The Christian Brothers Automotive Helotes technicians hear many customers ask, “Why is a tire rotation needed?”
We want you to get the most out of your tires so 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 forget about tire maintenance services, especially tire rotations, your tires will wear faster. Tires are a huge 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 help you avoid uneven wear and ultimately prolong the life of your investment.
2. How often should my tires be rotated?
Our ASE-certified technicians recommend a tire rotation at least every 5,000 – 7,500 miles (or with every-other oil change). Tires can’t be over-rotated! Vehicles with all-wheel drive (AWD) especially need regular tire rotations. The AWD systems need matching tires to avoid damage to the drive system.
3. Does your Helotes auto repair shop rotate tires?
We sure do! Our experienced technicians have the necessary tools 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 Helotes auto repair shop for any reason, we’ll offer a free courtesy inspection. This service will help us determine the correct intervals for maintenance services on your vehicle. We won’t suggest 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 60,000 miles. Without regular tire rotations, your tires won’t last nearly this long.
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 Helotes, Texas to see the nice difference!