Low Profile Tires And Things That Go Bump On The Road

OK, so nobody thinks that a station wagon is the sportiest looking thing on the road. We can all agree to that. However, many automakers are trying to convince you otherwise by putting – low profile tires on their station wagon models! These may make mom the coolest mom at the end of soccer practice, but they can also cause some unwanted headaches.

Perhaps the most common complaint we hear about low profile tires is how they amplify every bump in the road. Yes, it is true, since the tires have less air/space in them, they provide much less of a buffer when you go over those potholes and bumps. If you have a bad back, you may want to think twice about that low profile sleek look!

Other than comfort issues, low profile tires are notorious for allowing rims to get bent. That same air/space that keeps you buffered from bumps also keeps the rims protected from gashes and being dented. It all seems a hefty price to pay to look cool!

If you tires, low profile or otherwise, are wearing thin, or your rims look bent, come in and see us, we can get you a new rim and put safe tires on your car! If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy’s Service Center for all your auto repair needs!