Tire Rotation Service

Help Extend the Life of Your Tires with Routine Tire Rotations

A set of new tires can be a significant investment. Keeping up with a consistent tire maintenance schedule will help protect that investment and get the most out of your tires. One maintenance service that is crucial to include is tire rotation.

Rotating your tires is vital for helping your tires last longer. This service involves changing your tires from one side of the vehicle to the other, relocating them from front to back, or a blend of both, depending on your specific vehicle and what has been done previously. If it is a matching full-size tire, your spare tire may also be included in the tire rotation cycle.

The specific interval for tire rotations can vary depending on the type of tire and vehicle. Some tires have to be rotated at specific periods, while others will need to be rotated depending on the wear.

You can count on the ASE-certified expert technicians here at Martin Tire Company’s Texas and New Mexico auto repair shops for professional tire service to help keep your vehicle’s tires in their best shape.

What We Do During a Tire Rotation:

During your tire rotation service, your technician will perform the following tasks:

  • Rotate the tires in alternating patterns.
  • Examine the overall quality and safety of your tires.
  • Examine the tread on each of your tires.
  • Inspect each tire for effective/recommended inflation.
  • Tighten up any loose lug nuts on your wheels.

Why Tire Rotation Service is Essential

A vehicle’s tires can wear at varying rates. This is because each tire is subjected to different types or levels of stress compared to the others. So, regular professional tire rotation will help your tires wear more evenly and maximize the tread life of your tires.

This service is one of the quickest and easiest ways to extend the life of your tires and help ensure that your vehicle operates safely and more efficiently on the road. Excessively or unevenly worn tires can decrease vehicle stability and make driving much more dangerous. Worn tires can also mean an increase in fuel consumption because it puts a greater strain on your vehicle’s engine.

A tire rotation service also gives our expert tire technicians the opportunity to visually inspect your tires for any other issues that may be present and which can negatively affect performance. Catching a small tire issue early is much more advantageous than dealing with a major problem, which often means a need for tire replacement, down the road.

Regular tire rotations will provide several significant benefits for you and your vehicle, including:

  • Evenly distributed tire tread wear
  • Prevention of a “cupping” pattern on the tread of your tires
  • Maintaining optimal vehicle handling
  • Reduction of excess stress on other vehicle components (especially within your suspension and brake system)
  • Better gas mileage (saving you even more money!)

Without regular tire rotation service, a deep and uneven tread wear pattern that can’t be repaired will develop on your tires, which can cause your vehicle to pull to one side.

Many Factors Can Cause Unequal Tire Wear:

But it is also important to note that not rotating your tires regularly is not the only cause of unequal tire tread wear. Other causes can include:

  • Strenuous driving routines, stop-and-go city traffic, road construction, etc.
  • Bumpy road surfaces and potholes
  • Underinflated tires
  • Worn shocks
  • Unaligned wheels
  • Worn braking elements

The experienced mechanics at your nearest Martin Tire Company location can quickly and properly rotate your tires, let you know if you have any tires that are no longer roadworthy, and alert you of any other issues that may be contributing to uneven tire wear.

When needed, we can also help you make the best choice of replacement tires for your vehicle.

Stay on a Regular Tire Rotation Schedule

Because their deeper tread is more susceptible to uneven wear, for new or relatively new tires we recommend having a tire rotation done at the 5,000-mile mark. Past 5,000 miles, professional tire rotation should be done every 3,000 – 6,000 miles. A good habit to get into is to have your tires rotated with every oil change. To find out exactly when your tires should be rotated, consult your vehicle’s owner’s handbook or ask one of our tire professionals today!

Help Extend the Life of Your Tires—Visit Martin Tire Company for a Tire Rotation Today!

Visit the experts at Martin Tire Company for all of your vehicle’s tire service needs. Our ASE-certified technicians can help you extend the life of your tires with regular tire rotation service, answer any questions you have about your vehicle’s tire maintenance needs, and perform any other auto repairs and maintenance service that your car, truck, or SUV may need.

To protect your tires and help keep your vehicle safe, we also specialize in the following tire and wheel services:

Make Martin Tire Company your go-to auto service shop. Our team of experienced professionals has the equipment and expertise to meet all of your auto care needs—at affordable prices and with unbeatable customer service.

Schedule your appointment online for a tire rotation service today!

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Tire Rotation FAQs

Why Exactly Do My Tires Need to Be Rotated?

The front and rear axles of your vehicle wear tires at different rates. If all of your tires are left in their original positions for extended periods, each one will have excessive wear where the friction is greatest during turning, braking, or simply driving straight. Consistent tire rotation service ensures that your tires are wearing evenly and allows the technician to visually inspect them for abnormal wear—catching problems before they can cause more costly damage.

Can I Just Rotate My Tires Myself?

Tire rotation is a maintenance task that is best left to professionals. Our ASE-certified technicians will ensure that your tires are rotated to the proper position for your vehicle to ensure the best tread wear for your tires. Plus, as your rotation is done we will also check your tires’ air pressure and look for any early signs of tire issues.

If I Have Two Good Tires & Two Bad Tires, Where Should the Good Ones Go On My Vehicle?

The auto service industry has changed its mind on this topic several times, but right now, the conventional wisdom suggests that the good tires should go on the rear of the vehicle to help prevent it from fishtailing. This is the case regardless of whether the vehicle has rear-wheel, front-wheel, or all-wheel drive.

How Long Do Tires Usually Last?

The longevity of your tires is affected by a variety of factors, including:

  • The number of miles you put on your vehicle
  • If you are frequently using your vehicle for towing or hauling heavy loads
  • How well you follow a routine schedule of tire maintenance tasks like regularly checking the tire pressure, having tire rotations done, and having the tire balance regularly checked and adjusted as needed
  • How you drive—Excessive speeds, hard cornering and braking, and other similar driving habits can wear tires down sooner.

If you’ve been driving on your current tires for over five years, we recommend having them inspected to ensure that there aren’t any issues that could jeopardize their driveability. No matter the type of tire, most will need to be replaced by the time they’ve been in use for 10 years.

How Can I Help Extend the Life of My Tires?

There are some easy things you can do to significantly extend the lifespan of your tires, including:

  • Maintain proper air pressure. This is the best way to extend the life of your tires. Check your tires’ air pressure once a month, at a minimum, and definitely more often if you are putting excessive mileage on your vehicle.
  • Inspect your tires frequently. The sooner problems such as embedded objects, punctures, or gouges are caught, the higher the chance that your tire can be repaired. So, make sure to take a close look at your tires every couple of weeks.
  • Have the tires rotated regularly. Regular tire rotation service will balance out the wear on your tires’ tread. Check your owner’s manual for the specific rotation schedule recommended for your vehicle.
  • Maintain proper tire balance. Maintaining proper weight distribution around the diameter of your tires will help prevent uneven tire wear.
  • Avoid road hazards. If you can, avoid driving over potholes, uneven pavement, and other road hazards. Doing so will help prevent alignment problems that can cause your tires to wear unevenly.
  • Avoiding excess weight. Make sure to stay below your tires’ maximum load capacity when towing or hauling heavy loads.
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