When you get car maintenance done, you often think about getting the oil changed, having the fluids flushed and even your tires inflated to their proper point. You may get some other things checked but one thing people forget about more than anything else is getting their tires rotated.
Coming into Turnersville Kia, or any of our other dealerships like Burlington Kia and Allentown Kia, you are going to be getting the best service possible. Our staff know what they are doing and they want to make sure that you get the best service possible because we want to provide the best service possible. Providing the best service means that we provide total service when you come into our dealership. Total service means providing everything including making sure that the tires are rotated.
We all know that tires need to be rotated, but most people do not get it done and most people typically ignore it.
First, let’s address what is tire rotation. Well, it is just as the name suggests. You are taking tires and you are shifting their positions around the vehicle. The tires in the front may go to the back, or switch sides, and vice versa. It is a very simple procedure done on a vehicle that doesn’t take very long, but it can be very important for your vehicle.
When you drive, the weight that is on the front axle and the back axle is very different because of the weight of the engine. This means that there is uneven wear on your vehicle’s tires. Front-wheel drives have the engine in the front, but also the transaxle in the front, and that adds to the overall weight differential. When you brake and steer, further weight shifts are put on the vehicle. This additional stress causes the front tires to wear out a lot faster, so you want to make sure you get tire rotations done.
When you turn, the outside front tire is going to wear out faster, and right turns are going to be tighter than left turns and those are going to cause further wear on the one tire. When you are parking, the tires of the right side of the vehicle are going to be bumped and rubbed against the curb.
When there are mechanical problems with the vehicle, that can also cause uneven wear on the tire. If the alignment is off and that is causing the vehicle to turn, the driver will often have to correct by steering against that tendency to turn the vehicle. This in turn causes even more wear on the vehicle.
So, when you have regular tire rotation, you are helping to prevent increased tire wear from becoming a problem. The more a tire wears, the greater the chance that the tire could go flat, or blow out on the road while you are driving. You don’t want that to happen.
Most car manufacturers recommend that you rotate your tires about every 5,000 miles to 8,000 miles. Generally, the same amount of time that you get the oil changed, you get the tires rotated. At Turnersville Kia, you can get this all done at one place by our expert staff. We will ensure that you get everything you need done, including the important tire rotation.
When you bring in your vehicle for a tire rotation, we are going to typically take the back tires and move them to the front, and front tires are going to move to the back. If the tires are unidirectional tires, then we are going to rotate front to back, on the same side to ensure that the rotation direction is maintained on the tires. If a full-size spare tire is part of the tire rotation, then we will have to use more complex tire rotation patterns. In addition, if there are snow tires, then we will do the same as there is more that goes into the rotation than just moving tires from front to back and back to front.
Interestingly, if the maximum traction is needed, the best tires on the vehicle should actually be kept at the rear of the vehicle. This helps to ensure that the vehicle has greater traction when in difficult conditions.
Another interesting thing is the fact that some vehicle manufacturers actually recommend that you do not rotate the tires at all. These are typically manufacturers like BMW. These tires are designed to have different sizes based on where the tire is located on the vehicle, or they have unidirectional rotation tread, which makes rotation impossible. It should be noted that Kia vehicles do not do this, so tire rotation is very important.
Why should you come to Turnersville Kia then? Well, we are extremely good at what we do. Our staff are experts and they have decades of experience with maintaining vehicles. This doesn’t just apply to doing tire rotations, but to a wide variety of maintenance including total fluid changes and more. When you bring your vehicle into us, you know that you are going to get the best service possible. We are going to make sure that your vehicle is going to leave our dealership running better than it was before. We will ensure that the vehicle you are driving runs great, feels great, and that comes down to tire rotations and much more.
Tire rotation may seem like something that is not needed, or something that doesn’t need to be done when there are so many other things you can do with your vehicle. The truth is that getting your vehicle’s tires rotated is incredibly important and something that must be done on a regular basis. Doing something like that is going to help ensure that your vehicle is not going to break down, blow out a tire, or have severe problems down the road. Don’t discount getting your tires rotated. When you need it done, the best place to go is Turnersville Kia.