Extending the Life of your Tires in Edmonton, Alberta
Your tires are probably the most important component of your vehicle. They are the only part that comes in direct contact with the road below. It is vital for residents of St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Devon, Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas of Alberta to regularly inspect their tires to make sure they are safe to drive on. At West Side Acura, we have a state-of-the-art service centre and parts centre that is equipped what the latest technology to help us diagnose any tire issues you may have. We also encourage that you use genuine Acura tires that are manufacture recommended. There are many elements that you can monitor to keep the life of your tires long. Please continue to read to find out more.
Your tire pressure is an essential element when it comes to keeping the shelf life of your tires long. Some studies have shown up to 70% of vehicles have at least one under-inflated tire. If your vehicle continuously runs on under-inflated tires, you could cause damage to the tire walls, and in the long run, you may need to replace your tires.
Depending on your driving habits and whether your vehicle is front-wheel or rear-wheel drive, it is always important to rotate your tires on a regular basis. This will help you avoid uneven wear on your tires because, for example, if your vehicle is a front-wheel drive, your tires generally wear done quicker. If you then move the rear tires to the front, you will help increase all your tire's longevity.
Wheel alignment not only affects how your vehicle drives but it can also have an adverse effect on the wear of your tires. Your wheels' alignment will eventually become compromised as you use your vehicle, especially if your vehicle is being driven on uneven or rough roads. Upon inspection of your tires, you find that there is uneven wear or damage your vehicle may need an alignment. Your vehicle may also develop symptoms such as pulling to one side or the other, or your steering wheel may not be centred.
No one likes it when their wheels are unbalanced because it causes uneven tire wear and a rough ride. You should have your wheels checked for proper balancing on a regular basis because a wheel's balance will change as they wear down. The most annoying aspect of unbalanced wheels is speed-related vibration.
Making sure to take note of the condition of your tires is extremely important. In North America, each tire has a wear indicator at either 2/32", 4/32" or 6/32" depending on the type. Once your tires reach this depth, they are legally not suitable to be driven.
All your tire needs
At West Side Acura, we have all the necessary tools and personnel to take care of all your tire needs. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance with either purchasing, maintaining or replacing your tires.