The Importance of Inspecting the Tires on Your Vehicle
September 22, 2014
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The Importance of Having the Tires Aligned

tire-repair-5Keeping the tires in the best condition possible for your vehicle is important. The tires are the only part that has contact between your vehicle and the surface of the road. To help keep the tires lasting as long as possible, make sure you have regular maintenance done when it is recommended. Besides inspecting the tires for what condition they are in, also make sure that they are aligned, rotated, and balanced based on the appropriate schedule. Having the tires properly aligned and balanced means the tire will have a longer road life and be safer for you to drive on. Improperly aligned tires can cause undo wear and tear on the tire, the rim, the brakes and even the suspension system on the vehicle.

Notice any Wear and Tear on the Tires

When the tires on your vehicle are not aligned properly, it means they are off-balance in one direction or another. This can lead to faster wear on the tires when you drive on them. Tires tilted to the inside will wear out on the inside first even though the outside of the tire looks good. One tire can be tilted more than another tire, causing uneven wear. Good alignment is necessary in order to keep the tires all in the same condition. If you are unsure of the alignment with your tires, make sure to bring the vehicle in. We will be able to inspect and notify you if there is an issue with the tires. Noticing an issue at the start can help prevent further damage to the tires or other parts of the vehicle when you drive. Having tires in good condition can also help improve the safety and reliability when you drive.

Tire Rotations may be needed

Another way to help keep the tires in good shape with even wear is to have them rotated every few thousand miles. Tires from the front can be moved to the back and the back ones can be moved up front. Tires can also be moved side to side so you can have ones that wear on the inside then wear on the outside. Tire rotation is just another way to keep the wear on the tires balanced so they have a longer life. Rotating the tires can also help make sure they are wearing as evenly as possible. if you notice that the tread is wearing unevenly, make sure to schedule an appointment to bring the vehicle in.

Having the Tires Replaced

When tires start to show signs of losing their tread or even becoming bald, have them replaced sooner rather than later. Tires that are low on tread will have less grip on the road. Vehicles with less grip are then are prone to accidents. Many accidents are caused from a combination of items such as wet road conditions, speed of the vehicle, and the conditions of the tires. Having the tires inspected is the best way to increase the safety of the vehicle when you travel.

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