Tire rotation is performed to ensure your tires wear as evenly as possible. This can help prolong the life of your tires and save you money. In addition to not needing a new set of tires as often, keeping up with regular tire rotations is also important to ensure optimal traction and fuel economy as well as diminish the chance of a tire blowout. For a safe and efficient drive through Chicago, set up a tire rotation at Mike Haggerty Volkswagen. We have more information about the benefits of tire rotation below.
During the process of a tire rotation, tires are simply moved from one position on a vehicle to another. For most vehicles, this means that the front and rear tires are swapped. However, depending on the drivetrain of your vehicle, the tires may also need to switch sides. For example, what was once the rear left tire now becomes the front right tire. This is called the tire rotation pattern. Below are a few more tips to keep in mind when it is time for a tire rotation.
As a good rule of thumb, you will want to have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. There may be different intervals recommended by your manufacturer, but you can find that information in your owner’s manual. Contact us today if you have any questions. Be sure to also take a look at our rotating service specials to help make your next tire rotation even more affordable.