Volkswagen Tire Department Near Petaluma, CA at Hansel Volkswagen of Santa Rosa
At Hansel Volkswagen of Santa Rosa, we operate a tire department staffed with factory-trained and experienced service techs that understand each Volkswagen model and its tire maintenance needs inside and out. Learn more about tire sales and services on this page, or head to Hansel Volkswagen of Santa Rosa, serving Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Windsor, and beyond, to find out for yourself why we are the top choice for all your VW tire needs.
Vehicle Tires & Tire Maintenance
Tires are the only part of a vehicle designed to touch the road, which means that the condition of your tires is extremely important. In order to get the most out of every set of tires, it's important to be diligent about adhering to the recommended tire maintenance schedule. The bumps and jolts of daily driving and the environmental factors that can cause tires to wear out prematurely can often be mitigated through routine tire maintenance, including frequent inspections, tread depth, pressure checks, balancing, rotation, and wheel alignment.
Overview of our Tire Sales & Services
At Hansel Volkswagen Santa Rosa, our tire department offers all of these sales & services at remarkable quality and value:
New Tire Sales
Our tire department stocks a remarkable inventory of brand new tires in the right size for every VW model and with a selection of different styles perfect for meeting our customers’ transportation requirements and driving preferences. Our inventory features well-known tire brands renowned for their quality and longevity, including Bridgestone, Goodyear, Continental, and many more!Learn More
Inspection, Tread Depth & Pressure Check
When we inspect your tires, we will check all four tires for signs of physical damage. We will also check the tread depth to ensure that the tread is wearing down evenly; if it's not, that is a sign that your tires may have other problems. When we check tread depth, we will let you know if the tread is approaching 2/32". Any lower than this and you will be legally unable to drive. We will also make sure that the tire pressure is correct on all four tires, adding or removing air as needed to get the tires to the manufacturer specifications for tire pressure.Learn More
We perform the tire patch repair protocol approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that restores reliable performance and safety to tires with small punctures found in the center tread. Large gashes or damage to the tire's sidewall or shoulder cannot be repaired, and replacement becomes necessary.Learn More
We have computerized wheel alignment equipment used to assess and adjust the wheel angles as needed to secure factory specifications for two-wheel and four-wheel alignment services. We will adjust the camber, toe, and caster angles as necessary.Learn More
Balancing & Rotation
Regular tire rotation is one of the best ways to ensure that your tires wear down at an even rate. When we rotate your tires, we can also balance them. Our service department has a wheel balancer that assesses how weight is distributed across the wheel-tire assemblies, signaling where to place a small precision weight on the rim to create a perfectly even distribution of weight across every wheel-tire assembly.Learn More
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
We have the training and hands-on experience needed to inspect and repair the TPMS as needed if it begins sending inaccurate pressure readings to the electronic control unit.Learn More
How To Get the Most Out of Your Tires
At Hansel Volkswagen of Santa Rosa, we want to help you make your tires last. If you follow these tips, you are much more likely to get a longer lifespan from your tires:
- Do not speed. In addition to being dangerous, speeding can decrease your tires' lifespan by increasing the amount of heat generated.
- Come to slow stops. Slamming on the brakes is not only bad for the brakes, but also for the tires.
- Start slowly. Racing off from a stop can put extra pressure on your tires.
- Have your tires rotated regularly
Frequently Asked Questions
How Often Does My VW Need Tire Rotation?
At Hansel Volkswagen of Santa Rosa, we recommend that you have your VW model's tires rotated every 10,000 miles or once a year -- whichever comes first. However, you can have them rotated even more frequently; getting your tires rotated every 5,000 miles or 6 months may give them an even longer lifespan.
Can I Install My Own Tires?
In general, the answer is no. There's a reason you remove the entire wheel when you have a flat tire and need to use the spare: mounting a tire takes special tools and expert knowledge. Attempting to install a tire without both of these things can damage the tire and the wheel, and can harm you.
What Happens to the Tires if Wheels Are Misaligned?
Misaligned wheels can cause the edges of your tires to wear prematurely, making it necessary for you to change them sooner than normal.
Tires for Sale and Services Available from Hansel Volkswagen
When tire maintenance services are applied proactively and diligently, our customers can squeeze every mile out of their tire investment. The benefits of routine tire maintenance include smoother handling, responsive steering, extended tire life, improved safety, and reduced overall cost for tire replacement over the life of a vehicle.
Hansel Volkswagen Service Department Amenities
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Complimentary Multi-Point Inspection
- Rental Cars Available
- Courtesy Transportation Shuttle
- Parts & Gear Boutique
- Complimentary Beverage & Coffee Bar
- Complimentary Snacks
- Online Service Scheduling
- Newspapers & Magazines