Are You Getting Your Tires Rotated and Balanced Regularly?
Your tires take a beating and replacing them frequently can get expensive. That’s why it’s important to have your tires rotated and balanced as part of a preventative maintenance schedule.
What’s the Difference Between a Tire Rotation and Balance?
Tire rotation: Your tires are removed and replaced in a specific pattern during a rotation. Tires are usually rotated front to back and left to right.
Tire balance: A mechanic will remove your tires and place them on a spinning machine to check their balance. Small metal weights are attached to the tire’s rim to distribute its mass until the tire rotates evenly.
Why You Need to Rotate and Balance Your Tires
Properly rotated and balanced tires help you stay safe while you’re driving. Imbalances and low tread can make for a rough ride and affect tire traction, especially on wet roads. Tire rotations prevent uneven tread wear and warping.
Your front tires wear faster than the rear tires. Rotations promote even wear at a similar rate. Otherwise, you may have to purchase two tires at a time because one set will wear out quicker than the other.
New tires can get pricey. Regular rotations and balances improve the longevity of your current tires, so you can get the most out of your investment.
Signs It’s Time to Rotate Your Tires
Most tire manufacturers recommend rotating and balancing your tires every 7,000 miles. Another rule is to rotate your tires and balance during every other oil change.
However, your tires may require attention sooner if you notice:
- Excessive tread wear
- Scalloped or feathered edges on the outer portion of the tread
- Steering wheel or seat vibration at high speeds
- The vehicle is pulling in a certain direction
- Increased loss of tire pressure
Get Your Tires Rotated and Balanced at Bauer Built
Bring your vehicle to Bauer Built Tire & Service when you need a tire rotation and balance. Our technicians have the expertise to get the job done efficiently. We follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on rotation patterns to distribute the tire weight evenly and reduce tread differentiation.
We also offer computerized wheel balancing to pinpoint the spin imbalance and apply the exact weight where it’s needed. Our tire rotation and balance services can improve the life of your tires and optimize fuel efficiency. Most importantly, you’ll be safer on the road.
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