Why Tire Rotation is Important for Your Safety

How often do you think about your car’s tires? If you’re like most people, the answer is, “Never.” What most people don’t realize is how critical tires are to vehicle safety. Tire wear can negatively impact performance, and if you don’t perform basic maintenance, then you may void your tire warranty. Tire rotation is a crucial step if you want to increase vehicle safety. Continue reading “Why Tire Rotation is Important for Your Safety” »

Why Tire Rotation is So Important

Tire Rotation

If you think tire rotation is not really important, think again! Tire rotation may seem like a trivial maintenance job, but it can add a lot of life to your tires and save you money in the long run.

Why do you need to rotate you tires?

You may think that all four of your tires will wear down at the same rate, but that’s an incorrect assumption. With the engine in the front of most automobiles, the front tires bear most of the weight of the car. In addition, whenever you apply your brakes, the weight of the car shifts to the front. As you can see, tire rotation is a good idea to give your front tires some rest.

When do you need to rotate your tires?

Most vehicle manufacturers will recommend at what point a proper tire rotation is best for your car. Look inside your owner’s manual for the best time to rotate your tires. On average, you’ll see that it’s time to get a tire rotation around every 3,000 to 7,000 miles. Moreover, if you drive your car quite a bit, you’ll find that you’ll need to rotate your tires more frequently.

How do you rotate your tires?

Most people prefer to get their tire rotation done by a professional auto mechanic like Performance Auto Repair. Since rotating your tires is a routine maintenance job, many auto repair shops will perform a tire rotation for a small fee. On top of that, if you purchase new tires or need to get your tires balanced, most places will rotate your tires for free. Of course, You can rotate your tires yourself if you’re comfortable with minor auto repairs.

Tire Rotation in Montgomery, AL

In the long run, taking time to rotate your tires can extend the life of your tires, improve your gas mileage as well as create smoother turns and stops.

Does your car need tire rotation? Call us today at (334) 245-6600 for more information or learn more about our money-saving specials here!

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Benefits of tire rotation for your vehicle

Tire rotation and inspection is extremely vital to the life of your vehicle and your tires.  While we recommend you to regularly get your tires rotated for the benefit of your tires, there are many benefits that your vehicles gets from it .

performance-truck-tire-rotationWhy is it important for your tires?

Tires wear differently depending on their position on the vehicle, the weather, temperature, terrain, the way you drive and the state of your suspension. For example, cars with front-wheel drive usually have more wear and tear on the front tires. By rotating your tires, the law of averages evenly distribute the wear across all tires, which means you get the most out of your tires, mileage-wise and traction-wise. You can increase the life of your tires by 20 percent!

What are the other benefits?

  • Vehicles that regularly get tire rotations end up using less gas. The vehicle ends up using less gas because the tires do less work when the tires get equal wear and tear. With less tire pulling and road friction, gas mileage goes up. They money you save from rotating your tires outweighs the amount of money you spend on a tire rotation.
  • Tires that are excessively worn have an increased risk of tire failure. A blow-out could occur.
  • Switching the placement of tires end up avoiding misalignment  in the front-end of your car, which will give your vehicle better handling.

What is the service?
Your tires should be rotated at regular intervals by an experienced mechanic. Changing the position of the tires on your vehicle, according to your vehicle and tire manufacturers’ recommended rotation pattern.

How often should I get my tires rotated?

All vehicles are different but you should go every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Many tire stores will recommend a tire rotation every 6,000 miles. If you do it right, you’ll get all the benefits of tire rotation. Otherwise, you may not get any benefits if you have different intervals.

Performance Trucks

Performance Trucks can help you get your vehicle properly serviced with a quality tire rotation. Stop in, call us, or visit our website today for more information!

30, 60, 90 Mile Maintenance

When you get a new vehicle, there are three big milestones that you need to keep in mind: 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles and 90,000 miles

30, 60, 90.

Easy to remember, right? More often than not, you will hit these milestones for your car and when the time comes, it is extremely important to get your car serviced.

CAR-MAINTENANCE-PERFORMANCE-TRUCKSWhy are these milestones important? Well we recommend this service because it helps maximize your vehicle’s longevity and performance. Proper understanding of these milestones and education of the necesity to schedule these services should be communicated by the car dealership when the car is purchased and should be emphasized each time you go back for a service appointment.

The 30, 60, 90 mile maintenance service does the following:

  • The vehicle’s components and systems are inspected and evaluated
  • You will receive a future schedule of components and systems in your vehicle that are recommended to be changed (specific to your vehicle’s model)
  • A record of recommendation of services by the technician
  • Factory recommendations for your vehicle under normal and severe driving conditions

What are the benefits of the 30, 60, 90 mile maintenance program?

  • Protects your vehicle’s warranty
  • Maximizes resale value of the vehicle
  • Reduces risk of breaking down
  • Extends life of all components and systems in the vehicle
  • Safer driving conditions
  • Maximization of fuel economy

As you can see, there are many benefits of the 30, 60, 90 mile maintenance program. The overall benefits and money will always outweigh the time and money you spend on getting your car serviced.

Here are just some of the services that will be applied to your vehicle (IF NECESSARY):

  • Replace spark plugs
  • Replace fuel filter
  • Replace vent filter
  • Inspect belts and hoses
  • Check lube, oil and filters
  • Brake inspection
  • Tire pressure check
  • Brake fluid flush
  • Suspension and shock check
  • Tire rotation
  • Air filter replacement
  • Cleaning engine, brakes, etc.
  • Flush coolant system
  • Check emissions

When it is time to schedule your 30, 60 or 90 maintenance, call Performance Trucks at (334) 245-6600 and we’ll discuss exactly what we can do for your vehicle.

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