The Importance of a Tire Rotation Schedule for Your Vehicle
The force and friction experienced by your tires cause each tire on your vehicle to wear differently than the next. Depending upon the type of vehicle you drive, whether its front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, 4wd, or even all-wheel drive, cornering and rolling forces will vary. Because of the varied levels of wear on your tires and to solve the problem of uneven wear, a tire rotation is necessary.
A tire rotation requires the wheels and tires of your vehicle to be removed from your car and then replaced in different positions on the vehicle. Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin when rotating your tires, we take time to rebalance both wheels and tires since they have had to be removed from your vehicle anyways. When we perform a tire rotation coupled with a rebalancing we then even out the patterns of wear on each individual tire, which ultimately gives them longer functionality and a greater lifespan.
Tire Rotation Schedule
As a rule of thumb, you should have your tires rotated at every 5000-6000 miles. Since tires can be quite costly, failure to rotate the tires routinely can cause them to wear out and even ruin them well before their actual useful, functional life would typically expire. If you fail to rotate your tires, you will see tread damage appear in a consistent wear pattern for a constant wheel position. The wear may appear on both the inside and outside edge of the tire, on the sidewalls, or even in the form of a lumpy tread. Once the deep wear pattern occurs, you cannot repair it or perform a tire rotation at that time expecting to resolve the problem.
When tires are not rotated, they can become uneven and worn out which is quite dangerous. Worn out tires can cause your vehicle to pull to one side or even wander and can significantly reduce the cornering ability of your vehicle especially when attempting to go around a curve. The only solution to this problem caused by failure to perform routine tire rotations is the replacement of the tires and that can surely be quite expensive in contrast to a scheduled rotation of your tires and a balancing which can somewhat inexpensive.
Trust Our Professionals
Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin we are all about the happiness, satisfaction and safety of our clients. With that said, our highly skilled and trained automotive techs take tremendous pride in all of our top of the line, affordable automotive repairs and services, and that includes tire rotations and balancing of tires for all types of vehicles. We know full well the importance of shifting positions of your tires and the impact not doing so can have on your tires’ performance and the safety of your vehicle and its passengers.
We provide the highest quality automotive products, services and repairs this side of Franklin and are steadfast in our commitment to ensure the overall satisfaction and safety of our valued clients. Whether a routine oil change, tire rotation and balancing, a cooling system checkup, replacement of hoses or brake service and installations, our team of professionals are on hand and equipped to handle it all.
There is no repair or service need too big or too small for the highly skilled technicians here at Auto Clinic of Franklin. Our automotive shop provides not only state of the art products and effective solutions to your automotive repair issues, but we provide them at prices that are competitive and affordable and in timelines that meet with the individual needs of all our valued clients.
For all your automotive repairs and services look to the professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin. You’ll be more than glad you did!