To keep your car, truck or SUV performing at its best, it is important to keep up with regular maintenance. This includes regular tire rotation services.
Here at Jay Wolfe Toyota in Ballwin, we are proud to offer our clients a full-service maintenance center. We’ll be happy to handle your tire rotation and any other maintenance your vehicle needs. Here’s what you need to know about this important service and why you need it.
As you drive around town, you’ll be making lots of turns and applying your brakes. Over time, these actions can cause your tires to wear down, especially with our weather conditions here in Ballwin, MO. Unfortunately, they won’t necessarily wear in an even pattern.
In general, the front tires will take more of a beating than the rear tires will, as they take most of the pressure when slowing to a stop and going around corners. By rotating your tires, you’ll ensure that they aren’t always getting worn on the same side.
When you move the tires to a new position, the wear pattern will change, evening it out across all four tires. This way, you’ll minimize the risk of developing thin spots that could lead to flat tires in the future.
Tire rotation is a relatively simple process. Your technician will simply remove your tires from their current positions and replace them on the opposite side of your vehicle, front to back and side to side. This will spread the wear as evenly as possible across your tires to prolong their life span as much as possible.
It is important to note, that not all vehicles follow this pattern, though it is the most common. In some cases, the tires in the front may be a different size than the ones in the back. With this configuration, you’ll simply need to switch the tires from one side to the other, not front to back.
Our expert technicians will know exactly what to do, so don’t worry if you aren’t sure of your vehicle’s recommended rotation pattern.
Reach out to our team whenever you are ready to schedule your next service appointment to have your tires inspected and rotated. In addition to rotating your tires, we’ll also check your alignment and wheel balance, making adjustments as necessary.
We can also advise you as to any other repairs your vehicle might need in the near future. Even if you didn’t buy your current vehicle from our dealership, our technicians will be happy to help you out. Get in touch with us today to book your tire rotation, or simply swing by the dealership when it is convenient!