Tire rotation is important to keep your car driving safely and to extend the life of the tires. When you bring your vehicle to the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center for tire rotation in Greenacres, the service technician will move the tires from one position to another. This will allow the tires to wear evenly.
The weight on your car’s front and rear axles differ because the engine is located at the front. As a result, the front tires have to support more weight than the rear tires, causing the front tires to wear faster. Front-wheel-drive vehicles must support even more weight, due to the transaxle. Additionally, the front tires will wear when the vehicle brakes and corners. In Greenacres, tire rotation is available at Knudtsen Chevrolet, located in nearby Post Falls.
Uneven tire wear is even caused by turning the vehicle. When you make a right turn, it’s tighter than a left turn, so the left front tire will wear faster than the right front tire because the left tire travels further than the right front tire. You’ll typically make more right turns than left turns. On the other hand, the sidewalls on the right front tire are more inclined to get bumped and rub a curb while you’re parking, so that tire will experience more sidewall wear than the other front tire.
Misaligned wheels are another cause of uneven tire wear. When the wheels are misaligned, the vehicle will pull to the left or the right, causing the driver to constantly turn the steering wheels to compensate. In this case, the car is continually turning, which causes them to wear unevenly.
You can find the manufacturer’s recommended tire rotation frequency and rotation pattern in your owner’s manual. Most manufacturers recommend rotating the tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. If you’re not sure when to bring your car in for tire rotation service, call us. We’ll be happy to help.
There are a few different rotation patterns. The pattern your vehicle will use depends on the car you own and the type of drive. The most common rotation pattern is to move the back wheels to the front, transfer the front wheels to the back, and switch the sides of the back tires. Unidirectional tires are moved front to back, but they stay on the same side.
There are more complicated rotation patterns for cars with full-size spare tires or snow tires. When you bring your car, truck, SUV or van to the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Department for tire rotation, we’ll select the best rotation pattern for your vehicle. While it’s possible to rotate your car’s tires yourself, we don’t recommend it, because most drivers don’t have the tools or the experience to do the job properly.
Knudtsen Chevrolet is located at 1900 E. Polston Ave. in Post Falls. Call to schedule tire rotation service or use the Schedule Service form on our website and make your appointment on our website. While you’re on our website, you can check our hours of operation and get directions to our dealership.