Cold Weather and Tires ǀ Wheel Repair Hampton Roads, VA

Craft Repair, where no job is too little or too big, specializes in wheel repair in Hampton Roads, VA. We are your one stop shop for complete machining, welding, fabricating, wheel & rim repairs, driveline service, hydraulic cylinder repair, and custom work in Hampton Roads, VA. We are a family-owned business with over 70 years of experience.

If you’ve stepped outside recently, you know that there is a chill in the air. What many people don’t know, however, is that cold wire can affect your tires, especially your tire pressure.

If you notice your tire pressure signal lighting up your dashboard this winter, chances are that it’s the cold weather and not an actual leak in your tire. However, you want to check to make sure.

If you’d like to check your tire pressure, let your car sit for several hours after driving. Also, make sure that your tires aren’t cold. So, store your car in a garage if you can. Heat and cold can change the pressure of your tires. So, it’s important that you follow these guidelines before you check the pressure.

Once all of this is done, you can check your tire pressure with a gauge and then compare it to the recommended pressure for your car. If needed, fill with enough air to get to the recommended PSI. If your car repeatedly loses tire pressure, have your tires checked for leaks or holes.

Goodyear advises that for every ten degrees the temperature drops, your tires will drop 1-2 pounds of pressure. So, check frequently to make sure that your tires are the right pressure during those cold months.

For all of your wheel repair needs in Hamptop Roads, VA, contact us at Craft Repair.

Drive Shaft Repairs ǀ Wheel Repair Hampton Roads, VA

Craft Repair, where no job is too little or too big, specializes in wheel repair in Hampton Roads, VA. We are your one stop shop for complete machining, welding, fabricating, wheel & rim repairs, driveline service, hydraulic cylinder repair, and custom work in Hampton Roads, VA. We are a family-owned business with over 70 years of experience.

Beyond wheel repair and fabrication in Hampton Roads, VA, we also perform drive shaft service to help your vehicle work again. Our dedicated technicians can make sure you can get the proper torque and rotation you so desperately need.

Drive shafts are crucial to your car’s movement as they help to turn your wheels. According to oards.com, this is the purpose of a driveshaft: “The power the engine creates is called torque. The job of the drive shaft is to transmit that torque power to the wheels of the vehicle.”

If you suspect that you have a damaged or broken drive shaft, you should have it checked out immediately. Failure to do so could lead to further and more extensive damage to your car.

Some signs that your drive shaft may be damaged or broken are: a vibrating sensation coming from under your car, unusual rattling or clunking sounds, and difficulty turning.

If you suspect that you have a broken or damaged driveshaft, contact us at Craft Repair in Hampton Roads, VA. For more information on bad drive shafts, visit yourmechanic.com and oards.com.

Your Wheels and the Rain ǀ Wheel Repair Hampton Roads, VA

Craft Repair, where no job is too little or too big, specializes in wheel repair in Hampton Roads, VA. We are your one stop shop for complete machining, welding, fabricating, wheel & rim repairs, driveline service, hydraulic cylinder repair, and custom work in Hampton Roads, VA. We are a family-owned business with over 70 years of experience.

Inclement weather is one of the most common causes of wheel and rim damage. With hurricane season in full swing, rain and flooding is a frequent occurrence on the East Coast. Here are some safe driving tips from travelers.com to help prevent damage to your wheels and rims:

  • Drive below the speed limit. Driving too fast in the rain can lead you to hydroplane and lose control of your car.
  • Keep extra distance between your car and others. When driving in the rain, it takes longer for your car to brake, so you want to leave extra space between yourself and other cars to prevent accidents.
  • Whether it’s day or night, if it’s raining, you should turn on your headlights to make the road more visible as well as to make your car more visible to other drivers.
  • If a road is flooded, turn back around. Even a few inches of rain can lead you to lose control of your car. It’s not worth the risk.
  • After rain, still be sure to drive carefully. Rain and flooding can weaken the road leading to potholes and other road damage.

For all of your rim and wheel repair needs, contact us at Craft Repair in Hampton Roads, VA.

All About Rim Repair ǀ Wheel Repair Hampton Roads, VA

Craft Repair, where no job is too little or too big, specializes in wheel repair in Hampton Roads, VA. We are your one stop shop for complete machining, welding, fabricating, wheel & rim repairs, driveline service, hydraulic cylinder repair, and custom work in Hampton Roads, VA. We are a family-owned business with over 70 years of experience.

Bent rims are caused by heavy jolts to your tires from things such as hitting a pothole or a curb. If you have a bent rim, it can lead to not only tire damage, but can also make your car difficult to handle and unsafe to drive.

So, how can you figure out if you have a bent rim? Bent rims can lead to vibration in your steering wheel, difficulty handling your steering, and a decrease in fuel economy to name a few. If you notice any of these signs, be sure to get your car checked out as soon as possible.

Depending on the type of rim you have, you may or may not be able to repair your rim. Regardless of whether you have to repair or replace it, you definitely don’t want to drive around with a bent rim and jeopardize your own safety as well as the well-being of your car.

For all of your rim and wheel repair needs, contact us at Craft Repair in Hampton Roads, VA. For more information on bent rims, visit rimbladesusa.com.