Wondering what the deal is with a tire rotation and whether or not you should get one? The rule of thumb is relatively easy to remember: A good time to rotate your tires is when you get the oil changed, assuming you do that at least once a year and more often if you drive, say, more than 5,000 to 7,500 km annually.
What is a Tire Rotation?
Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires of an automobile from one position to another, to ensure even tire wear. Even tire wear is desirable to extend the useful life of a set of tires. The weight on the front and rear axles differs which causes uneven wear.
What Are the Benefits of Regular Tire Rotations?
Rotating your vehicle's tires – periodically changing their position on the vehicle from front to back and/or side to side – delivers three main benefits. Tire rotation can preserve balanced handling and help maintain traction. That's especially important when roads are slick from rain or snow.
So When is the Right Time for a Tire Rotation?
Tire rotations are crucial for maintaining the quality of your driving experience, but there’s much more to do if you want to ensure your vehicle is in the best shape possible when you’re on the road. Contact us today and speak to one of our representative about your car maintenance!
Many parts of Canada will soon be hit by winter weather so now is the time to learn how to do a tire safety check. A quick check of the air pressure, and a visual inspection of the tread and sidewall of the tire are proactive steps to avoid a blow-out. Here are the steps to follow when doing a tire safety check so you don’t get stranded this winter.
Tire Safety Check in 4 Easy Steps
1) Do a visual inspection of the tires.
2) Check the air pressure in all four tires.
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