After how many months should I rotate the tires on my vehicle? When considering increasing the lifespan of the vehicle, getting your tires rotated can be a key factor. The tire rotation process is a repositioning of your vehicle’s tires to maintain their tread. Based on whether the vehicle is all, rear, or front-wheel drive, the tire tread will wear out at different speeds. Tire rotation helps spread the wear on all four tires evenly and maximizes their life. It could be harder to control your vehicle if you put off rotating your tires, especially in certain environments. There are also different tire rotation styles to utilize based on the position they’re in or what’s recommended by your vehicle’s maker and its drivetrain. It’s best to rotate your tires when the manufacturer recommends it, but if you’re uneasy about your tires be sure to contact our service professionals to schedule a service appointment.
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Rotating your tires can enhance the lifetime of your tires by steadily spreading the wear on your tread. Evenly worn tire tread is critical to the vehicle’s driving. The weather where you live is one of the major reasons you should be aware of your tire’s tread. Slick roads could make your vehicle harder to control if your tires have low tread. It is also better to rotate them because it can help save money and extend the life of your tires.
There are many different approaches to perform tire rotations. A Forward Cross, where the front tires are moved directly backward and the rear tires are switched forward diagonally. The X-Pattern maneuver is where all tires are moved from front to back and vice versa and switched from one side of the vehicle to another. Finally, the Rearward Cross rotation is when the front tires are moved to different sides in the rear and the rear tires are moved directly forward. You should use the rotation pattern recommended for your specific vehicle or talk to our service professionals about which maneuver to use.
One more crucial fact to know about your vehicle’s tires is when they should be replaced rather than rotated. It’s best to have your tires replaced after five years of driving, but if you’re worried about when to change them, be sure to contact our service technicians for an inspection. Even if your tires have had under 5 years of use, other elements such as potholes, weather, and low air pressure can deteriorate your tires and make an earlier replacement necessary. Also when changing tires for vehicles with front-wheel drive, it’s best to buy at least two tires so each axle is equal and not unbalanced. In vehicles with AWD, it is usually recommended that all 4 tires are changed simultaneously.
Bob Howard Toyota invites you to get your Toyota tires rotated in Oklahoma City, OK. Our team of factory-certified technicians is ready to care for all of your maintenance, repair, or service needs. Visit our dealership in-person or schedule your Toyota service appointment online.