When it comes to routine maintenance, keeping your tires in check should be right at the top of your list. Your tires not only keep you moving, but, if properly maintained, they will also help improve your drive, will provide you with better over-all gas mileage, and will supply the traction that you need. One of the main ways to maintain your tires is by having your tires frequently rotated.

Why Do I Need A Tire Rotation?

Contrary to many driver's assumptions, your tires don't wear the same amount all at the same time. In fact, depending on how you drive, the types of roads you drive on, and how often you drive, different tires will have a different amount of wear. Once a tire is worn too far down, it will need to be replaced and, because all four tires should be the same, once you need to replace one tire, you'll need to replace them all. This can become quite expensive and having your tires rotated will cost much less than buying new tires more often than you should. It may also save you from a tire blowout, which can occur if your tire becomes too worn or damaged.

What Is A Tire Rotation?

When you bring your car into the service center, here at Gary Mathews Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT, our technicians will move your tires from one position to another, essentially rotating them. There are different rotation patterns, depending on the body type, make, model, and year of the vehicle you have, and our technicians know exactly what type of rotation pattern your vehicle requires. If you'd prefer to rotate your tires at home, the owner's manual should also have the rotation pattern inside.

When Should I Have My Tires Rotated?

Many vehicles have a tire rotation recommendation of every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Your specific recommendation will also be in your owner's manual, but most stick to having them rotated at every brake inspection or brake repair. If you're still curious as to when your specific model should have a tire rotation performed, feel free to contact our service center to talk to one of our team members.

What Other Maintenance Should I Have Done On My Tires?

Besides rotating your tires, you should also have them inspected for damage, wear, and air pressure. Look at each tire and observe if there are any rips, scratches, or tears, use a pressure gauge to make sure that the air pressure is right on point, and do the penny test to ensure that your tires' tread is as thick as it should be.

Where Can I Find New Tires If I Need Them?

If you're tires are too worn, then it's time to purchase new ones. Our parts center, here at Gary Mathews Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT can help you find the right tires for your car, truck, SUV, or van. Find the tires you need on our order parts and accessories form or stop by our Gary Mathews Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT dealership to have one of our technicians help you order the tires you need.

Schedule Your Tire Rotation Appointment At Gary Mathews Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT Today

Whether it's your first tire rotation or you're getting a tire rotation stacked onto another service, such as an oil change, brake inspection, or battery check, feel free to use our online service scheduling tool to find the service appointment your schedule needs. If you have any questions or you'd like to learn more about our tire rotation services, don't hesitate to contact us today!

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