Getting a better grip on Dunlap roads should be of paramount concern to any driver. And that means it behooves most to learn how to rotate tires on their own, just like how to jump start your car, even if you take your vehicle to a local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram service department. Learn more about what goes into rotating tires in this handy guide from Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Peoria. Take the initiative you need to extend the life of the tires on your new vehicle, and keep yourself safe in inclement weather or other harsh conditions.
It doesn’t matter your driving habits, or your choice of drivetrain: Tires do not wear evenly. Turning, for example, delivers greater friction to your front tires’ outer edges, while your rear wheels wear out more evenly. As a result, leaving your tires in the same position for the entire life of your vehicle will result in more replacements than you need.
It depends on the driver, the vehicle, and consistent driving conditions, but both front- and rear-wheel drive vehicles usually need a tire rotation every 5,000-7,500 miles. Consistent and active engagement on all four wheels attached to an AWD vehicle usually creates a need for tire rotation every 3,000-5,000 miles in those cases. Check your owners manual for more specific recommendations.
As far as tools go, rotating your own tires only requires a set of car jacks and a lug nut wrench. Most already own this kind of equipment, since it’s used to change a spare tire in an emergency.
Just follow these 5 easy steps:
Rotating tires yourself is a relatively simple process, but that’s not to say it isn’t time-consuming or labor-intensive. Don’t have the hours to spare? Come visit the experienced service technicians at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Peoria, who can perform the service for you, and install Jeep Wrangler accessories, at a surprisingly inexpensive cost. We have the service specials to save you money near Bartonville, and online scheduling available for all drivers in the Galesburg area and beyond. Have remaining questions? Contact us today!
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