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SUMNER TIRE & AUTO
Where the Customer is ALWAYS # 1
At Sumner Tire & AUTO, we believe in customer satisfaction and great service.
We have built our reputation on 37 years of quality, affordable work and tires. Please feel free to stop in and save yourself valuable time and money by doing it right the first time.
Full Service Auto Repair
As a full service auto repair shop we provide the following work on all vehicles, makes and models:
- Wheel Alignment/Wheel Balance
- Cooling/Heating Systems
- Timing Belts
- Computerized Engine Analysis
- Exhaust Systems
- Tire Rotation
- Transmission Maintenance
- Engine Tune-Up
- Oil Change/Filter
New Tires For Your Vehicle
As a tire dealer, we have available tires from Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Cordovan and other leading manufacturers for all makes and models.
Contact us today to ask about our sales discounts and promotions on new tires!
Store Hours: Monday thru Friday 8am till 5pm, Saturday 8am till 12noon
SUMNER TIRE & AUTO
Wheel alignment is the position of the wheels relative to your car. When properly aligned, the wheels point in the right direction. Without proper alignment, the wheels resist your steering commands, as well as each other. Alignment also affects gas mileage and tire wear. If your tires are pointed in different directions, they fight against each other and can cause tread wear.
Computerized alignment equipment is used to measure all alignment angles on today's cars. These include both adjustable and non-adjustable angles. (Non-adjustable angles require repair or replacement of the suspension component.)
Why is a wheel alignment important for my vehicle?
This refers to the tilt of the wheels toward or away from one another when viewed from the front. Wheels that tilt in toward the vehicle have "negative camber." Wheels that tilt away from the vehicle have "positive camber."
This refers to the angle of the steering axis in relation to an imaginary vertical line through the center of the wheel when viewed from the side. "Positive caster" is the term used when the vertical line is tilted back toward the rear. If it's tilted forward, we call it "negative caster." The proper caster angle stabilizes your car for better steering.
This refers to the relationship of all four wheels to each other, as well as their relationship to an imaginary center line that runs from bumper to bumper. The term "thrust line" refers to the direction in which the rear wheels are pointed. Thrust angle is correctable on cars with adjustable rear suspensions. If your car has a non-adjustable suspension, thrust angle is compensated for by aligning the front wheels to the rear wheels.
- Proper wheel alignments can help improve your driver safety, create a smoother ride, and help increase fuel efficiency
- Alignments could save you hundreds of dollars on replacing tires due to premature treadwear
When should I bring my vehicle in for a wheel alignment?
- After purchasing a set of new tires
- After a collision, accident, or hitting a large pothole
- When replacing suspension or steering parts
- If you feel your vehicle pulling to one side when driving
- If your steering feels unstable or you feel a vibration
- If your tires are wearing unevenly or squeal on turns
The most common adjustable angles are:
This refers to the tilted direction of the wheels toward or away from one another when viewed from the top. Toe is the most critical tire wearing angle. Tires that "toe-in" point toward one another. Tires that "toe-out" point away from each other