It’s extremely important to keep your vehicle’s tires in the best shape possible, to ensure that your vehicle keeps on operating smoothly and safely. One way of doing this is to routinely rotate your vehicle’s tires.
Why rotate your vehicle’s tires?
Tires wear down at different rates. For example, front tires typically carry more weight than rear tires, wearing down more quickly. Drivers also tend to turn one way or another more quickly, which leads to uneven wear over time on one side. Rotating the tires ensures your car’s tread wear down more evenly, which will extend the life of the entire set.
How often should you rotate the tires?
Rotate your vehicle’s tires a few times a year, or every 5,000 miles if you do a lot of driving. An easy way to remember to perform this service is if you rotate the tires each time you get the vehicle’s oil changed.
How to rotate your vehicle’s tires
Rotating your vehicle’s tires is easier than it may sound. Here are some basic steps to carry out this upkeep.
- Engage your car’s parking brake for safety
- Loosen all wheel lug nuts
- Lift up one wheel with a jack and remove the tire
- With jack or cinderblock in place, lift opposite diagonal tire and swap it with the already raised tire
- Repeat for the two remaining tires
- Remove all blocks and the lower vehicle
If you’d prefer to leave the tire rotation up to a professional, simply contact us at Pollard Used Cars. We’ll be happy to schedule a maintenance appointment for your vehicle.