What is Tire Rotation?


Tire rotation is a routine car-care service important to maintaining your safety and the health of your vehicle. As the name implies, a tire rotation involves moving your car tires from their current position to another. In the following guide, our Virden Mainline Motors service centre details why rotating car tires is important and how often this service should be conducted to keep your Suburban or other vehicle running its best and safest.

Why Rotate Tires

Rotating your tires is crucial for a number of reasons. Because some tires work harder than others depending on your vehicle’s drivetrain and your driving style, tires wear unevenly. Uneven tires are dangerous. The following complications are avoidable by performing regularly-schedule tire rotations:

  • Blowouts
  • Flat tires
  • Reduced traction
  • Poor handling/control
  • Full tire failure

Rotating your tires promotes even wear. Even car tire wear improves your safety on Virden roads by maintaining traction, balance, and proper handling and it prolongs the lifespan of your tires. Drivers with a full-size spare may also choose to rotate this tire through their rotation for even more extended tire life! If you’re looking for a full-size spare or would like a full set of new tires, our tire centre can help you find the type that’s best for your vehicle.

How Often Should I Get a Tire Rotation

You’re probably wondering, “how often should I get a tire rotation?” You should always refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the most accurate information regarding factory-recommended maintenance schedules. Generally, most modern vehicles should look to schedule service for a tire rotation every 8,050 to 12,070 km. As an easy way to stay on top of this, some Virden drivers opt for a tire rotation every time they get an oil change. This is a great method for keeping up with these two incredibly crucial vehicle maintenance jobs!

Schedule Service at Virden Mainline Motors

If this guide has made you realize it’s time to rotate your tires, contact us today to set up your next service appointment. We want to help keep your commute from Birtle to Oak Lake safe and smooth. Do you have other inquiries regarding overall car-care? If so, we are here to help answer questions like how to check your transmission fluid, the difference between premium and regular gas, the cost of replacing brake pads, and more!.