How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?
In a Honda vehicle, it’s important to get your tires rotated every 7,500 miles or every six months (whichever comes first). To make things easy, you’ll want to have your tire rotation performed in conjunction with an engine oil and filter change.
What is a tire rotation?
To put it simply, rotating your tires is the act of switching them from one position on the vehicle to another. Commonly, they’ll be rotated from front to back and at different sides.
Tires need to be rotated because their tread tends to wear faster at one end of the car than at the other. In order to keep the traction and stability of your vehicle high, the tread needs to be even at all positions. Regular rotations will make sure this happens.
How Often Should You Have Your Tires Aligned?
Wheel alignment intervals can vary depending on the roads in your area. If you drive over bumpy terrain and potholes frequently, the alignment will need to be performed more often.
In a Honda car, you should have the alignment inspected once a year, though it may only need to be performed every two years or so.
What is a tire alignment?
A wheel alignment is quite simply an adjustment of your suspension (which connects to the wheels). The suspension may be thrown off kilter over time, which can cause your car to exhibit the following symptoms:
- Drifting to one side
- Vibrations in the steering wheel
- A crooked steering wheel
When Should Tires be Replaced?
Preventative tire maintenance such as rotations and alignments can greatly extend the life of your tires. However, at some point, the tread is bound to wear down. Once it falls below 1/16th of an inch, tires should be replaced.
How can you test tread depth?
All you need to test your tread depth is a penny. Stick one into your tread grooves with Lincoln’s head facing downward. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head with the penny fully pressed into the groove, the tires will need to be replaced.
We have factory-direct tires
When the time comes for replacement, our Honda tire center is here to assist. We carry some of the finest tire brands such as Michelin and Goodyear, and we get them all direct from the factory. This allows us to offer all-inclusive pricing.
All-inclusive pricing covers much of your routine tire maintenance, as well as the tires themselves. With that kind of coverage, keeping them in shape is easy!
Ready to Schedule Tire Service for your Honda?
Is your car ready for a tire rotation or wheel alignment? Perhaps you even need a new set? In either case, just get in touch with our Honda tire center near Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township.
Contact Baierl Tires online or over the phone when you’re ready to schedule an appointment!