How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

September 18th, 2018 by

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It’s natural for your vehicle’s tires to experience wear and tear over time as you drive around O'fallon. While this is to be expected, there are steps you can take to help minimize the wear and prolong the life of your tires, such as getting a tire rotation. If you’re asking yourself, “What is a tire rotation?”, we’ve got your answer.

What is a Tire Rotation?

A tire rotation is an automotive service that involves changing the position of the tires, such as moving the front tires to the back and vice versa.

How Often Should Tires be Rotated?

Every vehicle and tire brand is different. Your manufacturer will have general guidelines to follow, but most manufacturers recommend that you get your tires rotated every time you change your oil – every 3,000 to 7,000 miles – or at least once every six months.

Signs that your tires need to be rotated include:

  • Uneven Tread Wear
  • Vehicle Vibrations
  • Loss of Air Pressure

Why is a Tire Rotation Necessary?

Tires wear unevenly as you drive to and from work in Caseyville or pick up the kids every day near East St. Louis. The front tires show more wear on the outside edges because they experience more impact when you turn. The rear wheels wear more evenly because they just follow behind the front wheels.

If you leave all of your tires in place, they will wear down at different rates, and you’ll have to replace them sooner. You may also face the decision of changing out two tires at a time or investing in a whole new set.

What Happens During a Tire Rotation?

  • Each tire will be removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position.
  • The air pressure of each tire will be checked and adjusted as needed.
  • The brakes will be checked while the tires are off to ensure they’re still in proper working order.

Schedule Your Tire Rotation Service at Auffenberg Dealer Group

Now that we’ve answered, “How often should you rotate your tires?”, you’ll have a better understanding of when you need to schedule this service. The highly trained technicians at our service center in O'Fallon are happy to answer any tire-related questions or explain the process in person during your visit.

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