Tires & Alignments Services in Franklin, MA

Advanced European Repair is a full service shop that offers fast and reliable auto repairs and maintenance including tires. Whether you need your transmission and brakes serviced, your wheel alignment checked, or your tires repaired, replaced, or upgraded, you’ll find everything you need and more in our one-stop shop.

European vehicles require tires that work well with your suspension system, and we are familiar with all the top end brands that will give you the ride and performance you want and need. Most tire replacements can be done within one to two days due to our relationship with major tire distributors. 

Give Advanced European Repair a call or stop by for a consultation to see how our trained tire experts can best help you. If you think your vehicle has a mechanical issue that is affecting your tire wear, our ASE certified technicians can perform a full suspension diagnostic inspection to determine the root cause of any tire wear issues, and resolve them quickly.

AER is your locally-owned and operated dealer alternative. We provide the high-end experience you associate with the dealerships without all the hassles. Located conveniently off Route 495 and Route 140,  we can offer you a free courtesy vehicle or a shuttle ride, so  you don’t miss a beat during your busy day.  We will stay in contact with frequent communications and are always available to chat or answer quick text. We make it easy to maintain your BMW, Mini, Mercedes, Audi, Land Rover, Volvo, Volkswagen or Porsche. 
Give Advanced European Repair a call, or stop by for a consultation to see how our trained tire experts can best help you.

European Vehicle Alignment in Franklin, MA

Vehicle alignment is critically important to the other systems on your vehicle. Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Assist, rear view mirrors, even automatic high beams are part of “ADAS” or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Because all these sophisticated systems work together, it is critical to have a trained European specialist technician work on your alignment issues. 

Tire Replacement

When should you get your tires changed? Just swing by and we will let you know. A new tire has about 11/32nds of tread. When a tire gets down to 4/32nds, it’s time to put them on your radar, and at 2-3/32nds, it becomes a bit more urgent. A tire that has 2/32nds or less will not pass the annual Massachusetts safety inspection. Some high performance tires will wear quicker than others. There are softer compounds in these high performance tires so that they will grip the road better. What you give up in longevity, you gain in control and handling.

Tread loss

Tread loss is a sign that you need new tires. Treads or tread blocks are the pieces of rubber protruding from your tires. They come in contact with the ground and allow for smoother acceleration and faster braking. The treads on your tires are what give your vehicle a better ‘grip’ on the road. Your tires lose traction when they’re old or worn down, which is dangerous on wet or icy roads. A weird noise or a bumpy ride can also indicate that something is wrong with your tires. This is a sign to have them checked. Stop by AER for your tire installation needs. 

What to know before Buying New Tires

Check every letter and number of the tires you plan to buy. Many European cars are equipped from the manufacturer with higher speed rated tires. The best tires are always the original equipment tires your vehicle came with; replacing them with the same ones or something similar is ideal. If you purchased a used car and are not sure what the manufacturer put on your vehicle, the size and speed rating is printed on a sticker on your driver’s side door jam. 

Don’t choose tires that have an index lower than recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. 
Pay attention to a tire’s fuel efficiency grade as this may mean the difference between saving and wasting money. Ask your trusted expert at Advanced European Repair for recommendations on less noisy tire models if you live and/or drive in the city. 

Do proper research and opt for well-established tire brands from reputable manufacturers. Ultimately, the right tires can influence the quality of your ride and determine your safety and handling on the road. 

Still unsure? Call our tire professionals at Advanced European Repair today! We look forward to helping you find the best tires for your performance vehicle.

More Wheel Alignment Information

It is common practice to perform a full wheel alignment whenever new tires are installed. This ensures that all the wheels are straight and will wear evenly. Tires are a significant investment on your luxury vehicle, and you want them to have a long life. A wheel alignment will protect that investment. 

Alignments are also recommended annually as part of maintenance service, as well as any time you have experienced any kind of impact involving your suspension.

Common signs your car is out of alignment include:

  • There is uneven wear on your tires.
  • Your steering wheel is off-center.
  • Your steering wheel often shakes and/or vibrates.
  • Your car frequently pulls to the left or right.

A wheel alignment keeps your tires meeting the road at a right angle. This helps your wheels to point straight while keeping them centered in their wheel wells. Signs of a car in need of a wheel alignment may include your vehicle pulling to one side, or if your steering wheel stays cocked at an odd angle. With regular wheel alignments as needed (we recommend at least once per year, or when your vehicle has struck a curb or large pothole), you’ll be able to maximize your gas mileage and ensure that your vehicle’s wheels make the most road contact they can. Proper and consistent wheel alignment will greatly extend the life of your tires. Our auto mechanics will get your wheel alignments done in no time, but if you’ve got somewhere to be, we offer loaner cars and shuttle service. That way, no matter what your day brings, we can get your wheel alignment done, and you can get on with your day. Schedule an appointment online today!

Tire Code

Whether you drive a car, truck, or luxury SUV, it’s important that you know what kind of tires your vehicle uses and what type of tires serve your needs. Check your owner’s manual for the original equipment tire size recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer, or simply take a look at what you have. You’ll notice some letters and numbers on the sidewalls of your tires. Here’s what they mean:

Tire type. This is indicated by the first letter on your tire. P stands for passenger vehicle tire, LT light truck tire, and ST means special trailer tire. 

Tire Width. Your tire width is indicated by the three digits following the tire type. This is usually measured in millimeters. 

Aspect Ratio. After the slash following the tire width, you’ll find two digits that represent the aspect ratio. This is the measurement of the height between the wheel rim and the top of the tread, expressed in percentage of the tire width. 

Construction Type. The letter that follows indicates the internal construction of your tires. R stands for radial tires, B for bias-belt tires, and D or “—” for diagonal or bias-ply tires.

Rim Diameter. The next two digits indicate the diameter of the wheel the tire works best on, in inches. 

Load Rating. The two or three digits that follow the wheel diameter indicate the load index, or how much weight each tire can support. Simply multiply it by four to get the full number.

Speed Rating. The last letter indicates your tire’s speed index, or the top speed your tires can dissipate heat for a certain period of time. Rubber wears down faster the more heated it is, so you risk tire failure when you exceed the maximum speed rating of your tires.

Benefits of Choosing Advanced European Repair

Some of the benefits you’ll receive for choosing Advanced European Repair include:
Our Values
Our Amenities
36-month, 36,000-mile nationwide warranty
We believe in the excellence of our work, which is why we back it with a warranty for the all of our services.
Expertly trained & ASE Certified technicians
We work with state-of-the-art equipment and tools to diagnose and repair your Euro car.
Quality Parts for Repairs
We use OEM, and where OEM parts are not available, only well-known aftermarket parts, such as Bosch, Denso and more.

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When you need maintenance or repair on your European car, contact the specialists at Advanced European Repair, your dealership alternative,
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