Today’s vehicles are engineered to offer years of driving enjoyment. However, routine maintenance has a direct impact on your car’s long-term reliability. It’s important to bring in your vehicle every 5,000-6,000 miles for Hayden tire rotation service. This will help extend the life of your tires by thousands of miles.
At Knudtsen Chevrolet, we offer a tire rotation service for Hayden drivers. Our dealership’s top-rated service center is only 20 minutes away in Post Falls. You can trust our certified automotive mechanics to take care of your vehicle’s required maintenance. They’re professionally trained to work on all makes and models.
What happens during a tire rotation?
Tire rotation involves changing the position of your tires, which helps ensure even tread wear. Keep in mind that the rotation pattern can vary from one car to the next, depending on your vehicle type. While your car is in the shop, the service technicians will also check your tire pressure and inspect for damage. Our customers appreciate the extra peace of mind.
What are the different types of tire rotation patterns?
There are three main rotation patterns:
Forward Cross: Front-wheel-drive cars typically use a forward cross pattern. To reduce tread wear, the front tires must be placed on the rear of the vehicle. The rear tires will be moved to the front and placed on opposite sides.
X-pattern: Front-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with directional tires generally have an X-pattern. While it's similar to a forward cross pattern, the front tires will also switch sides.
Rearward cross: If you own a rear-wheel-drive car, it will require a rearward cross tire rotation. While the rear tires move straight to the front, the front tires move to the rear and switch sides. This same pattern also applies to most 4WD models.
What will happen if I don’t get a tire rotation?
Don’t neglect to get a tire rotation at the manufacturer’s recommended interval. If you fail to do so, expect your tires to wear out much sooner than expected. Getting this valuable service can save you a lot of money in the long run. The cost of a new set of tires can easily run over $400. High-performance tires are even more expensive. A tire rotation also allows the technicians to check for potential damage, such as punctures and cracks.
Unevenly worn tires can become a serious safety hazard. They may cause your vehicle to pull to the side and handle poorly. During emergencies, you won’t have nearly as much control. This means there’s a higher chance you’ll be involved in an accident.
If you have any questions about rotating your vehicle’s tires, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts will be more than happy to help. In addition to a professional tire rotation, we offer a wide range of other important automotive services. To save time, ask our staff to schedule an appointment, or use the Schedule Service form on our website. The Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center is located in Post Falls, just a short drive from Hayden.