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How Often Do I Need My Tires Rotated?

Rotating your tires is the best way to guarantee that you will get the mileage out of them that you are supposed to. Tire rotations aren’t the only services you need, however, to take good care of your tires. Oneway Automotive is going to answer the titled question below and also list the other things you should do to maintain your vehicle’s tires and wheels.

Tire Rotations

Your vehicle’s tires should be rotated every 6,000 miles to 10,000 miles. Many people opt to have their tires rotated every other oil change, as this makes it easy to remember the service. You can also plan to have your tires rotated every 7,500 miles, which is also easy to remember and is in between the recommended service range. The tires that you have put on your automobile may also come with their own rotation schedule, and you can also check your owner’s manual to see what your vehicle manufacturer recommends.

Tire Inspections

You, yourself can inspect your tires, and we recommend that you do this every couple of weeks. Check the air pressure in the tires to see if you need to add air to any of them, including the spare. If you do need to add air to the tires, make sure that you only add up to the recommended pounds-per-square-inch or PSI. Overinflating your tires will damage them. Also, check the tires for signs of uneven wear and problems on the sides of the tires.

Wheel Balances

Let’s talk about wheel services now. Your wheels need to be balanced every time your tires are rotated. This always ensures that you have the wheel weight distributed evenly across your vehicle’s axles. If you haven’t had your wheels balanced in a long time, you may notice that they vibrate and make loud noises as you pick up speed. This is definitely a sign that your wheels need to be balanced right away or you will chew up the tires.

Wheel Alignments

If you just had a new set of tires put on your automobile, make sure to get your wheels aligned. This makes certain that the tire tread is flush on the road and you don’t need to worry about the tread being chewed up. After the initial wheel alignment, you won’t need to have your wheels aligned again until at least a year or two years later. Don’t go longer than two years, though. You will also need them realigned if you knock them out of alignment.

Oneway Automotive is the best auto shop in Ardmore, OK, and we can handle all of your tire and wheel needs. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

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