Did you make sure to get your tires rotated?
Tires deteriorate unevenly. In the front, they wear heavily on the outside edges because of their leaning angle while turning a corner. And since the back wheels only follow the front, they experience much less wear and tear.
Leaving the weathering unchecked can force you to replace your tires weeks earlier than expected. Especially for 4X4 wheels that are more expensive than their hatchback or sedan counterparts.
The solution - to get your tires rotated
For those who aren't on the same page, a 'rotation' is when the wheels of a given automobile are professionally interchanged from one position to another. Since rear tires deteriorate less than the front, interchanging them is a great way to increase overall lifespan, boosting fuel efficiency in the process.
At ARCS, we wish to help our customers better understand the tire rotation process, and decide whether they might need it for their ride.
What is the importance of a tire rotation?
We know that 'rotation' helps distribute tire wear through all four wheels, helping you increase the overall life of the tires. Additionally, the increased lifespan will provide better handling and grip while on your vehicle is on the road.
How often do you need a tire rotation?
5000-8000 km is the right time to get a tire rotation. It is best done when the automobile is placed above the ground level, like while getting the oil levels and undercarriage serviced.
How to decide the right tire rotation pattern?
The first step would be to determine your drive type - four-wheel, two-wheel, front wheel or back wheel. The second would be to figure out the size of your tire and third, to check if all the four tires are facing the same direction. These steps, when followed in order, will help you determine the right rotation pattern for your car.
What are the different tire rotations patterns?
The three main patterns of tire rotation used commonly are, Forward Cross, X Pattern, and Rearward Cross. Forward Cross and X Pattern are usually used for Front-wheel drive vehicles, whereas Rearward tire rotation pattern is used in the cases of four-wheel, two-wheel and back-wheel drive vehicles.
Tire rotation can extend the life of your wheels, improve your gas mileage and ensure that your car handles in a steady and predictable manner when you need to make a sudden turn or stop. At ARCS, our expert mechanics and professionals provide the most cost-effective and timely services for your car - Whether it's a simple puncture replacement or a customized tire rotation.
Feel free to drop into any of our service centers and get expert supervision for your wheels.