Rotating your tires saves you money in the long run! It might seem like an unnecessary service, but trust us, it’s absolutely necessary. Tires need to be rotated because they will wear differently on the front of your vehicle than they will on the rear. Rotating the tires evens out the wear patterns so those front or back wear patterns won’t become excessive and shorten the life of your tires. Your tires should be rotated every 5,000 miles, or with every oil change.
Regularly rotating your tires prevents excessive wear and tear in one spot, which can lead to tire blowouts and expensive repair bills. Our tire rotation service requires little time for a great return on your investment – not to mention it minimizes safety concerns. Tire rotation helps to equalize tread wear and is critical to gain the maximum life from your tire investment. Rotating your tires isn’t as simple as it might sound, and it’s important to let qualified and experienced mechanics handle the job. There are specific tire rotation patterns that should be followed, based on these factors:
- Whether your tires are directional or non-directional (directional tires have a tread pattern that is designed to rotate in one direction only)
- Whether your vehicle is front-wheel, rear-wheel, 4-wheel, or all-wheel drive
- Whether you have a full-size spare tire or a mini-spare
- Whether you have staggered fitment tires (different sizes and/or offsets on front and rear) or not
Maintenance Tips/Suggestions: Refer to your owner’s manual for the recommended rotation interval and pattern; generally a rotation interval of 5,000 miles is recommended. We recommend a tire rotation with every oil change. The rotation pattern varies with different makes and models, which shows the tire locations during rotation. Some vehicles have different size tires on the front and back or directional tires. This limits the locations that a tire may take on the vehicle. When in doubt, check the owner’s manual or consult a professional technician for guidance. Tire rotation time also offers a good opportunity to have the tires and wheels balanced. It’s another step you can take to maximize your tire investment.