19/09/2017 0 Comments
Why Your Car Needs Regular Tire Service
Tires bear the responsibility of supporting the weight of your vehicle as you drive. If your tires aren't in proper working condition, then your car will be less efficient and less safe to drive. As a responsible driver, you want to make sure that your tires are regularly serviced and well-maintained by automotive experts.
Here are three reasons why it's important to get regular tire service in Edmonton from the professionals at Schwabe's Automotive Centre.
1) To ensure that your tires are properly inflated
An astounding 95% of the weight of your car is supported by the cushion of air inside of your tires. Tire service in Edmonton is important for ensuring that your tires are correctly inflated because even a little bit of over or underinflation can cause significant problems. Underinflation will cause the tire to bend and flex as you drive, creating rolling resistance and decreasing fuel efficiency. Underinflated tires are also responsible for the majority of roadside flats. Overinflation, though less common, causes a tire to bulge and to have less contact with the road, making it more difficult to stop and steer.
2) To prevent uneven wear
Both over and underinflation also contribute to tread wear, which can drastically shorten the life of your tire and cause your tires to wear unevenly. Tire service in Edmonton can further help to prevent uneven tread wear with wheel alignments and tire rotations. Tires need to be regularly rotated because different tires wear at different rates. The tread on front tires, especially, will wear faster than the tread on back tires. During a wheel alignment, the wheels are aligned and angled according to manufacturer specifications. On top of reducing uneven wear, wheel alignments also keep your car from pulling off to one side when your steering wheel is straight.
3) To keep your tires properly balanced
When you take your vehicle for tire service in Edmonton, your tires will also be checked to make sure that they are correctly balanced. Each tire has a set of weights which need to be kept in balance in order to ensure even tread wear and smooth steering. Tires that are not properly balanced may cause your vehicle to shake and vibrate side-to-side as you drive. Unbalanced tires will also have a harder time gaining traction during difficult driving conditions.
Schwabe's Automotive Centre: Expert Tire Service in Edmonton
On top of helping you drive more safely and efficiently, tire service in Edmonton will increase the lifespan of your tires, saving you on replacement costs. Best of all, keeping your tires well-maintained is one of the easiest components of car maintenance. Just bring your vehicle in to Schwabe's Automotive Centre for tire service in Edmonton and let our automotive experts take care of the rest.
At Schwabe's Automotive Centre, we offer a comprehensive array of tire services, including wheel alignments, tire rotation, tire balancing, and tune-ups. To request a quote or to schedule an appointment for tire service in Edmonton, just contact Schwabe's Automotive Centre today.