19/09/2017 0 Comments
The Importance of Getting Regular Tire Service Done on Your Car
Tire service in Edmonton is an indispensable component of vehicle maintenance. It ensures that your tires stay in good condition, helps your tires last longer, and improves traction and handling. Tire service and vehicle inspections from Edmonton's Schwabe's Automotive Centre can help make sure that you stay safe on the road.
There are four main tire services that you should be getting on a regular basis:
During a tire rotation, the tires on your car are removed and put back on a different wheel. Rotating your tires is important because it helps ensure even tire wear. As you drive around, your tires are worn unevenly. The front tires, in particular, tend to wear much faster than the back tires because they lean as you turn. Having your tires rotated ensures that all four tires spend roughly the same amount of time on each wheel.
Another important component of regular tire service in Edmonton is a wheel alignment. A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the wheel angles to meet the specifications of your vehicle's manufacturer. A wheel alignment has three major benefits. One is that it reduces the wear on your tires. The second is that, by reducing uneven wear, wheel alignments ensure that your car doesn't pull to one side as you drive. Finally, without the drag created by unevenly rolling tires, your car will run more efficiently, saving you money on gas.
Between your wheels and your tires is a set of weights which must be properly balanced in order for each tire to run smoothly. Tires that are out of balance will shake and vibrate, making for a bumpy ride and for significantly uneven tire wear. If your tires are out of balance along the horizontal plane, you'll likely experience side-to-side vibration. If your tires have spots that are too light or too heavy, you'll experience turbulent forward rotation and reduced traction.
If you're about to embark on a road trip or if you just know that you're going to be doing a lot of driving, then you should have a tire inspection, even if it hasn't been so long since your last tire service. An inspection will give you peace of mind that everything is working as it should, and it can catch potential tire problems before they turn into bigger ones.
Complete Vehicle Inspections and Tire Service in Edmonton
Even if your tires seem to be in good condition, foregoing regular tire service in Edmonton means that they won't stay in good condition much longer. At Schwabe's Automotive Centre our mechanics are highly trained and experienced
in providing quality tire services and complete vehicle inspections. Edmonton drivers have been trusting our expertise for nearly 60 years.
Best of all, we offer free estimates on all of our repairs and services, ensuring that you'll never be surprised by an unexpected bill. To set up an appointment or to request a quote, you can call or email Schwabe's Automotive Centre today.