Boise Tire Rotation Service
If you bring your car in for routine maintenance service according to the manufacturer’s recommended schedule, it will allow your vehicle to run smoothly and safely. Tire rotation is an important service that will be performed during your maintenance visit. When you visit Edmark Toyota for Boise tire rotation service, our service technicians will reposition the tires following the rotation pattern that’s best for your vehicle. The tires will be relocated from the front to that back and from side to side.
We’ll explain some tire rotation basics, so you’ll understand why it’s an essential service.
What is Tire Rotation?
When your tires are rotated, they’ll be moved to new positions. This is done periodically, according to the manufacturer’s recommended tire rotation schedule, which you can find in the owner’s manual. Most manufacturers advise rotating the tires every 5,000 miles. When you visit the Edmark Toyota Service Center for tire rotation near Boise, we’ll rotate the tires as part of your scheduled maintenance service. We’ll also inspect the tires for damage or wear and check the air pressure.
Why is Important to Rotate the Tires?
Front and rear tires don’t wear at the same rate. On a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the front tires will wear faster than the rear tires, since the front tires must handle more torque used for accelerating, turning and braking. Rotating the tires prevents uneven tire wear and keeps them from becoming damaged.
When your car’s tires wear evenly, each tire will have the same amount of tread depth, which will provide optimum traction and handling. The car will brake and corner more effectively, making it safer to drive. All-wheel-drive vehicles with evenly worn tires will experience less stress on the engine, resulting in less wear on the drive components.
Which Tire Rotation Pattern is Best for My Car?
The best rotation pattern depends on the type of tires on your car, the drive system, whether the tires are directional, and whether the front and rear tires are equipped with the same size tires.
What are the Main Tire Rotation Patterns?
Most vehicles use one of three rotation patterns: rearward cross, x-pattern and forward cross.
- Rearward Cross: This pattern is for four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and rear-wheel-drive vehicles. The rear tires are shifted to the front and stay on the same side of the car. The front tires are moved to the rear and are transferred to the opposite sides.
- X-Pattern: This is a rotation pattern for front-wheel-drive vehicles such as sedans and small trucks. The front tires are moved to the rear, the rear tires are transferred to the front, and both sets of tires switch to the other side of the vehicle.
- Forward Cross: This is the most common pattern for front-wheel-drive vehicles. The front tires move the rear, and the rear tires are shifted to the front and switch sides.
Contact the Edmark Toyota Service Department to make an appointment for tire rotation service. Call us if you have questions about any of our maintenance or repair services. We hope to see you soon!