The knowledgeable staff at Christian Brothers Automotive Granbury faces car repair myths every day
What are some of the most common auto repair myths? They involve a standard maintenance service: tire rotation.
Today, our car shop in Granbury will set the record straight. Here are four tire rotation myths, busted by our well-trained automotive experts.
1. There is only one “right way” to rotate your tires
There are actually multiple applicable rotation patterns. If your car has front-wheel drive, our ASE-certified technicians will pull your front wheels to the back, then switch the right and left front wheels’ positions. If your car has rear or four-wheel drive, then the tires will be rotated in a front to back pattern.
2. Don’t worry about the spare tire
If you drive a larger vehicle, it’s likely your spare is full-size. If this is the case, let your technician know and we’ll replace one tire with the spare, putting another into the spare tire storage position. While donut spares and run-flat spare tires do not need to be put into the rotation, your full-size matching spare tire needs to be maintained and rotated.
As we’re rotating the spare, we’ll also check the quality and tire air pressure to ensure it’s safe to drive on. Some spare tires do not have a tire pressure monitor. Our friendly staff is always available to assist you with your vehicle’s particulars regarding the spare tire.
3. Rotate tires after every oil change
While you can’t over-rotate your tires, a rotation with every oil change may not be necessary. The best time to rotate your tires is every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. If you’re scheduling an oil change every 3,000 miles, you only need to request a tire rotation with every-other oil change service.
4. If you rotate your tires, everything will be fine
Tire rotation service is an essential part of proper car maintenance. Tire rotations help you protect your investment and extend the life of your tires. However, complete tire maintenance involves more than tire rotations.
A driving mistake as minor as hitting a small pot hole could throw off your car’s alignment, affecting every other part of the drivability. That’s why you also need to regularly check the tire air pressure, schedule alignment checks and have your suspension system inspected annually.
Tire rotation service at Christian Brothers Automotive Granbury
At our Granbury auto repair shop, a standard tire rotation is $16.95. However, adding a rotation service along with an oil and filter change is only an additional $5.00 charge.
Our professionals recommend tire rotation service at the correct intervals and will only rotate if the tires are safe and sound. We’ll let you know whether your tires need to be rotated or if it’s time for a replacement.
Don’t fall victim to tire rotation service myths and misconceptions. Trust our myth-busting experts to tell you the truth about your vehicle. To schedule a tire rotation or maintenance service today, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Granbury, Texas.