Many roads in California are in very bad condition particularly in the West Los Angeles region, so driving on them can cause your alignment to be affected. To protect your investment in your European car it is very important that your wheel alignment be checked and set at least once a year, if not more often. The occasional impact with a pothole can cause you wheel alignment to progressively get worse. At Import MotorWorx we recommend that an alignment be completed yearly at a minimum and that tire pressures be checked about every 60 days. To perform that service we recently installed a high-precision Hunter Alignment Machine that was designed to meet even the stringent specifications. We also carry a full range of tires both run-flat and conventional for the most popular European brands like AUdi, BMW, Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, MINI, Porsche and Volkswagen. We can perform a 4 wheel alignment at half the cost of the dealership.
Over the last few years some European manufacturers including BMW have been fitting run-flat tires to an increasing number of their production models to provide added safety with optimum performance and space saving capabilities. These tires don’t come cheap. Average run-flats can cost upwards of $350 each on the larger model vehicles. Misaligned wheels not only affect your vehicle’s handling characteristics but also cause premature and excessive tire wear. The effects on your quality tire performance can be far reaching. A common characteristic of these tires that we have noticed is that they can lose up to 4 PSI during any given month. Sometimes these tires have such thick sidewalls it is impossible to look at your tire and notice that it is low on pressure. If this goes unchecked for a few months then excessive tire wear will begin to occur.
Give us a call to schedule your next tire service. We look forward to enhancing your vehicle’s total overall performance. Expert wheel alignments and tire services are performed by the Lawndale, Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach area’s service provider. For your convenience, use our online scheduling system. We look forward to serving you!