Tires & Alignments

Understanding the
Importance of Tires and Alignment

The L&N Performance Auto Repair Way

When it comes to your vehicle, the tires are pivotal not just for moving you from point A to point B, but for ensuring that journey is safe, smooth, and fuel-efficient. That’s where tire maintenance and alignment come into play, two areas we at L&N Performance Auto Repair in Blowing Rock, NC, specialize in.

The Vital Role of Tires

Tires are your vehicle’s first line of defense. They affect your vehicle’s handling, braking, and overall safety. Here’s why keeping them in top condition is crucial:


Tires with the right tread depth grip the road better.


Good tires respond to steering inputs accurately, which is crucial for avoiding road hazards.


Worn tires can significantly increase stopping distances, especially in wet conditions.

Fuel Economy

Properly inflated tires reduce rolling resistance, which can improve gas mileage.

The Significance of Alignment

Alignment refers to adjusting the angles of your wheels so that they are set to the car manufacturer’s specifications. Proper alignment is essential for:

Even Tire Wear

Misalignment can cause tires to wear unevenly and prematurely.

Straight Tracking

If your car is pulling to one side, it's not just annoying; it's a sign that your alignment could be off.

Driving Comfort

A vehicle that’s properly aligned is more pleasant to drive.


Correct alignment contributes to better handling, which can help you avoid accidents.

Tires & Alignments in Blowing Rock, NC. Image of a car lifted inside the repair shop receiving a wheel alignment.

Why Tires and Alignment Need Regular Attention

Tires wear down from normal driving, but bad roads, potholes, and curbs can expedite this process. Similarly, alignment can be thrown off by the same hazards. Regular checks can catch issues early, helping to maintain your car’s health and performance.

L&N Performance: Your Tire and Alignment Experts

Choosing where to have your tires serviced and your alignment checked can make all the difference. At L&N Performance Auto Repair, we offer:

Experienced Technicians

Our team understands the complex relationship between tires, alignment, and vehicle performance.
Advanced Equipment
We use the latest in alignment technology to get precise measurements and adjustments.
Comprehensive Capability
Whether you’ve got a car, light truck, or an off-road vehicle, we handle tires up to 22 inches and medium-duty truck tires up to 19.5 inches. We also do work on mud tires and can handle tire repairs.
Customer-Centric Approach
Our friendly staff makes sure you understand the services we’re providing, why they’re necessary, and how they benefit your vehicle.

Balancing: The Art of a Smooth Ride

Balancing your tires is about creating a harmonious spin. Unbalanced tires can lead to:


That annoying shake in your steering wheel? It could be unbalanced tires.

Premature Wear:

Imbalance puts extra strain on your tires and vehicle components, leading to premature wear.

Drive Quality:

A smooth ride is a balanced one. Balancing ensures your tires spin without causing unnecessary noise and vibration.

The Hunter Road Force Balancer: The Pinnacle of Wheel Balancing Technology

L&N Performance Auto Repair’s state-of-the-art facility includes the Hunter Road Force Balancer, which represents the pinnacle of wheel balancing technology and offers a multitude of benefits and capabilities that set it apart from conventional balancing equipment.

Precision Balancing:

It goes beyond simple weight distribution, identifying the precise location where a tire may be out of balance, including diagnosing imbalances related to the wheel's dimensions and the tire's stiffness. This meticulous approach ensures the smoothest ride possible.

Road Force Measurement:

The machine exerts force on the tire, mimicking the pressure exerted when driving, to identify any inconsistencies in the tire or wheel assembly. This means it can detect issues like irregular tire wear or manufacturing defects that aren't apparent when the tire is not under load.

Reduced Vibration:

By addressing both static and dynamic imbalances, the Hunter Road Force Balancer minimizes vibrations that can lead to a rough ride, steering wheel shake, and undue stress on vehicle components.

Diagnosing Hidden Issues:

It’s adept at uncovering hidden problems within the wheel assembly, including issues with the rim and tire that might go unnoticed with traditional balancing.

Enhanced Longevity:

Properly balanced tires wear more evenly, extending their life and preventing premature replacement. This also maintains optimal fuel efficiency, saving costs over time.

Safety and Comfort:

The result of an accurate balance is not only a more comfortable ride but also improved safety. Properly balanced wheels offer better handling and stability, crucial for maintaining control of the vehicle.

Speed and Efficiency:

With its advanced capabilities, the Hunter Road Force Balancer streamlines the balancing process, allowing for quicker turnarounds and enhanced productivity in the shop.

In essence, the Hunter Road Force Balancer is a game-changer for automotive service providers and vehicle owners alike, delivering unparalleled accuracy, reducing ride complaints, and enhancing the overall driving experience.

The L&N Performance Tire and Alignment Difference

Personalized Assessment:

Every vehicle is unique. We start with a thorough inspection to understand your specific needs.

Transparent Recommendations:

We explain the state of your tires and alignment plainly, while keeping you informed every step of the way.

Quality Service:

With our commitment to quality, you can be confident that your car is in the best hands.

A Personal Touch:

With a passion for cars and a warm personality, founder Lucas Underwood ensures every customer’s experience is as exceptional as the service their vehicle receives.

What to Expect During Your Visit

Warm Welcome:

Our team greets you with the hospitality Blowing Rock, NC is known for.

Expert Evaluation:

We meticulously check your tires and wheel alignment, ensuring we catch any potential issues.

Informed Decision-Making

We provide a clear explanation of any services we recommend, helping you make the best choices for your car and your budget.

Precision Service

Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, we perform any necessary adjustments or replacements with attention to detail.

L&N Performance Auto Repair: Your Stop for Tires and Alignment

At L&N Performance Auto Repair, we believe that well-maintained tires and proper alignment are key to a vehicle’s performance and the driver’s peace of mind. We’re dedicated to providing that through expert service, modern equipment, and a customer experience that’s unmatched.
Ready for a tire and alignment check? Visit us at 303 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605, give us a call at (828) 266-9077. Let’s ensure your vehicle is as road-ready as you are, with every journey you take.