Why is tire rotation important?
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. Occasionally, drivers will try to DIY their tire rotation. However, given the complexity of the tire patterns and the dangers involved if done incorrectly, it’s best to bring your vehicle into the professionals at Virginia Tire & Auto.
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.