Want to make your vehicle stand out and perform better? Enhance your ride with custom wheels. The wheels you choose depend on your vehicle's use and driving conditions. For instance, you can increase the size of your wheels for off-road driving or add spinning rims for cruising around town. No matter your needs, talk to our professionals and we will give you custom wheel options.
What type of custom wheels do you want?
Aluminum Alloy Wheels: Light-weight and strong, these wheels improve performance, handling, and gas mileage. They also make your ride look cool and come in a finish that's right for you.
Custom Steel Wheels: Heavier than aluminum, these wheels are perfect for off-road driving and heavy-duty work. These strong wheels improve vehicle stability and come with finish options.
After choosing your wheels, pick a finish. Common options include: polished, painted, powder-coated, or chrome plated finish. Feel free to ask one of our professionals which finish best suits your needs.
Give us a call and let our experts guide you to custom wheels to improve your car's looks and your driving experience.
A TPMS or "Tire Pressure Monitoring System" electronically monitors the air pressure inside your tires. Depending on your vehicle, the TPMS reports the tire-pressure information, through a gauge, a pictogram display, or a low-pressure warning light. This system can be divided into two different typesdirect (dTPMS) and indirect (iTPMS). As of September 1, 2007, the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhanced Accountability and Documentation) Act requires that all vehicles sold in the U.S. be equipped with one of these types.
Direct TPMS reports tire pressure in real-time through pressure sensors installed directly in the valve of each tire.
Indirect TPMS uses the car's anti-lock braking systems (ABS) to approximate tire pressure. Since tire inflation levels affect tire rotation, indirect TPMS also relies on the differences in wheel rotation to detect under-inflation.
Benefits of TPMS:
- Avoid traffic accidents: Recognize under-inflated tires before they malfunction and create an accident.
- Extend tire life: Under inflation contributes to heat buildup, tire disintegration, ply separation and sidewall/casing breakdowns.
- Improve safety: Properly inflated tires add stability, greater handling, and braking efficiencies while providing better safety for the driver, the vehicle, and others on the road.
Having trouble with your TPMS? Give us a call today and our professional team will take care of it for you.
Looking to restore your wheels to the shine they originally had? Looking to create a new look using the same wheel?
We can help restore your wheels to their factory condition or help you create a customized look to fit your style.
Wheel refinishing is the art of re-engineering the look of your wheels. We perform all types of refinishing, from simple painting to polishing.
Painting a wheel can give you the new look you're looking for. There are many types of painting that can be done to your wheels. Contact us for detailed information regarding the services we provide. Typically refinishing includes:
- Painted Finishes
- Hypersilver Paint
Other common types of wheel refinishing:
- Machined Wheels
- Polished Wheels
- Chrome plating
Tire Balancing is important to extend the life of your tires, as well as increase the basic safety of your vehicle. Kelvins Wheel, Tire & Polish offers quality affordable tire balancing in Saskatoon, SK.
What it does: Out of balance tires can lead to uneven wear, vibration and potentially unsafe driving performance. It is very important to balance tires frequently based on your car's requirements.
Saskatoon, SK Tire Balancing
When do wheels need to be balanced: Tires are balanced when you replace 2 or 4 tires on your automobile. Because tires wear depending on driving routines and road conditions, unequal wear will start to become recognizable after the first 1,000-2,000 miles of usage. Tires must be checked for balance every 4,000-6,000 miles. Our technicians can easily help identify whether your tires should be rotated and balanced based on wear or mileage.
IMPORTANT: It is not advised to replace just one tire as this might create major problems to the alignment, balance and handling of the vehicle.
How to tell if your tires require balancing:
- Vibrations when driving
- Uneven tread wear
- Steering that becomes less smooth over the life of the tires
- Pulling to one side
The benefits of balanced tires are:
- Smoother ride
- Better miles per gallon
- More even tire wear
- Prolonged life of tires and drive train parts
Kelvins Wheel, Tire & Polish offers Saskatoon, SK Tire Balancing
Drop in today to have your vehicle evaluated for potential tire balancing issues! Contact us now to set up your next appointment for Tire Balancing and auto repair service. Kelvins Wheel, Tire & Polish is proud to be your local source for Saskatoon, SK and provider of Saskatoon, SK tires.
Flat Tires can induce the rim of the tire to rest on the tire tread or on the ground possibly triggering in loss of control of the automobile or irrecoverable damage to the tire. One of the most usual cause for a flat tire is piercing of the tire by a sharp object, such as a nail, allowing air escape. Depending on the dimension of the slit, the tire might deflate slowly or swiftly. Which may result in the following problems:
- Failing of or damages to the valve stem;
- Permitting air to escape from the valve or creating damage by means of deliberate puncturing
- Rubbing of the tire against the roadway, ripping the tire, or separation of tire and rim by accident with additional objects;
- Extreme wear of the tire tread causing explosive tire failure or permitting roadway debris to tear through it
Some tires, particularly a slow leakage, can easily be fixed and re-inflated; others, particularly those from worn tread, need to be changed.
Saskatoon, SK Tire Repair
Here are some simple methods to catch tire issues before they become costly or unsafe. Take a good examination of each tire in a well lit atmosphere. Examine for unequal tire wear, which may be induced by:
- Excessive or too little air pressure
- Problems with wheel alignment or tire balancing
- Problems with the suspension
- Unequal tire wear might be an indicator that you could have to have your tires rotated
These might imply you require new tires-- quickly. Driving with a flat tire, especially at high speeds, may result in a fatal collision. These problems have the possibility to create a blowout, inducing a loss of control that can easily be incredibly unsafe.
- Splitting or protruding treads or sidewalls that might imply there is wear or weak point
- Foreign objects that penetrate in to the tire (nails, screws, glass)
- Tread tearing away from the body of the tire
Kelvins Wheel, Tire & Polish does fast quality Tire Repair Saskatoon, SK
If you locate any of these issues, come see us for a thorough and speedy tire repair. We'll inspect and adjust your air pressure and do an aesthetic tire check, and obtain you on the road quickly. Call Kelvins Wheel, Tire & Polish now to book your next flat tire repair Saskatoon, SK auto repair service. Kelvins Wheel, Tire & Polish is thrilled to be your number one Saskatoon, SK auto repair shop and provider of tires.
Effective Tire Rotation should be done every 3,000 - 6,000 miles or with every oil change. Kelvins Wheel, Tire & Polish offers quality inexpensive Saskatoon, SK auto repair services.
What it does: Rotating your tires is vital for helping your tires last longer. Rotating your tires suggests changing them from one side of the automobile to the other, relocating them from front to back or a blend of both, depending on your vehicle and what was done previously. Some tires have to be rotated at specific periods, while others will have to be rotated depending on the wear.
Why service is essential: Unequal tire wear could lead to unsatisfactory performance, poor fuel economy, shorten the life of the tire and can easily cause safety issues.
Proper Tire Rotation in Saskatoon, SK Prolongs Tire Life
Many factors can cause unequal tire wear:
- Strenuous driving routines, stop and go city traffic, road construction, etc. Bumpy surface and pot holes
- Under inflated tires
- Worn Shocks
- Unaligned wheels
- Worn elements
- Not rotating your tires
What we do during tire rotation:
- Tires are rotated in alternating patterns
- Examine overall quality and safety of tires
- Examine tire tread
- Inspect for effective inflation
- Tighten up lug nuts
Kelvins Wheel, Tire & Polish offers quality Tire Rotation in Saskatoon, SK
To find out when your tires should be rotated, consult your vehicle's owner's handbook or ask one of our auto mechanic - tire professionals today. Come see our specialists for your tire rotation in Saskatoon, SK today! Contact Kelvins Wheel, Tire & Polish now to arrange your next tire rotation auto repair services in Saskatoon, SK. Kelvins Wheel, Tire & Polish is thrilled to be your number one auto repair shop and provider of tires in Saskatoon, SK.
Have you been in an accident? Have your wheels suffered some damage?
Kelvin's Wheel, Tire & Polish is prepared to help you get your vehicle right again. We provide after-accident inspections for wheels.
Car accidents are stressful times, and we'll help you get your life back to normal.
Our professionals will work with you and/or your insurance company to help get your costs covered. We want to help you understand your coverage and repairs. When your vehicle arrives at our shop, we do a thorough inspection to determine needed repairs for wheels, and we will give you an accurate estimate. We offer free estimates on collision repairs for your wheels by our top-of-the-line service professionals. Call, email, or stop into the shop for more information.