Tires are your car’s critical connection to the road and can affect your ride, handling, traction and safety.
Maintaining tire balance and wheel alignment reduces tire wear and improves handling and fuel economy.
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Why Do I Need This Service?
Tire replacement is necessary if the tread depth is below the minimum legal requirement or the sidewalls are severely cracked or punctured.
In some cases, tread punctures cannot be repaired. Normal wear and road conditions can take their toll on your car’s steering and suspension system, and can disrupt the alignment settings.
Ball joints, tie rods, steering arms, bushings and other suspension parts all wear gradually over time.
Springs will gradually sag with age and kilometres driven. All of these will affect alignment angles, so adjustments need to be made or components replaced to restore optimum handling.
Have your car’s alignment (all four wheels) checked at least once per year and at the first sign of improper handling or uneven wear. The technician will make adjustments to the camber, caster, toe and thrust angle as needed.
Request a wheel alignment when you buy a set of new tires.
Check inflation pressure at least once per month, including the spares (check more often in cold temperatures).
Have the tires rotated every 10,000 kilometers. Consult your owner’s manual, tire dealer or manufacturer for the correct rotation pattern for your tires.
Rotation time is also a good time to have the wheels balanced. Unbalanced wheels can cause rapid wear of shock absorbers and struts, and wheel balance can change as a result of normal tire wear. Rotating the tires to keep their sizes equal is critical on full-time four-wheel drive vehicles, and replacing all four tires at the same time, is highly recommended.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may need to be replaced or reset when servicing or installing new tires. The TPMS should be replaced or reset when servicing or installing new tires if your car came with factory-installed TPMS.
Please refer to our vehicle maintenance chart for more details on the recommended schedule for maintenance.
Source: Be Car Care Aware