Tire Rotations & Wheel Alignments

Tire Rotations & Wheel Alignments

Schedule Service

Schedule a Tire Rotation or Wheel Alignment at Our Amherst, NY Service Center

To keep your vehicle safe and to ensure that it handles well, it's important to schedule your tire rotations timely. The goal of tire rotations is to make sure the tires wear evenly. For that to occur, you will need a wheel alignment to keep your vehicle driving straight. The two maintenance items go hand-in-hand. Take a look at why you should consider scheduling your service today at Northtown Automotive Companies in Amherst, NY.

The Advantages of Tire Rotation

When tires get rotated, your technicians move them from the front axle to the rear axle and vice-versa. Although there are other types of rotation patterns, such as cross-pattern and reward-cross, front-to-back is the most common. Our technicians can let you know the correct pattern for your vehicle.

Tire rotations help to maintain even tire wear, but the service also helps with the overall performance of your vehicle. In most cases, the recommendation is every 5,000 miles to ensure the tread depth of your tires remains uniform. This service helps to improve cornering for your Williamsville commutes. You may not even notice the tread has reduced because it happens gradually. Other contributing factors play a role, such as how fast you drive around Cheektowaga and how much weight you typically carry within your vehicle. However, the overarching reason for tire rotations is to save you money from the longevity of the tire wear.

With consistent tire rotations, you can significantly extend the life of your tires. Routine tire rotations will save you the out-of-pocket expense of buying new tires. As they say, it's pay now or later. If you would prefer to pay much later, then keep scheduling your tire rotations on time.

By the way, you can purchase new tires directly from our auto parts center, and we can install and balance them too. We have access to many of the top brands, and we have a wide range of selections at our disposal. Our tire specialists will ensure you choose the right tire for your vehicle, so you don't need to worry.

The Benefits of Scheduling a Wheel Alignment

If you're like most drivers around West Seneca, you probably drive from place to place without paying much attention to the way your tires start wearing. There are several specific symptoms of needing an alignment. However, most often, the tires wear on the inner or outer edges more than they do in the center.

Eventually, the edges of the tires become so worn the tires must get replaced for safety and to prevent having a flat. Worn tires are a major contributor to accidents on the road, especially in slippery conditions. Other symptoms of needing a wheel alignment include:

  • The vehicle pulls to one side, especially just as you release the steering wheel.
  • There is vibration in the steering wheel or floorboard, and it happens more often at high speeds.
  • The steering wheel is "off-center" or crooked, even though your vehicle drives straight.

A wheel alignment should always occur when replacing your tires. If not, you're almost guaranteed not to get the full life out of them, and they may wear unevenly without you noticing until it's too late. Once the uneven tread wear begins, there's no way to stop it from becoming worse. Delaying the inevitable of replacing them sooner than expected is the only reasonable outcome.

Schedule Your Service Appointment With Our Dependable Team

Scheduling an appointment for a tire rotation and wheel alignment is easy. Use our online service scheduler. It's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Choose an available day and time that meets your schedule. In addition to our automotive services and repairs, we offer a great inventory of new and certified pre-owned cars for sale at Northtown Automotive Companies. We look forward to you stopping by our dealership.