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POTHOLE SEASON AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TIRE ALIGNMENT

POTHOLE SEASON AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TIRE ALIGNMENT

POTHOLE SEASON AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TIRE ALIGNMENT

We all know how bad the roads can get in Southern Ontario winters, and not just when there’s snow or ice on the ground. Potholes are areas of the road’s surface that have cracked and formed a hole. A pothole varies in size, and large ones can cause severe damage to your vehicle. Potholes are caused by the heated friction of traffic paired with the cold temperatures, causing the road to expand and contract, leading to cracks and holes. These road imperfections can lead to tire misalignment and undercarriage damage. So, it’s essential to avoid them or, if they are unavoidable, go as slowly as possible over them.

WHEEL ALIGNMENT IN KINGSTON, ON

If you find it difficult to steer or your vehicle/steering wheel veers to one side when trying to go straight, your tires may be misaligned. If your tires are misaligned, it can lead to uneven wear and tear on your wheels, decreasing their longevity. So, it’s vital that you schedule a service appointment if you are experiencing tire misalignment symptoms. Here at Lexus of Kingston, we have all the tools, knowledge, and parts to get your vehicle back in optimal working condition. Our alignment services include caster alignment for more stability at high speeds, camber alignment for extended tire tread life and more stable cornering, toe alignment to extend tread life and improve fuel efficiency and comfort, and tire balance, which creates a smooth ride and stable steering. When all of these services are performed, you will experience a noticeable difference in your vehicle’s performance. So, contact us today or visit our online Service Centre to schedule an appointment and learn more!