reduced engine performance and increased fuel consumption. Regular oil changes can keep your engine happy and give you better gas mileage by helping reduce friction.

Improved Performance
When motor oil gets dirty and old, it loses its ability to efficiently lubricate the moving parts of the engine. Moreover, sludge and dirt can block oil flow to parts of the engine, which can cause it to run less efficiently and could even lead to overheating. Unless oil is changed regularly, your vehicle’s engine will eventually begin to perform less efficiently and use more fuel.

Do I Have to Replace Oil Filters Regularly?

While it may be tempting to save on replacing oil filters, this could turn out to be a false economy. An efficient oil filter is essential as it purifies the oil by removing dirt and debris before returning it back to the engine. The engine oil needs to be as clean as possible to do its job of adequately lubricating your engine.

However, filters do not last forever. If an oil filter is not changed regularly, it may begin to lose its ability to filter debris and dirt out of the oil. While you may not have to change your oil filter each and every time you have an oil change, frequent changes of oil filter can be crucial if you experience extreme driving conditions on a regular basis, such as:

  • Stop and go traffic
  • Driving in extreme temperatures
  • Towing heavy loads often
  • Driving on dirt roads or dusty tracks frequently

Since oil filters are relatively inexpensive, it is always better to err on the side of caution and replace a filter before it stops working well. During your next oil change service simply ask one of our technicians whether you should replace your oil filter.

Contact GoodGuys Tire & Auto Repair To Schedule An Oil Change Today.

Do You Have Oil Change Coupons?

The costs of an oil change can vary depending on the type of vehicle you drive and which type of motor oil you choose. However, we aim to offer cheap oil changes and other maintenance services that can help you keep your vehicle in top condition at an affordable price. GoodGuys Tire & Auto Repair frequently has special offers and coupons available, helping our customers save on a number of maintenance services. Simply download any applicable coupons from our special offers page and print them out, or save them on your phone for your next visit.

Why Is a Full Synthetic Oil Change Better for My Engine?

In comparison to conventional engine oil or synthetic blends, full synthetic oil can provide a distinct advantage when it comes to engine protection and performance. While a full synthetic oil change can cost a little more, it has a number of important benefits, including:

  • Full synthetic oil that lasts longer
  • Synthetic oil that withstands higher temperatures and helps keep engines running smoothly longer
  • 100 percent synthetic oil keeps flowing in cold temperatures, which reduces engine wear

While full synthetic oil certainly has the edge over other types of engine oils, regular oil changes are necessary for the health of your engine, whichever type of oil you decide to use.

What Are the Consequences of Skipping Regular Car Oil Changes?

Motor oil is essential for keeping your engine running efficiently and preventing your vehicle from overheating and other issues. However, oil does not last forever as it picks up dirt and debris while doing its job of lubricating the moving parts of your vehicle’s engine. This dirt and debris can cause friction as well as wear and tear of engine parts.

If you do not change your oil regularly, the worst-case scenario can be complete engine failure. Having a regular oil change service scheduled can prevent steep repair bills and inconvenience, as well as costly car break-downs.

How Often Should I Have an Oil Change?

Typically, the owner’s manual of your vehicle will suggest the correct interval for maintenance services, including the appropriate timing for oil changes. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), the general recommendation is to get an oil change at intervals of around 5,000 – 7,500 miles. The frequency of oil changes can also depend on the age of your vehicle, the type of oil you are using, and the driving conditions.

If you are unsure when your last oil change was or you do not have the owner’s manual of your vehicle, contact us to determine whether you need an oil change service.

What Are the Signs That I Need an Oil Change?

If you do not remember the date of your last oil change, there are some signs that could point to your car needing an oil change, including:

  • The oil change light appears on your dashboard
  • Your oil looks dark and sludgy, instead of golden brown
  • Your engine sounds louder than normal or there is a knocking noise
  • The oil level looks low on your dipstick
  • Your vehicle shakes or vibrates while idling

Ideally, with a regularly scheduled oil and filter change, you should not experience any of these troubling signs. However, if you have not had an oil change for a while and notice that your engine is performing differently or getting noisier, contact us as soon as possible for an appointment. A prompt oil change can potentially help you avoid costly damages to your vehicle.

Can I Do My Own Oil Change?

If you are looking for a cheap oil change, you may be tempted to try and do it on your own. While a DIY oil change is certainly possible, it is not necessarily recommended for a number of reasons:

  • An oil change can be extremely messy
  • You may not have all the equipment needed
  • You risk damaging your vehicle
  • The old oil needs to be disposed of responsibly

Changing your own oil can be more complicated and time-consuming than anticipated.

What Are the Benefits of a Professional Oil Change?

Having a professional perform your car’s oil change tends to be much faster and more convenient than doing it yourself. It also eliminates the mess and worries of incorrectly disposing of the old oil.

Moreover, on some vehicles, access to the parts can be obstructed, making an oil change awkward and challenging. Mistakes such as using the wrong oil or overlooking an oil leak can lead to expensive repair costs. In some cases, a DIY oil change ends up more costly than having an oil change service performed by a professional in the first place.

An oil change at GoodGuys Tire & Auto Repair can save you time, hassle, and in some cases, a considerable amount of money. We can also keep an eye on your oil change schedule and alert you when you are due for your next service.

Special offers and coupons are frequently available for our services, making oil changes affordable to all. Contact us today to find out more and schedule an oil change near you.

Car Batteries

Smooth, reliable starts. It’s something we can take for granted but should never overlook. The last thing you want is to be stranded on the side of the road due to a dead car battery! Come in for a free battery check today.

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Wheel Alignment and Wheel Balance

Learn the Basics of Your Vehicle’s Alignment and Balance

Wheel alignment refers to the position of the wheels relative to your car. Without the correct alignment, your wheels will resist steering commands, which can lead to poor gas mileage and uneven tire wear. To ensure accuracy and speed, our technicians at Goodguys exclusively use Hunter wheel alignment equipment, recognized as the best in the industry.

Wheel balance refers to the distribution of weight around a revolving tire and wheel assembly. An imbalance can lead to premature wear of tires, struts, shocks, and other steering and suspension components. The tire industry recommends that you have your wheels balanced every 6,000 miles—or whenever you’re getting your tires rotated. This can help prevent costly car repairs in the future.

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Explaining Toe, Struts, Shocks, Camber, and Caster

As the owner of a vehicle, it helps to first know what your friendly Goodguys mechanic is talking about when the two of you are discussing balance or wheel alignment service. Then you will have some base knowledge to keep tires in good working order and you can feel safe behind the wheel. 

Below are a few important terms you should know:

Camber

This term refers to the angle of a tire’s wheel relative to the vertical of the vehicle. Based on the tilt, it is either referred to as a positive camber, which is when the tire tilts away from the center of the vehicle, or a negative camber, which is when the top of the tire tilts inward. There isn’t a “right” way to the tire’s camber. Both tilts have their own unique effects on the car, so it depends on how you would expect the vehicle to perform.

Caster

This is the angle that manufacturers use to balance the effort it takes to steer the car, its stability at high speed, and the front end cornering effectiveness. It is determined by the slope of an imaginary line drawn through the upper and lower steering pivot points. It doesn’t have much influence on wear of the tires, but caster does affect the directional control of the steering and that’s important.

Toe

Toe refers to how much the vehicle’s front and/or rear wheels are turned in or out from a straight-ahead position. Generally, the wheels on your car should be pointed directly ahead as you are driving. Based on the type of vehicle you drive, though, there are some benefits to the toe either being in or out.

Shocks

These are hydraulic components designed to keep your ride as smooth as possible. Together, the springs and the shock assembly help minimize movement by absorbing the jolts that are natural when driving. Another effect of good shocks is that the driver has better control over the car.

Struts

They are weight-bearing parts that serve the same purpose as shocks. Struts consist of a spring and a shock absorber, so are much stronger than shocks. They also improve a vehicle’s steering and alignment. Not all cars have struts.  

Now that you know some common wheel alignment terms, you can begin applying them today to find out if the tires on your car need to be balanced, aligned, or both.

Tire Balancing and Alignment

When you get into your car to drive to the store, you don’t think about whether your trip will be bumpy or smooth. In fact, you expect your vehicles to drive the way they are designed to operate. You may also assume the trip will be comfortable. But if the alignment on your vehicle is off or the tires need to be balanced, the ride could be far from smooth and also dangerous.

Tire (or Wheel) Balancing

It might be hard to understand how the tires on a vehicle can become unbalanced. But the weight of the tire on the wheel assembly must be evenly distributed or the car can develop vibrations, tire wear, and suspension and chassis problems. Even more concerning, though, is that the car is no longer firmly connected to the road. At this point, unbalanced tires can become a safety issue.

To prevent problems like this from occurring, the tires must be perfectly balanced. If you bring your car into an alignment shop for this service, the tire and wheel assembly will be taken off the car and mounted onto a machine. It spins the entire assembly in order to measure any imbalance. Then, the technicians will place small tire weights on the wheel to correct the imbalance. 

Many times, having the tires balanced is done along with an alignment. The two services, however, are not the same. 

Tire Alignment

Sounds like almost the same thing as tire balancing, right? Maybe, but it isn’t. You may be surprised to know that a car alignment has less to do with your tires and more to do with your car’s suspension system. It’s important that your wheels are rolling along in the same direction and angle. That’s what is meant by alignment.

This is where those terms camber, caster, and toe are also important. Each of those words refer to slightly different ways that the wheels are aligned on your car. Each has to do with angles, and they all determine how well your car rides. When a car is out of alignment, it might pull to the right or left, the tires will wear unevenly, the steering wheel may be crooked even when driving straight, and the tires might squeal. The car is simply not as easy to control as it should be.

The car could be out of alignment, but that might not be the problem at all. Shaking, vibrating, and pulling may indicate that wheel bearings, ball joints, and wheel suspension parts are worn. Those parts are costly to repair or replace, so it’s important for you to know exactly what the problem is.

Our technicians at Goodguys can make sure that your tires are lined up correctly and spinning in the right position to prevent or correct any issues. A tire alignment should be part of routine maintenance on your vehicle, so that you and your family are safe on the road. New tires installed on your car should always be aligned before you drive away from the shop, as well. Having new tires but no alignment done is only getting half the job done!

Schedule for Wheel Balancing and Car Alignment

Now that you know the importance of a tire alignment and tire balancing, below is a general schedule that it may help to follow:

  • Barring accidents or unusual wear on your car, your wheels should be aligned every 2-3 years. Or you can ensure that all issues are dealt with beforehand by having the car aligned every time you have the oil changed.
  • The tires on your car are usually balanced each time they are rotated, which is recommended every 6 months or 5-6,000 miles. Today’s cars are lighter than ever, so balancing the tires in order to stay connected to the road is very important. 

Be sure to check out the savings and coupons available on our website for deals on services like balancing and alignment! 

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Your Car Care Partners: Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair 

You don’t have the time to diagnose every problem with your vehicle. Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair looks forward to being your partner in keeping your car or truck safe and in good mechanical condition at all times. Crashes happen in an instant and can change lives forever. Come in and get to know us; we are all on the same safety team!

Car AC Repair & Service in Fresno, CA

A properly working auto AC system is not something you can do without in California, especially during the hotter summer months. If your fan is louder than usual, your windows fog up when the defroster is on, or your vehicle overheats when the A/C is on, there may be something wrong with your heating and A/C system. 

To receive the best car AC repair in Fresno and surrounding areas, bring your vehicle into Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair and allow our experienced AC professionals to work on it for you. 

From the system’s electronic components to the proper disposal of old refrigerant, our ASE-certified technicians have experience in all aspects of auto AC and heating repair and service. We can inspect the entire system for leaks and any other indications of trouble, diagnose exactly what service is needed, and provide you with honest and professional auto air conditioning service.

Top-Quality Vehicle AC Services

At Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair, our technicians use the latest diagnostic and repair equipment to provide the services you need, including:

  • In-depth AC and heating system inspections
  • AC system leak repair
  • Car air conditioning repair (AC compressor replacement, belt replacement, etc.)
  • AC recharge service

Not only are we committed to providing auto AC repair you can trust, but it is also our mission to help make your service as affordable as possible. Make sure you check out our specials page for the latest deals to help you save even more.

Stay Cool With Regular AC Maintenance

Without regular maintenance your vehicle’s AC system loses about five percent of its original efficiency each year. Don’t wait until your AC is blowing warm air. Keep it in optimal condition by scheduling regular maintenance service at Goodguys. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. If you still have questions, our technicians will be glad to help you determine the best service routine.

AC Recharge Services

If you noticed that your AC system isn’t cooling properly or the refrigerant is low, it may be time for a car ac recharge service. This periodic maintenance service involves adding new refrigerant to the system, which allows it to run optimally and blow cold air again.

During an AC recharge service, our technicians will first check your vehicle’s AC system for leaks or damages that should be repaired first. If no issues are found, we will evacuate the existing refrigerant. Then, we’ll recharge it with the appropriate refrigerant for your vehicle and vacuum-test the AC system. With the proper amount of refrigerant that is free of contaminants, your AC will be able to run properly and effectively.

Air Conditioning/In-Cabin Filter Replacement

Your vehicle’s air conditioning/in-cabin filter has a direct effect on your AC system’s performance. If this filter is clogged, the blower motor has to overwork, which can cause it to overheat and even fail prematurely. Plus, impeded airflow means you’ll have to turn your AC up higher, which negatively impacts your fuel economy. 

Bring Your Vehicle to the Local Car Heating & AC Experts 

You can trust the expert technicians at Goodguys to provide top-quality car AC and heating repair and service, as well as any other auto service needs you may have. We proudly meet the needs of drivers in Fresno and the surrounding area.

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Car AC Repair FAQs

How can I tell if I may need auto AC repair?

One clear indication that your vehicle’s AC system needs to be serviced is if it has stopped blowing cold air. But there are a few other red flags that you should also be aware of such as:

Unusual noises: If your AC starts to make rattling, clicking, or other strange noises, it could be a simple fix like removing a twig caught in the system. But it may also indicate a problem with the condenser. This is why it’s important to get any odd sounds checked out as soon as you can.

Strange smells: A properly working AC system will not have a strange odor. So, if you do notice a musty smell, the system may not be draining properly. When this happens, mold or mildew can grow in your AC system, which can be dangerous for those with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues.

Dampness within the interior: Your vehicle’s AC system also works as a dehumidifier, pulling moisture out of the air and draining it outside of your car. This explains why when the car is running, you may see water dripping from underneath the vehicle if the AC is on while you are parked. But if the water drainage is blocked, the moisture has nowhere to go except back up into the vehicle. This can also cause mold and mildew to form inside the system.

If you are experiencing any of these things above, schedule an appointment with our AC repair specialists at Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair today.

What does an AC compressor do?

One of the most important components of your vehicle’s AC system is the AC compressor. This part is responsible for keeping the refrigerant flowing and properly pressurizing the whole system, allowing it to run properly.

But, the AC compressor can begin to wear out and not work as effectively without you even realizing that something is wrong. The temperature inside your vehicle can begin to steadily get warmer before you notice. Then, all of a sudden, the AC may stop blowing out cold air. By that point, it’s usually better to just replace the AC compressor. Some other signs that the compressor is going bad may include loud squeals and/or grinding noises when the AC is running.

Bring your vehicle to your closest Goodguys locations and we can inspect your AC system, including the compressor, and recommend the best solution for any issues

How often does my vehicle’s AC system need to be recharged?

Because your vehicle’s AC system is gauged by its performance, there’s no set service schedule recommendation. If you’ve noticed new noises or the system is not blowing cold air anymore, it’s time to bring your vehicle in so our technicians can check for leaks and check your refrigerant level. There’s a chance that your system needs an AC recharge service to add more refrigerant, or that the compressor needs to be replaced.

When you do not have a set maintenance schedule for the AC system, it’s important to be mindful of the interior temperature and any new noises or odors. If you notice anything unusual, bring your vehicle in right away. Whatever AC system service you may need, our experts at Goodguys can help.

Can I recharge the refrigerant in the AC system myself?

Technically, yes. DIY car AC recharge kits are available at many auto parts stores. But, there are critical variations in every vehicle’s AC system that those kits don’t always take into account. Different vehicles require varying amounts of refrigerant and overcharging the system can cause further damage. A recharge is a job that may sound easy, but can cause more costly problems if it isn’t done properly. Plus, some DIY recharge kits contain substances that can clog the compressor, pump, and other parts of the system.

An AC recharge service is a job that should be left up to professional technicians, like the ones you’ll find here at Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair. Also, keep in mind that work done by an ASE-certified mechanic will protect your vehicle’s warranty coverage. You don’t want to void your own warranty by trying to service your AC system yourself.

So, if your system needs to be serviced, schedule an appointment today at your closest Goodguys location to get the proper maintenance or repairs your vehicle needs.

Car Belt and Car Hose Inspection and Replacement
Fuel System Cleaning
Steering Repair and Suspension Repair
Engine Diagnostic and Engine Repair
Transmission Repair

Heat, vibration, and contamination are all detrimental to belts and hoses. It’s part of what makes them the fastest-wearing automotive components. And it’s also why regular inspections are so important. We’ll examine and replace all your damaged belts and hoses for less than the dealer charges. Our experienced techs always deliver top-notch service—guaranteed.

From fuel pumps to fuel injectors, our skilled professionals can fix any component of your vehicle’s fuel system. We also offer fuel system cleaning which includes servicing of clogged air filters – one of the most common fuel-system problems. If you’ve notice your car sputtering at higher speeds, or leaking fuel, swing by the Goodguys nearest you. Our trained techs will diagnose and repair the problem correctly the first time, at a price other shops can’t beat.

Poor handling, excessive bouncing, stiff steering, and accelerated tire wear are all signs that there could be something wrong with the components in your car’s steering and suspension systems. If things start to get bumpy, have one of our certified, skilled technicians evaluate your shocks and struts to ensure they’re not causing dangerous and costly damage. Get the best handle on your steering repair and suspension repair — speak to our experts.

Today’s cars are more reliant than ever on their on-board computers to monitor and manage vital systems. If your engine isn’t working properly, our experts will conduct a thorough engine diagnostic and engine repair using top-of-the-line equipment. You’ll enjoy a dealership-level service at a fraction of the price. It’s what our customers have come to expect. Don’t deal with high costs, long waits and second-rate service when we can do it all effectively and efficiently.

A well-functioning transmission is integral to smooth operation of a vehicle. To prevent your car’s transmission from overheating, it’s important to have your transmission fluid changed at manufacturer-recommended interval (every 48 months in most cases). This is especially true if you drive up a lot of hills or frequently tow with your vehicle. Our ASE-Certified technicians can not only help you change your transmission fluid using a specially designed machine, but they can also help you with transmission repair if you experience a transmission problem.

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