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When it comes to your vehicle, some things are complicated, but there is no need to spin your wheels when it comes to tire rotation. This fast but important service visit will pay you back in multiple ways.

tire rotation service at Custom Complete Automotive

What Is Tire Rotation?

It’s important to have your tires rotated every 6,000-8,000 miles. Front and rear tires perform different tasks and wear differently from each position on your vehicle, so it’s important to participate in an ongoing rotation plan to ensure even wear on all the tires. There are about a dozen different rotation patterns depending on the car you drive. Front-wheel drive cars typically have the rear tires brought to the front but on the sides opposite to their last position. So, the back left rear tire would come to the right front, and so on. Custom Complete Automotive will follow the accepted tire pattern rotation recommended for your vehicle.

Why It Matters

There are several solid reasons to rotate your tires. Your tires influence the balance of your car, its responsiveness and maneuverability on the

A tire blowout doesn’t have to go the way it does in the movies. We’ve all seen it. The bad guy zooms away in his car, and it seems like he’s in the clear until the good guy carefully aims and shoots one of his tires out. The villain’s car dramatically flips and rolls a few times and comes to a fiery stop. We’re not saying tire blowouts aren’t serious, but with the right preparation, they don’t have to end badly.

blown out damaged tire on vehicle

What Causes a Tire Blowout?

A blowout is the opposite of a slow leak. It’s an immediate loss of air due to an explosive failure in the tire wall. A blowout can occur from a puncture to the tire, either from running something over or from a bullet hole (if being a movie character is your thing), but the likelihood is that it will happen from driving on old, worn tires. It’s important to check your tires regularly and replace them when needed, especially if they’re balding or cracked.

If a blowout happens

We understand everyone is busier than ever these days but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your tires. Driving on old or worn tires can be extremely dangerous for both you and other people on the road.

The truth is that old tires, even with low mileage, are unsafe. Rubber degrades over time causing old tires to become more and more dangerous, even if they’re unused. Old tires were in part what attributed to the death of Paul Walker. The tires of his Porsche were more than twice the suggested age for such a car.

new tires on vehicle

Signs Your Tires Need to be Changed

Tires require good traction to work properly. Simply, the transference of your engine’s energy into your tires is what propels your car forward. Without your tires, your car couldn’t work and without traction, tires are no good.

Tires lose tread and thus traction over time resulting in dangerous driving. Tests showed that well-worn tires increased stopping distances by 87 feet and increased loss of control by 33%. Therefore, it’s very important to

While it’s easy to dismiss wheel alignment during a general service, proper alignment is critical in keeping your car’s tires in good condition.

Vehicle alignment concerns the adjustment of the suspension system, or what connects your vehicle to its wheels. Proper alignment means that the angles your tires connect with the road are properly adjusted for maximum and safe performance. Improper wheel or tire alignment can cause your tires to wear unevenly and can wear them out faster than normal. Your car could even become unstable, which could hamper your ability to take emergency or evasive action to avoid another car or an unexpected road hazard.

properly aligned wheels on vehicle

Causes of Misalignment

The three main causes of vehicle misalignment include wear and tear on suspension and other car parts, heavy impact caused by bumping a curb, hitting a pothole, or an accident, and modifying the vehicle’s height without adjusting the suspension. After any of these incidents, it is important to test the alignment as soon as possible. A qualified technician can fix the problem and save you costly

If you live in the Midwest, you already know how intense these winters can be. Is your car equipped to deal with the icy roads and heavy snowfall? One way you can feel secure about driving in the colder months is by switching out your regular wheels for winter tires.

newly installed winter tires on vehicle

What Are Winter Tires?

Winter tires are made with special tread designs and stronger rubber material to keep the car from sliding around too much on the road. All-season tires can’t maintain their grip on the road as well as winter tires. If you live in an area where colder temperatures are the norm, it may be worth it to invest in winter tires. These tires are also more suited for those who participate in winter sports and need to travel to snowy locations.

Pros and Cons of Winter Tires

Pros of winter tires include:

  • Better traction. During the winter, it’s even more important to be safe while driving because of the hazardous conditions. With winter tires, you’ll still have to remain vigilant, but