DS Tire Care

Tire Balance

 

Inspection/Replacement interval:

Tires should be inspected for premature wear at regular scheduled maintenance interval.

1. If I ignore it?

  • Premature wear of tires, struts and shocks
  • Increased road noise
  • Irregular tire tread wear and shoulder tire life
  • Decreased ride characteristics
  • Increased wear on suspension components
  • Vibration

2. If I take care of it?

  • Increased longevity of tires
  • Better ride and road feel
  • Decreased wear on suspension components and wheels
  • Increased drivers safety

Fast Fact:

Proper Tire Balance ensures that the wheels, while spinning, do not have a heavy spot that can cause vibration and premature wear of tires, struts, shocks and other steering and suspension components.

Source: carcare.org

 

Tire Rotation

Inspection interval:

Tires should be inspected at every regular scheduled maintenance interval. Tires should be rotated every 7,500 miles.

1. If I ignore it?

  • Increased likelihood of uneven tire tread wear
  • Potential increase in road noise due to premature tire wear
  • Possible decrease in car’s handling capabilities
  • Decreased driver safety
  • Unevenly worn tires
  • Premature tire wear means owner will need to purchase new tires sooner than later

2. If I take care of it?

  • Helps to equalize tire wear
  • Assists in eliminating road noise due to unbalanced tread wear
  • More responsive handling since tire tread and wear is more equalized
  • Increased driver safety due to even tread wear for stopping and handling purposes.

Fast Fact: If you replace tires in sets of four, you can maintain the original handling balance.

Source: tirerack.com