Like oil changes and tune-ups, tire rotation is an important part of routine vehicle maintenance. Creech Import Repair provides this key service for you, helping you keep your car safely on the road and performing at its best. Raleigh’s drivers have trusted our ASE-certified auto repair shop for over 25 years. As a family-owned business, we look forward to having you join our customer family.
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What Is A Tire Rotation?
Tire rotation is the periodic repositioning of your vehicle’s tires. By changing the positioning of your tires from time-to-time, you improve tire wear. This also gives your maintenance tech the chance to check your tires for signs of damage, optimum air pressure, and tread depth. By rotating your tires you also improve your vehicle’s comfort, reducing vibration.
You need to rotate your tires according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. For most vehicles, this means having this service performed every 5,000 miles, although the span for one car model to another varies from 3,000 miles to 6,000 miles. At the same time and for the greatest convenience in auto maintenance, you can also choose to have your oil changed.
Why Is It Important To Rotate My Tires?
Tire rotation is important for multiple reasons. For one, rotating your tires improves wear on your tires by spreading the wear more evenly across each one. This maximizes the tires’ tread-wear, reducing the frequency with which you must replace your tires. It also reduces the potential for blowouts due to excessive tread wear.
Each wheel position on your vehicle uses your tires differently. For example, the front wheels on a front-wheel-drive vehicle use more torque and friction when turning, braking, or accelerating. This affects the wear on each tire according to its position.
Fresh tire tread on new tires wears more quickly and unevenly. For this reason, you need to have your tires rotated at 5,000 miles. By rotating the tires and keeping tread wear more evenly, you improve traction and handling. As a result, your car corners and brakes better, enhancing your safety.
If you drive an all-wheel-drive vehicle, keeping tread wear even reduces drivetrain stress. This, in turn, reduces the wear of expensive drive parts. On front-wheel drive vehicles, the front tires wear out more quickly because of the increased pressure and resistance of steering on these wheels.
It is important to note that your driving style and suspension condition also affect tread wear, just like tire position. By regularly rotating your tires, you maximize tire wear and get more miles out of these critical parts before needing to replace them.
The Tire Rotation Process
Rotating your tires involves multiple steps and services. Creech Import Repair in Raleigh provides these services, including:
Removal of each wheel
Wear pattern inspection
Replacement of wheels for even wear
For your greatest convenience, we can also tune up your vehicle and provide an oil change, at the same time as we perform a regular tire rotation.
A Common Tire Problem: A Bent Rim
If you have a bent rim or damaged wheel, this is a bigger problem than you may realize. Bent rims can cause blowouts from pinching or popping your tires. Overall, your rims can cause handling and control issues, too. To prevent dangerous situations like a blowout, pay attention to your rims and avoid damaging them.
If you bend or otherwise damage your rim to the point that it affects driving safety, you need to replace it. You should never wait to perform this part exchange. It affects your safety and causes vibration and other issues with the performance of your vehicle.
Some Signs of a Bent Rim Include:
Vibration and shaking when steering
Visible damage to the wheel
Raleigh Tire Service for Your Import
Raleigh drivers trust Creech Import Repair. With over 25 years of service to our loyal customers, we have a solid reputation for the customer care you deserve. Bring your car into our ASE-certified shop for tire rotation, oil change and other routine maintenance services, as well as auto repair. Schedule your visit by calling 919-872-1999.