Tire rotations

Tire rotations are important for your vehicle. Having a tire rotation means moving them from one wheel to another. This can be from left to right or back to front, or even diagonally. Tire rotation is needed to help keep your vehicle lasting as long as possible. Tires tend to wear unevenly. The front tires tend to wear on the outside edges because the tire leans over when you turn a corner. The rear tires just follow the fronts, so they usually wear more evenly. If you leave tires in place, those outside edges on the front tires will wear down much faster than the rest. You will have to replace the tires miles sooner.

Uneven wear

A poor alignment or unbalanced tires can also cause uneven wear. Rotating tires keeps them from wearing unevenly. That will make your ride smoother and handling safer. It also extends the life of your tires, saving you time and money in the long run. There are three things that happen during a rotation. First, each tire and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position. The air pressure will then be checked. If it is too low or has too much air, it will be adjusted to the recommendation. The brakes can also be checked while the tires are off.

Rotating the tires

Tires tend to wear unevenly. Front tires tend to wear most on their outside edges, but all tires can wear unevenly due to even the slightest imbalance or misalignment. To get the most life from your tires, it’s a good idea to have them rotated regularly. Having your tires rotated twice a year helps them wear longer and more evenly. If you have front wheel drive, rotation is even more important. If you notice any issues with your vehicle, make sure to contact us. By scheduling an appointment we can inspect the vehicle for you. If there is a problem, it is always best to have it resolved as soon as possible.

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