How to Rotate Tires

By Garber Fox Lake Toyota | November 21st, 2018

The experts at our service center often hear our neighbors asking if it’s really necessary to rotate tires regularly, and in almost all circumstances, the answer is certainly yes! Regular tire rotation is a condition of almost all vehicle warranties, and since your vehicle’s weight isn’t distributed evenly across all four tires, a rotation is important to ensure even wear and tear. Of course, knowing how often to rotate tires is at least as important as knowing how to do so. Drivers in the Fox Lake area should rotate their tires once every 5,000 miles. What’s more, doing the job yourself may be easier than you think!

Rotate Your Tires at Home

The rotation pattern you employ with your vehicle will depend on its drivetrain, but in general, tire rotation involves moving your tires from front to back, and from the right side to the left, or vice versa. It’s a good idea to consult an owner’s manual to make sure you’re making the correct adjustments. Once you know what changes you’re making, take the following steps to rotate your tires.

  • Engage your parking brake, and place wheel chocks behind your rear wheels.

  • Loosen the lug nuts securing your wheels. This will make it easier to remove them when your vehicle is up in the air.

  • Use a jack to raise the front left corner of your vehicle, and then use a lug wrench to remove the wheel.

  • Move to the wheel that is going to change locations with the wheel that you’ve just removed.

  • Repeat for the next wheel, and as necessary until all four tires have changed location.

Visit the Garber Fox Lake Toyota Service Center!

Although the process itself is relatively straightforward, not everyone in the Lake Geneva, WI area has the time, energy, or equipment to rotate their tires at home! Next time you reach that 5000-mile marker, schedule service at the Garber Fox Lake Toyota tire center. Our expert technicians will help you out in a hurry, and when you take advantage of our rotating service specials, you can get the service you need for a price you’ll love.

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