WHAT IS IT
Tire rotation involves the rotation of tires/wheels, using a combination of diagonal and straight rotation patterns.
WHY DO IT
Due to even slight imperfect alignment of wheels, tires wear in different tread areas and to different degrees depending on their position on your vehicle. As such, it is important to rotate your wheels/tires on a regular basis to evenly distribute the different wearing characteristics of each of the tire positions. Rotations will allow for a longer tire life if performed on a regular basis.
WHEN TO DO IT
Every 10, 000 km (typically performed on every other oil change).
Tire rotation refers to the regular practice of switching the position of each tire on the car.
Tire rotation helps to equalize tread wear and is critical to gain the maximum life from your tire investment.
Refer to your owner’s manual for the recommended rotation interval and pattern; generally a rotation interval of 10,000 kilometres is recommended. The rotation pattern varies with different makes and models, which shows the tire locations during rotation. Some vehicles have different size tires on the front and back or directional tires. This limits the locations that a tire may take on the vehicle. When in doubt, check the owner’s manual or consult a professional technician for guidance. Tire rotation time also offers a good opportunity to have the tires and wheels balanced. It is another step you can take to maximize your tire investment.