A vehicle alignment brings the car's suspension into the proper vehicle manufacturer's specification by adjusting components so that the wheels are aligned with each other and the road surface. A proper alignment squares the car's wheels and axles with each other so that they are moving in the same direction. Each vehicle's manufacturer designates standard angles for the alignment, specified in degrees which provide improved handling and performances as well as maximizing tire tread life. Apex Auto Tech offers state of the art alignment equipment.
At Apex Auto Tech, we know how inconvenient a flat tire can be. Tires can lose air for many reasons including a punctured tire, a corroded rim, a leaky valve stem, or a cracked wheel. If you do experience a flat or low tire, come to a stop in a safe place as quickly as possible. If you are stranded on the roadside, turn on your flashers and raise your hood. Once you are safely situated, you can change to your spare or call for roadside assistance. Remember, driving for even a very short distance on a deflated tire will damage the tire beyond repair. Trust your friends at Apex Auto Tech to fix or replace a tire and get you back on the road quickly.
Tires are no longer just rubber and oil. Instead, they are made up of several layers of materials, each playing its own role in how the tire functions. Today's tires last longer and are less prone to dangerous blowouts than older tires. They are also better at maintaining contact with the road and can even help a car's performance. Choosing the right tires has drastically changed over the years. As an example a vehicle towing heavy weight will need a high load rating tire. If a vehicle is driven in an area with heavy rain or snow, you might prefer the purchase tires with a better traction rating, the life expectancy of a tire depends on road conditions, driving habits, usage and the type of tire. Your tires need to be changed at the very least every 6 years. The rubber in the tires dries out over time. This can lead to cracking, greater stress on the tire's infrastructure and catastrophic failure. A great drive starts with properly installed tires! At Apex Auto Tech we have professionally trained staff on hand to provide the best tires and tire installation in the industry.
Your tire pressure monitoring system, often referred to as TPMS, is an electronic system designed to monitor the air pressure in your tires. This system uses real time tire pressure information to alert you if there is a tire pressure problem. If your tire pressure drops to an unsafe level, it will alert you via a light or warning message. Many systems will also tell you which tire is low. Low tire pressure is not only a safety issue, but it will also drastically shorten the life of a tire. Tire pressure sensors are powered by a non serviceable battery and will eventually fail due to low battery voltage. The average lifespan of a tire pressure sensor is 7 to 9 years. It's also recommended that sensors be replaced or properly serviced when new tires are installed. At Apex Auto Tech we have the tools, equipment, training and knowledge to properly service or diagnose your Tire Pressure Monitoring System. We would be happy to handle all of your tire service needs today.
While you drive, your tires wear at different rates due to steering. The most notable wear occurs on the front tires. Regular tire rotation can keep the wear on your tires even, improving fuel economy, ensuring proper handling, and extending the life of your tires. Depending on the vehicle, your tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 10,000 miles (9,000 to 16,000 kilometers). The tire experts at Apex Auto Tech can quickly and professionally rotate your tires at your convenience.