Tire rotation and wheel alignment are important services that lots of car owners tend to overlook. We here at SpringMasters Auto understand why, but here’s some information that might help you to reconsider.
How Can You Tell if Your Car Needs a Wheel Alignment?
If you listen to it, your car will tell you what it needs. This is a lot easier when you’ve owned a particular car for a while, because you know what “normal” feels like. Here are a few of the signs to watch for:
- The car pulls to one side while driving.
- You notice uneven tire wear.
- The steering wheel doesn’t return to center when you release it.
- Your steering wheel is vibrating while driving.
Some of these signs can indicate other possible issues, too, so it’s always a good idea to have an experienced mechanic take a look and let you know what’s going on. SpringMasters Auto has the skilled technicians you need in order to diagnose this problem quickly.
Three Ways to Tell You Need Your Tires Rotated
Lots of car owners believe that tire rotation is not all that necessary, but it truly is. It helps to extend the life of your tires and it also helps with gas mileage and the overall performance of your car.
You should ideally get your tires rotated every time you get your oil changed. You’re in the shop already, and it’s not going to take much longer to get it done. Then you don’t have to think about it.
So, how can you tell you’re really in need of a tire rotation?
- Your tires are showing uneven wear.
- You’ve got more vibration at higher speeds.
- Your tires are losing air pressure.
Getting a tire rotation regularly helps to avoid these problems.
Tire Rotation and Wheel Alignment Protect Your Suspension
You might not think it’s true but getting tire rotations regularly and making sure your car has a wheel alignment when it needs one does a lot more than just protect your tires and give you better gas mileage.
Because your tires and your wheels are directly connected to the suspension system, maintaining your wheels and tires takes pressure off your suspension. That means that it can do its own job without compensating for problems in the tires and wheels. Your tires and wheels last longer, and so does your suspension system.
Been a while since your last wheel alignment or tire rotation? Let us help at SpringMasters Auto. We can make an appointment for you in our Stickney, IL location and get those services handled right away. We are conveniently located in Chicago IL and Stickney in Cook County IL, and servicing the surrounding areas in Lyons, Berwyn, and Cicero.