Tire Rotation Service Near Kuna

Tires are an important element of your car, yet countless drivers take their tires for granted. Tires ensure your vehicle drives safely, and they provide the performance and traction necessary for a smooth, comfortable ride. If you’ve noticed a drop in fuel efficiency, it may be the result of tires with uneven wear. Fortunately, if you live in Kuna, tire rotation service is only about 20 minutes away at the Edmark Toyota Service Center.

When our service technicians rotate your car’s tires, they’ll be moved from one position to another. This usually entails swapping the front and rear tires, while also moving one set from left to right and right to left. The rear tires would move to the front and change sides, while the front tires would move to the rear and remain on the same sides.

The rotation pattern used by the service technicians will vary, depending on the vehicle and the type of tires. You’ll find the rotation pattern for your vehicle’s tires in the owner’s manual. Most manufacturers recommend rotating the tires every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. Our service center will usually rotate the tires every time you bring in your car for routine maintenance. If you’re unsure when to bring your vehicle in for tire rotation service near Kuna, contact the Edmark Toyota Service Center.

If you ignore rotating your vehicle’s tires, they’re likely to wear unevenly. This can shorten the life of the tires and increase the chances of experiencing a blowout or some other type of accident. When the tires wear evenly, your car will experience balanced handling.

If you own a front-wheel-drive vehicle and you don’t rotate the tires, the front tires will wear more quickly than the rear tires, resulting in a car that will be more difficult to control in an emergency, especially when driving on wet or slippery roads. Tires that haven’t been rotated are also more likely to become cupped, a condition that causes noise and vibrations in the cabin. Another good reason to make sure your tires are rotated regularly is that some manufacturers require it as a requirement for the warranty.

These are the most common tire rotation patterns:

  • Front-Wheel Drive: As mentioned above, in four-wheel-drive vehicles, the front tires will wear faster than the rear tires, since the front wheels send power to the road surface and are used to steer. The front tires move to the rear, and the rear tires move to the front and are swapped left to right.
  • Rear-Wheel Drive: In rear-wheel-drive vehicles, the tires wear more evenly, because the rear wheels send power to the road surface, and the front wheels are used to steer. This tire rotation pattern is similar to the pattern used with front-wheel drive, but the rear tires switch sides.
  • All-Wheel Drive: AWD vehicles may have significant differences in the depth of the tread, causing stress to the drivetrain. Consequently, owners of AWD vehicles may need to rotate the tires more frequently, using the same pattern as rear-wheel-drive vehicles.

Call the Edmark Toyota Service Center to schedule your next tire rotation or use our website’s Schedule Service page to make your appointment online.