What’s Shaking? Is It Your Steering Wheel?
Check for Loose Parts:
Inspect and adjust any inadequacies - nuts, bolts, fittings, positioning, etc. Have your tires rotated and balanced every 5,000 miles.
Regular Wheel Alignment:
Annually, or each time you purchase new tires or have some sort of tire-related maintenance performed, be sure to obtain a digital, professional all-wheel alignment.
Invest in Proper Tires:
If you are living in a cold or warm climate most of the time, seasonally-appropriate tires can make a world of difference. Invest in a quality tire that is designed for your city’s terrain and climate.
Every 4,000 miles (or whatever the recommended service is for your vehicle or tires), take your vehicle to visit a professional auto repair technician. They are trained to locate mechanical issues before you notice them on the road.
This can change drastically as temperatures fluctuate. Tire pressure should be monitored at least every two weeks, if not more.
Avoid road hazards, curbs (put down that cell phone!), speedbumps and other obstacles that may wreak havoc on your wheels and tires (i.e.: potholes). The more aware you are when driving the better off your ride, and wheels will be.
Damage form over tightened or too-loose lug nuts or bolts can be avoided by non-machine tightening only. Get personal with your wheels, use a hands-on approach.
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