Holiday Travel is Easier with Proper Wheel Alignment

November 2nd, 2015
Wheel Alignment in St. Clairesville, OHThe holidays are coming up, you’re getting the car or minivan loaded, the kids have plenty to keep them busy on the trip, the oil’s been changed and everything’s ready to go. Except for one thing…the fact that your vehicle is consistently pulling to the right. 
 
A pull to one side can be due to an underinflated tire, but if all your tires are at the proper inflation, chances are that the pull is due to poor wheel alignment. Your vehicle leaves the factory with the front wheels set at specific angles in relation to the frame and the rear wheels, for optimum steering, handling and ride quality. Over time, these angles can drift out of spec due to normal wear and tear, or due to an impact such as a hard hit on a pothole, railroad tracks ...[more]
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Tires to Travel the Road Ahead

February 20th, 2015

What come to mind when you hear the word seatbelt? Safety. What comes to mind when you hear the words tire pressure? Despite the fact most car owners would not say safety, the tires of a vehicle are the most important safety feature it possesses. Tires are the only part of the vehicle that have direct contact with the road and therefor are the most important feature of your vehicle to keep well maintained.

What is tire pressure? Why is it important? The pressure in your tires affects nearly everything in your vehicle, from fuel economy to the handling of your vehicle. At Joe's Tires, staff understands the importance of tire safety and upkeep and encourages customers to be knowledgeable about their tires and know when they need servicing or replacement.

The easiest, most effective way to know when your tires need servicing ...[more]

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Choosing the Right Tire - Joes Tires and Service

November 25th, 2013

Choosing the Right Tireby: Clarke Jamison

 

We know you've heard it before, but it's critical enough to repeat: the tires you choose for your vehicle are important. It is critical to understand that the tires on your vehicle are the one single link to the road surface. To keep the rest of your vehicle performing at its peak, your tires are the very foundation of your vehicle.

Different quality tires will last for different periods of time, depending on wear and tear. Regular maintenance is key to longer tread life, but tread wears down over time and with use. Once you get to the point where you need to replace your tires, there are several choices that you can make. The easiest choice is ge ...[more]

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Getting Revenge Against Pot Holes and Proper Wheel Alignment - Joes Tires and Service

March 19th, 2012

by: Clarke Jamison

 

A highly important factor in ensuring the longevity of your tires is maintaining proper wheel alignment. A car with proper wheel alignment will give a smooth and comfortable ride that will be vibration-free and void of any drifting that can occur, when wheel alignment is incorrect.

When a car is being aligned, it is actually the suspension that is being tuned and not the wheels and tires. However, it is important how your car's wheels and tires are directed and angled in the end. There are four main parts to a proper wheel alignment: the caster, the camber, the toe, and the ride height:

Caster - Caster angle or is the angular displacement from the vertical axis of the suspension of a steered wheel in a car, b ...[more]

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