Why to Balance and Align Your Tires When You Swap out Your Season Tires?
Posted on January 27, 2020
As we head into fall and winter, the experts at North York Chrysler want to remind you that the end of October and the beginning of November is the perfect time to prepare your vehicle for winter. One of the biggest changes you need to make is swapping out your regular tires for winter tires. These tires are specifically designed to give you more grip on winter surfaces but are too soft to keep on the entire year. When you bring your vehicle in for this particular car maintenance service, it is also the right time to make sure your wheel and tire balancing and alignment are correct. The Service Centre at North York Chrysler wants to share with drivers around Thornhill, ON why it is so important to get a proper wheel alignment when you change out your seasonal tires.
Wheel and Tire Alignment Basics
It doesn't take a major incident to put your wheels and tires out of alignment. Everyday occurrences like hitting a big bump or driving on rough roads can throw your car out of balance rather quickly. Because they are leading the way, your front wheels are more likely to lose proper alignment before your rear wheels. Once this happens, and you might not be immediately aware of it, your fuel efficiency will decline, and it will be more difficult to control your vehicle. Over time, this can go from being an annoyance to becoming dangerous.
Why You Need Wheel and Tire Alignment and Balancing
The most important reason to take advantage of wheel alignment service from North York Chrysler is safety. When your vehicle is out of alignment, some significant problems can pop up including higher levels of vibration in the steering wheel and uneven tire wear. This last one is critical when it comes to winter driving. Even the most expensive, high-tech winter tires won't do you much good if they have uneven tread wear. When you have your tires inspected during the alignment and balancing process, it will be very clear to the technician if your tires are safe to drive on for another season. We should also mention that proper tire maintenance can also save you from having to spend money on new tires constantly.
How North York Chrysler Can Help
Now that it is clear that you need to have your tires and wheels balanced and aligned when you swap out your seasonal tires, the key is finding the right technicians. At North York Chrysler we have all the tools and expertise necessary to get the job done right. Now is the perfect time to bring your car in for a detailed Peace of Mind Inspection or if you are in a hurry you can have your tires and wheels inspected at our Mopar Express Lane. If it turns out that you need new tires, we also have you covered thanks to our full range of perfectly-priced name brand tires including Goodyear, Bridgestone, Continental, Pirelli, Firestone, Uniroyal, Dunlop, BF Goodrich, Michelin, General Tire and more.