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.
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Cottin's Automotive has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 772-873-2414 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 Cottin's Automotive, 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.
It is recommended that tires, including the spare, be periodically inspected by a tire service professional during routine maintenance intervals such as oil changes and tire rotations. We will inspect the tire tread and sidewalls for irregular tread wear, cracking, scrapes, bulges, cuts, snags, foreign objects or other damage resulting from use. We will remove any stones, glass, foreign objects, etc. embedded in the tread to prevent further damage. Even minor damage can lead to further injury and eventual tire failure. Tires with excessive cracking on the tread or sidewall(s) should be removed from service. This is typically caused by under inflation, over loading, improper storage, and/or improper long-term parking.
Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires of an automobile from one position to another, to ensure even tire wear, which extends the useful life of a set of tires. Rotation is important because each tire on a car carries a different amount of weight, making them wear at different rates. By rotating them, you basically even out those differences. Your owner's manual will tell you how often to rotate your tires, but as a rule of thumb, it should be done every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.
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 Cottin's Automotive 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.
AAA recommended that I use them to fix my car, and I am glad they did. They did a great job, fixed it in a timely manner. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a good honest mechanic.
Brian is an awesome mechanic he's not out to screw you over like most are. He's even work with me on time issues and came in the help me out even before his shop is even open.
Awesome people, awesome work. Thank you Brian and Pat!
I am so impressed with this family operated business. My car is an older model but it really has never run as well as now. The service is fast and precise, the customer is made aware of what is being done and what is recommended to be done. Pricing was fair. I am happy.
Great service. I went there my check engine light was on. Brian hooked up to the cars computer found the code. Opened the hood and found a disconnected vacuum line. He reconnected it. He told me he's not sure if that was the problem. Said to drive the car and see if the light comes back on. Honest service.
Cottin's Automotive is by far the BEST place around. They are always able to fix any problem my Tahoe has. I recommend them over anyone else!
Always a very professional job. Would not use anyone else.
Dependable and fast!
Good, actually great service. Diagnosed my problem quickly and fixed it quickly. That was 3-4 months ago, have not had a problem since then. Thank you so much!
Great Family run business! Needed an oil change and Brian was kind enough to squeeze me in. Thank You Brian!
Excellent service. They communicate with me every step of the way. They even work with me to drop off and pick my truck up.
Awesome place and excellent mechanics will always take my truck there and would very highly recommend them to everyone.
This is the only shop I will use; Cotton's has earned my confidence and trust over the past few years.
Cottin's Automotive is the BEST! It was really easy to make an appointment, they are SO FRIENDLY, and the PRICE was MUCH LOWER than I expected! This was my first time there and I plan on using them again EVERY TIME my car has issues. I highly recommend them!
I can not say enough but Brian and his work and prices!! For you single woman, DO NOT BE AFRAID OF BEING OVERPRICED! He has worked on my car twice now, I honestly was afraid of price the first time, I was shocked! I do not live close to his shop, so its harder to get my car to him, but I make it happen. I tell everyone about him.
Very honest and trustworthy. Always a good experience.
Fast, courteous, professional and above all else fair pricing for quality work and HONEST, A RARITY THESE DAYS.
Very professional and timely service at a reasonable cost.
My experience with Cottin's Automotive has always been great! They are honest, reliable and very reasonable for all my auto maintenance and repairs. I wouldn't bring my car anywhere else!
Awesome people, family owned and operated. They always do what is best for you and explain all totally, as well as take into account budget needs. Highly recommend to all. Visit them for all your auto or truck needs. You will always be pleased.