Of all the equipment that is included in your vehicle, your tires are certainly among the most important. After all, this is the only part of your car that directly comes into contact with the road. Consequently, it is vital that you take good care of your tires. This means taking advantage of several preventative maintenance services designed specifically to keep your tires working at maximum efficiency. You can learn more about each of these services below.
#1: Tire Rotation
The amount of wear and tear that is put on each of your tires will vary based on whether your vehicle is a front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, or all wheel drive. The tread on each tire can also wear differently based upon the specific road conditions that each tire encounters over its lifetime. That is why it is important to have your tires rotated from time to time in order to even out any differences in the tread thickness from one tire to the next. This will ultimately help to extend the life of all your tires. While all tires will wear down at different rates, it really is not possible to rotate your tires too often. Consequently, one of the easiest ways to ensure your tires get rotated frequently enough is to simply complete this task each time you have your oil changed.
#2: Tire Balancing
In order for your tires to rotate properly, the weight of your wheels will need to be evenly balanced. If there is an issue with the balance of your tires, you will often feel your steering wheel shake as you approach higher speeds. Thankfully, this is an issue that is easily remedied through the use of weights that are placed on the wheel rim in order to restore balance. Having your tires balanced each time they are rotated will ensure that you do not experience this type of issue.
#3: Wheel Alignment
Over time your wheels can become misaligned as the result of road hazards such as potholes. When this happens, you will notice that your vehicle begins drifting to one side or the other. You may also notice that your steering wheel is no longer centered even when you are driving perfectly straight. In order to correct this problem you will need to take your vehicle in for an alignment. You may also require an alignment after getting a new set of tires.Share
19 September 2022
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