Taking care of your tires is essential to keeping your vehicle rolling smoothly on the Ellensburg streets, and tire rotation is an important aspect of tire care that often goes overlooked. Learn about the importance of tire rotation with the service center at Harvest Honda Yakima. Then, learn how to rotate tires at home, so you can extend the life of your tires as long as possible.
Why should you even rotate tires? Rotating tires helps you ensure that your tires are getting worn down evenly, since not all of your tires receive the same amount of wear on the road at the same time. If you never rotate your tires after the many miles of driving on the Sunnyside roads, then they will wear down at different rates, which will mean some of them will have to be replaced before others. Your tires will eventually need to be replaced, but rotating them helps to extend their lifespan for as long as possible.
For front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles, these tires will usually need to be rotated about every 5,000-7,500 miles. For all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles, you’ll want to have the tires rotated about every 3,000-5,000 miles since all of the tires receive a similar amount of wear. However, all vehicles are different, so check your owner’s manual for a more accurate recommendation of when to rotate your tires.
Rotating tires involves moving front tires to the back and back tires to the front. You’ll also need to switch the sides of the tires after moving them to either the front or back of your vehicle. If you live in the Wenatchee area or can’t make it to a service center, then here is how to rotate tires at home:
The way that you will position your tires when rotating them will vary depending on if you have a FWD or rear-wheel drive (RWD) car. Here is what to do depending on the drivetrain:
Now that you know how to do a tire rotation yourself, rely on Harvest Honda Yakima for all of your tire needs. Schedule a visit with our service team in Yakima if you prefer to have our technicians rotate your tires.
Contact us at Harvest Honda Yakima for any other tire questions, and save on every visit to our service center with our rotating selection of service specials.
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