According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 11,000 accidents occur every year due to bad tires. The organization reported 612 fatalities from tire-related crashes in 2019. These statistics underscore why proper care of your vehicle’s tires is vitally important. Bring your car to the Morgan Hill CDJR Service Center for tire rotation near Gilroy according to the manufacturer’s suggested schedule. Your tires will last longer, and it could prevent you from getting into an accident.
Recommendations on when to change your vehicle’s tires vary, but a general rule of thumb is to change them every six months or every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Some cars vary, so it’s always a good idea to check your owner’s manual. Rotating the tires will make it less likely you’ll experience an accident caused by blowouts, bald tires or separated treads. Additionally, bringing your vehicle to Morgan Hill CDJR for Gilroy tire rotation will allow the service technicians to detect problems with the steering and suspension.
What is Tire Rotation?
When a service technician rotates your car’s tires, they’re moved to different locations. All tires don’t wear evenly. For example, tires on front-wheel-drive vehicles must drive the car forward, steer and stop, so the front tires wear faster than the rear tires. Likewise, the rear wheels will wear faster on rear-wheel-drive cars. Because the tires on different types of vehicles wear differently, they have distinctive tire rotation patterns.
Tire Rotation Patterns
These are the common tire rotation patterns for non-directional tires:
Directional tires and sets of tires with different front and rear tire sizes use different rotation patterns than standard tires.
If you find this confusing, check your car’s owner’s manual to find the recommended rotation patterns. When you bring your vehicle to the service experts at Morgan Hill CDJR Service Center, they’ll know the correct rotation for your car and will rotate the tires properly.
We don’t recommend rotating your car’s tires yourself. The chances are you don’t have the proper tools to do the job. Professionals like the service technicians at Morgan Hill CDJR have the experience necessary to rotate your vehicle’s tires correctly and safely.
Call us if you have any questions about tire rotation or any other service matter. We’re always glad to help.