In the owner’s manual, automakers provide a schedule of maintenance service. This includes how often the tires need to be rotated. This contributes to even the wear of the tires and makes them last longer It also improves handling and fuel efficiency. Our team at Jay Wolfe Toyota of West County in Ballwin, MO, can quickly take care of tire rotation. We are also a short drive from Ellisville and Wildwood, MO
Every vehicle is different with some tires handling road stress better than others. For front-wheel drive vehicles with the engine in front, makes the front end much heavier than the rear. This causes the front tires to wear out quicker. The stress from steering, braking and turning cause additional wear on the front tires. When the tires aren’t properly inflated or become misaligned, this creates additional wear on them. The oversteering from misaligned tires will cause them to develop uneven wear patterns and create stress on the suspension. When they develop these conditions, it’s a hazardous driving situation. Luckily, this is all easily fixed by certified technicians.
The frequency of recommended tire rotations will depend on the model and year of the vehicle. Many automakers recommend that they are done somewhere between 5,000 and 8,000 miles. We will also recommend the preferred tire rotation pattern. Usually, the front tires are placed on the back on the opposite side. There are variations on this so your technician will be able to tell you the rotation pattern that is right for your vehicle. We will also consider your spare tire or if you have special unidirectional tires.
If the tires aren’t regularly rotated, they will need to be replaced more frequently. Misaligned and underinflated tires will also wear out more quickly. It can also lower vehicle performance and fuel efficiency. It’s easy to see how tire rotation can save you money.
At our Tire Center in Ballwin, MO, our team can quickly take care of tire rotation. We know what Toyota recommends for your vehicle when it comes to rotations. As every vehicle is different, their recommendations will be different for a work truck than the family sedan. We also take into consideration if the vehicle is used in heavy work situations like towing. Our team wants you to safely enjoy your Toyota for many miles to come. That’s why we stress the importance of regular maintenance. It keeps you safe, protects your vehicle and saves you money. When your vehicle’s tires need rotation, come in and see us. We’re here to help!