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12/01/2020
Tires can be costly; therefore, taking good care of them is vital. One way to prolong your tires' lifespan is to rotate them every few months. Learn how to do so and other helpful tips with this article by Tarheel Synthetics in Sanford.

Giving your car frequent maintenance is the best way to prolong its lifespan. Keeping your tires in good condition is amongst the most important maintenance tasks you should focus on. To prevent your tires from wearing unevenly, rotate them every few months. For advice on how and why to rotate your tires, read this article that Tarheel Synthetics in Sanford has for you today.

The Importance of Rotating Your Tires

Why is it important to rotate tires? Well, due to different factors, front tires and rear tires wear out unevenly. Front tires are in charge of carrying about 60% of your car's weight. They also account for a greater amount of braking force. Therefore they wear out a lot faster than rear tires. Rear tires tend to wear out flat while front tires wear out on the shoulders. By rotating your tires, you enable them to even out. If you don't rotate your tires, you will need to replace your front tires much more frequently, leading you to spend more.

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

The tire rotation intervals can vary depending on your car's specific details and your tire's necessities. Many manufacturers recommend rotating tires every 6 months or around every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. You can also rotate your tires the next time you visit the mechanic for an oil change.

Learn how to maintain your tires by speaking with Roger Farina at Tarheel Synthetics. Also, learn about products to protect your engine like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil. For information on the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Sanford, call (800) 781-8840 ext 1 today.

The Basic Tools You Need

One of the tools you need to rotate your tires is a car jack. Every car comes with its own car jack, but it is not recommended to use this car jack for tire rotation. Instead, we advise you to invest in a hydraulic floor jack as it is much safer and practical. The second tool you need is the jack stands. Jack stands can vary depending on your vehicle's specifics. When choosing your jack stands, take your car's weight and size into consideration.

Directional and Non-directional Tires

Directional tires have an optimized tread pattern designed to work either for the vehicle's right or left side. Directional tires have indicators (triangles or little arrows) on the sidewalls to help you identify where they need to be mounted. To rotate directional tires, all you need to do is switch the front right tire for the back right tire and the front left tire for the back left tire.

For more advice on taking good care of your tires, reach out to Roger Farina at Tarheel Synthetics. Ask about amazing AMSOIL products for your engine and learn about the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Sanford. For more information, visit the online store or call (800) 781-8840 ext 1.

Steps to Rotate Your Tires

Last but not least, these are the basic steps you need to follow to rotate your tires successfully. If necessary, check your owner's manual for more specific information or go to a professional mechanic:
  1. Park your vehicle on a level surface and engage the parking brake.
  2. Mark your tires to ensure you mount them on the correct sired and follow by slightly loosening the lug nuts.
  3. Take your car jack and lift one wheel at a time, placing a jack stand underneath it.
  4. Remove the lug nuts, remove the tires, and mount them on their new positions.
  5. Tighten the lug nuts with your hand and follow by lowering your vehicle to the ground.
  6. Tighten the lug nuts with a torque wrench and check all your tires to ensure everything is in order.

Take Good Care of Your Vehicle by Giving It a Synthetic Oil Change in Sanford

The best way to ensure your car has a long lifespan is by giving your engine the top-performing products on the market that will keep it healthy and strong. Speak with Roger Farina at Tarheel Synthetics and learn about products like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil, that can keep your engine in top working condition for years to come. For more information on the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Sanford, visit the online store or call (800) 781-8840 ext 1. 
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