Vehicles on the roads around Alexandria, VA, require a tire rotation as part of a regular maintenance schedule. For most cars, SUVs, and trucks, that means a visit to a professional garage at around every 5000 to 8000 miles. The variation depends on each vehicle’s drivetrain and the owner’s driving habits.
Routine tire rotation helps keep the vehicle wheels in balance, extends the life of the tires, and maintains better traction and handling on dry and wet surfaces. It also reduces the risk of uneven tread wear by moving the tires from front-to-back and also from side-to-side. At Wiygul Automotive Clinics, our professional mechanics perform each tire rotation at the cost of only $20 per vehicle.
No matter what the vehicle model might be, tire rotations have to follow a specific pattern to ensure the best results. The front tires carry more of the vehicle’s weight, so they must be rotated to the rear axle for smoother, even tread wear due to the weight distribution. For front-wheel drive vehicles, the tires wear out even faster than on a rear-wheel drive auto.
When driving, the majority of vehicle owners take a left turn slightly faster than right turns. That results in the front left tire wearing down slightly faster than the right tire. Because of that, the front left tire switches with the right rear tire.
By following this pattern, Wiygul mechanics ensure every tire rotation on Alexandria, VA vehicles extend the life of the tire set. That means owners spend less on new tires over the life of their car, truck, or SUV. The more even tread wear also reduces the number of times the owner has to stop for fuel annually.
Tire rotation does not take a long time to accomplish. Since the maintenance schedule for an oil change is roughly the same as a tire rotation, customers can request both at the same service visit with no additional loss of time at work or running household errands. Before scheduling either one, every owner needs to check their manual, contact their local dealership, or determine the exact requirement on the manufacturer’s website.
If the tires are new, then an owner can put off the first rotation for a short time. Uneven wear builds up over time though, and drivers put themselves at risk for a blowout when it comes to later rotations, or needing to buy new tires when they could probably use those funds somewhere else.
In addition to tire rotation, Alexandria, VA vehicle owners also need a wheel balancing service whenever they replace one or more tires and at about every 6,000 to 8,000 miles after that. Each one compliments a tire rotation to prolong the life of each tire further, promote even tread wear, and improve fuel efficiency. A professional balancing service at Wiygul is $20 per wheel.
To find the Wiygul Automotive Clinic nearest you, call us today at 866-702-8050. Our customer support staff can help you schedule a tire rotation or any other service requirement for your car, SUV, or truck.