Honda Tire Rotation in West Warwick
Tire rotations are exactly what they sound like: moving each of your vehicle’s wheels to a different position to make sure that they wear more evenly. A typical tire rotation involves moving the front tires to the rear and vice-versa in a two-wheel-drive vehicle, while on other (AWD and 4WD) drivetrains the wheels will be criss-crossed in an X formation. Regular rotations will extend your tires’ longevity and preserve good handling so that you don’t lose control of the vehicle. Generally speaking, a tire rotation should be done around the same time your car has its oil changed, which is approximately every 5,000 to 7,000 miles (depending on your driving conditions), but you should do a routine visual check of your tires every week or every time you fill your gas tank – whichever is easier for you to remember. For a more accurate idea of your Honda model’s recommended service interval, refer to your owner’s manual.
Rotation Patterns and Why They’re Important
Tire rotations are critical if you want to make the most of your vehicle’s performance in traction, steering, handling, and stopping. The certified service technicians at Balise Honda of West Warwick will perform your tire rotations expertly as they are needed, or whenever you have your vehicle in to our service department. A standard minor service visit consists of a tire rotation, oil and oil filter change, and visual inspection of major systems and fluid levels. You can also opt to have your brakes checked at this time.
Determining Tread Wear
As mentioned above, it’s a great idea for you to develop a habit of looking over all four tires about once a week, checking for any worn spots, bulges, foreign objects, or other problems. But you also need to keep an eye on your tires’ tread to know when it’s too far gone and it’s time to shop for a new set. It’s simple, and you can do it with a penny (if you don’t have a tire pressure gauge handy). Here’s how: place a penny in the tire groove face-down with Lincoln facing you. If his forehead is concealed in the depths of the tread, your tires should be in decent shape. If you can see more of Abraham’s head, it’s a sign that the tread wear is extensive and unsafe. More practically, if you can feel a loss of tire effectiveness as you’re driving, especially when you’re taking sharp turns or braking, it’s time for new ones. If the tires are worn, it will feel like your car is slipping, and that’s a definite hazard to you, your passengers, and everyone on the road around you.