How often do you have your tires rotated? Are you aware of the timeframe to schedule an appointment? Tire rotations help to maximize the lifespan of your tires, reduce the risk of tire failure, and decrease wear and tear. Our dealership is committed to making certain that drivers in Nashville, TN can stay up-to-date with tire maintenance. And drivers from Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Gallatin, and Green Hill can benefit as well.
The primary reason for having regular tire rotations is to ensure that your tires wear evenly. Because of various road conditions, tires are more susceptible to normal wear and tear. They're constantly wearing down and you may not notice it until it's too late. Tires that wear evenly have a better chance of lasting the duration intended by the manufacturer, which means you won't have to replace them sooner than necessary. The timeframe for tire rotations can be anywhere from 3,000 miles to 7,500 miles unless otherwise specified by the tire manufacturer. Our service advisors can let you know the specific timeframe for your vehicle and help you stay on track.
Several myths are floating among drivers, and they're typically passed down from one generation to the next.
Myth: There is only one way that tires should be rotated. Fact: There are five types of tire rotations, which include: front-to-back, side-to-side, forward cross, rearward cross, and X-pattern.
Myth: The interior vibration from unbalanced tires only affects the driver. Fact: The vibration that comes from unbalanced tires can be felt throughout the interior of your vehicle and it can be extremely uncomfortable for all passengers.
Myth: The spare tire doesn't need to be included in tire rotations. Fact: While donut spares should never be included, if you have a full-size spare, it is to your advantage to include it within the tire rotation to maintain a consistent wear pattern.
Myth: Tire rotations should occur with every oil change. Fact: As mentioned above, there are specific timeframes for tire rotations; however, it is advantageous to schedule your oil change at variable intervals that are consistent with necessary tire rotations, purely for convenience.
Tire Service at Toyota Nashville North
In addition to rotating your tires, the air pressure must be checked in each tire to ensure the accurate psi level is maintained. PSI simply means, pounds (of air pressure) per square inch of the tire. Inaccurate air pressure can cause riding discomfort and it's unsafe. The technician uses a tire gauge to check the psi's and adds or releases the amount of air that is necessary to bring the level within manufacturer specification. If the air pressure needs to be adjusted, it will be noted within your service order. You can schedule your tire rotation appointment in advance by using our online service scheduler. Choose a day and time that is convenient for your schedule, weeks or even months ahead of time.