Tire Rotation in Arizona
Periodically rotating the tire of your vehicles is an integral part of proper maintenance efforts. At iAUTOHAUS, we do tire rotation for luxury and European vehicles in Arizona. We have ASE-Certified Technicians at our authorized service centers in Tempe, AZ. Since 1997, iAUTOHAUS has been doing repair and servicing of luxury vehicles for the surrounding areas including Phoenix, Chandler and Queen Greek. We have an extensive indoor showroom where we sell European pre-owned luxury certified vehicles including BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, Porsche and more.
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Tire Rotating and the Benefits
By getting your tires rotated, you’ll maximize the life of the tires. In every vehicle, the weight exerted on the rear and front axles differ. Since most cars feature front engines, the front wheels tend to wear fast compared to the rear. Don’t forget that braking and steering still put pressure on the front wheels making them wear even more. Tire rotation not only helps to ensure even tread wear but also prolongs the life, enhances gas mileage and guarantees a comfortable ride. Tire rotating involves moving the wheels and tires of an auto from side to another. Whether you drive a Mercedes Benz or a BMW, iAUTOHAUS has experienced technicians who will rotate your tires from the back to the front, diagonally and left to right per the vehicle recommendations.
How Often Should You Rotate Tires?
Every vehicle has its own tire rotation frequency and pattern as recommended by the manufacturer, usually after driving a given number of miles. Some car makers recommend rotating tires after changing your oil, which is usually after driving several thousand miles. Other models like BMW require an oil change after 15,000 miles, which would take a long time before rotating the tires. In that case, rotate tires after roughly 6 months.
Signs You Need to Rotate Your Tires
There are telltale signs that your tires need rotating. Initially, you’ll discover uneven wear on the tires. Measure the depth of the tread at different points on each of the four wheels, and if they are different, you need to get them rotated. Also, you might discover that the wheels in the front axle tend to wear faster than those in the rear axle meaning you’ll need to rotate them. The final way to tell is to be keen on noise and vibrations notable when at different points in the vehicle.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tire Rotation
Tire rotation is a common auto service. During tire rotation, your wheels are moved to different parts of the vehicle to ensure even tire wear.
Oftentimes, your wheel is not rotating smoothly during use. This is due to a number of factors, one of which is imbalanced tires. If one section of the wheel is heavier than others, it affects vehicle handling and the life of the tire. Wheel balancing is a service that corrects this problem.
How often should I rotate my tires depends very much on your car’s condition, driving habits, and more. One tip for remembering when to rotate tires is to do it whenever you get your oil changed. Another is by mileage. About every 5,000 is a good estimate of how many miles to rotate tires. If you still aren’t sure how often to rotate tires, talk to your mechanic. They’ll be able to give you a better estimate.
Tire rotation cost depends on where you go and how many tires are involved. Rotating six tires on a truck takes more time and labor than four tires on a sedan, so that tire rotation would generally cost more.
Rotating tires offers a number of benefits including improved safety and comfort. Tires that have worn down unevenly are more likely to pull to the side. They will also wear through prematurely as all the wear and tear is concentrated in one spot. This creates an increased risk of tire blowouts which is a hazard at high speeds. Properly rotated tires also offer the driver more traction since they have fewer bald spots. This is a big advantage in wet, muddy, or snowy conditions.
There are three rotation patterns that are typically used. The first is a forward cross, which is commonly used for front wheel drive cars. In this style of transmission, the front wheels tend to wear down faster. Next is a simple X pattern which involves switching diagonal tires. The final tire rotation pattern is the rearward cross. As you may be able to guess, this is often used for rear wheel drive cars. Your mechanic will be able to determine which tire rotation pattern is right for your vehicle.
How long this service takes depends on whether you’re getting just tire rotation or additional work done at the same time. Tire rotation itself tends to be a quick job, taking as little as 10 to 20 minutes in some cases.
While tire rotation is not strictly necessary, it can greatly extend the life of your tires and your own comfort and safety. Proper tires rotation means your wheels last longer, grip the road better, drive smoother, and are less likely to experience blowouts. Regular tire rotations is a small expense that pays off over the life of the tires. It’s also highly advised if you buy used tires which may be of different brands or wear levels.
Schedule Tire Rotating Services from iAUTOHAUS Today!
iAUTOHAUS is a Service and Repair Center offering tire rotation services in Arizona. We not only offer service and repair but also sell hand-selected, pre-owned high-end European vehicles. Our team of dependable and experienced technicians knows the ins and outs of European luxury cars. What’s more, we have service specials and offer financing for car sales, repair, and service for customers with poor or no credit score. Schedule your service or call us at 480-264-6513 for more information.