8001 Minnetonka Blvd.


Mon-Thu: 7am -6pm
Friday: 7am – 5pm

6407 West Lake Street


Mon-Thu: 7am -6pm
Friday: 7am – 5pm

Thank you for choosing D&D Autoworks for your vehicles’ service, maintenance and repair.

Inspect the Tires so the are Efficient

by | Aug 20, 2014 | Auto Repair, Car Care Tips, General Car Maintenance, Tire Repair


When inspecting the vehicle for any issues, also be sure to inspect the tires on a regular basis. This can help ensure that the tires rotate effectively and properly when you drive. There are several things that you will need to check on the tires. They will need to be properly aligned, rotated, and inspected. By having this done, you will also be able to increase your reliability and safety as you drive. It is also important that you go to regular maintenances for your vehicle. If you notice any issues with the tires between visits, bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. This can help prevent an issue or accident from occurring.

Alignments are important

An alignment refers to the position of the wheels compared to one another and the ground. This can help your vehicle to run effectively and efficiently. By having the vehicle properly aligned, you can help to save on costs. Wheels that are aligned properly can help to improve your fuel mileage. It can also extend the life of the tires. This is true for all four tires on your vehicle. One of the most common reasons for tire wear is improper alignment with them on your vehicle. By having the tires aligned periodically, it can reduce the strain on steering and suspension parts. This can help to increase the stability when you drive. You can also notice it will be easier to steer. Having an alignment done can help to provide a comfortable ride as you drive.

Rotating the Tires is needed

Besides inspecting if the tires need an alignment, also inspect to see if they need to be rotated. This can help to ensure that the tires wear correctly and evenly. When the vehicle is driven, different side or areas of the tires might wear quicker than other parts. By having the tires rotated, they can switch areas on the vehicle so the tire wears down evenly with time. This can help them to last as long as possible. If you notice that one or more tires are showing uneven wear, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. When the tires are rotated, we can also have them balanced. This can increase the comfort level when you drive your vehicle.

Check the Air Pressure on the Tires

The air pressure is another thing that should not be ignored. Tires that are not properly inflated can cause extra strain, stress, and costs on the vehicle. Make sure to consult the vehicle owner’s manual so you know the proper amount that the tires should be at. If you notice a tire has to be filled with air more often, it could indicate there is a leak in it somewhere. Make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. We can also look at the overall condition of the tires, like the tread and sidewalls. This can help them to last as long as possible, while also providing you with a reliable ride.