When you think car maintenance, it’s possible you’re considering the work that takes place under your car’s hood. That’s important, but drivers must also remember to have their vehicle’s tires regularly rotated and aligned.
These two processes play an important role in extending the life of your tires and keeping you safe on the road. Front tires wear out more quickly than rear tires because pressure is applied to them every time the steering wheel turns. Rotation helps even the wear on the tires.
Generally, tires must be rotated every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Check the owner’s manual for more specific recommendations or see your mechanic for additional expert advice.
Tire alignment means your car’s tires are perfectly positioned parallel to one another and perpendicular to the ground. If they aren’t, your vehicle could have trouble moving down the road smoothly and safely, and you’d have difficulty steering. Misaligned tires pull in the direction they’re pointing, working against the other tires on your car. Fuel economy will be reduced, and suspension and other components on your car may be damaged.
You’ll need to be especially aware of your car to know if you need alignment. If you notice an uneven wear pattern on your tires, if the vehicle pulls to one side when you take your hands off the wheel, or if you have had an accident, you may need to have an alignment performed.
Once your alignment is complete, take your car for a drive on a level, straight road. See that your steering wheel is positioned correctly and that the car moves in a straight line. If it doesn’t, return to the automotive shop for additional tweaks to get the alignment correct.
Windsor Nissan has a state-of-the-art servicer center with the latest tools and technologies to repair your vehicle no matter what make or model. Windsor Nissan’s staff consists of factory trained technicians, who will thoroughly diagnosis your and repair your vehicle’s problem. Plus, we use genuine Nissan parts to ensure that your vehicle has no lapses in warranty coverage. You can utilize our FREE shuttle service or you may wait in our customer friendly lounge which offers wireless internet for our busy customers, or simply relax with a coffee and choose from numerous newspapers and magazines.
To schedule your auto service, you can call us, email us, or schedule online by completing our quick service appointment form. Once you are a part of the Windsor Nissan family, you can join our email list and receive monthly service coupons that will save you hundreds. We will also securely save your entire service history so that we can better serve your automotive needs each and every time you visit our convenient location. And if you haven’t joined the Maguire Rewards Program, be sure to sign up today! You can earn 3% cash back on every service visit and apply it to your service, parts, and/or accessory bill. Whether you need a tune up or major automotive repair, you can trust the quality of Windsor Nissan‘s Factory Authorized Service Center.
So schedule your service appointment today at Windsor Nissan. We have evening and weekend hours available to work with your busy life.
On Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 Marcy Maguire, CEO of Windsor Nissan and Ambassador for the NADA Charitable Foundation, presented East Windsor Township’s D.A.R.E. Program with a gift of $1,500. As Ambassador of the NADA Charitable Foundation Marcy Maguire may present a gift to a program of her choosing. Receiving the gift, on the behalf of the program, were Mayor Janice Mironov and Police Cheif Spain of East Windsor. The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program was introduced in 1983 as a way to teach children (from kindergarten to 12th grade) how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence free lives. The program focuses around police officers going to their local schools to teach classroom lessons on alcohol/drug, peer pressure and violence prevention.