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The Role Tire Rotations and Wheel Balance Play in Auto Safety and Tire Life

Last updated 5 years ago

Your tires are the only physical point of contact between your car and the road, so it shouldn’t be too hard to imagine how important tires are for your safety and the safety of your passengers. Taking good care of your tires will also result in better tire life. Before seeking auto repair, see how tire rotations and wheel balance affect your safety and tire life.

Tire Rotations Promote Even Tire Wear

  • Because your car’s tires wear out at different rates, it’s essential that you go to a car repair shop to get a tire rotation on a regular basis. This service moves the front tires to the back and the back tires to the front to promote even tire wear, which will improve both your safety and the overall life of your tires.

Wheel Alignment Resets Your Car’s Suspension Settings

  • When you get a wheel alignment service, professional mechanics will place your vehicle on a machine that takes computerized measurements of the suspension and wheels. A trained mechanic will then be able to compare these measurements with the manufacturer’s original suspension settings and make the necessary changes in order to bring your car’s suspension back to the proper settings. After this service, your car will handle and perform better, as well as offer increased tire life.

Balancing Your Wheels Reduces Vibration

  • Over time, your wheels will become unbalanced. If your car has uneven or spotty tire wear, there’s a good chance that you need to go to an automotive repair shop for a wheel balancing service. This will reduce the vibrations you feel during driving, which cuts back on tire wear and makes sure that your car is as safe as possible.

Come to Greulich’s Automotive Service & Collision to make sure that your vehicle is in optimal shape. Call us at (480) 389-2358 to speak with a knowledgeable technician about tire maintenance, and visit our website for more information on all of our automotive maintenance and repair services.


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