Why & How Often Should I Get My Tires Rotated?
Vehicle ownership entails maintenance and repairs if you wish to enjoy a reliable commute and predictable vehicle expenses. Tires can be an expensive investment that helps your vehicle be safer, so it’s vital to keep up with tire rotations to ensure even wear across the tire set. At Eagle River Chrysler, we provide numerous automotive services through our Service Centre to support our customers’ vehicle ownership experiences.
Differences Between Tire Rotation, Balance, & Alignment
A tire rotation refers to rotating tire positions on your vehicle to even out wear across all four tires. However, tire balancing refers to the actual balancing of the tire to the wheel, which involves using counterweights to let the wheel spin flawlessly. Lastly, a tire alignment refers to adjusting your vehicle’s steering components to set the wheels at a specified measurement to have the best handling and deliver even tire wear.
Tire Rotation For Front-Wheel-Drive & AWD Vehicles
Various factors can determine how your vehicle’s wheels get a rotation service, including directional tires and different types of drivetrains. Directional tires usually get rotated front to back but never side to side since that will place the tire tread pattern backwards. As for different drivetrains, you will find that front-wheel-drive models experience greater tire wear on the front tires, while all-wheel-drive vehicles have almost even wear across all four tires. A tire rotation becomes a must to eliminate the chance that a front set of tires might be experiencing higher wear in all-wheel-drive vehicles.
Is tire rotation necessary?
Yes, if you wish to maximize the lifespan of all four of your vehicle’s tires, you should keep up with tire rotations.
How often should I rotate my car tires?
You should follow your vehicle’s specific owner’s manual for the tire rotation interval, but if there’s a recommendation, consider rotating your tires every other oil change or 8,000-10,000 kilometres.
Schedule A Service Appointment
Contact us to ask any questions about tire rotations or any other automotive service. Our experts are always available to help, so don’t hesitate to schedule your tire service today.