Tire Rotations & Wheel Alignments In Houston, TX

Tire Rotations & Wheel Alignments

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Learn More About Tire Rotations And Wheel Alignments At Mercedes-Benz Of West Houston

When you're showing off your Mercedes-Benz around Houston, Memorial, or beyond, you'll love how smooth and powerful your drive is. Unfortunately, if you don't take care of your Mercedes-Benz car or SUV, you'll find that your drive can be uncomfortable, unsafe, and jolting. Thankfully, with proper routine maintenance, you can keep your Mercedes-Benz running strong for many driving miles. Part of this routine maintenance is tire rotations and wheel alignments. Both help to keep your tires and wheels working as they should.

What Is A Tire Rotation?

Having your tires rotated is essential for your tires' health. Not all four tires wear at the same rate, and each one will more or less than the others. To help combat this situation, a tire rotation moves the positions of each tire to ensure even wear among all four tires.

Why is a Tire Rotation Necessary?

There are many reasons why you need to have your tires rotated on a regular basis, especially if you live in a warm-weather area like Katy or Houston. Here are three of the main reasons why tire rotations are so important to the health of your vehicle.

  1. Less Stress on the Drivetrain - This is especially an issue if your car or SUV comes with an all-wheel drive system. If your tires are unbalanced because of uneven wear, then your drivetrain is being unnecessarily stressed, which causes more wear and tear on your drive components.
  2. Uneven Tire Tread - The tread depth on your tires is important for traction purposes as well as for even balance. If one tire has a lower tread depth than the others, then your car will be unbalanced, which will damage your performance, traction, and handling.
  3. Lengthen Your Tires' Life - Once a tire becomes too worn, it has to be replaced and, if you have to replace one tire, all four need to be changed. A new set of tires is expensive, and you won't want to buy a new set more than you need. If you keep your tires rotated, they should last longer, saving you money in the long run.

When Should You Have Your Tires Rotated?

Most vehicle's tires should be rotated at about every 5,000 miles or at every oil change. To see what your car's specific recommendation is, check in the owner's manual.

What Is A Wheel Alignment

Have you recently ran over a curb or hit a giant pothole, and now your car doesn't drive straight? Have you had to replace your tires, and something feels off-balanced? You'll need to have a wheel alignment. A wheel alignment is when a service technician angles your tires to the right position to the road and the other wheels. This helps with balance, driving quality, and the overall health of your vehicle.

When Should You Have Your Wheel's Aligned?

Your wheels should be aligned after every tire change or switch. If you've been in an accident or hit something harder than you should, you may need a wheel alignment as well. Letting your wheels be unbalanced or unaligned will result in more damage and lead to larger problems. Plus, proper alignment earns better gas mileage, driving quality, and performance.

Contact Mercedes-Benz Of West Houston To Learn More About Tire Rotations And Wheel Alignments

If you have questions or concerns about any type of routine maintenance or repairs, feel free to contact our Mercedes-Benz of West Houston dealership. Our certified and trained Mercedes-Benz technicians are here to help however we can.