Tire Rotation and Balance Services in Elmira, ON
If you’ve been searching, “tire services near me”, “what does tire balancing do?”, “tire rotation schedule”, or any similar question, Bert’s Tire and Auto can help. We provide rotation and balance services for all tires that we sell and install, as well as for tires you may already have on your vehicle.
Regularly scheduled tire rotation and balance checks help maximize the tread life and longevity of your tires. The modest cost of these services is easily made up for by the money you save by having to buy fewer tires over the course of your vehicle’s lifetime.
It’s important to note that front and rear tires wear down at different rates, largely because a vehicle’s mass is never distributed evenly. Usually, it’s the front tires that carry more weight, often more than 60% of your automobile’s mass. This is largely because the engine is at the front of most vehicles. Tire rotations serve to equalize these natural wear patterns by changing the positions of your tires.
Information on Tire Rotations
Here are some quick facts about tire rotations:
- Every tire has a specific rotation design based on the kind of vehicle on which it is installed.
- All-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive vehicles experience wear patterns on their tires differently. The technicians at Bert’s Tire and Auto take this into account when rotating tires.
- Front-wheel drive vehicles usually need to have their tires rotated more frequently. This is because of wearing caused by the stress of braking and also from the weight of the engine and axle.
- It’s a good idea to rotate your tires during seasonal changeovers. Whenever you change from all-season tires to winters, or all-weathers to summers, we recommend having them rotated as well, so the rear right tire isn’t always the rear right tire, for example.
At Bert’s Tire and Auto, our technicians will also adjust the air pressure in your tires according to your manufacture’s specifications during a tire rotation. By rotating your tires regularly, you’ll enjoy a smoother and safer ride. And you will extend the life of your tires.
How often do tires need to be rotated?
Your vehicle’s owner’s manual should have a recommended tire rotation schedule. A common recommendation is to rotate your tires every 10,000km. If you own a vehicle that has aggressive tread tires and you use your vehicle for heavy-duty or off-road driving, you should consider rotating them every 5,000km to avoid uneven wear.
How often should tires be balanced?
It’s easy to have your tires checked for balancing whenever you have them rotated. Balancing reduces uneven wear by using a balancing machine to make the weight each tire bears more equal. At Bert’s Tire and Auto, we use precision equipment to measure the weight on each tire and to grip the wheel carefully, so we don’t damage the rim.
Bert’s Tire & Auto offers tire rotation and balance services in Elmira, Ontario.
There’s no need to keep searching, “tire services near me”. If you live in or near Elmira, Bert’s Tire & Auto offers all the tire services you could possibly need. To book an appointment for tire services, please click here. To learn more about tire rotation and balancing, or any of our other services or products, please contact us via our website or call 226-314-1034.