Tire rotations explained (Expert tips from Toyota of N Charlotte)

May 17th, 2018 by

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of auto care? Well, you’re in luck! Our team at Toyota of North Charlotte are going to explain why tire rotations are important for your vehicle care and go over what they actually entail. Keep reading to learn more about this Charlotte auto service.

Tire rotations

Why are tire rotations so important?

Do you know why it’s important to get a tire rotation? Well, the front and rear tires on your vehicle wear differently. This means that your front and back tires will have an uneven amount of tread on them. Rotating your tires will help them ware evenly and thus extending the lifespan of the tire. This means that you’ll spend less money on your Charlotte car tires because you won’t have to replace them as often.

Wondering how often you should rotate your vehicle’s tires? Well, our Charlotte Toyota experts recommend that you rotate your tires around every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. This really all depends on how you drive your vehicle, the condition you’re driving in, and the vehicle itself. You should find the specific mileage for when you should rotate your car’s tires in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Most people get their tires rotated whenever they get their oil changed.

If you want to give rotating your car’s tires a try, here are some of the things you’ll need:

  • A car jack – this will help you lift your vehicle off the ground.
  • Jack stands – these will securely hold your vehicle up off the ground.

There are different types of tire car maintenance, so let’s talk about some of the differences. Depending on what type of vehicle you have and the types of tires you have on your vehicle, the type of tire rotation will be different. Here are the 4 main tire rotations that you can get on your Charlotte Toyota.

Front to rear tire rotation: Both tires in the front of the vehicle are moved to the rear on the same side and the rear tires are moved to the front on the same side.

  • Vehicle Type: same-size wheels
  • Tire type: directorial tires (tires that rotate in only one direction)

“X” rotation or rearward cross: Move the rear tires to the front on the same side. Then move your front tires to the rear on the opposite side.

  • Vehicle type: rear wheel drive and 4-wheel drive
  • Tire type: directional

Side to side rotation: Switch your back tires with each other, then switch your front tires with each other.

  • Vehicle type: different-side wheels
  • Tire type: non-directional (tires that can rotate more than one way)

Forward cross or “X” rotation: Move the front tires directly back. Then move the rear tires to the front on opposing sides.

  • Vehicle type: front-wheel drive
  • Tire type: non-directional

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Affordable tire rotations in Charlotte

Want to get your tire maintenance done by the pros? Then come on down to Toyota of N Charlotte and have out Toyota certified experts get your car in tip-top shape. Our service center is open six days a week for your convenience. We look forward to servicing your vehicle.

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