A lot of Kent drivers get custom wheels. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you?re not careful. Sometimes, once they?re mounted, they just didn?t fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don?t want that.
Consulting a tire professional at NorthShore Automotive & RV Repair can ensure you get the right fit. First he?ll ask you a series of questions about your driving needs in Kent and what you want in your new wheels.
At NorthShore Automotive & RV Repair, we advise Kent tire buyers that not every wheel can go on every car. Care must be taken so that tires and wheels are not too large or that the wheel is centered too far towards the outside or the inside so the tires rub.
If you don?t want to make any modifications to your truck, you need to focus on the wheels that fit. With trucks, some Kent people like much bigger tires so they need a suspension lift.
Also, most Kent people don?t realize that you need to keep the rolling diameter of your new tires ? that?s, like 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.
The truck?s computers that control these systems are calibrated to a certain size tire. When you go bigger or smaller, the computer doesn?t know what changes you made so it 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 speed. If you go with a different rolling diameter, your truck?s engine control computer can be reprogrammed for the new tire size. For information on reprogramming the engine computer, call us at 253.838.9142.
Either way, there are hundreds of wheel and tire choices to choose from in Kent. You can pick the style of wheel you want and then talk with your NorthShore Automotive & RV Repair tire professional about how big the wheel should be ? and select the right tire to meet your style, performance, ride and handling needs.
At NorthShore Automotive & RV Repair in Federal Way WA (98023) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 253.838.9142. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.