How to Rotate Tires

December 2nd, 2018 by

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Tire rotations are important for your car’s performance and longevity, but not every driver knows the ins and outs of this routine service. Luckily, the folks at Patty Peck Honda know how to rotate tires to get the most out of your set. How often should you rotate tires and why is it so important? Let’s dive into the details, so you can plan your next service!

How Often to Rotate Tires

As with most routine services, your vehicle type and driving habits have a big influence on just how often to rotate tires. Most technicians recommend rotating your tires when you change your oil for convenience. For the typical driver who logs around 7,500 miles per year, that means you’ll head to the dealership twice per year to keep those wheels in top shape. What if you’re a high-mileage driver who regularly loops between Jackson and Brandon? What if you’re an off-road adventurer who likes to take your SUV through trails of Madison on the weekends? Contact us for advice on how often to schedule your service. Rotating tires more frequently might be worth your while.

More Tips for Rotating Tires

Now that you know how often to rotate tires, let’s talk a little more about why this service is so important. Your car puts a lot of stress on different parts of the vehicle, depending on its configuration. A front-wheel drive vehicle gets a lot of wear and tear on the front tires due to both drivetrain configuration and weight distribution, while a rear-wheel drive vehicle might place more stress on the rear wheels. When you rotate your tires regularly, you can evenly distribute that wear to your entire set. That means fewer trips to the tire center and more time on the road!

Schedule Your Service Today

Now you know the basics of how to rotate tires, so how long has it been since your last tire rotation? If it’s been awhile since you’ve visited the service department, there’s no better time than the present to schedule your service at Patty Peck Honda. Our talented technicians would be happy to take care of your tires, change your oil, perform a complete inspection, or teach you how to save on gas.

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