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Modern Tire and Auto Service provides Wheel Services services to Rocky Hill, CT, Shelton, CT, Newington, CT, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Wheel Services

Many of today’s wheels are cast or forged and made out of steel, aluminum, or aluminum alloy. Casting consists of pouring liquid metal into a mold, while forging consists of heating and machining a wheel into shape through the use of CNC lathing equipment. Anatomy-wise, the center section of a wheel contains a bolt pattern and mounting holes that are used to attach the wheel to a vehicle. The outermost lip of the wheel is known as the flange. The flange, located on the edge of the wheel, is flared to form the bead seat, which holds the tire and maintains an airtight seal. Safety humps are small elevations on the inside of the bead seat, which prevent the tire from falling into the drop center portion of the wheel in case a blowout occurs. This innovation allows drivers to maintain directional control of a vehicle with deflated tires. The drop center is the section of the wheel with a smaller diameter than the rest of the wheel. The drop center provides a means for installing and removing a tire. If you are looking for a one-stop wheel and rim shop, you have come to the right place. Our staff is comprised of wheel fitment and installation experts ready to help you find the perfect wheel.

Benefits of Wheel Services

There are many reasons to shop for new wheels for your car or truck. You might be looking to increase steering response or improve the handling of your vehicle, or you might be looking to improve the appearance of your car or truck. Whether you are in the market for a set of new wheels due to recent driving damage or you simply want to switch up your driving capabilities, we have a variety of wheels and rims available for purchase and installation. We carry a wide selection of wheel brands, sizes, and styles for passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs. Whatever we do not have available in our current inventory, we will special order upon request. All mounting and balancing will be done by our detail-oriented team of auto experts. When you are in the market for a new set of wheels, our staff will be happy to discuss the difference between bolt patterns and offsets, and the advantages and disadvantages of choosing steel, aluminum, or alloy wheels.

Modern Tire and Auto Service proudly serves the Wheel Services needs of customers in Rocky Hill, CT, Shelton, CT, Newington, CT, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Cheshire CT | Farmington CT | Newington CT | Rocky Hill CT | Shelton CT | and surrounding areas

Wheel Purchase & Wheel Installation

Wheels help support the weight of a vehicle and serve as a connection between the entire tire-wheel assembly and a vehicle’s axle...

Approx. Time: 120 Minutes

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Modern Tire and Auto Service

Welcome to Modern Tire and Auto Service - Tire and Auto Repair All In One Place! Established in 1941, Modern Tire and Auto Service has been serving satisfied customers for over 75 years at locations serving Farmington, CT, Cheshire, CT, Newington, CT, Shelton, CT, and Rocky Hill, CT. We're a family owned and operated business and a certified Goodyear dealer! Modern Tire and Auto Service’s goal is to make the tire and auto repair process hassle-free, which is why we provide tires and service in just one place! With tire brands like BFGoodrich Tires, Bridgestone Tires, Continental Tires, Cooper Tires, Dunlop Tires, Firestone Tires, Fuzion Tires, General Tires, Goodyear Tires, Hankook Tires, Kelly Tires, Kumho Tires, MICHELIN Tires, Pirelli Tires, and Toyo Tires in our inventory, you know you will get the best quality tires, as well as the best price. Couple that with our commitment to customer service and it's no wonder that customers from Farmington, Cheshire, Newington, Shelton, and Rocky Hill Connecticut (and beyond!) choose Modern Tire and Auto Service for a new set of tires for their vehicles.