What Needs To Be Done To Maintain Wheels, Tires & Alignment?

The wheels, tires, and alignment on your vehicle are built to last, but do require some general maintenance here and there to make sure that they can perform the job expected of them. If you neglect these areas of the car and allow problems to continue, you’ll eventually start to see lower gas mileage, a decrease stopping range, and a less comfortable ride.

It’s recommended that you change your tires out about every 50,000-60,000 miles, but you’ll be able to tell when you are due for new tires based upon checking the treads. In between that period of time, you should also be cleaning and inspecting the condition of the wheel. Hitting up against curbsides can damage wheels, but can also cause your vehicle to pick up dust that will poorly impact the life of your brake pads.

The best way to determine if you are having trouble with your alignment is to let the wheel run smoothly through your fingers on a clear and straight stretch of road. If the car begins to veer toward any one direction, it’s likely that you need your car re-aligned. The alignment of a vehicle has a lot more to do with the suspension of the vehicle than it does with the tire, so it’s important to bring your car somewhere with experience on a wide variety of car matters.

Our shop is stock with all the latest Hunter tire and wheel alignment installation and repair tools including the Hunter TC3700 State-of-the-Art RunFlat capable mounting equipment and the Hunter GSP9700 RoadForce balancer. We service all makes and models and have been a Recommended TireRack.com installer for over 10 years, receiving two shipments daily to ensure that we have the right size and stock of your tire available to provide you with a safe and smooth ride home.