There are parts of the car that will need to be cared for and maintained if you want your vehicle to last. Most people know that they need to change out the oil and fill the fluids in the car. There are filters that need to be replaced and the gas needs to be filled as well. Another part of the car that will wear out and need replacement are the tires on the car. The tires are something that most vehicle owners know will wear out or end up with a leak. These are things that are common when you have a car. The best thing you can do is make sure you have tires that are in good condition and that when there is a leak you have them patched by a professional. There are things you can do to have your tires last longer. If you do not care for your tires they can wear out, blow out or become so slick that they are not gripping the road safely. Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance offers tips for what you can do to extend the life of your tires.
Tire Balance & Alignment
When you have a new or used set of tires that are installed on your car they will likely ask you if you want to have them balanced. This is a process that you might think is not needed or you don’t want to pay for. The fact is that this can and will extend the life of your cars tires. The balancing process will take the tire and wheel off the car and set it on a machine that is set to find the areas of the wheel that are out of balance. They can install weights that will balance the wheel back out so that you have a smoother ride and the tires will run smooth which makes they wear more even.
Once you have tires on your car there are many people that actually never address them again until they need to be replaced. This is robbing you of time that your tires should be able to last. Even a new car is not going to wear tires at a perfect rate and that is why you want to have the tires rotated. This will allow the tires to trade places on the car so that they are not wearing a specific pattern on the tire such as wearing the inner or outer part at a faster rate. There are a few ways that they can rotate your tires. You can use one of three options that are an X rotation, forward cross or backward cross. This is just the pattern that the tires are taken off the car and placed back on. Most of them are moved from front to back and some switch sides of the car when necessary. This is a great way to get more wear out of your tires. A great thing about rotating your tires is that you can keep track of when it is needed. The tires usually can run for a certain number of miles before they need to be rotated. When you rotate them regularly you get a substantial amount of miles out of them. You can ask the garage about recommendations on when your tires should be rotated.
Flat Tire Changes, Roadside Assistance & More in Irving, Fort Worth, Arlington, Carrollton & Plano Texas
Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance can come to your location and tow your car to have repairs made when needed and also offer roadside assistance for when you need a flat tire change or other emergency roadside service. Call us today!