Tires are the single most important safety feature on your car. They are the only thing that connects the car to the road, and life-saving technologies like antilock brakes and electronic stability control cannot do their job if the tires don't have a good grip on the pavement.
As the adage goes, nothing lasts forever. Car owners still need to replace their tires a few times or more throughout the life of a typical vehicle. Despite advances in longer-lasting tires, actual tread life will vary by car type, tire type (such as all season or high performance), driving aggressiveness, and even road and weather conditions. Proper maintenance and responsible driving can maximize the mileage in a set of tires.
We offer these services to help you prolong the life of your tires.
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Harkins Service Center LLC. Rick uses the newest John Bean V3400 Camera Alignment System with Touchless Wheel Targets.
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Harkins Service Center LLC has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 717-497-2033 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At Harkins Service Center LLC, our tire experts will determine whether your tires are able to be repaired, or if they need to be replaced. If the tires are repairable, our certified technicians will make sure they are repaired correctly and get you back on the road.
We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Harkins Service Center LLC, we understand that tires are an important part of your car. The quality of tires and material used on them highly affects the vehicle's performance. Their main purpose is to protect the wheel's rims and improve vehicle performance. For this reason, we only deal with brand name tires. Also, we offer fleet tire management services to ensure you are getting the best value, fuel economy, and life from your tires.
Once a need for new tires is determined, it is necessary to identify the best tires for your vehicle and driving demands. Look for tires that do well in tests for braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning. Winter traction should also be considered, if applicable. Let tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance be tiebreakers. Trust the tire experts at Harkins Service Center LLC to help you choose the right tires for your vehicle.
We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.
Harkins Service Center is my go to auto mechanic shop. Chris is my go to guy there. He is an awesome honest mechanic. This is a shop you can really trust. Great bunch of guys.
Ray H. - Harrisburg, PA
First time customer, and I have found what I have been looking for in auto service. They are very professional, friendly and knowledgeable! Their prices are very reasonable. I look forward to bringing my Fiat to these guys for service. They are the real deal!
Frank N. - Highspire, PA