Your vehicle’s tires are the only thing between your car and the road. Maintaining them in good condition is imperative for your safety and that of your passengers. Without a good grip on the road, you could easily slide out of control.
Yocum Automotive is your one-stop shop for tires & alignments. We can repair and replace tires, balance and rotate tires and align the wheels for you.
Many people don’t think twice about their vehicle’s tires until they walk out to go to work in the morning and see a flat or experience a blowout while driving. You can minimize those experiences by keeping up with tire maintenance and regularly checking your vehicle’s tires. With proper maintenance, you can increase:
Tires normally wear out over time. The rubber also disintegrates over time. Even if the tread looks great, the rubber may not be so great. Professionals recommend replacing tires at least every six years, even if the tread is good, or you may have unexpected blowouts or flat tires.
Common tire issues include:
You should have the alignment checked at least once every year – and if you drive on rough roads or hit potholes, you should have it checked more often. If the wheels are not aligned, the tires will wear out much faster.
The benefits of keeping your vehicle’s wheels aligned include:
Yocum Automotive can do three types of alignments. The type depends on your vehicle. Afront-end alignment only aligns the front wheels. Front-end alignments are common on vehicles that don’t have adjustable rear suspensions.
Four-wheel alignments or thrust angle alignments make sure all four wheels are aligned. Most modern vehicles require four-wheel alignments.
Performance alignments are for sports cars that have a special suspension system. These alignments are tailored for traction and handling.