Whether you still have your Chevrolet’s original tires or you’ve replaced them, you’ll want to keep them from wearing out prematurely. The tires are probably the most expensive investment in your vehicle. Bringing your car to the Jim Cook Chevrolet Service Center for Glen Alpine tire rotation is essential to reduce wear and allow your vehicle to continue driving safely. You’ll get the most life from the tires, they’ll wear evenly, and you’ll enjoy an improved ride and handling.
Chevrolet recommends rotating your car’s tires every 7,500 miles to prevent uneven wear. When you take your vehicle to the Jim Cook Chevrolet Service Center for a tire rotation near Glen Alpine, our skilled service technicians will move the tires from front to back, from one side to the other, or a combination of both.
There are different tire-rotation patterns for different types of vehicles. It’s very important to make sure you rotate the tires according to the proper pattern. Rotating the tires will extend the tires’ life and help avoid sudden tire failure, such as a flat or a blowout. Check your owner’s manual for more information on the right tire-rotation pattern for your Chevy model.
If you drive a front-wheel-drive vehicle and fail to rotate the tires regularly, the front tires will wear out before the rear tires. This can result in a loss of control when driving your car on wet or slippery road surfaces.
Regular tire rotation will also prevent the tires from cupping. When the tires become cupped, you’ll notice cabin noise and vibration.
Most cars will utilize one of the following three rotation patterns:
Forward cross: This pattern is ideal for vehicles with front-wheel drive. The front tires move straight back to the rear. The rear tires move to the front, and these tires switch sides.
X-pattern: This pattern can also be used with front-wheel drive vehicles. The front tires move to the rear, the rear tires move to the front, and both sets of tires switch sides.
Rearward cross: This pattern is best for rear-wheel or four-wheel-drive vehicles. The rear tires move to the front, and the front tires move to the rear and switch sides.
There are two more patterns used for high-performance tires:
Front-to-back: Directional tires use this pattern. The front tires move to the rear, and the rear tires move to the front. Both sets of tires remain on the same side of the vehicle.
Side-to-side: This is a pattern for cars with non-directional tires that are different sizes. The front and rear tires move from left to right and right to left.
It’s possible to rotate your tires yourself, but we don’t recommend it. It’s best to take your car to the Jim Cook Chevrolet Service Department for expert tire rotation. Our professional service technicians will rotate your car’s tires, inspect them for wear, and reset the tire-pressure monitors.
Jim Cook Chevrolet is located at 1075 North Main Street in Marion. Call our service department and schedule a service appointment today.