Every automobile on the road today around Herndon, VA, needs tire rotation service as part of a regular maintenance schedule. For each SUV, car, and truck, that means a visit to a licensed garage every 5000 to 8000 miles. Variations in miles driven depend on the owner’s driving habits and the vehicle’s drivetrain.
Regular rotation helps keep the vehicle’s wheels in balance, which extends the life of the tire and maintains better traction and handling on both wet and dry surfaces. It reduces uneven tread wear by moving the tires from front-to-back and side-to-side. At every Wiygul Automotive Clinic, our service mechanics perform tire rotations at the cost of $20 per vehicle.
No matter what automobile model, each tire rotation has to follow a specific pattern for the best results. Front tires carry more of the vehicle’s weight, so they have to be rotated to the rear axle for smoother, even tread wear on all tires. A vehicle with front-wheel drive wears down the tire tread even faster than one with rear-wheel drive.
While driving, most vehicle owners take left a little faster than right turns. That wears down the front left tire slightly faster than the right front tire. Because of that, technicians switch the front left tire with the right rear tire and the front right with the rear left.
By following this pattern, Wiygul service technicians ensure every tire rotation on Herndon, VA cars, SUVs, and trucks extend the life of the tires. That means the owner buys fewer tires over the life of their vehicle and the more even tread wear reduces fuel consumption.
Tire rotation does not take a long time. Since the time for an oil change is roughly the same as a tire rotation, our technicians can perform both services at the same visit with no additional loss of time for the customer. Before scheduling either service, every owner needs to determine their rotation requirements by contacting their local dealership, checking their manual, or looking them up on the manufacturer’s website.
Owners can put off the first rotation on a new set for a short time, but uneven wear builds up over time. Drivers put themselves at risk for a blowout or having to buy new tires whenever they put off this or other routine maintenance.
In addition to tire rotation, Herndon, VA vehicle owners need to schedule a wheel balancing service every 6,000 to 8,000 miles or whenever they replace one or more tires. Balancing works with tire rotations to promote even tread wear and also improve fuel efficiency. Wheel balancing at Wiygul Automotive Clinics costs $20 per tire.
To schedule a tire rotation or another service needed for your auto, call us at 866-702-8050 today. Our customer support staff can help you find the Wiygul Automotive Clinic nearest you.