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How to tell if your vehicle is due for a tyre rotation?

A tyre rotation can maximise the life of your tyres.

What’s involved in a tyre rotation?

A tyre rotation can even out the wear patterns between your front and rear tyres. The tyres on your vehicle carry a different amount of weight depending on their position. This is particularly true of your rear tyres in instances where you are carrying heavier loads that may cause your rear tyres to wear at different rates.

A tyre rotation involves moving the position of each of the tyres on your vehicle in a systematic way and is important for tyre maintenance and safety. It enables the tyres on your vehicle to operate in a number of different wheel positions, which can improve performance, prolong tyre life and preserve balanced handling and traction.

The pattern in which the tyres on your vehicle are rotated depends on several factors, such as the type of tyre that you’re using, as well as whether your:

  • Vehicle is front, rear, all or four-wheel drive
  • Tyres are directional or non-directional
  • Tyres are asymmetrical
  • Spare tyre is a full size spare that can be included in your rotation pattern
  • Front and rear tyres are the same size

When should I book a tyre rotation?

Typically, vehicle manufacturers recommend that you have a tyre rotation every 10,000km. Always refer to your owner’s manual for information specific to your vehicle. There may be instances where you need to have a tyre rotation outside of the recommended intervals, if you notice one or more of the following warning signs:

  • Uneven tyre wear
  • A vibration in the steering wheel or seat, particularly when traveling at higher speeds.

It is especially important to adhere to the recommended tyre rotation intervals when your vehicle has been fitted with new tyres. The deep, fresh tread of a new tyre is more susceptible to uneven wear making regular tyre rotations essential should you wish to maximise the life of your tyres.

A tyre rotation can maximise the life of your tyres.

What are the benefits of a tyre rotation?

As already touched upon, there are many benefits to adhering to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tyre rotation schedule, which include:

  1. Can assist in promoting even tyre wear
  2. Can ensure that all four tyres are performing equally
  3. Helps to evenly spread wear across all 4 tyres, maximising the life of your tyres
  4. Helps to avoid the need for replacing only 2 tyres - it is preferable to replace all 4 tyres at the same time for safety and performance

At the time of performing a tyre rotation, a technician can also visually assess the condition of your tyres. This includes looking for signs of damage, checking tyre pressures and assessing tread depth. It should be noted that a tyre rotation will not correct wear problems that are the result of worn mechanical parts or incorrect inflation pressures.

A tyre rotation adds life to your tyres, and maybe even your life.

Looking for a tyre rotation service near you?

Tyrepower isn’t just Australia’s largest independent tyre retailer, our stores are locally owned and operated by enthusiasts who will take care of your vehicle just like it was their own.

If you have any questions or need assistance in choosing the tyre for your car, our team at {title} Tyrepower is here to help.

When considering a tyre rotation make sure you consider your specific needs, driving conditions, and budget, come chat with the qualified technicians at Balcatta Tyrepower.

We are your one-stop shop for tyres, wheels, servicing, and more! Call today on (08) 9345 2977 or visit our store located at Unit 4 / 436 Wanneroo Road, Westminster.

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