Best Auto Repair, Hickory

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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At Three Brothers Auto Repair we value the safety of our customers above all else. We want to ensure that you get to where you're going every time with a reliable and safe vehicle. A major problem area for the cars and trucks that come into Three Brothers Auto Repair, are tires. Your tires are your connection to the road, and without them doing their job properly, all the handling development and safety testing that went into your car may not keep you safe. Here is some basic information on your tires and how to know when the time has come for replacements.

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Why are old or bad tires dangerous?

As stated above, your tires are an extremely important component of your car or truck. If you've ever been out of control in a vehicle, you'll know how scary being a powerless passenger inside a two ton metal box can be. Driving on tires that are too old, improperly inflated, out of balance, or not suited to weather conditions can spell disaster for your safe journey. Your tires were designed with a very specific task in mind. Using them improperly can have sudden and catastrophic consequences.

Signs your tires need air

This issue can be fairly simple to spot. If your tire seems to be wider at the part which contacts the road, they probably need to be topped up with air. Driving on under-inflated tires wears them out faster due to uneven pressure on the sidewall and can lead to full-on flats and even end up shredding the tire off the wheel! Low tire pressure ruins your vehicle's fuel economy. If you've ever ridden a bicycle with under-inflated tires you know how much extra effort you have to put in to get moving and stay rolling. On the flip side of this, driving with too much air in your tires is also unsafe. While it's unlikely that hitting a large pothole would cause the tire to burst (remember they're built to last for thousands of miles) having too much air pressure in a tire reduces the size of the contact patch, or the area where rubber meets road. This can lead to less grip and control over your vehicle. Every tire manufacturer prints the correct tire pressure on the side of their tires, so it's easy to find out the perfect pressure for your ride.

Signs your tires are out of tread

As with having over-inflated tires, a lack of tread can lead to less control and worse handling for your car or truck. Your tires' tread patterns help them to hold the road as well as channeling mud and water away from the areas that need to do the gripping. Without enough tread depth, your car can ride up on top of water on the road and cause you a complete loss of control. There are a few common methods of measuring tread depth, such as using a penny to gauge whether or not it's time to replace your tires, but we recommend coming into Three Brothers Auto Repair in Hickory, NC for a professional opinion on the matter. Not all tires are created equal and must be replaced at different times.

Signs your tires are damaged

Signs that your tires are damaged can come from a few sources. A visual inspection can catch potential problems before they become major issues such as nails or rocks embedded in the tread grooves. Always remember that there's a great deal of pressure contained within your tires. If you see any gashes, bubbles or hear the hiss of air escaping it's best to stay away from that tire and enlist the help of a professional. Believe us, you don't want a tire exploding anywhere near you.

You can sometimes feel tire damage while driving. If your car begins to make strange noises as it goes down the road or the handling suddenly becomes worse you should pull over as soon as it's safe. Driving on a flat is a bad idea, and can often lead to more severe damage to your vehicle.

What can and cannot be repaired

Tires are expensive and we take any opportunity we can to repair them safely and save you money. Small punctures can often be plugged and patched (it should always be both!) but sometimes the tire's day is done. If the puncture is on the outer edge of the tire (outside the tread) it's probably unsafe to repair. The same goes for a tire that's been driven on while flat. In this case the sidewall has become weakened and the tire is no longer safe. As with recommended pressures, each manufacturer has guides for what can and what can't be repaired.

At Three Brothers Auto Repair, customer safety is our number one priority. We hope you'll be a little safer with this information. If you'd like to talk about whether your tires may need inspection or replacement, call us at 828-855-2555 or visit us at 1052 11th Ave Blvd SE in Hickory, NC. Happy travels!

We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.

General Tire
Mickey Thompson

To learn more about our Tire services, call us at 828-855-2555 or request a quote by clicking below:

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What People Say About Us

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    , 10/20/2020

    This place is fantastic! I came in with my 3 kids and right away the owner came over and asked the kids what they wanted to watch on TV. My girls loved that there was a sweet puppy in the building too. Very nice and HONEST people. I won't go anywhere else for my vehicles. This place has my full business. Thank you for the great customer service! I will tell everyone I know to use you guys. Thanks so much!!

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    , 09/16/2020

    If you are reading reviews in search of an honest mechanic who provides professional work at an extremely good value then look no further. This place is a Christian and army veteran owned shop. The owner is an amazing guy and kept us entertained while the car was getting repaired. The issue was something that my last mechanic forgot to do (grounding a wire from the wiper motor). They fixed it quickly and at a very low price. I live about 45 minutes away, but will only come here for major repairs from now on.

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    , 07/29/2020

    This place was an excellent choice to get some work done. Extra friendly and accommodating, couldn't be happier.

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    , 05/23/2020

    Great service and friendly people.

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    , 03/19/2020

    Very quick and amazing service!!!! I will only take my cars to three brothers!!! Thank you again Samuel!!!

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    , 03/12/2020

    Owner was genuinely concerned about my car. He was able to help me out without an appointment and gave a decent price. Sweet looking shop to go with it!! I'll be back for sure

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    Brakes, near Hickory
    , 03/10/2020

    Honest, fair, and reliable! I wouldn't go anywhere else in the Hickory area. They're the best!

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    Brakes, near Hickory
    , 03/04/2020

    Pulled in and he took my truck straight back he knew what was wrong before he even hooked the machine up to it. He fixed it right off and gave me a better price than anyone else in the area. I will definitely be back.

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    , 03/04/2020

    This is one of the most amazing work I've seen in Hickory in a very long time. Mr. Sam is very professional, makes you feel like you're right at home, greets with respect and very attentive to the customers needs. My boyfriend and I were very skeptical about walking in due to the past owners unprofessional work with our previous car, but once you walked in you could see a whole different Vibe. Looked amazing nothing compared to the last shop, the shop has a very homie feel. Also the work was perfectly done and on time. My boyfriend was shocked that Mr. Sam has already finished the job by the time my boyfriend got off work. So thanks to Mr. Sam great work and amazing family as well, they have a long time customer. Thanks!

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    , 02/29/2020

    The owner of the shop is very friendly and seems honest. I'm telling my family to try Three Brothers Auto the next time there is something wrong with any of our cars. It's about time we get a good mechanic in this area.

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    , 02/29/2020

    Wonderful experience every time I had to use their services...Thank You!!!

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    , 12/06/2019

    By far the most honest and reliable mechanic you'll ever come across!

  • reviewiconAwesome!
    , 12/06/2019

    Sam is awesome - ridiculously reasonable pricing, too. I generally do my own work but I wouldn't hesitate to bring my cars here.

  • reviewiconAwesome!
    , 12/06/2019

    Great fast, honest and reliable mechanic!

  • reviewiconProfessional Service
    , 12/06/2019

    Honest, reliable and good work. Won't try to oversell you something you don't need. Sam is a professional who takes pride in his profession and cares for his customers.

  • reviewiconProfessional Service
    , 12/06/2019

    Great guys, who do timely work at reasonable prices. Convenient location. I highly recommend them.

  • reviewiconTrustworthy Mechanic
    , 12/06/2019

    Sam is honest, trustworthy and reliable.

  • reviewiconTrustworthy Mechanic
    , 12/06/2019

    I am extremely happy with the service!! I absolutely agree that Sam is an honest, reasonable, and wonderful mechanic. I recommend to everyone to get your car repaired here. Thanks Sam!!

  • reviewiconGreat Mechanic
    , 12/06/2019

    Sam is not only a great mechanic, he's also extremely reasonable, honest and friendly. I wouldn't go anywhere else!

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    , 10/20/2020

    This place is fantastic! I came in with my 3 kids and right away the owner came over and asked the kids what they wanted to watch on TV. My girls loved that there was a sweet puppy in the building too. Very nice and HONEST people. I won't go anywhere else for my vehicles. This place has my full business. Thank you for the great customer service! I will tell everyone I know to use you guys. Thanks so much!!

Call us for service: 828-855-2555

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
Veteran Owned Business
IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
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