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Description: Tire rotation refers to the regular practice of switching the position of each tire on the car.
Purpose: It helps to equalize tread wear and is critical to gain the maximum life from your tire investment.
Maintenance Tips/Suggestions: Refer to your owner’s manual for the recommended rotation interval and pattern; generally a rotation interval of 6,000 miles 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 at Auto Repair Technology for guidance. Tire rotation time also offers a good opportunity to have the tires and wheels balanced. It’s another step you can take to maximize your tire investment.
The numbers in the tire size refer to its width, aspect ratio, and wheel diameter. “185/75R14″ means the tire is 185 mm wide, has an aspect ratio (that is, the width divided by the height) of 75%, & fits on a 14” rim.
“R” means radial tire. They’re all radials nowadays. Speed ratings are usually inserted before the “R.” The most common speed ratings are HR (good for 130mph), VR (149 mph), and ZR (more than 149 mph).
Here at Auto Repair Technology, we offer a wide range of tires and services including: tire repair, tire replacement, wheel alignment, tire balancing, and tire rotation. While we are servicing your tires, we can also inspect your brakes and suspension
Improve your vehicle’s handling, increase tire life, and drive with safety by checking your tires every month to insure that they are inflated with the right amount of air pressure. And if you need any help doing this, we would be happy to help.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tire failure causes around 11,000 car crashes each year. The NHTSA recommends doing a quick tire inspection once a month.
Here’s What To Look For:
When it’s time to replace your tires, it is recommended doing so in pairs or all four at a time for better performance and traction and, ultimately, a safer ride.