Don’t Forget About These Important Tire and Wheel Services

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Important tire and wheel services

Don’t Forget About These Important Tire and Wheel Services

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, the tires and wheels are also important. You, obviously, won’t get anywhere without any tires, and the wheels help you control your automobile. DOC Auto can help you maintain your tires and wheels. Let’s talk about some important tire and wheel services that extend the life you get out of the tires and keeps your vehicle easy to control.

Tire Inspections

Tire inspections are something you can do quickly on the weekend. Bimonthly, check your tire’s air pressure in all four tires and the spare. Make sure that the tires are inflated to the proper psi. If they aren’t, add air to the tires that need it, but never overinflate the tires or allow them to remain underinflated for a long time. Check the tires for uneven tread wear and for bubbling or cracking on the sides of the tires. Check for nails and other issues, as well.

Tire Rotations

Bring your vehicle to us if you notice any problem with the tires. Also plan to schedule a tire rotation every 6,000 miles to 10,000 miles. You can split the difference, so to speak, and have your tires rotated every 7,500 miles if this is easier for you. Another easy way to remember when you need your tires rotated is to have the service done during every other oil change. Rotating the tires wears down the tread evenly and makes them last longer.

Wheel Balances

If your wheels are not balanced, they will vibrate as you pick up speed. You will not only be able to hear the vibration but you will also feel it. Balancing the wheels is important every time you have the tires rotated. This makes sure that your axles are carrying even weight, which makes handling your automobile is easier. If you don’t get your wheels balanced when they need it, the vibration will cause uneven tire tread wear. This reduces the life you get out of your tires.

Wheel Alignments

Finally, your wheels need to be aligned every two years at a maximum. If you do a lot of driving, it’s a good idea to get the wheels aligned annually. They also need to be aligned when you have a new set of tires put on your automobile. This ensures the tire tread is flush with the road and does not wear down unevenly.

As we said above, DOC Auto in Fredericksburg, VA, can help you with your tire and wheel services. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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