Tyre Rotation

Tire rotation means periodically changing the position of each of the tires on your vehicle. You should rotate your tires as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, or every 5,000 km. You can actually rotate your tires yourself or get in touch with a mechanic if it sounds a bit overwhelming to do it yourself.

What are the common symptoms indicating you need an AC System Recharge

  • The vehicle is vibrating at high speeds
  • Uneven pressure loss, one tire losing air faster than the others
  • Uneven tire wear

How it’s done

  • Engage the parking brake for your safety.
  • Loosen the lug nuts on all your wheels. You don’t want to take them completely off yet; loosening them now will make unscrewing them when the car is elevated much easier.
  • Lift up one wheel with the car jack and place the jack stand underneath it. If you have only one or two jack stands, you’ll need to plan how you’re going to proceed with lowering and raising your car.
  • Remove the tires and rotate them according to the appropriate pattern for your tire type. When you place a tire back onto the wheel mount, screw the lug nuts on by hand as far as you can.
  • Lower the car from the jack stands. Take the lug wrench and tighten the nuts even more. It’s best to work the lug nuts diagonally from one to another, in a star pattern. This ensures even tightening. Tightening the lug nuts unevenly can warp the brake rotor.
  • And that’s it!

How important is this service

The front and rear tires on your car wear differently. Your front tires carry more of your car’s weight, which causes front tires to wear down faster than the rear ones. When you rotate your tires from one position to another, you equalize these natural wear patterns. Tire rotation helps give you a smoother, safer ride. Plus, you extend the life of your tires, which saves you money in the long run.