Tire Rotations & Wheel Alignments

Tire Rotations & Wheel Alignments

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Why Are Tire Rotations And Wheel Alignments Important?

Taking care of your Subaru car or SUV comes with many different routine maintenance issues and service repairs. One of the items on your maintenance to-do list should be taking care of your wheels and tires. Tire rotations and wheel alignments are essential for keeping your Subaru safe on the Dallas-Ft. Worth/DFW area roadways. Why are they important? Read on to find out.

What Is A Tire Rotation?

As you drive throughout Arlington, Dallas, or beyond, your tires don't all suffer the same amount of wear and tear. Depending on how you drive, you'll find that certain tires are worn down more than others. This wear leads to lower tread depth, less traction, a higher risk of a flat tire or blowout, and an unbalanced drive. Tire rotations change the position of your car's tires to allow for even wear.

When Should I Rotate my Tires?

Every vehicle has its own recommended tire rotation timeline, which is located in the owner's manual. Most models suggest having your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles or, for better convenience, at every oil change.

Why is a Tire Rotation Important?

The three main reasons you should have your tires rotated regularly include:

  1. Maximize Your Tire's Life - Like we mentioned above, the less wear your tires have, the longer they'll last. As you rotate your tires, you're extending the life of all four at an even pace.
  2. Uniform Tire Tread - Even tread depth is essential for an overall balanced drive. This even tread leads to better handling, traction, and performance.
  3. Less Stress - Your all-wheel drive vehicle will thank you. Better tire balance provides less stress to your drivetrain, which reduces the amount of wear on the drive components.

What Is A Wheel Alignment?

Wheel alignments are equally as important as tire rotations. Whether you've just purchased a new set of tires or you've recently hit a pothole and your alignment has been knocked out of whack, a wheel alignment will get you back on the straight and narrow. Wheel alignments put all four tires at the right angle with each other and the road.

When Does my Car Need a Wheel Alignment?

Did you accidentally drive over a curb? Does your car veer towards the right or left when it should be going straight? Is there a flopping noise when you're driving? Have you recently installed four new tires? If any of these have happened or you've noticed an alert on your dashboard, you'll want to schedule a service appointment soon.

Why is a Wheel Alignment Needed?

Wheel alignments are beneficial to the overall health of your vehicle and its tires. Having your car realigned will create a smoother ride and will help to prolong the lifespan of your tires and vehicle. It will also make your drive, whether it be through Dallas, Arlington, or the DFW area, a safer ride.

Contact Sewell Subaru To Schedule Your Next Subaru Maintenance Or Repair

If you're Subaru car, SUV, or wagon requires regular maintenance or a larger repair, our team of Subaru experts are here to help. Contact us or use our online service scheduling tool to pick the right date and time for your car service. We'd love to assist you with your tire rotations or wheel alignments at your next convenience.