When your car is manufactured, its tires are precisely balanced to ensure the smoothest ride, safest handling, and best fuel economy. However, once you buy your car and drive it off the lot, every single bump and pothole gradually knocks your tires out of balance. Eventually, they could become imbalanced to the point that they're unsafe. Fortunately, you can have your tires professionally balanced at any tire shop, dealership service center, and most general auto repair shops.
Whether you're a new driver or are someone who has made a commitment to be more diligent about properly maintaining your vehicle, preventative care starts from the ground up. Learning how to take care of your vehicle's tires might seem small compared to changing the oil or understanding the radiator, but something as simple as ensuring your tires are properly inflated can have a multitude of benefits. Don't let your apprehension cost you -- drop to one knee, unscrew one tire's valve cap and get to work.