What is a Tire Rotation?
A tire rotation is the routine processes of moving your tires from one position on the vehicle to another to ensure even wear. During the tire rotation procedure, we will:
- Rotate the tires straight back from front to rear and rear to front unless a different rotation pattern would be appropriate for your vehicle and the condition of your tires.
- Inspect the tires for signs of damage and premature wear.
- Check for punctures from nails, screws or other debris.
- Inspect the sidewall for heat rings or impact breaks that might indicate the tire is damaged internally.
- Remove larger stones and debris that might be stuck in the tread to prevent future punctures.
- Check for uneven wear patterns that might indicate there are worn mechanical parts such as shocks or struts (tire rotations won’t correct a mechanical problem caused by worn out parts).
- Set the air pressure in all tires to the vehicle manufacturers recommended inflation.
- Visually inspect your brakes and other parts that are easy to see when the tires are off the car.
- Hand torque the lugnuts.