Taking care of your vehicle also means taking care of your tires. One way of doing this is by having your tires routinely rotated. This involves re-positioning your tires from the front to the back. It may also be a requirement to be covered under their warranty. If it is time to have your tires rotated, we hope you'll call us.
The Importance of Rotating Your Tires:
Tire Rotation Patterns
Rotation pattern is important because in most cases, the tires on the front axle need to accomplish very different things than the tires on the rear axle. Conditions encountered on a front-wheel drive vehicle are considerably different than those of a rear-wheel drive vehicle. Tire wear on a performance vehicle is typically more severe than what you would see on a family sedan. Each individual wheel position can create different wear rates and different types of tire wear.
The general rule for tire rotation is to cross the free rolling axle. This means that on a front-wheel drive vehicle, the front tires should be rotated straight back to the rear and the rear tires should be crossed up to the front. In the case of a rear-wheel drive vehicle the opposite applies. Front tires are crossed to the back while the rear tires are moved straight to the front. A “double x” pattern is used with four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles, so the right front and left rear tires switch positions, as do the left front and right rear.
Tires can be a substantial investment and it pays to take care of them. Properly inflated tires that are rotated on a regular basis can be expected to deliver optimal tread life and performance.
Why Hire Kelowna Mobile Tire Repair?
We do more than offer you reliable and effective tire rotation, we offer you convenience by coming to wherever you are to rotate your tires. Most of our customer go to work and simply call us up to service their tires.