Tire rotation is the practice of changing the wheels on your vehicle from one position to another.
Harris Tire will rotate your tires from one side of the vehicle to the other, moving them from front to back or a combination of both. This helps to ensure your tire wears evenly so you have better handling and are safer in your car. When done consistently at recommended intervals, tire rotation can preserve balanced handling and traction and even out the wear on your tire. Tire rotation can even provide performance advantages for your car.
Having your tires worn evenly also extends the life of your tires. With all the rough and winding roads in Lynchburg it doesn’t take much to wear your tire unevenly, but there are other factors that can contribute as well, including:
- Under inflated tires
- Worn shocks
- Misaligned wheels
- Worn components
Tire Rotation Pattern
The Tire & Rim Association has identified three traditional rotation patterns covering most vehicles. The Standard and Direction patterns are shown in the image. Regular tire rotation helps avoid uneven tire wear that can lead to poor performance and gas mileage. Some tires need to be rotated at specific intervals, while others will need to be rotated depending on the wear.
To find out when your tires need to be rotated, check your vehicle’s owner’s manual or ask one of our tire specialists.