Why You Need to Rotate Your Tires
You know that routine maintenance is crucial to ensure the longevity of your Volkswagen car or SUV, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? Today we will tackle one of the most basic needs: why you need to rotate your tires.
General guidance for Volkswagen vehicles is to rotate your tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. Rotating your tires will ensure they wear more evenly. This is because the front tires tend to wear more quickly and differently from the rear tires; front tires actually pivot during turns while the rear tires do not. In addition, front tires bear the weight of the engine. By rotating them regularly, you will ensure that each tire spends some time at the front and some time at the back for even wearing.
Though you should prioritize tire rotations at every service visit at Hiley Volkswagen of Arlington, you should also pay attention to the following signs that a tire rotation is absolutely necessary outside of your regular maintenance schedule. Vibrations on the road are the clearest sign of tire issues: a rotation or alignment problem is often the culprit. Another common sign is the consistent loss of tire pressure.
Have questions about tire rotations? Visit Hiley Volkswagen of Arlington today.