The interval for the tire rotation could depend on a recommendation from either the tire manufacturer or the vehicle maker. The interval is typically around 5,000 miles but could range from 3,000 to 8,000 miles. So why do tires need to be rotated and how do you know when the right time is for your vehicle?
Front tires wear differently than the rear tires because steering wears the shoulders faster up front. Rotating the position of the tires will allow for more even wear among all 4 tires. Now the suspension set-up on certain vehicles may also affect the relative wear between the front and rear tires.
There are several rotation patters but don’t worry- stop by our shop and we will know what the correct pattern is for your vehicle!
Wheels and tires aren’t ever perfectly balanced due to slight variations in the manufacturing process and the placement of tire pressure sensors. To ensure that the tire spins correctly, weights are strategically placed on the wheels. When a wheel is out of balance it is essentially bouncing thousands of extra times every mile. What is the result of that? Uncomfortable vibrations in the steering wheel or through the seat. An unbalanced tire will also wear quicker and is harder on your shocks and struts.
If you detect vibration or uneven wear, your wheels should be balanced. A wheel balance check every year is a good idea.
Because tires cost so much, it is really important to do everything you can to make them last as long as possible! Routine maintenance such as proper tire inflation, regular tire rotation and wheel balancing are the keys to long tire life. Call us today and take the needed steps to protect your tires!
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