Everyone in our area knows local roads are not always kind to our vehicles. With the weather growing colder again, potholes appear almost overnight now than in the Summer months. The construction in and around Fort Washington never seems to go away now with the economy thriving once more. That, unfortunately, means the occurrence of flat tires is also growing.
If it happens to you, don’t immediately turn over the old tire to the nearest recycling center. If the damage came from a simple tear or puncture, Wiygul technicians at our Fort Washington, MD Clinic can repair the flat tire.
Depending where on the tire the damage is located, we charge only $20 to $30 per tire. That might still sound pricey compared to a can of fix-a-flat sealant for only $9, but once that chemical foam expands and fills the tire, it is now impossible for our technicians to make a permanent, long-term repair.
Providing effective and cost-efficient service to our customers goes back over 60 years to when Grandpa James Wiygul got started as a car dealer in the automotive industry. Almost immediately, he discovered just how important good service was to his neighbor’s cars and trucks, and how a simple flat tire has a massive impact on their lives when it happens at the worst possible time.
Years later, the story of that lesson learned from a flat tire shaped the customer service philosophy of his son Oscar, and his wife Sue, when they opened the first Wiygul Automotive Clinic. In the years following, their service standard was welcomed by thousands of customers, allowing them to open another seven locations here in Maryland and Virginia.
While flat tire repair at our Fort Washington, MD Clinic is cost-effective and quick, prevention is always a better option. That is particularly true when it comes to helping our neighbors avoid getting stranded on the shoulder of the road with a bad tire, no spare, and waiting for a tow truck in the rain or sweltering heat. To get every mile possible from your tires, Wiygul offers the following services:
Tire Alignment – Our technicians use a machine to direct each tire, so they all function together. They usually prefer performing this task with Tire Balancing so that all four tires perform efficiently, like the cylinders in an engine.
Tire Balancing – No tire or wheel is shaped perfectly, so we balance every new tire with counterweights to make certain it performs at its best individually, and with the other tires on your car, the moment it touches the road.
Tire Rotation – Depending on the model of the vehicles, we advise rotating or switching your tires from side-to-side and front-to-back every 5000 to 8000 miles. It is an excellent method to keep tread wear even on all four tires.
For tire repair, and other maintenance for your vehicle in Fort Washington, MD, call our office at 866-702-8050 to find the office nearest you and to schedule an appointment. Wiygul Automotive is here for you.