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Keeping Your Vehicle In Great Condition

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Keeping Your Vehicle In Great Condition

Addressing Several Of The More Common Tire Care Questions

by Ana King

There are many aspects of caring for a car that you may overlook during the time that you own the vehicle. Sadly, these issues can result in some serious problems for your vehicle. In particular, it can be fairly common for individuals to be relatively uninformed when it concerns the care needs of their car's tires. You can help to prevent some relatively common tire problems by making sure you are informed about the following commonly asked questions and answers.

What Is The Purpose Of Rotating Your Tires?

One of the more routine tasks that you will need to do is to have your tires rotated. Sadly, this can be a type of maintenance that many people will neglect to do for their vehicle, which can pose some potentially serious safety risks. Failing to have your tires rotated can cause them to suffer uneven wear and tear. This will cause portions of the tire wall to become thin, which can make a blowout more likely. When your tires are rotated, a mechanic will move the front tires to the back and the back tires to the front. In the process of doing this, you will help ensure that your tires suffer wear and tear in a relatively even manner, which may greatly extend the life of your tires.  

Is Rotating The Tires The Same As Balancing Them?

There is a common misconception among some individuals that rotating the tires is the same as having them balanced. Yet, this is not actually the case, and it is important to have your tires both rotated and balanced to help them last as long as possible. When a tire is balanced, a technician will ensure that the tire is perfectly balanced on the wheel and rotor. By having the tire balanced, you can help ensure that the weight of the vehicle is evenly distributed among all four tires.

Is Rotating And Balancing The Tires A Lengthy Or Inconvenient Task?

It can be a fairly routine mistake for individuals to assume that having their tires rotated and balanced will be an inconvenient task to have done. This assumption can cause them to delay this maintenance,  which can greatly decrease the performance and durability of your tires. Fortunately, it is possible for your tires to be rotated and balanced very quickly. Often, this type of maintenance can be completed in an hour or less. To further reduce the inconvenience of having this maintenance done, many auto service providers will offer a package that includes an oil change as well as rotating and balancing the tires.