What is a Spare Tire Checks service?
Lube Stop’s Spare Tire Checks service is the inspection of your vehicle’s spare tire to gauge what condition it is in. Even if your spare tire has not been used, it will continue to age like any other tire. We will check if your spare has proper air pressure, signs of aging, damage or excessive wear. Upon inspection, we can advise you if your spare tire is still ready for emergency use or if it should be replaced. If you notice any cracks or wear on your spare tire after a visual inspection, be sure to inform your Lube Stop technician. The last thing we want is for you to be stuck with a flat spare tire in an emergency.
What is a Spare Tire for?
A spare tire is an extra tire that is stored somewhere on or in your vehicle to be used in case of an emergency. Often times, a spare tire is more than just a tire. It sometimes includes the entire wheel and tire combination to make emergency replacement easier.
If one of your tires gets damaged or goes flat, spare tires can be used as a replacement to get your vehicle to a shop like Lube Stop where your damaged tire can be repaired or replaced. Spare tires do not have to be exactly the same quality as your other tires. This is because it is not meant for permanent use. It should only be used temporarily to get your vehicle to a safe place for permanent repairs.
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Let’s Talk Safety
Lube Stop is 100% committed to ensuring your vehicle’s engine and the components it powers are all operating as they should. We are also 100% committed to ensuring that your safety is taken care of, too. This means checking that all the parts of your vehicle that keep you safe, are working as well. These include the following list of items.
- A/C and Heating System
- Air Bags
- Electrical Charging System
- Exhaust System
- Ignition & Timing System
- Spare Tires
- Turn Signals
- Vehicle Horn
- Windshield Wipers
- Any Leaks, Squeaks, Rattles or Odours
These safety checks are included in Lube Stop’s Precision Based Recommendations process. Specifically, they are included in their 37+ Point Inspections that are performed each time you drive into one of our shops. There are 15 or more inspections performed as part of the safety checks performed during this standard 37+ Point Inspection practice.
When an issue is detected, Lube Stop technicians bring that matters to your attention and make suggestions as to how to address them. It is important to have a fully functioning car, truck, or SUV, but it’s also important to have a safe drive for you and your family. So, when you come to Lube Stop, rest assured that we will be checking for both your vehicle’s health and your own personal safety while driving.
We want your drive to be safe. That means, working AC and heating systems, fully charged battery, safe exhaust emissions, working ignition and wipers. It also means safe tires, headlights, taillights and signals. And finally, it means a working horn, clear window and no leaks, squeaks, rattles or odours.
Why Do I Need a Spare Tire Checks service?
The Spare Tire Checks service is the inspection of the condition of your spare tire to ensure you’re ready for anything.
We do these checks so that our customers can be sure that they are ready to replace a damaged tire in any situation. Often times, when a tire goes flat or has a blowout, vehicles will be stuck in unsafe situations. Replacing the damaged tire with a spare allows you to bring your vehicle to a safer location to resolve the issue. Drivers often do not think to consider whether their spare tire is worn out because it is not being used as heavily as the vehicle’s other four tires. To avoid noticing spare tire damage when you need to use it, allow us to inspect your spare tire and assure you that it is safe to use.
So, it is fair to conclude that a damaged spare tire is NOT something you want to ignore.
That’s why we check your spare tire every visit. We need to make sure that it is functioning properly. We understand that it costs a little in the short run to get these safety items checked. But it can be a life saver in the long run.
How Often Do I Need It?
The spare tire checks service should be done each time you have service with Lube Stop. And, of course, we should check it anytime you have observed issues. Your owner’s manual will also advise you to do it at various intervals. Please check your manual.
Also, lean on us at Lube Stop for advice. We use a system of processes called Precision Based Recommendations to help investigate a vehicle’s overall condition. This system of inspection and trouble shooting helps us get a clearer picture of your car, truck, or SUV as it stands, today. That is because it removes the guess work. Learn more about this system below.
Can Lube Stop do the Trouble Shooting?
Lube Stop employs the best technicians and mechanics in this service area. These technicians are more than qualified to help inspect the issues and make recommendations to problem solve.
Which Towns and Cities are in our Fast Lube Service area?
Our lube shop & tire service area includes the following towns and cities listed below.
- Benalto, Alberta
- Bentley, Alberta
- Red Deer, Alberta
- Blackfalds, Alberta
- Penhold, Alberta
- Stettler, Alberta
- Innisfail, Alberta
- Leslieville, Alberta
- Rimbey, Alberta
- Bowden, Alberta
- Clive, Alberta
- Caroline, Alberta
- Bluffton, Alberta
- Ponoka, Alberta
- Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
- Olds, Alberta
- Wimborne, Alberta
- Delburne, Alberta
- Alix, Alberta
Context for these Services
Your vehicle uses an internal combustion engine. This engine uses the combustion of fuel to power almost everything. This is done when fuel alongside an air oxidizer and spark plugs creates a working fluid flow circuit inside a combustion chamber.
In your internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine. The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotors and nozzles. This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful work.
Typically, your combustion engine is fed with fossil fuels like natural gas or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or fuel oil. Your engine is the hub for many things, including those listed below.
- combustion chamber
- cylinder head
- set of spark plugs
- rocker arms
- fuel injectors
- connecting rods
- engine block
- timing system
- timing chain
All these work in unison to power all the other systems within your vehicle. Without a fully functioning engine, everything else suffers. So, let us at Lube Stop keep your engine functioning and everything else that relies on it.
Maintaining your Vehicle
To do this, you must TAKE CARE of your vehicle. That means changing the oil regularly. It also means changing your filters regularly. And, it means changing your fluids, lubricants, coolants and greases. These maintenance parts don’t remain the same. They get dirty, dusty, polluted, corroded and worn as you drive your vehicle from day to day. So, if you want to extend the life of your car, truck or SUV, then you must maintain it and take care of it.
So, drop by our lube shops and get your oil changed, your filters changed, your fluids checked or flushed, your belts replaced … and so on. We’re standing by!
In some of our locations, we also do repairs and replacement services for various parts of your vehicle. Please check with your location manager. If that particular shop does not carry the specific parts or doesn’t offer the service, they will give you a referral to one close by that does – even if it’s not Lube Stop.