Why you need to rotate your tires
Tires are not cheap! You should want to take care of them so that you can get the most life out of your tires as possible. Getting your tires rotated is one of the easiest, most important, and beneficial steps you can take in order to keep your car in optimal condition and ensure a safe driving experience. If you are driving a car as nice as one of our luxurious, new INFINITI models, you are going to want to take car of it!Rotating your tires does not just mean exchanging tires from the left side to the right side, or crisscrossing them from the rear passenger's side to the front driver's side, and vice versa. With every turn of the steering wheel, pressure is added to the front tires. Pressure and resistance cause friction which creates heat. This heat causes the front tires to wear more quickly than the back tires. This is especially true in front-wheel drive cars because the front wheels also supply majority of the power to move the vehicle. It is important to rotate the tires front-to-rear several times during the vehicle's lifespan in order to equalize tread wear and maximize the lifespan of the tires.You should always refer to your owner's manual before having any vehicle maintenance performed on your car. Your car's owner's manual will tell you the exact time-frame that you should rotate your tires. Most manufacturers typically recommend rotating your tires every 5,000-10,000 miles, or at the same time as your regularly scheduled oil changes.
Maybe it is time for your tires to be replaced instead of simply rotated. To check, try the easy Penny Test to measure the depth of your tire tread. Take a Penny and make sure Lincoln's head is upside down. Stick it in the tire tread. If you do not see the top of his head, make sure you have your tires rotated on a regularly scheduled basis to ensure the maximum life of your tires. If the top of Lincoln's head does show, it is time to replace your tires. Be sure to contact INFINITI of TUCSON's Parts Department to see what Parts Specials we may have or to schedule your service appointment to have your tires replaced.If you have any questions or if you need to schedule your next service appointment, such as a tire rotation or oil change, contact our knowledgeable and highly-trained Service Department at INFINITI of TUCSON. Be sure to check out INFINITI of TUCSON's Service Specials to see if there are any current specials to save you money on your next service appointment. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have, quote you a price, or schedule your tire rotation for you!