Tips/Resources

1) Why do I need a wheel alignment?

Alignment is the precise angle adjustment of the vehicle wheels and suspension components at vehicle manufacturer’s specifications. A properly aligned vehicle ensures your vehicle handles correctly and will help increase the life and performance of your tires. The alignment of your vehicle can be knocked out of adjustment from hitting curb side when parking, and from daily impacts such as potholes and rough street pavement, or by more severe accidents.

2) What is TPMS?

TPMS stands for “tire pressure monitoring system” and is literally as the name suggested, a device to monitor the air pressure inside a tire. On newer model vehicles, when pressure in a tire is low or system malfunctioned, a warning light will be displayed on the dashboard.

3)Why do I need to rotate my tires?
Regular rotation of your tires will keep all four tires wear evenly and extend the life of your tires.

4) Do I need to balance my tires at the time of rotation?

In general, you may choose to skip the balancing if you do not feel any vibrations before tire rotation. However, if before rotation, the rear tires were out of balance, you may feel the steer wheel vibration once the rear tires are rotated to the front. The rear tire out of balance is harder to detect and feel because it causes mostly seat vibration.

5) How much air do I put in my tire?

Always go with what the vehicle manufacturer recommends, which can be found in the owner’s manual or on the edge of the driver’s door. Tire pressure should always be checked when the tires are cold.