Tire Rotations & Wheel Alignments In Lansing, MI

Tire Rotations & Wheel Alignments

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Is It Time to Schedule Your Buick or GMC Tire Rotation and Wheel Alignment Service at Crippen Buick GMC?

Do you need your tires rotated? How about a wheel alignment? You may not know unless you've recently had your Buick or GMC in our service center near Dewitt. However, the good news is that we can give you a generalized idea of the signs that may indicate needing either service. And the two often go hand-in-hand. At Crippen Buick GMC in Lansing, we want every driver to remain safe on the road. And we have everything you need in our state-of-the-art service facility.

Tire Rotations

When you have your tires rotated regularly, which is typically every 10,000 miles, you extend the life of your tires. And that is the ideal way to ensure they remain in the best quality condition. Tires often wear unevenly and need rotating to maintain a wear pattern that lessens the likelihood of premature treadwear. Although the tires may appear to be wearing as they should, a closer look may detect uneven wear on the edges or down the center. While that could be because of the mileage, it's more likely because the vehicle is out of alignment. Look for more information about that further below.

All passenger and truck tires have an expected tread life, and the warranty usually coincides with the expectancy. However, engineers also take into account the rotation process at specific intervals. And because the specifications factor into the lifespan of the tires, you must rotate them as consistently as possible to get the predicted outcome.

The quality condition of your tires is not only for your safety and others on the road, but it also contributes to driving comfort. Once the wear pattern begins on your tires, it's impossible to reverse it, and the tire rotation process is the only solution to even it out and prolong replacing them. When scheduling your tire rotation at our service center, we ensure the tires are wearing appropriately and check the air pressure for accuracy.

Wheel Alignments

As discussed above, tires and wheel alignments are conjunctive. Wheel alignments help your vehicle to drive straight on the road. And it also saves your tires from wearing prematurely. Ideally, a wheel alignment check should occur at least once a year. However, there are noticeable signs of needing a wheel alignment, such as those mentioned below.

Signs you may need a wheel alignment:

  • Your vehicle pulls to one side.
  • The front tires are wearing on the outer or inner edges.
  • There is shaking or vibration in the steering.
  • The steering wheel is off-center.
  • Hearing unusual noises coming from the front-end.

Anytime you replace your tires, even just one, a wheel alignment check is recommended. Did you know that we also sell all the top tire brands? Not only can you purchase them at our parts center for affordable prices, but we can also install and balance them too.

A wheel alignment includes recalibrating the manufacturer's specifications by using a sophisticated computerized system. Our wheel alignment equipment is state-of-the-art to ensure that you get the most accurate results. And, of course, our technicians are exceptionally skilled and certified in front-end suspension and wheel alignments. The technician will first take your Buick or GMC for a test drive beforehand. That is to get a clear understanding of how it performs on the road.

Our service advisors may ask if you're experiencing any of the above signs, and we strongly recommend conveying that information when making your wheel alignment appointment. Our technicians also inspect the front-end parts to ensure none are deficient. And they may make replacement part recommendations. At times, the replacement of certain front-end parts must occur. After the wheel alignment, the vehicle is taken for a second test drive to ensure precise accuracy.

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