Every car needs maintenance to continue performing at the high level you expect from it but there are some areas that drivers can ignore or cut in an effort to save time or money. It’s hard to imagine your tires being overlooked but something like a tire rotation may not seem important enough to do with your other scheduled service needs but it can make a drastic difference for your vehicle. Instead of delaying a tire rotation for as long as possible or avoiding it altogether see regularly rotating your tires can have numerous benefits for your car’s performance.
It May Be Part Of The Warranty
Many tire companies put warranties with their products to ensure quality but there are often various things that are needed to keep that warranty valid. One common caveat in tire warranties is the need for a regular rotation in order to keep the warranty valid. Without regular rotations in the event of an incident you may find yourself in violation of warranty and with much higher costs for repair than there would’ve been with regular tire rotations as part of your service appointments.
It Helps Your Tires Wear Evenly
You want your car’s tires to wear out at the same time so you are not constantly changing one or two tires at a time. Not only are there more sales when purchasing all four tires but using various brands at once can lead to uneven wear and unsafe driving conditions in itself. Instead, opting for a regular tire rotation can ensure that all 4 tires wear out evenly which will help keep you safer while also extending the lifespan of your tires.
They Improve Your Fuel Efficiency
With gas prices soaring seemingly endlessly it is important to save at the pump where you can. An overlooked benefit of tire rotations is just that: better fuel economy. With a car that steers and handles better your tire friction is kept lower so you move easier across the roads and boost your fuel efficiency. While it may not be an immediately noticeable benefit over time you will notice a difference.
Better Tire Performance
Rotating your tires will give you a fresher tread, which in the winter months means better traction on wet or slippery roads. It’s obvious how improved traction is beneficial in harsher environments or conditions so make sure that your next service appointment before the winter months includes a tire rotation.
How Frequently Should You Rotate Your Tires
It may depend on the brand of tire you have but typically it is recommended to have your tires rotated every 6,000-8,000 miles. You should stick to this schedule even if they don’t show any obvious signs of wear and tear. It’s also recommended that you choose to have your tires rotated while your tire is off the ground such as when you are getting an oil change. It’s also a great opportunity to inspect the tire pressure, tread and to look for any damage or uneven wear that may be caused by a bad alignment.
Helping You Find The Right Experts For The Job
For drivers throughout the San Francisco and Bay Areas the experts at Auto Europa have delivered high quality vehicle maintenance for years. Whether your car needs a complete and comprehensive service appointment or you just need a tire rotation because it’s been too long, our friendly staff is here to help you. Specializing in European-made vehicles we know the maintenance schedules and service needs of each brand so that your car gets the custom service that was designed for it. This way you can drive easy knowing your tires are healthy and able to withstand whatever you may encounter while on the road and in the event of an issue or damage, we are right there to get the job done right. Whether your alignment is off or it’s simply time for new tires we will work closely with you to find the best plan and most cost effective solution for you.
Instead of dealing with overpriced dealerships that don’t get to the heart of the problem make sure you can drive with confidence that your car is receiving the service it needs. Next time your car needs a service appointment or tire rotation give Auto Europa a call and get the full list of benefits that comes with each tire rotation.