No matter how well your last wheel alignment and tire rotation was performed, the service is never permanent. As you drive your car, vibrations from the road and obstructions like potholes cause your wheels to go out of alignment and your tires to wear unevenly. That’s why at Hogan’s Automotive, we urge you to never neglect the health of your tires. Read on to learn three reasons why tire alignment and rotation are important.
1. Smoother Ride
Your vehicle’s tires perform different tasks that cause them to wear at different rates. Because of this, the tread on your tires becomes uneven and creates an uncomfortable ride for you. By having your tires rotated, you can maintain a more even amount of tread on your tires, giving yourself a more relaxing ride. Additionally, misaligned tires can cause your vehicle to drift slightly to one side, forcing you to constantly compensate. Properly aligned and rotated tires make driving more enjoyable for everyone.
2. Safer Ride
As mentioned above, misaligned tires can cause your vehicle to pull to one side and reduce maneuverability, which increases your risk of an accident. Similarly, tires in need of rotation can be difficult to control, especially when making sharp turns, hard stops, or traveling on wet and icy roads. The bottom line is, you want to have control over your vehicle to reduce your risk of accidents, so aligned and rotated tires are beneficial for everyone on the road.
3. Longer Ride
Finally, while safety and comfort are important, it’s also a good idea to get the most out of your investment. Tires are expensive, so you definitely don’t want them wearing out on you prematurely. Uneven tread wear not only shortens the life of your tires, but it also leads to vibrations that can damage your suspension system. Therefore, when you rotate and align your tires regularly, you prolong not only the life of your tires but also the lifespan of your suspension.
If it’s been a while since your tires were evaluated by a professional, they likely need to be rotated and aligned. At Hogan’s Automotive, our number one priority is the well-being of our customers while driving on the road, so don’t delay making an appointment with our friendly staff. Contact us in Edison, NJ today at (732) 662-7100.