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Tire Rotation & Alignment Center in Youngstown, OH

Sick of that tire light always coming on? Your tires keep you connected to the road, making them one of the most vital parts of your vehicle. Proper tire maintenance will help keep you and those around you safer on the road. It can also help maximize your tires’ tread life, keeping them on the road longer and saving you money. Two aspects of routine maintenance for your tires are tire alignment and rotation. Sweeney Chevrolet is proud to offer these services in our service center in Youngstown, Ohio.

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What Is Tire Alignment?

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When you have your tires aligned, the technician adjusts the car’s suspension and steering to fine-tune the angles of your tires. These angles impact how your tires make contact with the road, and every make and model has its own optional alignment angles. Proper tire alignment provides you with the best driving experience possible. Misalignment can cause poor handling, uneven tire wear, and shorter tread life. So keeping your tires aligned to the manufacturer’s specifications can help your tires last longer.

What Is Tire Rotation?

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A tire rotation helps spread the wear and tear out more evenly on the treads of your tires. Each tire position causes different wear on the tread, so moving the rear tires to the front or the left tires to the right can help maximize the tread life. Rotating your tires ensures that each tire is used more evenly. Tire rotation is also an excellent time to inspect your tires for the correct tire pressure, the right tread depth, and any signs of damage.

 

You can rotate your tires in several different patterns, including:

  • Front-to-rear : Swap the front tires with the rear tires, keeping them on the same side of the vehicle.
  • Side-to-side : Move the right tires to the left side of the vehicle and the left tires to the right side, keeping the front tires in the front and the rear tires in the back.
  • Forward cross : Move the front tires to the rear position on the same side while moving the rear tires to the opposite side in the front.
  • Rearward cross : Place the rear tires on the same side in the front, but cross the front tires to the opposite side on the rear.
  • X-pattern : Cross the front and rear tires to the opposite side and move them from front to back and back to front.

Tire Repair & Service Discounts

Tire Price Match Guarantee

Provide us with a better eligible* price at the time of purchase and we'll match it. Find a better price within 30 days of the purchase, and we'll refund the difference.

Eligible Tire Brands: BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Firestone, General, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Michelin, Pirelli, and Uniroyal.

*Ad, written estimate, or Internet quote for identical tire(s) from a competing tire retailer/installer located within 100 miles of the dealer required during guarantee period for price match. At Participating Dealers Only. Offer ends 12/31/2023.

EXPIRES: 12/30/2023

6-Quart ACDelco GM OE dexos1® Full Synthetic Oil Change and Tire Rotation

6-Quart ACDelco GM OE dexos1® Full Synthetic Oil Change and Tire Rotation

$69.95

*Tire balancing, tax, and more than 6 quarts of oil extra. Excludes diesel engines. See owner's manual for specific oil grades recommended by vehicle model.

EXPIRES: 03/24/2023

8-Quart ACDelco GM OE dexos1® Full Synthetic Oil Change and Tire Rotation

8-Quart ACDelco GM OE dexos1® Full Synthetic Oil Change and Tire Rotation

$84.95

*Tire balancing, tax, and more than 8 quarts of oil extra. Excludes diesel engines. See owner's manual for specific oil grades recommended by vehicle model.

EXPIRES: 03/24/2023

How Often Should You Have Your Tires Aligned and Rotated?

Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will list the manufacturer’s recommendation for how often you should have your tires aligned and rotated. Most manufacturers recommend that your tires be aligned and rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. For many of today’s vehicles, this coincides with every oil change or every other oil change to help you keep track of when to perform this routine maintenance. If you drive your vehicle infrequently, you’ll want to schedule this service every one to two years, regardless of mileage.

If you notice that your vehicle is pulling or drifting to the side or you can see uneven wear on your tire tread, you should have your alignment and rotation checked. For personalized advice about alignment and rotation based on your specific driving habits, contact the service team at Sweeney Chevrolet.

What Are 3 Signs That Your Car Needs an Alignment?

Your vehicle will exhibit some noticeable signs if you need an alignment. Common signs that your vehicle needs an alignment include:

  • Your vehicle drifts or pulls to the side.
  • The steering wheel sits crooked when driving straight.
  • Uneven or rapid tire wear that may or may not cause your tires to squeal.

These signs indicate that you should get your vehicle to our experts at the Sweeney Chevrolet service center to check your alignment.

Problems That Can Arise if You Don’t Get Your Tires Aligned and Rotated

If your tires are out of alignment or experiencing uneven wear, it can cause the steering to be more challenging and increase the chances of being involved in an accident. Misaligned tires drag to the side, forcing you to keep a stronger grip on the steering wheel to hold your vehicle on the road. Misalignment can also cause your vehicle to handle and brake differently. You may notice reduced fuel economy due to the drag from misalignment, costing you more at the pump. At the very worst, you may need to buy a new set of tires.

How Long Does It Take To Align and Rotate Tires?

A tire alignment will usually take an hour to complete under normal conditions for both two-wheel and four-wheel-drive vehicles. If your vehicle is severely misaligned or there’s excessive damage to the steering bushing, suspension system, track rod, or other components, it may take longer to complete. You can expect a typical tire rotation to take 30 to 45 minutes. Our Sweeney Chevrolet service team is ready to help you with either or both of these services.

How Can You Help Prevent Misalignment Issues?

You can take steps to help prevent alignment issues in your vehicle. Here are a few tips:

  • Remove heavy items from your trunk because too much weight can throw your alignment off.
  • Maintain the proper air pressure in your tires.
  • Drive conservatively to reduce the strain on your suspension and steering components.

Schedule Your Tire Alignment and Rotation Service in Youngstown, Ohio

The highly trained technicians at Sweeney Chevrolet are ready to perform your tire alignment and rotation. You can find us at 8010 Market St. in Boardman, Ohio. We serve customers across the area and from communities such as Austintown, Columbiana, Salem, Canfield, Warren, North Lima, Niles, Hermitage, New Castle, Hubbard, Grove City, Girard, Sharon, Farrell, Campbell, and Liberty. We pride ourselves on offering excellent service to every customer, every time.

Call 330-685-9047 or schedule your service appointment online, including for tire alignment and rotation. Our Sweeney Chevrolet service center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for your convenience. Check out our service specials online to save money on your next scheduled service. If you’re in the market for new tires, we have those too!

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