43 miles per hour.
That’s the highest speed at which you are likely to survive a head-on car crash and walk away without serious injury. 43 miles per hour.
And the only thing keeping your two tons of twisted steel and sex appeal on the road, headed in the direction you steer is 1/16 of an inch of rubber.
Now, let me ask you this: when’s the last time you checked the tread wear on your tires?
Is tire rotation really necessary?
Only if you’re interested in keeping the two tons of steel propelling you down the road… on the road.
Or if you’re interested in saving money.
The weight and power of your vehicle are distributed unevenly to the four tires of your vehicle which causes them to wear unevenly.
In most front-wheel-drive cars and trucks, most of the weight is in the front and all of the power is going to the front wheels. The front tires will wear out a lot faster than the rear tires.
If you don’t have your tires rotated regularly at Crossley Quick Lane Tire Auto Center, over time, this uneven tread wear can lead to a hazardous situation leaving you, your vehicle, and your family more susceptible to hydroplaning, poor traction, and an increased risk of punctures and blowouts.
What’s for certain is that if you never rotate your tires, they’ll wear out sooner, and you’ll have to replace them sooner. That’s a lot more expensive than a tire rotation.
By not getting regular tire rotations, you’ll probably void your tire warranty, and those new tires will be coming straight out of your pocket.
And to top it all off, uneven tire wear will cause your vehicle to perform less efficiently, and cause you to spend EVEN MORE on gas. At 5 bucks a gallon, that can add up fast.
How often should tires be rotated?
A good rule of thumb is to have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles at Crossley Quick Lane.
Most new tires require you to rotate them every 5,000 to 8,000 miles to maintain the warranty and protect your investment.
Depending on the vehicle you drive, the type of tires you have on it, and your driving style, your tires could begin to show signs of uneven wear much sooner.
The margin for error is just 1/16 of an inch so sooner is better.
Experience the Crossley Difference at Crossley Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center in Liberty, Missouri
Our factory-trained technicians will rotate your tires to account for the uneven tread wear, and while we’re at it, we’ll visually inspect your brakes to help keep you, your family, and your investment safe.
But don’t worry, if you’re one of those people who avoid going to the doctor because they might find something wrong, we understand.
If it turns out the tread on your tires has reached the unsafe zone, or your brakes need work to maximize their stopping power, Crossley Quick Lane offers convenient financing options so you can keep your car serviced and safe today… and pay later.