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Pinecrest shell is considered by many to be the best tire center in Alexandria, Va due to our expertise in helping our customers choose the best tire for their automobiles. Our tire experts take the time to explain to our customers that most tires consist of 4 parts – tread, side walls, inner carcass, and beads. The tread is the part of the tire that meets the surface of the road and provides you with the traction needed when driving the streets in and around Northern Va under all types of driving conditions. The side walls are designed to be flexible so as to absorb loads when driving and the inner carcass serves to resist impacts from potholes and bumps. The beads are the part of the tire where the rubber touches the metal of the wheel. Aside from providing a comfortable ride, tires are designed to cope with the forces often associated with vehicle acceleration, braking, and steering. A common problem faced by many tire manufacturers is that no one tire is best for ALL the road conditions drivers. The tire experts at Pinecrest Shell know that your tires must be strong enough to resist damage while having enough flexibility to cushion impacts. Additionally, the rubber of the tire needs to be hard enough to provide for thousands of miles when driving on the hard road surfaces of Northern Va but soft enough to provide adequate traction when it rains and the roads of Alexandria, Annandale, Falls Church, and Fairfax are wet and dangerous. The design of the tire must be a compromise between these conflicting considerations.

Our Tire Repair services include the following:


Your tires do a lot for your car: They provide traction to help keep you safe, affect gas mileage to save you money, and influence the comfort of your ride. It's a tough road out there, and your tires bear the brunt of potholes, broken glass, nails, screws, and anything else that can puncture a tire. If you don’t regularly inspect and service your tires, you may experience a blowout, a flat, or worse. As such, once you suspect something is wrong with your tires or the low tire pressure system is on, bring your vehicle in so one of our experts can check it out.

If you keep riding on a damaged tire, it can lead to additional (and more costly) rim damage and repairs, so it's best to have your tires examined at the first sign of trouble. Here at Pinecrest Shell & Auto Repair, our tire experts will use the latest tools and techniques to safely fix your flat tire and get you back on the road.

Why You Need Tire Service: Rotation, Replacement, Pressure Check

Checking your tires regularly is an important step in protecting your safety and your automotive investment. Quality repair of damaged tires helps ensure safe vehicle operation. Additionally, tires that contain the specified amount of air pressure last longer and contribute to vehicle safety. Not to mention, it can prevent you from spending more money on car repairs if this process is done periodically.

Poor tire maintenance can lead to premature tire wear, a flat tire, or even a blowout. If your tire is flat, punctured, or losing pressure, it may not need to be replaced. Spending a few minutes with your tires every month can help protect your family, improve your vehicle’s performance, and lengthen the life of your tires. Here at Pinecrest Shell & Auto Repair, we have maintenance procedures for automotive repair professionals who do this job efficiently.

What We Offer
During our tire repair service, we’ll inspect your tire and, if possible, restore it in accordance with strict industry standards. Our highly trained, ASE Certified experts are regularly relied upon to provide preventive maintenance and diagnose complicated issues on vehicles.

You’ll know when you need to bring in your car for inspection or repair if you notice the following symptoms:

  • Punctures, cracking, or cuts
  • Uneven tread wear
  • Worn-down tread wear indicator bars
  • Bulges or blisters—these signal potential weak spots
  • Stones or other debris embedded in the tread

Whether it’s a slow leak or your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light is on, bring your vehicle to us so that our technician can take a look at it. It might just be a faulty tire valve stem that needs replacing, or perhaps your tire needs a repair. Driving on an under-inflated tire may damage it beyond repair and may lead to a loss in handling and fuel economy.

Our main services include:

  • Tire Rotation
  • Tire Replacement
  • Tire Pressure Check

Complete Auto Service in Alexandria
For more information on tire service and other services provided by Pinecrest Shell Auto & Repair, contact us today at 703-750-2991. Our team of professional auto mechanics are always happy to speak with new and returning clients. Our main goal is to have our clients safe and comfortable on the roads, which is why we go above and beyond to give you the best service possible. Schedule an appointment with one of our trusted auto mechanics, and see how your engine is doing.