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Tire Rotation and Balancing
Tires are rotated to even our tread wear. We rotate the tires so that all the tires do some duties on the front as well as getting a bit of rest on the back of the car. Most of the tires move from front to back, but patterns can vary on different vehicles.
Wheel balancing is required when there are some heavy spots on the tires that can create unbalance problems. Unbalanced wheels bounce as you drive along the road and can cause annoying vibrations at higher speeds, and also cause your tires to wear out prematurely. So a simple tire rotation and wheel balancing can help save you from more costly repairs or purchases down the line.
Shocks and Struts
Your car’s shocks and struts’ main job is to keep your tires firmly on the ground. When well maintained, the suspension allows you to maintain proper road handling during acceleration and on turns, ensuring safe braking distances. When shocks are worn, your vehicle won’t handle as well – you’ll bounce over bumps, wallow around corner, your rear will dive when you accelerate and could even become unsafe. Replacing worn shocks and struts will extend the life of your tires, prevent premature tire wear as well as costly suspension damage
The normal lifespan for shocks is roughly 80,000 km. An annual inspection ensures your safety and lets you enjoy a pleasant (and safe) driving experience.