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The symptoms

Many drivers in West Des Moines want custom wheels. When you do this yourself ( or over the internet) you could run into trouble if you’re not careful. Sometimes they just don’t fit right; rubbing in turns or over bumps. 

The problem 

If you notice any of the following symptoms, your wheels might be misaligned or off center. 

  • Uneven tire wear 
  • Steering wheel pulling to one side or crooked when driving straight
  • Noisy steering or tire movement 
  • Drifing or difficulty making turns

Consulting your All Pro Servicenter professional can ensure you get the right fit. First he’ll ask you a series of questions about your driving needs and what you want in your new wheels. 

Now, not every wheel can go on every vehicle. Care must be taken so that new tires or new wheels aren’t too large, or that the wheel is centered too far towards the outside or the inside. If you don’t want to make any modifications to your car, you would need to focus on a combination that would fit.

With trucks, some West Des Moines folks like much bigger tires so they need a suspension lift. Carrying out a wheel replacement or tire rotation without proper training can cause centering and size issues, which can cause damage to your car. 

Also, most West Des Moines drivers don’t realize that you need to keep the rolling diameter – that’s the overall height of the tire – very close to what came from the factory in order for your anti-lock brakes and stability control systems to work properly. Choosing the correct height is an important part of vehicle safety. 

The computers that control these systems are programmed for a certain size tire. When drivers choose larger or smaller tires, the computer doesn’t know what changes you made, and can’t tell how fast you’re going. This, of course, means it sends commands to the brakes and traction control that are based on the wrong sensor information.

If you go with a different rolling diameter, your vehicle control computer can be reprogrammed for the new tire size. This is an important step in extending the life of your tires.

The Solution

Either way, there are hundreds of wheel and tire choices to choose from in Iowa. You can pick the style of wheel you want and then talk with your All Pro Servicenter tire professional about how big the wheel should be. 

When it comes to choosing tires and wheel size, our service technicians can help you select the right tire to meet your style, performance, ride and handling needs. The best way to do all this is to have a specialist see your vehicle in person or during a routine auto maintenance appointment. 

Whether you are ready to take on a wheel or tire replacement yourself, or will need someone to handle it for you, All Pro servicenter is here to help! We are proud to offer a range of car care services and support to keep West Des Moines drivers safe and comfortable on the road. 

Give us a call today to find out which tires are best for your vehicle. Or to schedule a wheel service or tire service. All Pro Servicenter is proud to be a reliable resource for West Des Moines and central Iowa drivers. If you’re not sure about your car’s wheel or tire needs, we would be happy to help! 

All Pro Servicenter
1121 Railroad Ave
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

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