Safety Starts with Tires and Alignment: Why Regular Checks Matter

When was the last time you had your tires or alignment checked? Not sure? That might be a sign that now is the right time! Summer’s right around the corner, so you’re probably thinking it can wait a few months while you’re enjoying the sun. But the truth is the winter likely took a toll on your tires and those potholes could have thrown your alignment out of whack without you even realizing it. Here are a few helpful tips and some logic behind getting that tire check you’ve been putting off:

  1. Road Safety starts at the bottom – make sure your car is on solid ground. Proper tire pressure and treads are the first line of defense when it comes to your car or truck’s safety. It doesn’t need to be snowing or wet to slip when your tire treads aren’t road ready.
  2. Ever noticed the soles of your shoes tend to wear in certain spots based on how you walk or run? The same goes for your tires. Without proper rotation cycles, your tires will suffer from unbalanced wear patterns. This will shorten the life of your tires, impact fuel efficiency, and create the need for more frequent tire replacement. All the above have a negative impact on your wallet that we’d like to help you avoid!
  3. Since tires are the foundation of your car or truck, neglecting them can put extra stress on other parts and components and lead to more expensive repairs down the road.

Bottom line: take simple steps to ensure your tires and alignment are in working order. It doesn’t take a lot of effort and has a big impact on multiple aspects of your car or truck’s performance including better gas mileage, better handling, and increased safety. Visit a GreatWater shop to get a quick tire inspection or alignment check to ensure your vehicle is performing its best and keeping you and your family safe while on the road!