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12/01/2020
How often do you gave your tires maintenance? There are many factors that can wear your tires. To prevent decreasing their lifespan, rotating them is the way to go. Learn about the topic in this post by Vaughan Distributing in Jackson, WY.

Giving your vehicle frequent maintenance is crucial. One important aspect you should pay attention to is your tires. Vehicle type, weather conditions, road conditions, and aggressive driving are factors that can deteriorate your tires. To ensure your tires have a long lifespan, make sure to rotate them. Learn some advice on rotating your tires by reading this article that Vaughan Distributing has for you today.

Is Rotating Tires Important?

Tires wear down differently. This is because front tires and rear tires receive a very different level of force. Front tires are in charge of carrying about 60% of your vehicle's weight. Also, they account for a great amount of braking force, making them wear out much faster than rear tires. Rear tires wear down in the center while front tires wear down on the shoulders. Rotating your tires allows them to level out, increasing their lifespan. By rotating your tires, you ensure your safety on the road and extend your tires' life, saving you money down the line.

The Tools You Need

Car jack. To lift your vehicle, you will need a jack. You could use the jack that comes with your car, but we recommend not to do so. The best thing to do is to invest in a hydraulic floor jack. Even though they can be expensive, a hydraulic car jack will ensure both you and your vehicle are safe during the rotation process. Jack stands. You need jack stands to keep your vehicle safely lifted off the ground along with the car jack. Simply using a jack is not enough and can be very dangerous.

For more advice on how to maintain your tires, speak with a professional at Vaughan Distributing. Ask about amazing products for your vehicle like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil. For information on the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Jackson, WY, call (307) 413-1011.

Directional Tires

Directional tires are designed with a special optimized tread pattern for the direction the tires rotate on the vehicle. This means that the tires are made for either the right or the left side. To identify the side they are made for, there are triangles or little arrows on the sidewall. Rotating directional tires is very easy. To do so, 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.

Non-directional Tires

Different from directional tires, non-directional tires have the same tread pattern. This means that tires can be mounted on the wheel for any direction of rotation. Rotating non-directional tires is more complex. To do so, you need to use a cross pattern. If your vehicle has rear-wheel drive, start by moving the left-front tire to right-rear and right-front to left-rear. The rear tires need to be moved straight forward. On vehicles with front-wheel drive, as you might have guessed, you need to do the opposite. Move the front tires straight back and the rear tires to the opposite sides of the front.

Keep your vehicle in top condition by speaking with a professional at Vaughan Distributing. Ask about the best AMSOIL products and learn about the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Jackson, WY. For more information, visit the online store or call (307) 413-1011 today.

How to Rotate Your Tires

To rotate your tires, follow the next steps:
  1. For your safety, start by parking the vehicle on the level surface and engage the parking brake.
  2. Loosen the lug nuts on your wheels and mark the tires with your new tire positions. This will help you prevent mounting the tires incorrectly.
  3. Take the jack and lift the vehicle. Next, place your jack stands. Do this one wheel at a time.
  4. Remove the lug nuts and remove the tires. Follow your new position pattern and mount each tire. Next, place the lug nuts and tighten them with your hand.
  5. Remove your jack stands and lower the vehicle to the ground. Using a torque wrench, tighten the lug nuts, and check all your tires to ensure everything is in order.

Give Your Vehicle a Synthetic Oil Change in Jackson, WY

Along with learning how to maintain your tires, learn about products to protect your engine. Speak with an expert at Vaughan Distributing and learn about amazing products like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil. For information on the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Jackson, WY, visit the online store or call (307) 413-1011 today.
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