The Benefits Of Rotating And Balancing Tires

Car wheel fixed with computerized wheel alignment machine clamp.

With fall in full swing and winter right around the corner, your tires are under the most stress they will feel for the whole year. Everything from leaves covering the road to rain and ice can cause your vehicle to lose its grip on the road, which can lead to easily avoidable accidents and thousands in potential losses. Luckily, you can easily get ahead of these potentially costly issues and extend your tires’ lifespan by rotating and balancing your tires. Each one of these services has a unique purpose, and keeping up with these simple maintenances can drastically improve your tires’ ability to stick to the road. If you are interested in having these or any other auto services taken care of in one convenient trip, stop into one of your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers today. Here is a bit more insight into how each of these services works and how they could save you some serious trouble this fall and winter.

Tire Rotations

A tire rotation is the best way to ensure that all of the tires on your vehicle wear down at an even pace. This in turn helps you save money on tires, as you will not have to replace your tires as often if they all wear down at the same pace. The direction that your tires need to be rotated depends entirely on the type of vehicle that you drive, with front-wheel drive vehicles requiring a different pattern than rear-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicles. Depending on the type of vehicle that you have, how you drive, and the weather you drive in, your vehicle can even develop a bit of a tilt, which can be extremely taxing on your tires. Any imbalance in your vehicle will cause your tires to wear down unevenly, and the side that leans more and has more weight on it will weigh down far quicker than the other side. By rotating your tires, you can ensure that none of your tires are at risk of blowing or shredding prematurely.

Balancing Tires

If you have noticed any uneven wear, are getting poor fuel economy, or notice any unusual vibrations, your tires might need to be balanced. Over time, your tires will naturally become unbalanced as certain sides will take damage or just naturally become heavier or lighter than the other sides. Even a one-ounce difference in weight from one side to another can be enough to cause noticeable vibrations while you drive. We use high-tech wheel balancing machines to ensure that each one of your tires is perfectly balanced within an extremely thin margin of error. We can easily balance and rotate your tires in one quick trip, making it easier than ever to take care of all your vehicle’s needs.

If you are interested in taking care of all of your car or truck’s needs in one quick trip, come into one of your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers today.  Our team of expert and certified service technicians will help you take care of all your automotive needs in one convenient stop.