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Forest Brook Automotive - Complete Tire Service, Lynchburg, VA

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Forest Brook Automotive - Complete Tire Service, Lynchburg, VA

You likely know that tires are one of the most crucial safety features of your car. Tires connect your vehicle to the road, and you can't move without them. For life-saving technologies like antilock brakes and electronic stability work effectively, tires must be in good working condition.

Contact with road surfaces (smooth, rough, or filled with potholes) puts wear-and-tear on your tires. Tire tread life also varies based on factors such as:

  • vehicle make and model
  • the type of tires such as high-performance vs. all-season
  • driving style (the more aggressively you drive, the quicker tires may wear)
  • climate and road conditions

Even with regular maintenance and good driving habits, you may need to replace tires several times during a vehicle's lifespan.

Our Tire Services

Forest Brook Automotive offers a full range of services, including tire repair in Lynchburg, VA to help you prolong the life of your tires.

Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that adjusts the angles of the wheels to match the manufacturer's specifications. With proper wheel alignment, the vehicle's suspension and steering systems operate correctly, reducing tire wear.
Alignment is one of the more complex tire services that experienced mechanics should handle. At Forest Brook Automotive, our technicians use an alignment machine to adjust suspension angles that influence tire position and movement appropriately. We make changes while ensuring the steering wheel remains centered.

Balancing, like alignment, is essential for a smooth ride and longer tire life. You may not know this, but the size, shape, and weight of your car and truck tires aren't the same. To counteract these differences and ensure all four tires are equal, manufacturers put metal weights on them.
Over time, damage, imperfections or blemishes in a vehicle tire or rim will make one section of the tire heavier. The result? You'll feel a wobbling or jumping when driving your car or truck. You may hear the bouncing, sense it in the floorboard or your seat, or feel it as you grip the steering wheel. If you look at your tires and notice a cupped or scalloped wear pattern, it's time to take your vehicle in for an evaluation and, if needed, balancing service. In addition to balancing when you notice problems, the team at Forest Brook Automotive recommends wheel balancing with each tire rotation or repair.

Tire Repairs
If a tire goes flat because of a puncture, we can repair it if the hole is in the tire tread and less than ΒΌ-inch in diameter. It's also possible to save a tire with multiple tread punctures if the holes are at least 16-inches apart. It's tempting to try a quick fix like a tire plug or sealant on your own. We recommend using these D.I.Y. solutions only as an aid to get you to a professional auto repair shop.
Although Forest Brook Automotive mechanics are highly skilled, they'll tell you it's time to replace a tire with a sidewall puncture, tread separation, or significant cuts. If the tires are repairable, our certified technicians will make sure repairs are correct and complete, getting you back on the road with peace of mind.

Tire Inspection
When you bring your vehicle to Forest Brook Automotive for routine maintenance like an oil change, we recommend a tire inspection (including the spare tire). Our team checks the tire tread and sidewalls for irregular wear, cuts, cracks, scrapes, bulges, and snags. We also look for evidence of any punctures from nails, rocks, or other foreign objects. Stones and glass can easily embed in tires without causing an immediate flat. We'll remove this debris to prevent further damage and confirm tire inflation (air pressure) meets manufacturer guidelines.
We'll talk to you after the inspection about any problem areas and how to resolve them. For example, low air pressure, too much weight in the vehicle, and even long-term parking can cause tires to wear faster. It's important to note that seasonal changes can affect tire pressure. Cold air is lighter, and you may see tire pressure drop when winter sets in. Be sure to stop by Forest Brook Automotive if you need help checking tire condition.

Tire Rotation
We recommend rotating your vehicle tires, shifting their positions to ensure even tire wear and extended tire life. Some tire mileage warranties require regular rotation to remain valid.
The technicians at Forest Brook Automotive use appropriate rotation patterns. Tires on the vehicle's front axle have a different function than rear wheels. For example, a front-wheel drive car or truck relies more heavily on front tires compared to a rear-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle. Performance cars may experience more severe tire wear than a family S.U.V. Rotating the tires evens out any differences in wear. Your vehicle owner's manual will tell you how often to rotate your tires, but generally, plan on scheduling tire rotation after every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.

Tire Brands at Forest Brook Automotive

We understand that tires are a significant investment for you. Tire construction and material affect your vehicle's performance, protecting the wheel rims and your safety on the road. That's why we only sell name brand tires.
If you're managing a small business or corporate vehicle fleet, we have a fleet tire management program. We'll find the right fit for your budget with tires that deliver the fuel economy and tire life you need to run your fleet effectively.

For consumers or fleets in the market for new tires, we offer a consultative approach, selecting tires that align with your:

  • vehicle
  • driving demands such as frequent braking, handling (turns/acceleration)
  • typical road and weather conditions (for example, resistance to hydroplaning on wet roads and traction during winter weather)
  • general needs such as tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance

Trust the tire experts at Forest Brook 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.


To learn more about our Tire services, call us at 434-239-4561 or request a quote by clicking below:

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What People Say About Us

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    I want to thank you for getting me in and looking at my car. I came down on vacation and ended up with an oil leak. You took the time and helped me as much as you could. Just want you to know I made it home. Again thank you!!

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    I took my car in today for an oil change and general maintenance and got amazing service, as always. The staff is exceptionally friendly and honest about their service. I love feeing confident that I am not being taken advantage of when I bring my car to the Waterlick Garage. Also there is a Starbucks within 2 minutes waking distance, which is a great place to wait while they service your car.

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    Great, friendly service. Their prices are very reasonable and I would recommend them to everyone looking for good, honest work.

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    My husband and I are very pleased with Waterlick Automotives helpful and kind service. They went beyond what we thought we could do. Thank you!

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    My new go to garage. Good people and fair prices.

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    These people are honest and trustworthy and they do very good work. They will match the competition in their prices and they give military discount too. I love this garage!!!!!

Call us for service: 434-239-4561

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