At Meunier Automotive Center, we are pleased to provide the sale and service of all major tire brands. We have a wide range of tire options for you to choose from – a tire for every need and every budget!
Our knowledgeable staff will discuss your vehicle and your driving patterns with you to help you identify what’s most important to you in your next tire purchase, and recommend the tire that best suits your needs. We will also utilize the latest equipment to perform your tire mounting, balancing, rotating and alignment to get you back on road as soon as possible. From wheel alignments to tire rotation, we provide all the maintenance related services that will prolong the life and quality of your tires. Please see below for some basic info regarding tire maintenance.
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Tell me about getting an alignment?
Getting and alignment refers to an adjustment of a vehicle's suspension – the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels. It is not an adjustment of the tires or wheels themselves. The key to proper alignment is adjusting the angles of the tires which affects how they make contact with the road. For most cars, there is no specific requirement for how often you should do it. We typically recommend doing the wheel alignment every two-three years or when new tires are installed.
How do I tell if my alignment is off?
Here are some common signs that you are dealing with wheels with poor alignment: vehicle pulling to the left or right, uneven or rapid tire wear, your steering wheel is crooked when driving straight, squealing tires.
Why check tire pressure?
Proper air pressure in a tire helps to distribute the weight of a vehicle evenly across the tire's tread pattern, so the tire (and the vehicle) is at its most stable. When a tire is under-inflated or over-inflated, it loses stability, negatively affecting handling, cornering, and stopping. Tires that are improperly inflated will also wear unevenly. Takeaway: tire pressure matters.
Do I really need to rotate my tires?
Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires of an automobile from one position to another, to ensure even tire wear. Even tire wear is desirable to extend the useful life of a set of tires. The weight on the front and rear axles differs which causes uneven wear.
Your car's owner's manual should tell you how frequently tire rotation is recommended. Schedules range from every 3,000 to 7,000 miles. As a rough estimate, rotating your tires every other time you change your oil should keep them wearing evenly.