There are more than a few myths about tire rotation floating around out there. Today, the ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Brodie Lane are sharing their knowledge and destroying the common tire rotation myths.
There’s Only One Right Way to Rotate Your Tires
Tire rotation is not a one size fits all and you can rotate tires multiple ways. There are, however, certain vehicles it’s best to use a single rotation pattern on, such as those with same size directional or differently sized, non-directional tires and wheel.
Our experts rotate tires in an X pattern on cars with rear or four-wheel drive. For those with front-wheel drive, we move the back tires to the front and the front tires over to the right and left.
Have Your Tires Rotated After Every Oil Change
You could definitely rotate your tires with every oil change without causing any harm, but it just isn’t necessary to do it at that frequency. A ballpark recommendation would be to have a tire rotation every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Keeping the oil change as a marker, if you have it changed every 3,000 miles, it’s safe to rotate your tires every other oil change.
Don’t Worry About Your Spare Tire
Have a full-size spare available? Let our technicians know and we can put it into the rotation as a replacement for your most worn out tire, meaning it will be your new spare. This simple process does wonders for the longevity of your tires!
Expert Tire Rotation at Christian Brother Automotive Brodie Lane
At Christian Brothers Automotive Brodie Lane in Austin, TX, our friendly auto repair experts will make sure all of your tires are in proper condition before rotating them. Schedule your tire rotation today and see the nice difference.