There are several ways to keep your tires in good condition. You can make sure that they are not over or under inflated and ensure that they are properly aligned. But the best thing you can do for your tires is to have them rotated on a regular basis.
Tires wear differently, based on where they are positioned. For example, the front tires wear differently than the back tires. By rotating your tires, it helps to even out the wear, extending the life of your tires. Even wear also means that the tread depth on each of your tires should be about the same, leading to safer and better handling.
If your tires are showing signs of wear, it’s time to rotate them. If not, it’s recommended that you have your tires rotated every 10,000 km.
There are several different rotation patterns that can be used to ensure even wear, depending on if you have directional tires, or different sized tires. The experts at RPM Automotive will look at your tires, the type of vehicle (front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or all wheel drive) and the amount of wear and determine the best pattern of rotation.
At RPM Automotive, when you bring your vehicle in for a tire rotation, the trained technicians will also check the inflation pressure of each tire, inspect the tread depth of each tire, look for abnormal wear patters that could indicate a problem, check for objects in the tires (nails, stones, etc.), and other tire damage.
If the wear on your tires is really uneven, the technicians may recommend an alignment.
RPM Automotive is located at 225 Elgin Street North in Cambridge. Call (519) 620-1774 to make an appointment, or visit www.rpmautomotive.ca for more information.