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When Do You Need to Have Your Car Tires Rotated?

Houston Tire Rotation for Acura

Why Rotate Your Car Tires?

How frequently should you have your vehicle’s tires rotated? When it comes to vehicle safety and increasing the life of the tires, tire rotation is a crucial part. The tire rotation process is a relocation of your car’s tires to manage their tread. Depending on whether the vehicle is rear, all, or front-wheel drive, the tire tread will wear down at different speeds. Rotating the tires helps spread the wear on all four tires evenly and maximizes their usage. If you wait too long to rotate your tires, it could be harder to control your vehicle, especially in certain environments. There are also multiple tire rotation techniques to utilize depending on the position they’re in or what’s recommended by your car’s manufacturer based on the drivetrain you have. It’s better to rotate your tires when the manufacturer recommends it, but be sure to contact our service professionals to schedule a service appointment if you’re uncertain about your tire health.



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What Is A Tire Rotation Process?

By steadily spreading the wear on your tires, through tire rotation, you can increase the lifespan of your vehicle’s tires. Evenly worn tires are important to the vehicle’s driving. The weather where you’re located is one of the major reasons you should be aware of your tire’s tread. Tires with low tread in slick environments could make your car difficult to drive. It’s also useful to rotate your tires because it can extend the life of the tread of your tire and help save you cash.

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Tire Rotation Order

There are many different approaches to execute tire rotations. The X-Pattern maneuver is where all tires are moved from front to back and vice versa and swapped from one side of the vehicle to another. The Rearward Cross pattern is when the rear tires are repositioned directly forward and the front tires are moved to opposite sides in the rear. Lastly, there’s the Forward Cross technique, where the front tires are moved directly backward and the rear tires are repositioned forward diagonally. You should use the rotation pattern recommended for your specific vehicle or talk to our service professionals about which maneuver to use.

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After How Many Miles Should You Change Your Tires?

A critical aspect to know about your vehicle’s tires is when they should be replaced rather than rotated. It’s better to have your tires changed after five years of driving, but if you’re concerned about when to replace them, be sure to contact our service professionals for an appointment. Even if your tires are under 5 years old, other components such as weather, potholes, and low air pressure can deteriorate your tires and make an earlier replacement necessary. Also when changing tires for certain drivetrains, it’s best to purchase at least two tires so each axle is equal and not lopsided. In vehicles with AWD, it is preferred that all 4 tires are changed at the same time.


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Where to Rotate Acura Tires In Houston TX?

Schedule your next Acura tire rotation in Houston, TX, at Gillman Acura. We service nearly all make and model of vehicles, and our team of factory-trained and certified mechanics are standing by to handle all your service needs. Schedule an Acura service appointment in Houston, today.


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