Having your tires properly inflated and in good shape effects everything from gas mileage to the longevity of your tread. That is why it is so important to get tire service on a regular basis. Tire rotation is a big part of that service. Ken Van Damme’s Automotive offers experienced, affordable car repair and tire rotation in Portland.
When you come to us for tire rotation, we do more than just swap out the position of your tires. We check out several points to ensure your tires are safe and in good running condition.
When you get regular tire rotation, your tires wear at a slower rate and you get more mileage out of them. Without it, your tires would wear down along the outside or the inside with more severity, leaving balding areas and rendering them dangerous to drive on. The rotating of your tires puts those worn areas where they will experience less weight, leaving the area with thicker tread on the side that sees more resistance. Front-wheel-drive vehicles tend to get more wear on the front tires, due to higher pressure and resistance from steering, and will likely need to have the front changed out with those on the back.
A good rule of thumb for tire rotation should be every 3,000 to 6,000 miles. If you take your vehicle off-roading or over rough terrain, you may want to have at least a visual inspection done more frequently when you get a tune up. Of course, any time you see a deep wear pattern or damaged area of a tire you should bring it in right away for tire repair.
Contact us today to schedule your tire rotation in Portland.