Tire Balancing & Rotations
Tire balancing is important to extend the life of your tires and increase the basic safety of your car. Our staff at Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto is here to help with all of your tire balancing and tire service needs in Virginia and surrounding areas.
Computerized tire balancing is checked on a machine which can detect even ¼ of an ounce of difference in weight around the wheel. Why worry about that small of a weight difference on an object which weighs so much? That tiny amount of weight travels very fast around the axle while you are driving: hundreds of times a minute. This causes enough momentum to create serious vibration and when multiplied times 4 wheels, the wobble really adds up.
Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto Tire Balancing
When do tires need to be balanced: Tire balancing takes place any time you replace the tires on your vehicle. Since tires wear depending on driving practices and road problems, uneven wear will start to become noticeable after the first 1,000-2,000 miles of use. Tires must be checked for balance every 4,000-6,000 miles. Our mechanics at Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto can help determine whether your tires need to be rotated and balanced based on wear or mileage.
IMPORTANT: It is not advised to replace just one tire as this can cause major problems to the alignment, balance, and handling of the automobile.
How to tell if your tires require balancing:
- Steering wheel vibrations while driving
- Uneven tire tread wear
- Ride that becomes less smooth over the life of your tires
- Pulling to one side
The advantages of tire balancing:
- Smoother driving experience
- Improved fuel efficiency
- More even tire wear
- Extended life of tires and drive train parts
Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto Tire Balancing in Virginia
Stop at Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto today to have your vehicle evaluated for potential tire balancing problems! Our tire experts are here to assist you in the Virginia and surrounding areas. Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto is your number one source for new tires, tire installation, and tire services in Virginia.
At Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto we know preventative maintenance is important to get the most out of your vehicle. Tire rotations are recommended every 3,000 – 6,000 miles, or with every oil change. Did you know that regular tire rotation helps eliminate premature tire wear and could save you hundreds of dollars on new tires? At Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto in Virginia, our trained mechanics can rotate your tires.
What tire rotation does: The weight of a vehicle is not distributed evenly to all four corners. If you left all four tires as they are on your vehicle, some tires would wear out faster than others. At Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto we know that Tire rotation is an important part of making your tires last longer. The process of rotating your tires is to move them from one side of the vehicle to the other, moving them from front to back or a combination of both, depending on your vehicle and what was done before.
Why tire rotation service is important: Uneven tire wear could bring about poor performance, unsatisfactory gas efficiency, reduce the life of the new tire and can easily cause safety problems.
Proper Tire Rotation in Virginia Prolongs New Tire Life
Several aspects could trigger uneven tire wear:
- Energetic driving routines, stop and go urban area traffic, road construction, etc. Uneven terrain and pot holes
- Under inflated tires
- Worn Shocks
- Unaligned wheels
- Worn components
- Not rotating your tires
What Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto does during tire rotation:
- Tires are rotated in alternating patterns
- Inspect general quality and protection of tires
- Check tire tread
- Check for correct inflation
- Tighten lug nuts
Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto offers quality tire rotations in Virginia
To find out when your tires need to be rotated, read your automobile’s owner’s manual or ask one of our technicians at Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto in Virginia today. Call Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto now to set up your next tire rotation in Virginia. Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto is your number one source for new tires, tire rotation, and tire services in Virginia and surrounding areas.