Tire Rotation & Balancing

Tire Rotation vs Tire Balancing: What’s The Difference?

The certified technicians at our repair shop are experts in providing high-quality tire services, including wheel alignments, tire installations, tire balancing, tire rotations and tire inspections.

Wheel Alignment

Our wheel alignment service will give you the best driving experience. It helps your vehicle drive smoother, your tires last longer, and ultimately keeps your wheels pointed in the right direction. Just like how your shoes can wear, so do your tires, and if your wheels are not properly aligned, they can wear unevenly.

A wheel alignment service is very important because it can expand the life of your tires. Even the smallest alignment issue can result in an uneven tire wear. Once your wheels are properly aligned, it’s smooth cruising ahead, saving you tire wear, fuel, and ultimately...money.

Tire Installation

It's very important to perform regular tire maintenance, not just for the safety of your family, but also to ensure a long lifespan for your vehicle. You are advised to always consult with your owner's manual in terms of finding the proper tire size for the year, make and model of your vehicle. When you purchase new tires, they have to be in sets of 4, or at least in matching groups of 2 on each axle. This extends the life of your new tires and keeps your tire wear even.

If you need help with your tire purchase, some to us! We can help you compare tire specifications and prices before you buy, to ensure you are getting the best new tires for your needs and budget.

Tire Balancing

Tire Balancing is important to increase the basic safety of your vehicle and extend the life of your tires. The certified technicians at our auto repair shop are here to help with all of your tire balancing and tire service needs.

Tire balancing happens each time you replace your vehicle's tires. Since tires wear depending on road problems and driving practices, uneven wear can be visible after the initial 1,000-2,000 miles of use. It’s important to check your tires balance every 4,000-6,000 miles. Our certified technicians can assist in determining if your tires need to be balanced and rotated based on mileage and wear.

Tire Rotation

Your vehicle's weight is not distributed evenly to all four corners. If you leave all 4 tires just the way they are, some tires would eventually wear out faster than others. We know that a tire rotation is an essential part of making your tires last longer. The tire rotation process consists of moving your tires from front to back, moving them from one side of your vehicle to the other or a combination of both.

Uneven tire wear could bring about unsatisfactory gas efficiency, poor performance, reduce the life of the new tire and can easily cause safety problems. Regular tire rotation helps eliminate premature tire wear and could save you a lot of money on new tires. Visit our auto repair shop and let our trained technicians rotate your tires.

Tire Inspection

Tires need to be checked on a regular basis for damage, such as stones, nails or other sharp objects that may have penetrated the tire. They also need to be checked for bulges, tears or cuts that might be the result of contact with road hazards. If you have doubts about the condition of your tires, it's best to have them inspected by our technicians. Our auto repair shop is known for performing top-notch tire inspection services.

It’s not surprising that to hear that tires are the piece of a car that need replacing the most often. Tires experience a high-level of friction with everyday use. You may hear of the terms “tire rotation” and “tire balancing” when you come in for an oil change, but what does each term even mean? We’ll outline the difference between the two below.

Just know that TLS Motorworks will never sell you on service you don’t need. If your vehicle doesn’t need a tire rotation at the time of service, you won’t be sold on a tire rotation service.

What Is A Tire Rotation?

A tire rotation is when we move around the order of your tires. For example, taking the back two tires and placing them up front, and vice versa. It may also be as simple as switching tires from left to right.

What Is Tire Balancing?

Tire balancing is something that should be done every time you get your tires rotated. Balancing your tires makes sure that the combined weight of your wheel and tire are evenly distributed. This is a process that does require special equipment, all of which our technicians have access to at TLS Motorworks.

Hot days in Atlanta will cause tires to wear down at a faster rate during summer months. You may feel your vehicle start to shake as a result.

Why Is It Important To Rotate Your Tires?

Tires wear down as you drive due to friction. However, it is important to note that your tires will not wear down at the same rate. In fact, we rarely see instances where tires do wear down evenly. Perhaps you carry a lot of weight in your trunk. That will cause more stress on your back tires, wearing them down quicker. Having your tires rotated could bring your front tires (with the least amount of wear) to the back, and your back tires (with more wear) to the front. This will even out the wearing process as you continue to drive.

When you then come in for your regularly scheduled oil change, we’ll look at the tread of your tires. If it looks like it is time to rotate the configuration, we will do that for you. If they appear to be fine as is, great – no extra service needed! In summary, having your tires rotated will allow them to wear down more evenly, extending the overall life of your tires.

Tire Rotation & Balancing Service in Atlanta, GA

We recommend having your tires rotated when you bring your vehicle in for an oil change. What we mean to say is, we will look to see if your tires actually need rotating at that time. From there, we will let you know what we think. We’ll even show you how the wear is different between your tires if you’d like.

If you notice your car shaking or even veering to one direction while driving, you may need a wheel alignment service as well. If you’re car is behaving this way, it’s best to schedule an appointment so the team at TLS Motorworks can properly diagnose your issue. Schedule your appointment below.

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