The Importance Of Rotation
Without our tires, well, we aren’t going to be moving anywhere! Yet caring for tires flies under many people’s radar unless it’s clear that one has become flat or damaged. But before the damage occurs, we can do a few things to prevent these hazards, such as getting tire rotation services frequently.
During the procedure, the tires of your car will be removed, swapped around depending on your vehicle’s type of drive, and then remounted. The reasoning for this service is that by switching the positioning of your tires, they will experience a balanced amount of wear and tear, therefore their lifespans will be relatively even. For example, the front wheels for front wheel drive cars do more work than the others tires, so rotating their position allows for them to take a breather so to speak, preventing the need for future tire services.
The standard answer for how often we should receive tire rotation services seems to be 7,500 miles or every six months. Similar to the interval for an oil change, tire rotation is an integral part of your system’s health. The last thing anyone wants is a tire blowout or failure, and getting tire services also improves fuel efficiency as well as traction. As always, refer to your owner’s manual to check if there are any specifications regarding tire services.
Tire Services & Repairs
During tire rotation services from Jiffy Lube, professionals also check for additional signs that may be causing uneven wear such as faulty inflation, or misaligned suspension components. After an excessive amount of wear, tire replacement may be necessary. Some examples of signs that you’re nearing the end of your tire’s lifespan include tread patterns that indicate misalignment or excessive wear, sidewall bulging, or vibrations during driving, any of which should be inspected. Jiffy Lube’s top three symptoms that indicate the need for a tire rotation are: front tires wearing more quickly than rear tires, rear tires wearing more quickly than the front, and cupping along edges of tires
The question about whether or not it is time for tire replacement may be raised if one encounters hydroplaning or unusual sliding on wet roads. Unfortunately the ol’ penny trick isn’t so relevant anymore. Instead, according to tire manufacturers, when your tire tread reaches about 4/32’’ of remaining depth, it’s time to get a replacement wheel. If water or snow cannot pass through your treads, you’re more likely to graze across the surface of the road, resulting in a loss of traction and raising chances of an accident. Servicing your tires before they show signs of too much wear or uneven distribution can cut down on many potential problems from piling up, especially during holiday seasons when elements may be hazardous.
Consistently performing tire rotation services not only saves you money, but they will prevent your tires from developing sudden problems that put you more at risk than you need to be. If you’re unsure about whether or not you need tire replacement or rotation, don’t hesitate to contact your nearest Jiffy Lube location to schedule an inspection. Show your tires the attention they deserve so that they can serve you from point A to B without question.