How to Rotate Tires
Knowing how to rotate your tires can help you stay proactive and keep your car’s tires performing at their best for many miles.
So our easy-to-follow guide of how to rotate tires our team at Ira Lexus of Manchester put together will help our drivers in Bedford, Manchester, and Merrimack do just that!
WHY SHOULD I ROTATE MY TIRES?
Your tires are a crucial part to your car since they provide the traction and stability needed to safely stay in control while out on the roads. And with them being in constant contact with the road, the tread on those tires become worn over time.
But your tires won’t wear down at equal rates. Weight distribution and even driving habits like the way you make turns will result in uneven wear to the tires. So this is where rotating them can be a huge help in preserving your tires while also staying safe.
Rotating the position of the tires will help keep each of their treads at very similar levels. And by rotating instead of replacing, you will be able to save in the long run.
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE OF HOW TO ROTATE TIRES
The pattern that is recommended to rotate your tires depends on if they are directional or non-directional tires. Our service department can help you determine which way your tires should be rotated. Once you figure that out, you can then go ahead and follow our guide to rotating your tires.
STEP 1: ENGAGE PARKING BRAKE
Safety is also a big part of every service or repair job you are doing. So engage the parking brake before you move along with your tire rotation.
STEP 2: LOOSEN LUG NUTS
You don’t need to remove them yet but loosening your lug nuts will make it easier for you to remove them once the car is elevated.
STEP 3: LIFT UP YOUR CAR
Now you will want to use the jack and raise you wheel up. Once you have one wheel up, you can place a jack stand underneath of it. Depending on how many stands you have, you may need to lift and lower your car multiple times throughout the process.
STEP 4: REMOVE THE TIRES
You can now remove the tires and then rotate them in the predetermined pattern that corresponds with the type of tires you have. Once the tires have been rotated, screw the lug nuts back on with your hand.
STEP 5: LOWER YOUR CAR BACK DOWN
After the tires have been rotated, you can remove the stands and lower your car back down to the ground. Use a wrench to finish tightening the lug nuts and then you’ll be done.
HOW OFTEN TO ROTATE YOUR TIRES?
The recommended interval to have your car’s tires rotated is every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. You can also check your owner’s manual to see when the manufacturer suggests having the tires rotated for your specific model.
OUR TECHNICIANS CAN HELP TOO!
We have a team of certified technicians here at Ira Lexus of Manchester ready to help drivers in Bedford, Manchester, and Merrimack with whatever service needs you may have. They can help you determine when it is time to have your tires rotated or even replaced.
And they also can quickly rotate your tires for you if you would feel more comfortable with them performing that task. So SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT with our service department for all your maintenance needs!