Though tires may seem cut and dry, they actually have a lot of needs to remain healthy. Here are a few factors that come together to ensure your vehicle is moving smoothly.
When a tire’s air pressure is too low, it increases friction and can lead to a number of problems that include popping, wearing out much faster than normal and even overheating. If the air pressure is too high, your tread can’t grip the road as firmly and you can’t control the vehicle as well.
Your tires need to be rotated every 5,000 miles so they wear evenly. If one or two tires start to wear at different rates than the others, it can put unnecessary stress on your car, truck, SUV or van.
If your wheels aren’t balanced properly, it can lead to strong vibrations that you can feel when handling the steering wheel. It’s a sign your wheels aren’t happy and need to be balanced, or it can lead to more serious issues.
Wheel alignment is also important, since misalignment can lead to uneven tire wear and difficulty in handling your vehicle. It also makes your tires wear down a lot faster than they would otherwise. If you want to avoid a shaking steering wheel and an expensive tire fix later on, call Team Automotive to get your wheels aligned.
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Remember, call Team Automotive the minute you notice something is wrong with your vehicle so we can help you take care of the issue while it’s still small. Waiting can cause more components to become unstable, die or even break. When in doubt, call our Sioux Falls auto repair shop and our ASE-certified mechanics will help you with tire repair, maintenance, replacements and rotations without breaking the bank.