Tire rotation refers to the movement of tires to different positions on the vehicle to equalize tread wear and is critical to gain the maximum life from your tire investment. Because each tire on your car supports a different amount of weight, your tires can wear at different rates. By rotating your tires, you can extend their useful life. In addition, tires that are not rotated regularly could potentially void the manufacturer warranty.
You should always refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the recommended time between rotations. If no rotation interval is specified, your tires should be rotated approximately every 6,000 miles (about every two oil changes).
If your tires show signs of irregular or uneven tread wear, bring your vehicle in to have one of our service technicians locate the cause of the wear problem.
Keep in mind that sometimes the front and rear tires on a vehicle may use different pressures. After a rotation is performed, we will adjust the individual pressure to the figures recommended by the vehicle manufacturer (based upon each tires new position on the vehicle).
Our expert technicians will not only rotate your tires, but will fully inspect your tires to make the right recommendations concerning repair or replacement if needed. Our tire rotation service includes:
Checking tire pressure
Carefully inspecting tires to identify visible damage or abnormal wear patterns
Rotating tires according to the pattern recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer
Torque lug nuts/bolts to the proper specifications
We will not only rotate your tires, but will fully inspect your brakes and suspension to insure tire longevity and driving safety.
Sample Rotation Patterns:
NOTE: Do not include a “Temporary Use Only” spare tire in any of the rotation patterns shown. If you have a matching full-size tire as a spare and wish to include it in the rotation process, use one of the patterns shown. Insert the spare in the right rear position and place the tire that would have gone on the right rear in the trunk as the new spare.
Some tires cannot be rotated in the manners described including uni-directional tires and tires with asymmetric tread designs. Also, some vehicles may have different-sized tires mounted on the front and rear axles, and these different-sized tires also have rotation restrictions. Check your owner’s manual for the proper rotation recommendations for these special cases.