TIRE ROTATION & BALANCING

Tire Rotation

Tire rotation means periodically changing the position of each of the tires on your vehicle. You should rotate your tires approximately every 10,000kms, or as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.  For many of you, that means you should get tires rotated every second oil change.

What it does: Regularly rotating your tires gives you a good opportunity to visually inspect the tires for damage, check the tire air pressure, check the tire depth and to have them rebalanced if you’re noticing any vibration.  Regular rotation of your tires is vital for helping your tires last longer. Rotating your tires suggests changing them from one side of your vehicle to the other, relocating them from front to back or a blend of both, depending on your vehicle, what was done previously and whether or not your vehicle is Front Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive. 

 

Unequal tire wear could lead to unsatisfactory performance, shorten the life of the tire and can easily cause safety issues.

 

Many factors can cause unequal tire wear:

  • Strenuous driving routines, stop and go city traffic, road construction, etc.  Bumpy surface and pot holes.

  • Under inflated tires

  • Worn Shocks

  • Unaligned Wheels

  • Worn Elements

  • Not Rotating Your Tires

 

What we do during tire rotation:

  • Tires are rotated in alternating patterns

  • Examine overall quality and safety of tires

  • Examine tire tread

  • Inspect for effective inflation

  • Tighten up lug nuts

 

Tire Balancing

 

Tire Balancing is important to extend the life of your tires, as well as increase the basic safety of your vehicle.

 

What it does: Out of balance tires can lead to uneven wear, vibration and potentially unsafe driving performance.  It is very important to balance tires frequently base on your car’s requirements.

 

How to tell if your tires require balancing:

  • Vibrations when driving

  • Uneven tread wear

  • Steering that becomes less smooth over the life of the tires

  • Pulling to one side.

 

Benefits to balanced tires:

  • Smoother Ride

  • More even tire wear

  • Prolonged life of tires and drive train parts

 

 

Hainer’s Tire & Auto Repair – Tire Rotation & Balancing

 

Stop in today to have your vehicle checked for a potential tire balancing issue or a tire rotation!  Contact us today at (905) 934-2331 or hainersdiscount@bellnet.ca to set up your next appointment for Tire and Auto Repair Services.  

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