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Why Rotate and Balance Your Tires?

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How to Increase Your Vehicle’s Life Expectancy

Do you want to use your car’s tires for a much longer time before you need to purchase new ones? Do you want to make sure that your vehicle won’t skid or slip due to worn-out tire treads? If you do, then you have to rotate and balance your tires when the right time for that comes.

Did you know that the average lifespan of a new tire is about 7 years? While you can find numerous ways to maximize the longevity of your tires, simply rotating and balancing them can increase their life expectancy and help you get the most out of your vehicle. Goodwill Car Donations has pulled together these two important points on taking care of your vehicle’s tires.

  1. Your tires must wear out uniformly and equally.

As you drive your car over hard and rocky surfaces, you have to make sure that your tires are wearing out uniformly and equally. Unfortunately, most car owners tend to forget to rotate their vehicles’ tires, which is one of their most important maintenance responsibilities. The process of tire rotation involves the reattachment of each tire to a different axle.

Aside from maintaining and even enhancing the lifespan of tires as well as reducing noise and vibration, a tire rotation will also help you save money by not having to purchase new tires for your vehicle prematurely. What’s more, timely tire rotation can also ensure your safety because this ensures your tires’ evenness, smoothness, and stability when you’re driving. Their tread depths will become more sufficient and car accidents due to compromised tires will be minimized.

  1. Balancing your tires will improve their efficiency.

With regular use, your tires will eventually become imbalanced, compromising your safety and your control over your vehicle. With imbalanced tires, you’ll feel your car shake while you’re driving.

Making sure that your tires are balanced will enhance their efficiency because this will ensure the proper and equal distribution of weight. With well-balanced tires, their performance will become better.

Regular rotation and balancing your tires will not only help them last longer, but these processes will also ensure your safety on the road by helping you steer clear of accidents including heat build-ups, blowouts, and hydroplaning.

Do Something Awesome for Your Community

If you’ve decided to replace your old vehicle with a new one, you must be thinking about what to do with your clunker. How about donating that beater to us at Goodwill Car Donations? We’ll use it to improve the lives of the impoverished residents of your community.

We will auction off your vehicle and turn over the proceeds to the Goodwill organizations serving your area. Spread throughout the United States, Goodwill organizations are IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits that cater to disadvantaged Americans. They include the men and women in your community who are suffering from disabilities, lack of education, job experience, or essential skills, and other personal issues that are keeping them stuck in poverty.

Goodwill organizations use the funding sourced from our vehicle donation programs to sustain their delivery of critical services to their beneficiaries. These services include job and skills training, career opportunities, vocational and educational services, internship programs, financial support, disability benefits, and other critical community-building support services.

Expect to be sufficiently rewarded for your charitable contribution. We’ll pick up and tow your vehicle for free wherever you are located in the United States. Your donation will also entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

We accept almost all types of vehicles, including those that no longer functioning well or not running at all.

To find out the details of our quick and easy vehicle donation process as well as other relevant information, visit our FAQs page. Questions? Call us at 866-233-8586 or leave us a message here.

It’s Easy to Help the Needy

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You can easily help the struggling disadvantaged residents in your community without much effort on your part. All you have to do is donate to us any vehicle that you’re no longer using. We’ll use that car to turn their lives around. Call Goodwill Car Donations at 866-233-8586 or fill out our online donation form now!