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Rotating Tires and Balancing Tires: What’s the Big Deal?

Your auto mechanic has given you the normal spiel: “Your need to balance and rotate your tires.” But you think to yourself, “Do I REALLY need to do this? My tires are fine.” Well, the truth is that you do need to balance and rotate your tires. It is not just a ploy by the world’s auto mechanics to suck every last penny from your pocket. Balancing and rotating your tires is actually very beneficial.

Remember, you rely on your tires for everything. All 4,000 lbs. of your car ride on just a few inches of tire. So, as you can imagine, the condition of your tires means a lot. And balancing and rotating your tires is the best way to get the most out of these tires.

Rotating Tires

Believe it or not, your tires wear down at different rates. Because of this, tire rotation is designed to move your tires from one position to another to ensure even wear. This helps maintain consistent vehicle performance and extends the life of your tires.

Rotating your tires is the most cost-effective way to prolong the life of your tires.

Balancing Tires

When your tires are not balanced properly, you may notice your steering wheel beginning to shake. Unfortunately, this is the least of your worries. Improperly balanced tires can significantly impact your vehicle’s performance and can cause your tires to wear abnormally. This is why balancing your tires is so important.

Replacing Tires

You should consider replacing your tires when…

  1. Any tire at or below 2/32 of tread
  2. A tire that is older than 6 years old
  3. Any tire with side wall damage.
  4. Any tire with cords, or belts showing, or worn into the secondary rubber
  5. Severely dry rotted tires
  6. If the shoulder of the tire gets punctured. You can’t safely repair that.

Bring your Car to Auto Stop Limited, your Baltimore Auto Mechanic

At Auto Stop Limited Inc., our auto mechanics are highly trained and use the latest diagnostic technology to help keep your vehicle running in top condition. We service all makes and models and best of all, all of our work 100% guaranteed!

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