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Tire Rotation and Balancing

Tire Rotation is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your car’s traction and handling performance. It’s also an important part of any regular maintenance regimen, and should be done in accordance with your car manufacturer’s recommendation typically every 6 months or every other oil change. If you haven’t been getting a regular tire rotation service on your Monticello vehicle, you may start to notice the front and rear tires wear differently than each other – even if you are the most careful driver on the road! This uneven wear leads to reduced traction and handling, and it can compromise your safety on the road. If this happens, it’s time for a tire rotation, and we’re here to help.

Tire rotation is a process of moving the tires on your vehicle from one position to another, usually front-to-rear and sometimes side-to-side. This helps to ensure that your tires wear evenly, which will prolong their lifespan and keep you safe on the road.

There are a variety of Tire Rotation patterns that can be used for your car, and which one is right for your vehicle will depend on your car’s specific type of tires and wheels, and the wheel configuration. For example, if you have a set of staggered high-performance tires and wheels on your vehicle, there are several different tire rotation patterns that can be used to ensure that the tires wear evenly.

If you have a standard all-wheel drive, four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive vehicle with same-size, nondirectional tires, the most common tire rotation pattern is a forward cross. In this tire rotation pattern, the mechanic moves your front tires to the rear and the rear tires to the front, switching the sides of the tires as they move around. If your vehicle has a center differential, the tire rotation will be a rearward cross or an X-pattern.

The directional or staggered tires and wheels that many drivers use on their vehicles today require more attention when it comes to tire rotation and balancing, as they can cause different wear patterns on the front and rear of the tires if not properly maintained. If you have directional tires or different sizes of tires in the front and back of your vehicle, it is important to speak with your service advisor to learn what the best tire rotation pattern is for your car.

Tires are the only thing connecting your car to the road, and they’re what keeps you safely controlling, slowing down, and stopping on the road. Uneven tire wear will decrease their lifespan and cause a variety of other issues on your vehicle that can be costly to fix, so it’s crucial to make sure your tires are properly maintained. A tire rotation is a great way to do this, and it’s much less expensive than buying a new set of tires! So, be sure to get your tire rotation service done regularly, and remember that our team at La Crosse Audi is here to help!