Whether you still have your Chevy’s original tires, or you’ve replaced them with new ones, you’ll want to keep them from wearing out. After all, your Chevrolet’s tires are most likely to be your most expensive investment in your car, truck, SUV or van. Rotating your vehicle’s tires at the Chevrolet tire rotation service near Pinehurst is important to keep them safe and to minimize wear. It will maximize the life of the tires, allow them to wear evenly, and improve your Chevy’s ride and handling.
Chevrolet recommends rotating your tires every 7,500 miles to prevent irregular wear. In Pinehurst, Chevrolet tire rotation can be done quickly. Depending on your vehicle, the service technicians will move the tires from front to back, from one side of the vehicle to the other, or a combination of both.
It’s important to rotate your tires according to the proper tire-rotation pattern. This will extend your Chevrolet tires’ life and help to prevent sudden tire failure, which could result in a flat tire or a blowout.
The front and rear tires perform different duties, and the tires on a front-wheel-drive vehicle perform different duties than tires on a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. Check your owner’s manual for more information on your Chevrolet model.
If you own a front-wheel-drive vehicle and you don’t have the tires rotated regularly, the front tires will wear out faster than the rear tires, resulting in less control when driving on wet or slippery road surfaces. Needless to say, this could create a problem in an emergency. Bringing your tires to the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center for regular tire rotation will keep the tires from cupping, which results in cabin noise and vibration. Some tire manufacturers require owners to rotate the tires regularly to keep from voiding the warranty.
There are three rotation patterns that most vehicles will use, forward cross, x-pattern, and rearward cross.
Forward cross: This pattern is used for vehicles with front-wheel drive. The front tires are moved straight back to the rear. The rear tires move the front, but the left and right rear tires switch sides.
X-pattern: This is another pattern that can be used for front-wheel drive vehicles. The front tires move to the rear and switch sides, and the rear tires move to the front and switch sides.
Rearward cross: This pattern is best for rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive vehicles. The rear tires are moved to the front, and the front tires move to the rear and switch sides.
Additionally, there are two patterns used for high-performance tires, front-to-back and side-to-side.
Front-to-back: Directional tires should always be rotated with front tires moving to the rear, and vice versa. The tires always stay on the same side of the vehicle.
Side-to-side: If your vehicle has non-directional tires that are different sizes, it should be rotated using the side-to-side pattern, which simply involves switching the sides of the front and rear tires.
While it’s possible to rotate your tires yourself, it’s best to bring it to a service center like the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Department. We’ll rotate your tires, inspect them for wear and reset your Chevy’s tire-pressure monitors. Call us and make a service appointment today.