42 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI 02917 | Call Us At (401) 949-4383
Rt. 5 Auto Sales & Service Center has been the choice of trucking and fleet operators in the Greenville, RI, Johnston, RI, and Smithfield, RI communities for years, thanks in large part to our commitment superior service and customer satisfaction. Our technicians are experts at working with industrial tires. The trained professionals and state-of-the-art facilities at Rt. 5 Auto Sales & Service Center are dedicated to the purpose of providing you with the best selection of top quality commercial tires and services at the best possible value to our commercial tire customers.
Did you know an out-of-balance tires will cause a vehicle to vibrate at certain speeds, usually between 50 and 70 miles per hour? A tire is out of balance when one section of the tire is heavier than the others. One ounce of imbalance on a front tire is enough to cause a noticeable vibration in the steering wheel at about 60 miles per hour. Rt. 5 Auto Sales & Service Center uses the finest computer wheel balancers to ensure a smooth ride and excellent performance. Our technicians will mount the tire on a balancing machine which spins the wheel to locate the heavier part. They then compensate for the heavy part by attaching a lead weight on the opposite side. Our customers are pleased with how smooth their trucks drive after balancing all four wheels.
Routine wheel alignments are the most effective way to control tire costs and in turn, impact fuel costs as well. We recommend a minimum of two to three alignments per year or every 50,000 to 60,000 miles as part of the average vehicle’s preventive maintenance program.
Our long-standing history of providing reliable, professional commercial tire and service has made us a leader in the fleet service industry. We welcome the opportunity to service your commercial fleet. Give us a call today at (401) 949-4383 or contact us online for a quote.