March 20, 2019
Modern automotive technology makes it pretty easy to get comfortable behind the wheel. Computers and sensors help drivers stay safe out on the roads like never before. However, there are still some regular maintenance procedures that car owners must remember in order to keep a vehicle fully functioning and fully safe. The good news? The Velocity Honolulu Service Team can help with that. One of the most important maintenance topics the needs regular attention is proper tire care.
Wheel Alignment Improves Safety
One of the biggest reasons to make sure your vehicle’s wheels are aligned is safety. Misaligned wheels can cause a number of problems, including pulling to one side, less control over your vehicle, and an increased rate of wear on your tires’ tread. Not only is this dangerous, but you will have to replace your tires much more frequently if the alignment is off, which will put a big hole in your wallet. Another thing to consider is that misaligned wheels will negatively affect your vehicle’s fuel economy.
The Importance of Balancing Your Tires
Think about everything your tires encounter on a day-to-day basis. Whether it’s potholes, sticks, or rocks, your tires go through a beating every day. Sometimes, certain tires will wear more than others (especially if your alignment is off), creating tire imbalance and resulting in steering wheel vibration that gets worse at higher speeds. Imbalanced tires can wear more quickly and create an uncomfortable driving experience.
Even the slightest imbalance can cause big problems, which is why it’s important to take your car to a high-quality service center and have its tires balanced at regular intervals. This will help ensure that no one tire will be worn to an exaggerated amount and that wear will occur more evenly on all four tires.
The factory-certified professionals on the Velocity Honolulu team can quickly assess your wheels and tires for proper alignment and balance. If you’d like us to take a look at your ride or if you’re in need of any other service, you can now conveniently schedule your service online.