Your vehicle’s tires are a significant investment, so you’ll want to protect them from unnecessary wear and tear, whether they’re the original tires that came with the car or replacements. The best way to minimize wear on the tires and keep them performing safely is to bring your vehicle for tire rotation near Bridgman. Tires that have been rotated properly will last longer, wear more evenly, and provide your car, truck, or SUV with better handling.
Your car’s tires should be rotated regularly according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. In Bridgman, tire rotation is fast and easy when you visit the Brookfield CDJR Service Center in nearby Benton Harbor. Depending on the type of vehicle you drive, our certified service technicians will rotate the tires by moving them from front to back, from side to side, or by using a combination of these patterns.
Rotating the tires using the correct rotation pattern for your vehicle will allow the tires to last longer and help prevent a sudden failure. Front and rear tires operate differently, and there are distinctions in the way tires function on front- and rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Check your car’s owner’s manual for specific information on tire rotation for your model.
If you don’t rotate the tires on a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the front tires will wear faster. This could cause the car to lose control when driving on wet or slippery roads. When you rotate the tires regularly at the Brookfield CDJR Service Center, it will prevent conditions like cupping, which causes vibration and noise in the cabin. Another reason to rotate the tires regularly is that failing to do so may void the tire warranty. The three common rotation patterns are known as forward cross, x-pattern and rearward cross.
Forward cross: This pattern is used with front-wheel-drive vehicles. The front tires move to the rear. Then the rear tires move to the front, and the right and left rear tires change sides.
X-pattern: This is another pattern for front-wheel-drive vehicles. The front tires move to the rear. Then the rear tires move to the front, and both sets of tires switch sides.
Rearward cross: This pattern is for both rear- and four-wheel-drive vehicles. The front tires are moved to the back and switch sides, and the rear tires are transferred to the front.
Two additional patterns are used with performance tires, known as front-to-back and side-to-side.
Front-to-back: This pattern is for directional tires. The front tires move to the back, and the rear tires move to the front. The left tires stay on the left side, and the right tires remain on the right side.
Side-to-side: Tires that are different sizes use this pattern. The left tires are moved to the right, and the right tires are transferred to the left.
While it’s possible to rotate your car’s tires yourself, it’s a good idea to have this service performed by professional service technicians, such as the team at the Brookfield CDJR Service Center. We have the experience and equipment to do the job correctly and safely. We’ll rotate your car’s tires, check for wear, and reset your vehicle’s tire pressure monitors.
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