As you drive around Normal, your tires may begin to wear unevenly. This is because power is sent to different tires and wheels as you drive. Additionally, road conditions can also make each tire wear differently over time. Because of this, it’s a good idea to perform tire rotations every 5,000 to 7,000 miles or so if you’ve got a front-wheel-drive (FWD) or a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle. All-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles will require more frequent tire rotations at around every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
Of course, you’ll want to schedule a service appointment with our team so that we’ll regularly inspect your tires and let you know when it’s time for a tire rotation. If we notice it’s time to rotate your tires, we’ll let you know and perform the service with your approval. With that being said, you may want to perform a tire rotation in your own Champaign garage. But, what if you don’t know how to do a tire rotation? We can still help! Today, the service experts at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington will go over how to rotate your tires!
Before we go over the actual process on how to do a tire rotation, you’ll want to understand the tire rotation pattern you’ll need to perform depending on your vehicle’s drivetrain. When we say FWD, RWD, or AWD, we’re referring to which wheels are powered by the engine.
In a front-wheel-drive vehicle, power is sent to the front wheels so naturally, they’ll wear quicker. The same concept applies to rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the tire rotation pattern you should follow for each drivetrain:
It’s possible to rotate tires on your vehicle without making the short trip from Decatur to our dealership. However, it can be a bit more involved and you may need the necessary tools so it may be worth it to visit our service center. If you must rotate your tires on your own, here’s how to do it:
If you don’t think you’re ready to perform a tire rotation on your own, that’s no problem! Just give us a visit in Bloomington and our team will be more than happy to assist. Get in touch with us today for any and all of your automotive service needs.
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