Every driver in Fort Washington, MD, needs a tire rotation built into the routine maintenance schedule for their car, SUV, or truck. That means every 5000 to 8000 miles; they schedule a visit with a professional garage. The difference in mileage depends on the vehicle’s drivetrain and the owner’s normal driving routine.
Regular tire rotation extends the life of the tires by promoting even tread wear, which helps keep the wheels in balance and maintain better traction and handling on wet and dry surfaces. At Wiygul Automotive Clinics, each tire rotation costs only $20 per vehicle and is performed by a qualified professional.
No matter what model the vehicle might be, tire rotations have to follow a specific pattern to ensure the best results. It is this front-to-back and side-to-side switch which reduces the uneven tread wear. Since front tires carry more of the vehicle’s weight, they have to routinely be rotated to the rear axle for equal wear over time. This is especially true for front-wheel drive automobiles since they wear out tire tread faster than a rear-wheel drive vehicle.
Side-to-side rotation is required because drivers take their left turns slightly faster than right turns. That action wears down the front left tires faster than front right tires, so technicians switch the front left and right rear wheels, and the front right with the left rear wheels.
Using this pattern, Wiygul mechanics ensure every tire rotation for Fort Washington, MD autos extends the life of the tires and provides other benefits. With regular rotations, owners spend less on both fuel and new tires over the life of their car, SUV, or truck. Also, since the maintenance schedule for tire rotation is roughly the same as an oil change, mechanics can perform both simultaneously with no additional wait time for the owner.
Owners can put off the first rotation for a short time if the tires are a new, full set, but we do not recommend this. Uneven tire tread wear builds up over time, so drivers put their vehicles and passengers at increased risk for a blowout at the worst possible time. Then, there is also the need to buy new tires and additional fuel.
In addition to a routine tire rotation, Fort Washington, MD vehicle owners also need a regularly scheduled wheel balancing whenever they replace tires, and then every 6,000 to 8,000 miles after that. Routine balancing complements rotations to improve fuel efficiency and promote even tread wear. Wheel balancing at every Wiygul Clinic is $20 per wheel.
Call our office at 866-702-8050 for the Wiygul Automotive Clinic nearest you in Maryland. Our customer support staff can assist with scheduling tire rotations, wheel balancing, or another service requirement for your SUV, car, or truck.