What Happens During a Tire Rotation?

The industry-standard recommendations for tire rotations are every six months or every 6,000 to 8,000 miles, whichever comes first. Tire rotations are necessary maintenance items, just like your oil changes and brake replacements. Today, we'll explain why your car needs Tire Rotations and what goes on during the service.


Why Tires Need to be Rotated

Tire rotations are necessary to ensure your tires wear evenly. Uneven wear and tear can trim the lifespan of your tires. Tires will naturally wear with use over time; however, when the wear is evenly distributed, rather than confined to certain areas, they can last longer. This service also serves to improve the smoothness and safety of your drive and the overall handling of your vehicle. In the end, you will do yourself a favor and save money. 


What Happens During a Tire Rotation

  • The technician will first check for holes or punctures from items like nails, thumbtacks, glass, etc. The technician will also measure the remaining tread on the tires to estimate how much longer you can drive before needing a replacement.
  • When the tires are removed, they may take the opportunity to inspect your brakes closely. Without the tires in the way, the mechanics can get a closer look to determine the brake's condition.
  • During the tire rotation process itself, the mechanic will move the tires in different positions (left to right, front to the back, or possibly even diagonally).
  • The professional tech will further proceed to test your tire pressure and make any adjustments if necessary.
  • Furthermore, the technician may also check the alignment of your tires. 

Tire rotations are often done together with other important maintenance items like oil changes and wheel alignments to make the process all in one. If you are looking for reliable car maintenance, including a tire rotation, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Dhillon Motorsports today!