Much of the worry and confusion is based on outdated information or misconceptions about automotive service.
Some of the most common auto repair myths involve a standard maintenance service: tire rotation. If you’re operating under false information about tire rotation service, fear not! Today, our car shop in Yukon will set the record straight. Here are four tire rotation myths, busted by our auto repair experts.
1. There is only one “right way” to rotate your tires
There are actually various acceptable rotation patterns. Is your car rear or four-wheel drive? The tires will be rotated in an X-pattern. Does your car have front-wheel drive? Then our ASE-certified technicians will pull your front wheels to the back, then switch the right and left front wheels’ positions.
2. Don’t worry about the spare tire
If you drive a larger vehicle (such as a truck or SUV), 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.
We’ll also check the quality and tire air pressure of the spare to ensure it’s safe to drive on. 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.
3. Rotate tires after every oil change
The best time to rotate your tires is every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. However, your tires cannot be over-rotated. 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 rotations are an essential part of vehicle maintenance. With a tire rotation, your investment is protected and the life of each tire is extended. However, complete tire maintenance is more than tire rotations. 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 Yukon
The knowledgeable technicians at our Yukon auto repair shop 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 Yukon, Oklahoma.