Tire Rotation & Repair
Rotating your tires regularly is a key part of tire maintenance. In fact, the tire industry recommends rotating your tires every 5,000-6,000 miles. Regularly rotating your tires helps maintain tire safety and achieve even tread wear and long tread life, which ultimately saves you money in the long run. The roads you drive every day are also filled with hazards such as potholes, nails, and broken glass that can wreak havoc on your tires. However, a flat tire or a leaky tire doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace it. At Virginia Tire & Auto, our technicians will repair your flat tire using the latest industry standard techniques so that you can be back on the road in no time.
Why choose Virginia Tire & Auto?
Virginia Tire & Auto offers top-tier service that gets you back on the road safely and quickly for any of your tire maintenance or tire repair needs. All 12 of our Northern Virginia shops and our Main Street Shell location in Fairfax feature state-of-the-art equipment operated by employees with extensive Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Tire Pressure Monitoring Service (TMPS) training.
Why is tire rotation important?
Regular tire rotation is a key step in long-term tire maintenance. The tire industry recommends rotating your tires every 5,000 miles. Most tire manufacturers require routine tire rotations to maintain the tread wear warranty.
The roads you drive every day in Northern Virginia can be filled with hazards that can wreak havoc on your tires, like potholes, nails and broken glass. Even in the best of road conditions, your car’s normal weight is not distributed evenly on all four tires — the front tires bear more weight because of engine and steering pressure — and this heavier load will wear down your tires prematurely without proper tire rotation.
By rotating your tires regularly, you can ensure the wear on your tire treads is even on all four tires. This extends the life of your tires and improves their performance and safety. You’ll get more mileage out of your tires and save money in the long run.
What happens during a tire rotation at Virginia Tire & Auto?
At Virginia Tire & Auto, a tire rotation includes:
- Removing the tires
- Inspecting the wear patterns
- Completing a tire rotation in accordance with the correct rotation pattern
- Resetting the Tire Pressure Monitors (TPMS), as applicable
- Visual brake inspection
How often should I rotate my tires?
The industry rule of thumb is every 5,000 miles. If your tires develop irregular wear — like damage from hitting a pothole or curb — you should have them rotated even sooner.
Can Virginia Tire & Auto repair my tires?
Yes, we can complete a tire repair for you. If you find yourself with a flat or leaky tire, the technicians at Virginia Tire & Auto will complete a tire repair using the latest industry techniques to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
Virginia Tire & Auto provides unmatched service to customers at our 12 NoVA Virginia Tire & Auto locations and Main Street Shell in Fairfax. Virginia Tire & Auto is the three-time winner of Northern Virginia Magazine’s #1 Auto Shop in Northern Virginia award, a Washington Business Journal Family Business Award winner and a two-time recipient of Virginia Living Magazine’s Best Auto Repair Ship in Virginia award, among many other honors.
We’re different from many other repair shops. We invest heavily in our employees, tools and facilities to ensure that experts with the right equipment service your vehicle in a clean, friendly environment. Our 12 Virginia Tire & Auto shops are conveniently located throughout Northern Virginia — and Main Street Shell can be found in the heart of Fairfax — and we believe in being friendly, helpful and honest with every customer who comes through our doors.
Flat or damaged tires can affect the alignment, steering and suspension of your car. At Virginia Tire & Auto, we assess your vehicle to make sure there isn’t any additional hidden damage caused by your flat tire. Our tire repair experts will make sure you always have a safe ride home.
How do I schedule a tire rotation or tire repair appointment at Virginia Tire & Auto?
We service all major automotive brands including Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota. You can schedule an appointment online.