Tire Rotation

Tire Rotation in Sterling, VA

Just like your favorite pair of shoes, tires wear out after years of use. And depending on how much weight each tire bears, they can wear out unevenly. Rotating your tires every 5,000 miles is a crucial element of regular car maintenance and can even be a factor in maintaining your tires’ warranties. Regular tire rotations at Virginia Tire & Auto of Cascades can help you save money on avoidable repairs and keep your tires lasting as long as possible.

Read: Can You Rotate Your Own Tires?

Why select Virginia Tire & Auto of Cascades for your tire rotation?

It’s no secret that Northern Virginia roads can put your car through the wringer. Potholes, uneven pavement, broken glass, nails and tight turns all take their toll on your tires. The weight of your car alone pressing on your tires wears them down. Plus, most cars are designed with the engine in the front of your vehicle, meaning your front tires have to carry more weight than the back ones. Long-term, this leads to uneven weight distribution among your vehicle’s tires. Regular tire rotations are key to maintaining even tread wear, which ultimately prolongs the life of your tires.

The Tire Industry Association Certified Professionals at your Virginia Tire & Auto of Cascades use top-of-the-line technology to make sure your tire rotation evens out any disparities between your tires, front to back and side to side.

What is tire rotation and why do I need to do it?

Contrary to how it sounds, a tire rotation at Virginia Tire & Auto of Cascades doesn’t involve spinning your tires but rather shifting the position of your tires on your vehicle. During a tire rotation, a technician will remove a tire from its current position and switch it to another in order to evenly distribute the pressure on each tire. Your vehicle’s engine and steering systems combined can amount to about 60% of your vehicle’s overall weight, so rotating the positions of your tires equalizes the weight distribution and prevents uneven tread wear.

Where your tires are repositioned will depend on your driving habits, the kind of vehicle you have, the make and model, the previous rotation pattern, and whether you have directional or non-directional tires. Directional tires have specifically-designed tread grooves built for one specific position on your vehicle, whether it’s the left versus right side or the front versus back of your vehicle. Non-directional tires, however, are suited to any position on your vehicle.

The rotation pattern our technicians use during a tire rotation will ensure that your tires get the refresh that they need to stay in their best condition and live their longest.

Virginia Tire & Auto’s 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 Monitor System (TPMS), if applicable
  • Visual brake inspection

How often should I rotate my tires?

The Tire Industry Association recommends that you get a tire rotation every 5,000–7,000 miles. This may vary depending on your vehicle, so check your owner’s manual to make sure you’re rotating your tires as often as your vehicle needs. If you often drive on bumpy or rough roads or you feel like something’s off, come into Virginia Tire & Auto of Cascades to have your tires rotated.

Consistent tire rotations preserve your tires’ tread depth for as long as possible, getting you better gas mileage and a longer lifespan out of your tires.

What happens if I skip my tire rotations?

Tread wear caused by uneven weight distribution can lead to shaking while driving and cause an unpredictable effect on stopping distance, potentially putting you and your passengers in danger out on the road. Your vehicle’s driveline system could also be put at risk if your tires always stay in the same spot on your vehicle.

As the main point of contact between the road and your vehicle, your tires take the most impact and need to be maintained in order to protect the rest of your vehicle from damage. When you skip your tire rotations, it can lead to more frequent tire replacements, more repairs and more trips to the gas pump.

Read: How Tire Tread Depth Affects Stopping Distance

Are tire rotations included in tires&?

With our tires& bundle, which comes with every new tire purchase at Virginia Tire & Auto of Cascades, you get free lifetime tire rotations. Since tire rotations should occur every 5,000–7,000 miles, we want to make them as accessible as possible for our customers.

We don’t stop caring about your tires when you drive them off the lot. That’s why we back up our work with great guarantees and warranties so you’ll never have to stress about your tire care again.

Schedule a Tire Rotation in Sterling, VA

If it’s been a while since your last tire rotation, it’s time to stop on by. Visit Virginia Tire & Auto of Cascades or call 855.425.3677 to schedule an appointment for a tire rotation today and drive away with a smoother, more even ride.

Why choose Virginia Tire & Auto?

There is a reason why customers continue to come back to Virginia Tire & Auto over their dealers. We provide unmatched service to customers at each of our 15 locations. At each of our locations, you will find comfortable lounges, free coffee and tea, and options like loaner cars so your life does not have to stop for car care. We are committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied with our service.

Our Difference.

We’re different from 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 technicians work hard to stay on top of repair technology and tire services. We have 15 shops conveniently located throughout Virginia and we believe in being friendly, helpful and honest with every customer who comes through our doors.

We service all major automotive brands.

We service all major automotive brands including Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, RAM, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

Our Guarantee

We’re 100% committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied. We’ve spent more than 40 years doing things the right way, and that’s why it’s part of our culture to make sure you’re in the most friendly, comfortable and honest environment possible. And it’s also why our warranty not only covers all our services but will also be honored at all our locations, too.

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