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12/01/2020
If you are interested in increasing your vehicle's life, taking good care of your tires is the way to go. Rotate them regularly to prevent your tires from wearing unevenly. Learn how to rotate your tires with this article by Synthetic Solutions in Wendell.

Your tires are the ones keeping your vehicle safely on the ground. Therefore, taking good care of them is vital. To ensure your tires have a long life, make sure to give them frequent maintenance. One maintenance task that you can perform on your own is the rotation. Tire rotation allows your tires to wear evenly. If you are interested in learning how to rotate your tires, read this article that Synthetic Solutions in Wendell has for you today.

The Importance of Rotating Your Tires

Many different factors can cause your tires to suffer from wear and tear. When it comes to wear and tear, your front tires are the ones that receive the most damage. Front tires carry about 60% of your vehicle's weight. Also, they account for the majority of the braking force, causing them to wear down much faster than the rear tires. Rotating your tires enables your tires to experience different levels of force and allows them to wear evenly. Avoiding tire rotation will cause your front tires to wear down to where you will need to replace them frequently.

The Basic Tools You Need

  • Car jack. The first important tool you need to rotate your tires is a jack. Avoid using the jack that came with your vehicle as many experts advise against it. Experts suggest investing in a hydraulic floor jack. Hydraulic floor jacks can be expensive, but using one will ensure both you and your vehicle are safe along the process.
  • Jack stands. You will need some jack stands to keep your vehicle lifted for an extended period of time. Make sure to consider your car's characteristics when choosing which jack stands to use. Some aspects you should consider are your vehicle's weight and size.

The best way to learn how to maintain your vehicle is to speak with Gerry Reid at Synthetic Solutions. Plus, learn how to protect your engine by using amazing products like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil. For information on the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Wendell, call (888) 450-2658.

Non-directional Tires

Non-directional tires are designed so that they can be mounted on the wheel of any direction of rotation. To rotate your tires, you need to use the cross pattern. For vehicles with rear-wheel tires, change the left front tire for the right rear tire and the right front tire for the left rear tire. For vehicles with front-wheel drive, do the opposite.

Directional Tires

Directional tires are specifically made to be mounted wither on the right or left side. Directional tires are designed for the direction the tires rotate on the car. To rotate directional tires, you need to exchange the front right tire for the back right tire, and the front tire for the back left tire. A directional tire's sidewall has indicators (small arrows or triangles) to help you know which way the tire is supposed to turn.

For more information on the importance of keeping your vehicle in top working condition, speak with Gerry Reid at Synthetic Solutions. Learn about the best AMSOIL products for your engine and ask about the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Wendell, by visiting the online store or calling (888) 450-2658.

How to Rotate Your Tires

Rotate your tires by following these simple steps:
  1. To start the tire rotation process, engage the parking brake.
  2. Loosen the lug nuts slightly without taking them completely off.
  3. Take your jack and life your vehicle one wheel at a time, placing the jack stands underneath.
  4. Once the vehicle is lifted, remove the lug nuts, the wheels, and mount the tires in their new position.
  5. Tighten the lug nuts as tight as possible using your hand.
  6. Proceed by lowering your vehicle to the ground.
  7. Tighten the lug nuts with a torque wrench and check all your tires to ensure everything is on order.

Maintain Your Tires and Protect Your Engine by Giving It a Synthetic Oil Change in Wendell

For more amazing advice on your vehicle's maintenance, get in contact with Gerry Reid at Synthetic Solutions. Ask about the best products to keep your engine protected, like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil. For information on the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Wendell, visit the online store or call (888) 450-2658 today.
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