A tire rotation is something that can help keep your vehicle operating efficiently and at top performance levels. The key to avoiding uneven tire wear is regularly moving each tire to a different corner of the car. This way, each tires experiences a variety of wear patterns over time, and wears out at the same rate as the other tires.
When tires need rotating
Your car’s owner’s manual should tell you how frequently tire rotation is recommended. Schedules range from every 3,000 to 7,000 miles. As a rough estimate, rotating your tires every other time you change your oil should keep them wearing evenly. The exact rotation pattern depends on the vehicle and the tires themselves. Again, the owner’s manual should describe the recommended pattern for particular car. The standard pattern is to move the front tires straight to the rear, and move the rear tires to the front, but cross them over (so that the right rear ends up on the left front). The reverse pattern is also common. The exact pattern isn’t really that important as long as you are consistent each time you rotate the tires. Just make sure every tire spends some time at each corner of the car.
Importance of Rotations
Don’t overlook tire rotation. Just a few minutes of maintenance will keep your tires wearing evenly, improving your car’s handling and overall performance. If you are not sure when to have the tires rotated, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the correct schedule. You can also schedule an appointment so we can inspect the tires for you as well. When we check the tires, we can check the condition of them. The air pressure will be checked to ensure that the tires are properly inflated. The tread wear will also be inspected. With proper tread, your vehicle will be able to handle the road more efficiently when you drive.