Keeping your car in routine maintenance is the key to having a smooth riding car. One important routine maintenance check is tire rotations. Well-kept tires help improve gas efficiency, performance and longevity of your tires and car! It’s crucial to have it regularly checked. If you don’t really know what a tires rotation is, how it’s done and when should you have it rotated our Toyota Service team in Charlotte can help you!
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Importance of rotating your tires
When driving the tires get different pressure and weight on them depending on placement and can cause them to wear out unevenly. Tire rotation allows tires to evenly displace the thread wear on each tire. When you don’t routinely rotate your tires you might have to replace them sooner. Tire rotation helps extend the life of your tires and your suspension. You should especially rotate your tire if you have warranty on your car and tires. Some warranties require you to keep up with tire rotation maintenance.
How are tires rotated?
There are steps in to rotating a tire. Our Toyota service certified technicians in Charlotte have explained how it works:
- The tires are removed from the car and the thread is checked by one of our Charlotte Toyota service technician to determine where to place it in order to have even wear
- Once the tires are off a technician can take a look under your to check for any unseen issues. Since the tires are off they can also check your brakes.
- Then the tires are placed in a different position, either moved from front to back or right to left or it may even be moved diagonally. The best position that best distributes weight to your tires.
- After the tires are placed the air pressure is checked and adjusted.
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When should tires be rotated?
There are different guidelines per vehicle, car manufacture and warranty, so it’s important to follow the instructions in your vehicles manual and pattern for your tires. The rule of thumb is to rotate them every 3,000 to 6,000 miles. Here are some other times you should consider rotating your tires at out Charlotte Toyota Service Center.
- If you notice uneven tire wear you should check the thread depth at each tire to make sure. One trick you can use to check your thread depth is the penny test. Take a penny and place President Lincoln’s head upside down, you can measure by where the thread hits the penny in each tire. If you see the president’s head you should consider taking in your car to have it checked.
- If you hear a lot of tire/road noises or if you feel vibration (especially in the steering wheel) you should bring it in to have your tires rotated with one of our certified technicians!
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding your tires feel free to call us at (888) 883-3797. Our friendly team will be happy to answer and help you with your tires!