Here at Shadowoods Auto Center - Marathon Gas we know pretty much everything there is to know about proper tire servicing. Tires are one of the most neglected features of a car when it comes to maintenance which is too bad because regular maintenance and inspection can save you a lot of hassle down the road. To explain the services we perform for the motorists of St. Clair Shores and why they are important we will go through some commonly asked questions.
Tread depth indicates the age or the amount of usage a tire has had. As tires are used they will slowly start to lose their tread. Driving on tires without the appropriate amount of tread is very dangerous and will affect performance and fuel economy.
Tire rotation is important to keep your tires lasting as long as possible. No matter how well your tires are placed on your vehicle, one side of each tire will wear down more quickly. This is natural for any vehicle. When tires are rotated your St. Clair Shores mechanic will change the position and side of each tire. For example, your left front tire will be changed into the right rear tire position.
Almost all tires on the road today have a slight imbalance - meaning that a tire does not spin flush to the road. This is normal but, over time your tires could become significantly unbalanced. Indications of unbalanced wheels usually occur at high speeds. Your vehicle will wobble when you are cruising down the highway and your steering wheel will shake. Leaving your vehicle in this condition will create stress and eventually damage the steering and suspension systems of your vehicle.