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Why You Should Be Aware of Tire Wear

Why You Should Be Aware of Tire Wear

With use, tires wear out. This is a normal process as the tread becomes shallower and overall performance starts to change However, irregular tread wear can occur for a variety of reasons. This can lead to having to replace your tires sooner than expected, costing you a handsome chunk of change Regular checking the tread depth and wear condition on each of your tires will let you know when it's time for a rotation and detect other potential maintenance requirements to get the most out of your vehicle If your tires could use some attention, it's time to pay a visit to tire experts like Frank's Servicenter. In this article, we're talking you through why it's so important to be aware of your tire wear so that you can go forth on the road confidently! Tire Wear: Why it Matters Improper tread depth on your tires can lead to unsafe driving conditions. Not only does this put you at risk, but those around you as well Most states have a ... read more

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Control Arm

What the heck is a Control Arm? You have your car in for a concern that it is pulling to the side when braking. You are informed that you need a new "Control Arm"! But what is that anyway? Control arms are an integral portion of independent suspension. These arms are generally made of iron or aluminum and a wishbone or triangle shape. Depending on the type of suspension system your car may have one or more control arms at each wheel. The metal arm has a combination of bushings and/or ball joints connecting to the adjacent suspension components. What goes wrong with a Control Arm? Outside of accident damage and rot the metal portion of the arm can last an extremely long amount of time. The failure on modern control arms is the joints and bushings that are attaching the arms to the suspension. In some cases we can save some expense by replacing just the end components. Your service advisor can direct you based on your particular situation and vehicle. The pulling describ ... read more