Schedule Rotating Acura Tires – Speedcraft Acura
Every driver should know that rotating Acura tires is important, but why should it be done and when?
Consider if it’s not done: The tread will wear unevenly, and one or two tires will need replacement before the others. Rear tires tend to wear fairly evenly, but the front tires usually wear faster and less uniformly. Front tires need to lean to the outside edge on corners, and they carry more weight than the rear tires because they’re closer to the engine and get more stress upon braking. Rotating your tires – side to side, front to back, or even diagonally – will ensure that they last as long as possible, wear more evenly, and that your car will handle predictably. Tires that wear unevenly are noisier as well.
When Should I Rotate Acura Tires?
Generally, tires should be rotated every six months, or 5,000 to 8,000 miles. The tires mounted on the drive wheels of any vehicle work harder because they apply the power to the pavement. Another thing to consider is your driving habits and terrain. The rougher the terrain – think potholes and gravel – the more often tires should be rotated.
All-wheel drive Acuras, such as the TLX, RLX, RDX and MDX, will need to have their tires rotated as well. Because power is constantly directed to all tires, it follows that all tires would wear at the same rate. However, each wheel gets varying degrees of driving traction and steering.
When in doubt of your specific Acura’s tire rotation schedule, call a Speedcraft Acura expert or refer to your owner’s manual, which was written by the factory representatives who designed and built the car. The next time you’re considering an oil change or brake inspection, ask about having your tires rotated and balanced. If your vehicle is overdue, schedule an appointment with Speedcraft’s service department today. And remember to check for online coupons. Speedcraft Acura offers numerous specials every month.