Tires and correctly operating tire systems of a vehicle are essential for a comfortable and safe ride. We often neglect to check our tires as we take them for granted when they last years without issue. However, good tires are critical for a safe ride. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 11,000 accidents occur annually because of poor or improperly installed tires.
Tires will last, on average, 60,000 miles with variations from 30,000 to 75,000 miles. During the life of a tire, numerous issues can occur from road and travel. It's a good idea to have your tires inspected and rotated occasionally.
For your vehicle tires to function efficiently and effectively, the weight must be distributed symmetrically across the tire. We balance the tires, so the exact weight distribution occurs when the tires rotate at high speed. Unbalanced tires can cause vibrations and wobbling, which can make your car, truck, or SUV unsafe to drive.
During the life of your tires, it is recommended to rotate them to different positions of your vehicle to offer the highest level of tire life. Tire rotation helps prevent uneven tire wear. Rotating tires also help protect against tire blowouts due to uneven wear.
A tire alignment refers to adjusting a vehicle's suspension to point your tires and wheels straight. Tire alignment also considers the angle at which your tires hit the ground. When your suspension goes out of alignment, it causes irregular tire wear and steering inconsistencies, leading to unsafe travel.
Signs you need a vehicle alignment are:
Improper wheel or tire alignment can cause your tires to wear unevenly. This can lead to premature wear and earlier replacement needs. Moreover, unevenly worn tires or alignment can cause unsafe driving conditions, whether unevenly worn tires are prone to blowouts or alignment issues prevent you from having complete control of your vehicle.
At Waters Auto Repair, we offer new tire replacements for your car, truck, or SUV. A vehicle alignment and tire balancing are always recommended when tires are repaired. For new tires, wheels, and other wheel-related repairs or replacements, contact Waters Auto Repair.
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