South Trail Kia
Posted on April 13, 2020
When you own a car, you have many tasks and responsibilities that need to be handled in order to make sure your car lasts a long time. If you don't keep up on regular maintenance, then not only will your car wear out faster, but you'll have more expenses in the end.
Tire rotation is one of these regular routine tasks that you must keep up with so your vehicle will remain in the best shape possible. Do you have the details on why you should have it done or how often you should be doing it? What about the consequences if you don't have your tires rotated? These are some of the questions that are helpful to understand. Let us take a look at all your tire rotation FAQs.
A tire rotation consists of taking off your tires and rotating them to a different position. A service technician will move the front tires to the back position and put the back ones to the front. Depending on the wear and tear, they may switch the sides too.
You can have your tires rotated on a schedule so you don't forget to get it done. If you do it every six months, you should be safe. This is for people who don't do a lot of heavy driving, especially in the city where they're applying the brake a lot.
If you'd rather be more precise with rotating your tires, you can do them approximately every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. As a rule of thumb, always consult your owner's guide to ensure there are not different specifications for your particular vehicle.
Some people may wonder -- what's the big deal with rotating tires. They may think it doesn't matter and question the practice. But the fact is, your tires wear unevenly when you drive. It doesn't matter if you have a front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, or rear-wheel drive, they all need to have their tires rotated.
If you don't rotate your tires regularly, then your tires will begin to wear out in the front. That means you will need to buy new ones to be safe. However, if you rotate the front ones to the back, then they get less wear and tear, and you'll save money.
Now is a good time to have your tires inspected. If you know you have not had them rotated in a long time, then chances are your tires are in need of a rotation. If you are not sure when you had it done last, the best thing to do is have them checked out to make sure you're not wearing them unevenly.
At South Trail Kia, we can schedule your appointment for a tire rotation today. Connect with us by phone or schedule your service using our online scheduling tool.
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