WHEN SHOULD YOU RORATE YOUR TIRES?

Yes and No. A better question to ask our technicians would be, “Is tire rotation a good idea for my vehicle?”

What is involved in the process of rotating a vehicle’s tires? Simply it is moving tires to a new location, right to left, front to back or even diagonally.

Why Rotate Your Tires ?

There are several very valid reasons for rotating your tires. Tires will tend to wear unevenly because they will each be exposed to different stressors.

For example; your front tires will have to do different work than your back tires. They will wear differently because they are used to steer the vehicle. This will create extra wear and tear on the outside edges. Your back tires on the other hand simply follow on in a straight line.

Uneven wear means you’ll be replacing your tires sooner than need be. Depending on how uneven the wearing it could mean losing out on possibly thousands of miles of extra usage.

Rotating tires can also make for a safer and smother ride.

Other considerations for why your tires would wear differently would be how the weight is distributed across your vehicle. Most vehicles have the engine in the front meaning there is more weight over the front tires than the rear.

If you have a front-wheel drive vehicle the need for more frequent tire rotation can be even higher because of the additional weight of the transaxle.

Tire manufacturers will have recommended tire rotation frequencies and patterns.  These can range from 8,000 km to 10,000 km.

When is it not a good idea to rotate tires?

The vast majority of the time it is not only safe but highly recommended that you rotate your tires on a regular basis. A small number of cases will involve an automobile with staggered wheels and running on unidirectional or asymmetrical tires. If that were the case you shouldn’t be rotating those tires.

That is why you always take the time to ask your Car Craft technician. They are the experts and will know what is best for your vehicle.

 

Testimonials

“I went to Car Craft a few years ago BECAUSE I was looking for a car shop that had integrity and offered only services that were needed as cost has always been a factor since I was female and taken advantage of previously by unscrupulous service shops.” Lavana
I own a Ford 2004 F350 Diesel and have had terrible experiences with other shops.  After my first experience with Tony and Car Craft, I know I’ve found the right shop.  I get better mileage now which relates to less wear on my vehicle thanks to Car Craft. Wayne Donecz
Norm at the front desk provides unreal service each and every time. Owner Tony is very professional and friendly. Car Craft is definitely doing their best to become the neighbourhood garage. Great staff, and great work. Alex Labreque
Norm Grube is knowledgeable & trustworthy. Murray Neuman
Professional, courteous, competent and friendly Shirley Gordon
I got a recommendation from the local Napa parts dealer for Car Craft to help me with my check engine light coming on while I was visiting my parents in Kelowna from Puyallup, Washington. I was leaving to go home the next morning over the Coquihalla Pass Highway. It was after 3 pm when I pulled in. They took great care of me and had the problem diagnosed and the light turned off and I was on my way just after 4 pm. Fantastic people with a great attitude to help you.Hats off to these folks it’s not about the money to them it’s all about taking care of you. ANONYMOUS
Norm has been very professional. Bob & Lynn Houle
Fast, friendly service. I did not feel bamboozled by these guys – they explained what I needed to have done and were great about telling me the work that was not necessary. I really appreciated that. I think women can rest assured that they are not getting ripped off when the bring their cars in on their own. That is a real concern for a lot of us. Kate
I found the staff to be friendly, professional and extremely competent. I would have no hesitation to recommend them to others. I will be using their services again in the future. ANONYMOUS
Rob, Norm, Tony and their crew are as professional and trustworthy as I have seen in any profession. I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to look after my vehicles. Both my wife and I take our personal and work vehicles to CarCraft. We are very grateful for their outstanding service. ANONYMOUS
Well done and great service Frank Sebastian
Friendly staff and very knowledgeable Roxanne

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Lifetime Protection Plan

When you have your vehicle serviced by Car Craft using TerraClean products you are eligible for a Lifetime Protection Plan that protects you against Brake System Failure. Make sure to ask your service adviser for the details.

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