Tire and Wheel Repair
Whether you drive a sports car or a hatchback, it is important that your tires and wheels are in proper working order to meet your vehicle’s needs. At Yakima Automotive & Collision, LLC we repair both original manufactured and custom designed wheels and tires for all types of vehicles and brands.
Signs That You Need to Repair Your Tires
Answering the ‘how often should you change your tires’ question will depend on a range of different variables. Factors such as the annual distance covered, the driver’s own road habits, the climate of the location where the majority of the driving takes place (rural vs. urban) and the tires respective design, all play a role in determining the length of their lifespan. However, on average and as a general rule of thumb, it is recommended that ten years (from the date of manufacture) is the point you should not exceed without changing your tires.
However, it is also very important to remember that after five years your tires should be inspected at least once every year to make sure they are in proper working condition and to take care of any small or remedial repairs that may need to take place. This is necessary to ensure the continued road worthiness of your tires – a feature that will ensure your safety and that of your fellow passengers and other motorists.
Common Causes of Wheel Rim Damage
We all know that your wheels metal rims’ are made of tough stuff that are designed to support the vehicle and withstand some of the most challenging road conditions. They are not however, indestructible and must be maintained carefully to ensure their continued efficiency. Three of the most damaging factors for a wheels metal rim are: