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How to tell if you need to get your tires rotated or balanced

By Product Expert | Posted in Helpful advice, Tips and tricks on Friday, December 27th, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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If you’re a new driver or recently bought your first car, you may not know when to get all of the regular maintenance services done. Besides getting your oil changed, getting your tires rotated and balanced is one of the most important vehicle maintenance service. Today, we will be talking about how to tell if you need to get your tires rotated or balanced. Keep reading to learn about the signs!

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When to get your tires rotated

Manufacturers recommend that you get your tires rotated every 7,000 miles to prevent your tires from going bad too early. However, sometimes you may need to get your tires rotated before you hit 7,000 miles. There are three signs that your tires need to be rotated. The signs are uneven wear between tires, vehicle vibration at 45 mph and higher, and tire pressure loss. Getting your tires rotated will help to extend the life of your tires.

Read more: When should you replace your Ford vehicle’s tires?

When to get your tires balanced

It’s recommended that when you go to get your tires rotated, you should get them balanced as well. Another recommendation is to get your tires rotated and balanced every other time you get your oil changed. However, like with tires that get out of rotation, they can also get out of balance before the 7,000 miles mark. The telltale sign your tires are out of balance is vehicle vibration. This vibration is felt between 60 and 70 miles per hour. You will also feel the vibration more in the steering wheel, the seat and/or the floor. Balancing your tires will help your vehicle have a smoother ride.

Tire rotation and balance service at Kovatch Ford

If you notice any of these signs, or you’re at the 7,000 miles mark, come get your tire rotation and balance service at Kovatch Ford. Contact us to schedule your service with our highly-trained team of mechanics. If you need new tires, visit our website to find the right tire for your vehicle. Keep following our blog for more vehicle tips and tricks.

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