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After how many months should I rotate the tires on my car or truck? Tire rotation is a factor in increasing the lifespan of the tires. The tire rotation process is a technical relocation of your car’s tires to preserve their tread. Depending on whether the car is AWD, FWD, or RWD, the tire tread will wear out at different rates. To expand your tires’ tread usage, having them rotated helps spread the wear on all four tires evenly. If you put off rotating your tires, it could be harder to control your vehicle, especially on wet streets. There are also multiple tire rotation techniques to consider depending on the situation they’re in or what’s recommended by your vehicle’s maker based on the drivetrain you have. It’s better to rotate your tires when the brand recommends it, but be sure to contact our service professionals to schedule a service appointment if you’re uneasy about your tire’s health.
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By steadily dispersing the wear on your tread, rotating your tires can lengthen their lifetime. Steadily worn tire tread is crucial to the car’s use. The weather where you live is one of the major reasons you should always check on your tire’s tread. Wet conditions could make your vehicle difficult to drive if your tires have low tread. It is also useful to rotate your tires because it can help save cash and enhance the life of your tires.
There are many different techniques to rotating tires. A Forward Cross technique, where the front tires are moved directly to the back and the rear tires are repositioned forward diagonally. The X-Pattern rotation is where all the tires are moved from front to back and vice versa and repositioned from one side of the vehicle to another. Lastly, the Rearward Cross pattern is when the rear tires are repositioned directly at the front and the front axle tires are switched to opposite sides in the rear. You should contact our service technicians about which maneuver to choose or use the tire rotation technique recommended for your specific vehicle.
Another crucial detail to know about your car’s tires is when they should be replaced instead of rotated. It’s better to have your tires replaced after five years of driving, but if you’re concerned about when to replace them, be sure to contact our service technicians for an appointment. Even if your tires have had under 5 years of use, other factors such as potholes, weather, and low air pressure can deteriorate your tires and require an earlier replacement. Also when changing tires for certain drivetrains, it’s best to buy at least a pair of tires so each side is properly equal and not one-sided. In cars with all-wheel drive, it is a best practice that all 4 tires are replaced simultaneously.
Schedule your next Mazda tire rotation in Houston, TX, at Team Gillman Mazda. We service nearly all make and model of vehicles, and our team of factory-trained and certified mechanics are standing by to handle all your service needs. Schedule a Mazda service appointment in Houston, today.