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Tech Question On Tire Wear

Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Tech Question:
My name is David. My auto tires wore out early and I had to replace them. What can I do to make my tires last longer?

Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Answer:
David’s problem – premature tire wear – is very common for Benton Harbor auto owners. Here are several ways to lengthen the life of your tires:

First, tires lose air pressure over time, so check them at least once a month and fill them up as necessary. A sticker on the driver’s side door jamb has the recommended pressure.

Tire rotation is also critical for Michigan drivers. Your front tires take the brunt of stopping and steering forces so they wear faster than the rear tires. They should be rotated regularly so that all four tires wear more evenly. Talk to us at Pro Muffler & Brake Shop in Benton Harbor.

Out of balance wheels can also cause a tire to wear too fast. Benton Harbor auto owners who feel a vibration in their seat or steering wheel may have a wheel out of balance.

Finally, bad wheel alignment and worn or damaged suspension can chew through a tire very quickly. Ask your friendly & knowledgeable Pro Muffler & Brake Shop service professional to have your tires inspected for signs of premature wear. Your service specialist will be able to pinpoint the cause and get it taken care of.

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Pro Muffler & Brake Shop
2094 South M-139
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
269.926.2006

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Go Straight With A Wheel Alignment

Ever been in your local Southwest Michigan grocery store and had one of those shopping carts – you know the one with a messed up wheel that wobbles like crazy. Your cart shakes and pulls to one side – if you’re not careful it’s clean up on aisle three.

Wheel alignment on your minivan is a lot like that. One or more of your wheels can get out of alignment; you feel a vibration in your steering wheel – which may also be off-center. Your minivan might pull to one side and your tires start to wear unevenly – you could chew through a tire in a few months.

Sometimes wheels get knocked out of alignment by something big like hitting a curb on a bumpy Benton Harbor road or slamming into a pothole. But everyday driving takes a toll and minivans lose alignment over time. That’s why manufacturers recommend an alignment check at regular intervals. At Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Inc, we offer a full menu of quality auto repair and maintenance services including wheel alignment.

In your alignment inspection, your knowledgeable technician will check your tires and your suspension system for damage. He’ll test your alignment to see if it’s within manufacturers specifications. If not, he’ll make necessary adjustments to get your minivan wheels all pointing the same direction again.

If your minivan pulls to one side, you feel a vibration in the steering wheel or your tires seem to be wearing abnormally, talk with your service adviser. You may need to put an alignment inspection at Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Inc into your shopping cart.

Give us a call!

Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Inc
269.926.2006
2094 South M-139
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
At Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Inc.,  we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 269.926.2006.

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