Considering that tires are a fundamental element in every vehicle’s safety system, it’s difficult to understand why some owners fail to keep their car’s tires maintained adequately. Tires must support the car’s weight, provide a safe ride, and supply the necessary traction to keep the vehicle on the road. Driving with worn tires is not only hazardous but can also lower a vehicle’s fuel economy. Rotating the tires regularly will provide them with longer life and help keep you and your passengers safe. If you live in the Flagstaff area, tire rotation at the Flagstaff tire rotation service center is easy when you visit Flagstaff Chevrolet.
When you bring your car, truck, SUV or minivan to the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center for tire rotation service in Flagstaff, one of our certified service technicians will transfer each tire to a new location. Most likely, this will mean moving the front tires to the rear and moving the rear tires to the front. One side typically changes sides, usually the rear tires. We’ll look at the different tire rotation patterns commonly in use.
Your car’s owner’s manual will specify the correct rotation pattern for your particular model. You’ll also find information related to the recommended rotation frequency recommended by the manufacturer. Most tires need to be rotated at 5,000- or 7,000-mile intervals. Service centers will typically rotate the tires during each scheduled maintenance visit.
Rotating your vehicle’s tires will help ensure they’ll wear evenly. Your car will handle better, the tires will last longer, and there’s less chance you’ll have a blowout. If you own a front-wheel-drive vehicle and fail to rotate the tires regularly, the front tires will wear faster than the rear tires. This will result in your car becoming hard to control, and you’re likely to experience problems driving on wet roads.
Tires that aren’t rotated periodically can become cupped. When this occurs, you’ll experience vibration inside the car, and the cabin will be noisy. Another reason to make sure to rotate your vehicle’s tires is that it may void the warranty if you don't.
These are the most widely used tire rotation patterns:
Forward Cross: This pattern is used with most front-wheel drive vehicles. The front tires are relocated to the rear. The rear tires are transferred to the front and switch sides.
Rearward cross: This is for four- and rear-wheel drive vehicles. The rear tires are moved to the front and stay on the same side of the car. The front tires are transferred to the rear and switch sides.
X-pattern: This pattern is used with front-wheel vehicles. The front tires are transferred to the rear, the rear tires move the front, and both sets switch sides.
Contact the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center to schedule an appointment for tire rotation service or book your visit online. Don’t forget to check our website’s Service Specials page for discount coupons on tire rotation service. Visit us at 1118 Historic Route 66 in Flagstaff. Check our website for our current hours and directions.