How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?
When is the last time you rotated your tires? If you can’t remember, you could be traveling on dangerous ground – literally. As a vehicle owner, ensure you know when to rotate your tires.
One of the easiest ways to determine if it’s time to have your tires rotated is to simply look at your mileage reading. On average, tire manufacturers recommend that owners rotate their tires every 3,000 to 7,000 miles. By simply making a note of your mileage at your last rotation and researching your specific manufacturer’s guidelines, you can better ensure you’re always on target with your rotations.
Signs of uneven tire wear is a clear indication that it’s time to rotate your tires. One tire with more wear than the other tires is a sign of uneven wear. Unfortunately, in some instances, a rotation might not be enough and you may need to replace your tires. It’s also important to note that uneven wear can be indicative of a mechanical problem so further investigation is important.
Routine Loss of Pressure
If you’re finding yourself pulling over to put air in your tires on a regular basis, this is a sign that you need to rotate your tires. With this scenario, certain tires may be taking on more weight than your other tires. The result isn’t only an increase in wear, but also a constant loss in pressure. Rotating your tires more frequently can help you avoid this nuisance and keep your tires in better condition, longer.
Aside from an occasional bump in the road, your ride in your vehicle should be relatively smooth. However, if you’re not rotating your tires as required, you might experience heavy vibrations and an overall uncomfortable ride. Even if you’re only experiencing this at high speeds, it’s time for a rotation.
To stay on the safe side, it’s a good idea to have your tires rotated each time you have your engine oiled changed. A professional at Weinhagen Tire Company can help you create the best schedule for you and ensure your tires are safe.