Ready for a change? In case you didn’t know, tire rotation is an important part of regular car maintenance. Just what is tire rotation, you ask, and how often do you need to rotate your tires? To put it simply, tire rotation is moving around the tires to a different position on your vehicle to make sure that the tread wears in an even pattern. For example, the front tires will be moved to the rear of the vehicle and the rear tires to the front. Typically, tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles (about every other oil change).
Your mechanic can help you to determine if your tires need to be rotated. An obvious clue is uneven tread wear. Or, if you notice that your vehicle is making unusual noises, you have trouble steering straight down the road, or that your vehicle is vibrating more than usual, schedule a tire service as soon as possible to find the source of the problem.
Are there benefits to rotating your tires?
- Your tires will last longer because tread wear is evenly distributed;
- Improves fuel efficiency, reducing the cost of gas;
- Assurance that you will not get stranded on the road because of worn out tires; and
- Reduces car vibrations that might cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
Wondering how often do you need to rotate your tires? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at theWrench, Ltd. Car Care Center today for more information about tire repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Silverdale, WA, and the surrounding area.