After how many months do I need to rotate the tires on my vehicle? When it comes to vehicle upkeep and safety, getting your tires rotated can be a principal factor. The tire rotation procedure is a technical relocation of your vehicle’s tires to uphold their longevity. Depending on whether the vehicle is RWD, AWD, or FWD, the tire tread will wear down at different speeds. Rotating your tires helps spread the wear on all four tires uniformly and expands their usage. It could be harder to control your vehicle if you put off rotating your tires, especially on wet roads. There are also a variety of tire rotation techniques to use depending on the position they’re in or what’s recommended by your car’s manufacturer based on the drivetrain you have. It’s better to rotate your tires when the manufacturer recommends it, but be sure to contact our service professionals to schedule a service appointment if you’re concerned about your tires.
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By evenly spreading the wear on your tread, rotating your tires can enhance their lifespan. Evenly worn tire tread is important to the vehicle’s safety. The climate where you live is one of the major reasons you should pay attention to your tire’s tread. Tires with low tread in wet environments could make your car difficult to control. It’s also beneficial to rotate them because it can help save cash and extend the life of your tires.
There are many different patterns to rotating tires. The Forward Cross, where the front tires are moved directly to the back and the rear tires are switched forward diagonally. The X-Pattern rotation is where all the tires are moved from front to back and vice versa and switched from one side of the vehicle to another. Lastly, the Rearward Cross rotation is when the rear tires are repositioned directly at the front and the front axle tires are moved to opposite sides in the back. You should use the rotation pattern recommended for your specific vehicle or speak to our service technicians about which pattern to use.
A critical detail to know about your vehicle’s tires is when they should be replaced instead of rotated. It’s better to have your tires changed after five years of use, but if you’re concerned about when to replace them, be sure to reach out to our service professionals for an appointment. Even if your tires are under 5 years old, other factors such as weather, low air pressure, and potholes can deteriorate your tires and make an earlier replacement necessary. Also when changing tires for certain drivetrains, it’s better to purchase at least a pair of tires so each side is balanced and not lopsided. In vehicles with AWD, it is preferred that all 4 tires are changed simultaneously.
Fernandez Honda invites you to schedule your next Honda tire rotation in San Antonio, TX. Our certified service specialists are standing by to handle all your service, maintenance, or repair needs. Visit us in-person or schedule your Honda auto service online.