Sick of that tire light always coming on? Your tires keep you connected to the road, making them one of the most vital parts of your vehicle. Proper tire maintenance will help keep you and those around you safer on the road. It can also help maximize your tires’ tread life, keeping them on the road longer and saving you money. Two aspects of routine maintenance for your tires are tire alignment and rotation. #1 Cochran Chevrolet Youngstown is proud to offer these services in our service center in Youngstown, Ohio.
When you have your tires aligned, the technician adjusts the car’s suspension and steering to fine-tune the angles of your tires. These angles impact how your tires make contact with the road, and every make and model has its own optional alignment angles. Proper tire alignment provides you with the best driving experience possible. Misalignment can cause poor handling, uneven tire wear, and shorter tread life. So keeping your tires aligned to the manufacturer’s specifications can help your tires last longer.
A tire rotation helps spread the wear and tear out more evenly on the treads of your tires. Each tire position causes different wear on the tread, so moving the rear tires to the front or the left tires to the right can help maximize the tread life. Rotating your tires ensures that each tire is used more evenly. Tire rotation is also an excellent time to inspect your tires for the correct tire pressure, the right tread depth, and any signs of damage.
You can rotate your tires in several different patterns, including:
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Receive an oil change and tire rotation for $79.95
Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will list the manufacturer’s recommendation for how often you should have your tires aligned and rotated. Most manufacturers recommend that your tires be aligned and rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. For many of today’s vehicles, this coincides with every oil change or every other oil change to help you keep track of when to perform this routine maintenance. If you drive your vehicle infrequently, you’ll want to schedule this service every one to two years, regardless of mileage.
If you notice that your vehicle is pulling or drifting to the side or you can see uneven wear on your tire tread, you should have your alignment and rotation checked. For personalized advice about alignment and rotation based on your specific driving habits, contact the service team at #1 Cochran Chevrolet Youngstown.
Your vehicle will exhibit some noticeable signs if you need an alignment. Common signs that your vehicle needs an alignment include:
These signs indicate that you should get your vehicle to our experts at the #1 Cochran Chevrolet Youngstown service center to check your alignment.
If your tires are out of alignment or experiencing uneven wear, it can cause the steering to be more challenging and increase the chances of being involved in an accident. Misaligned tires drag to the side, forcing you to keep a stronger grip on the steering wheel to hold your vehicle on the road. Misalignment can also cause your vehicle to handle and brake differently. You may notice reduced fuel economy due to the drag from misalignment, costing you more at the pump. At the very worst, you may need to buy a new set of tires.
A tire alignment will usually take an hour to complete under normal conditions for both two-wheel and four-wheel-drive vehicles. If your vehicle is severely misaligned or there’s excessive damage to the steering bushing, suspension system, track rod, or other components, it may take longer to complete. You can expect a typical tire rotation to take 30 to 45 minutes. Our Cochran Chevrolet service team is ready to help you with either or both of these services.
You can take steps to help prevent alignment issues in your vehicle. Here are a few tips:
The highly trained technicians at #1 Cochran Chevrolet Youngstown are ready to perform your tire alignment and rotation. You can find us at 8010 Market St. in Boardman, Ohio. We serve customers across the area and from communities such as Austintown, Columbiana, Salem, Canfield, Warren, North Lima, Niles, Hermitage, New Castle, Hubbard, Grove City, Girard, Sharon, Farrell, Campbell, and Liberty. We pride ourselves on offering excellent service to every customer, every time.
Call 330-685-9047 or schedule your service appointment online, including for tire alignment and rotation. Our #1 Cochran Chevrolet Youngstown service center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for your convenience. Check out our service specials online to save money on your next scheduled service. If you’re in the market for new tires, we have those too!
If you notice that multiple tires are worn down, have little to no tread, or had a flat tire that got patched you should immediately change all damaged tires.
It is not recommended to drive on a flat tire. You run the risk of damaging the rims of the wheels of your car. Replacing the rims is a lot more of an expensive fix.
Premature tire wear may be caused by multiple things but the most common are:
It is always important to have your tires regularly checked so nothing happens to you while out on the road or in the middle of nowhere. Let the professional at #1 Cochran Chevrolet help answer all of your questions with all of your tire needs!