Why Do I Need To Rotate My Car Tires?
Regular tire rotation is an important part of your car’s maintenance schedule. 416 Wheels and Tires recommends rotating tires every 5,000 miles to ensure even tread wear. This helps to extend the life of your tires, and ensures that your car is handling and performing at its best. Uneven tread wear can cause unusual vibrations, especially if your car is out of alignment. Proper tire rotation helps prevent these issues. It also helps improve the cornering and stopping power of your tires, helping to keep you and your passengers safe on the road.
How Can Tire Rotation Help Save Money?
Tire rotation helps maximize the life of your tires. It also gives our mechanics a chance to check for air leaks and other issues that can affect performance and safety.
The importance of tire rotations cannot be emphasized enough because uneven tire wear will cause poor handling and increase the chances of a flat tire, or in some cases, complete tire failure altogether. Rotating your tires will provide better traction, extend the life of your tires, increase fuel efficiency and overall, allow for a much smoother ride. Remember that if your tires wear unevenly, you will have to replace them a lot sooner, meaning paying for completely new tires.
Tire rotation is especially important for AWD vehicles. Uneven tread causes strain on the drivetrain and transmission, which will lead to costly transmission issues long-term. Proper tire care also makes your car safer by reducing stopping distance and improving handling. Our tire shop can help you rotate your tires on the right schedule, and find a new set of tires when the time comes.
Keep Up With Regular Tire Maintenance
It may be tempting to skip a rotation, especially with everything you have to deal with and how busy life can get, but this is something you must do and it cannot be ignored. 416 Wheels and Tires can help with all of your rotation needs so that you can drive safely knowing tire failure will not occur. Our mechanics understand that every car has specific needs and will take care of your vehicle based on their knowledge, skills, experience and the recommended kilometer intervals as stated by the car’s manufacturer.
Other Tire Rotation FAQs
Q: Is tire rotation necessary?
A: Tire rotation is necessary if you want your tires to last as long as possible. Rotating tires equalizes the wear that tires receive. If you opt not to rotate your tires, that’s fine, but you’ll likely end up buying more tires in the long run. And tires are expensive.
Q: How often should car tires be rotated?
A: During rotation, each tire and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position to ensure that all tires wear evenly and last longer. Tires should be rotated every six months or 6,000 to 8,000 miles.
Q: What is proper tire rotation?
A: Rear tires are moved diagonally to opposite sides on the front axle while the right front tire becomes the new spare tire. The spare tire is positioned on the right side of the rear axle while the left tire on the front axle is moved directly back into the left rear position.
Q: How much does it usually cost to rotate tires?
A: Expect to pay between $10 and $20 per wheel. All of this charge, remember, is labor, and so it all depends on your local auto shop’s labor rate. In total, therefore, you’re probably looking at somewhere between $40 and $80 for a tire rotation
If your car is in need of a tire rotation, visit 416 Wheels and Tires today!
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