Understanding the Role of Your Wheels
Do you know what wheels do? Aside from holding the tires in place and offering aesthetic appeal, wheels are responsible for a lot more than you may think. For instance, a wheel is the connecting piece between the engine power and tire. Engine power is released and sent through the drive shaft, which then leads to the wheel. The power is then transferred from the axle/hub to the tires. Considering this, it comes as no surprise that your vehicle’s wheels affect accelerating and braking, ride quality, handling, and alignment. There are many aspects to a wheel, such as the outboard face, center bore, plate, spokes, rim, bolt circle, and valve stem bore. Alaska Tire Service in Eagle River, Alaska is your trusted source for your wheel needs. We offer wheel service (wheel alignment) and repair, tire services (tire rotations, balances, and tire sales) and custom wheels. If you are in need of a new set of wheels, look to our experts! At our tire shop, we service all makes and models, in addition to commercial vehicles and semis, and we look forward to serving you and equipping your vehicle with custom wheels soon.