Do You Really Need to Rotate Your Car’s Tires?

Minit-Tune & Brake| Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Your schedule is full of daily items to take care of. From taking the kids to their soccer matches to attending weekly meetings and keeping up with the demands of work, you have more than enough on your plate. When there is so much to do and such little time, you might assume foregoing automobile maintenance is not a big deal; especially when it comes to tire rotations.

Though tire rotations seem like a mundane task, there is importance to this critical step in auto maintenance. Skipping it could lead to more hassles and costs than the time it takes out of your day to do it the right way.

Why Does Tire Rotation Matter?

Tire rotation is part of your routine auto maintenance. In fact, you can have your tires rotated while your vehicle is in for an oil change. By rotating your tires, you are promoting even wear on all four tires throughout their lifespan. Furthermore, you are getting the full mileage out of your tires.

Tire rotations can prolong other components of your vehicle too, such as your suspension. When tires are evenly worn, they reduce the strain on your vehicle’s suspension and reduce vibrations. To avoid unexpected auto repairs in Vancouver and surrounding cities, you should rotate your tires every 10,000 miles at a minimum. Also, if you recently purchased tires, you will note that the warranty from the manufacturer requires regular rotations.

Is It Time for a Tire Rotation?

It is not always easy to know when your vehicle should be taken in for a tire rotation. Luckily, there are identifiable signs to tell you that this maintenance task is due.

  • Uneven Tire Wear: Look at your vehicle’s tires and see how the wear on the tread appears. If you notice the tread depth is deeper on one side than the other, you have uneven wear and should rotate the tires.
  • Noise and Vibrations: When you drive, your vehicle should be silent and smooth. When your tires start to wear unevenly, road noises and vibrations became an issue. Vibrations are typically felt in the steering wheel. Rotating your tires might stop these vibrations and promote proper wear.
  • Front and Back Wear: When inspecting your tires, look to see how your front and back tires compare. Front axles wear tires down differently than rear axles. Therefore, rotating tires between the two axles promote better wear and tear too.

Schedule Your Tire Repair in Vancouver and Surrounding Cities Today

Whether you have worn tires or you are due for routine maintenance, you can trust in the professionals at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres to keep your tires safe, efficient, and carrying your vehicle safely for thousands of miles. Visit one of our convenient locations throughout BC and Alberta for your tire rotations, alignments, and more.

Learn more about our auto repair services in Vancouver and surrounding cities by booking an appointment at a location near you. If you have questions about tire replacements or rotations, contact a centre in your area. Our team is always here to help take care of your auto maintenance, servicing and repair tasks that will keep your ride smooth and safe.

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