At Christian Brothers Automotive Arnold many customers ask many questions, “Why is a tire rotation needed?”
We want you to get the most out of your tires. That’s why today, we’re giving you a clear answer! Here are the answers to four of our most frequently asked tire rotation questions.
1. Why do my tires need to be rotated?
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. When you neglect tire maintenance services, especially tire rotations, it can cause your tires to wear faster. Tire rotations prevent uneven wear and ultimately prolong the life of your investment.
2. How often should my tires be rotated?
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. Vehicles with front-wheel drive (most common drive in current vehicles) have more tread on the rear than the front.
For these vehicles, we replace the rear tires and then rotate. Our ASE-certified technicians suggest a tire rotation at least every 5,000 – 7,500 miles (or with every-other oil change). You cannot over-rotate your tires!
3. Does your Arnold 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
Your alignment should be checked at least once a year, if not more often. Hitting potholes, curb checks, driving over speed bumps and other minor hits add up and affect your car’s alignment. Our skilled technicians check alignments for almost every type of vehicle. If your alignment is off, we’ll adjust it for you.
When your vehicle is brought into our Arnold 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?
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 the manufacturer says they will.
Without regular tire rotations, their lifespan significantly decreases. Keeping your tires properly rotated and maintaining proper tire air pressure protects the tires, prolongs their life and even increases your gas mileage.
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 in Arnold, Missouri to see the nice difference!