Having a regular tire rotation done is the best way to make sure your tires last as long as possible. A tire rotation is inexpensive to have performed. If you are not sure how often to have the tires rotated, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the correct schedule. A proper schedule is based on your vehicle, where you drive, and how many miles you drive.
When to Rotate Your Tires
Knowing when to rotate your tires is important. You can look at the owner’s manual and find the manufacturer’s recommended tire rotation interval. Many manufacturers recommend rotating your tires after 5,000 miles. Drivers adhering to a maintenance schedule can simply have their tires rotated during every other oil change. You can also visually inspect the tires on a regular basis. Then rotate them when they begin to show uneven wear.
Some vehicles have a full-sized spare that is identical to the other four wheels. Most vehicles, however, do not have a full size spare. You may choose to rotate in a full sized spare. The best way to tell if you have one is to have a look at your spare tire. If it looks the same as the other wheels and tires on your vehicle and is the same brand and size, then it’s safe to rotate it in during your next tire rotation.
Smaller cars will have what is sometimes called an emergency spare or donut. These spares are for emergency use only. An emergency spare is much smaller than your other wheels and tires, and you should not rotate it in. SUVs and large trucks are the most likely to come equipped with a full sized spare. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can check the spare tire for you. Tire care is determined based on a schedule and inspection. Having a tire rotation, alignment, or balance done is critical to keep them at the proper efficiency.