What Do You Need To Know About Tire Rotation?

From the exhaust system to scheduled maintenance, the drivetrain to your suspension system, our ASE-certified technicians understand how to serve our valuable customers.

Four of the most frequent questions we receive are:

  • “Why is a tire rotation needed?”
  • “How often is a tire rotation needed?”
  • “Does your shop perform tire rotations?”
  • “How long can I drive on my tires?”

We want you to get the most out of your tires. That’s why today, we’re going to give you a clear answer! Here are answers to the four most frequently asked tire rotation questions.

1. Why do my tires need to be rotated?

When you neglect tire maintenance services, especially tire rotations, it can cause your tires to wear faster. Tires are a big investment and are designed to last a long time. However, rough driving habits and regularly driving over rough terrain can put a strain on your vehicle. Tire rotations prevent uneven wear and ultimately prolong the life of your investment.

2. How often should my tires be rotated?

The ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Alamo Heights suggest a tire rotation at least every 5,000 – 7,500 miles (or with every-other oil change). Vehicles with all-wheel drive (AWD) especially need regular tire rotations. The AWD systems must have matching tires to avoid damage to the drive system. You can’t over-rotate your tires!

3. Does your San Antonio auto repair shop rotate tires?

We certainly do! Our knowledgeable technicians have the tools necessary to take care of all aspects of tire maintenance. This includes:

  • Tire rotations
  • Tire air pressure checks
  • Wheel alignment
  • Suspension maintenance

When your vehicle is brought into our San Antonio auto repair shop for any reason, we’ll offer a free courtesy inspection. This inspection will help us determine the correct intervals for maintenance services on your vehicle. We won’t recommend a tire rotation if your tires need to be replaced, and we won’t let you drive away on unsafe wheels!

4. How long should my tires last?

Keeping your tires properly rotated and maintaining proper tire air pressure protects the tires, prolongs their life and even increases your gas mileage. While the exact mileage varies depending on driving habits and maintenance, tires are built to last. If your tires are taken care of, they can last as long as 60,000 miles. Without regular tire rotations, this number significantly decreases.

Don’t throw away good money just because tire rotation doesn’t seem like a high priority. To keep your tires in great shape, schedule a tire rotation today. Call Christian Brothers Automotive Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas to see the nice difference!