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What’s so important about balancing and rotating tires?
The idea behind rotating and balancing your tires comes from preventing uneven tire wear, leading you to buy new tires more frequently. Rotating and balancing on the road helps stabilize your car by avoiding wobbling and vibrations from uneven and imbalanced tires.
These jobs are important to prevent big purchases that can hurt your wallet. In this blog, we will take a closer look at each job and when you should have it done by trained and certified technicians.
The benefits of balance and rotation
Both tire rotation and balancing help your tires have a longer life and improve your road ride. In this blog, we want to help you understand why each one of these jobs is important and how it can save you money in the long run. If having a smoother ride and saving money interests you, please continue reading!
Even tire wear and higher tire life result from a tire rotation job. Your tires are strategically switched from one place to another during the process, depending on your vehicle. The need for a tire rotation can come from several factors, including; improper alignment, overinflation, or a worn-out suspension. All of which cause uneven tire wear. To know when a tire rotation is needed, we recommend looking at your owner’s manual. If you don’t have this, the general rule of thumb is every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. The best thing you can do for your tires and your vehicle is to take it to a trusted auto shop such as Antero Automotive to have a professional technician inspect it.
If you notice vibrating or shaking either in your steering wheel or your seat/floor, then you may require tire balancing service. Tire balancing is used to distribute your vehicle’s weight between your tires evenly. This way, all tires wear evenly and work in unison. The work behind balancing your tires requires a precise technique because even half an ounce that’s unaccounted for can cause damage to your tires. There are several things to look for when it comes to knowing when to have this job done. To start, if you notice a vibration in the steering wheel, seats, or floorboards, then you should consider tire balancing. Other causes can be frequent driving through rough roads, repairing a flat tire, or tire weights falling off. Don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle to our shop if you notice any of these factors.
Keeping your tires up to date saves you money.
At Antero Automotive, we want you to be aware of our work and why it benefits you and your vehicle. Both a tire rotation and a tire balancing service help you save money by avoiding purchasing new tires frequently. As our last tip in this blog, we recommend having both services done simultaneously. A tire balancing job complements tire rotation because your tires will be ready for the road!
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If you want to work with an award-winning auto repair shop that serves the Greater Denver Area, visit Antero Automotive at 6615 South Dayton Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, or schedule an appointment online!