Rotate, Align, Balance, Pump: Getting the Most Out of Your Tires

Cars are expensive — why not get the most out of the parts of your car that can cost you a lot? Tires are one of the parts of your vehicle that can cost hundreds of dollars if you don’t keep up with their maintenance. So where can you start when it comes to maintaining your tires?

Rotate, align, balance, pump.

Rotate

Rotating your tires regularly is one thing that’s easy to overlook but can significantly increase the longevity of your tires. There’s often a manufacturer recommendation as to when you should rotate your tires — if there isn’t, aim for every 5,000 miles. This simple act will promote even tire tread wear and boost overall performance.

Align

Driving with wheels that are out of alignment could be indicative of larger issues. These issues can come from a larger mechanical failure that affects the car’s overall performance. When you’re having your tires realigned, go to a shop that has a computer-assisted alignment machine that offers printed results of the change that happened in your tires.

Balance

If you’re driving a car with wheels that are unbalanced, you’ll not only feel an annoying vibration as you drive, you’ll be wearing the tread of your tires unevenly as well. You can take your car to a shop that has an electronic spin balancer to take care of any issue.

Pump

This may seem like a “no-brainer,” but a lot of people forget to do this simple task. Proper tire inflation allows your wheel to operate and perform as intended. Overinflation and underinflation can both be detrimental to your tires, so make sure to keep your tire pressure at the level suggested in the owner’s manual or on the side of the tire itself.

Getting the Most Out of Your Car

These simple maintenance tips will help you get the most out of your tires, but, here at Auto Glass Fitters, we want you to get the most out of your car as a whole — that means keeping up with issues as they arise. Have a crack in your windshield? Don’t let that go for too long. We offer windshield replacement service in Northumberland County to take care of issues such as these.

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