“Tire rotation” is a term you hear frequently in the realm of vehicle maintenance, but what does it actually mean? How often should you have it done? Autoworks in Ithaca has the answers you’re looking for.
Tire rotations are essential to prolonging the life of your tires and maintaining the ride quality of your vehicle. Since tires are expensive, it’s also a worthwhile investment. Essentially a tire rotation entails lifting your vehicle off the ground, pulling the wheels off, and rearranging them in a pattern set by your manufacturer. This prevents them from wearing unevenly and prematurely since they wear at different rates depending on where on the vehicle they are.
There is sort of an elastic answer to how frequently you should rotate your tires...different manufacturers suggest different intervals. Typically, however, it’s not a bad idea to have them rotated every oil change, or every 5,000 miles or so. Doing so will generally at least double the lifespan of any specific tire.
Now that you know what a tire rotation is, and why you should do it, the only thing left to do is make sure you get it done. Bring your car by Autoworks and our team of expert technicians will take care of the rest. For all your maintenance and repair needs, our mechanics are happy to assist!
Thank you for visiting Autoworks in Ithaca, NY. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.