How to Rotate Tires

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A basic understanding of essential car care can help you know your Nissan model better, and save you some money. What’s more, keeping up with your essential car care will keep you safer on Valdosta roads for many more miles to come. In the following guide, we’ll cover how to rotate tires at home so you can promote even tread wear on your tires, prolonging their condition and lifespan. Read on below to learn more about how to rotate tires.

How to Do A Tire Rotation

Whether you are hoping to learn how to rotate tires at home in your Valdosta driveway, or you choose to bring your Nissan into our Valdosta Nissan tire center, here’s the process you and our service center experts will follow for a proper rotation:

  1. Engage your parking brake
  2. Remove hubcaps or wheel covers on all four wheels
  3. Loosen the lug nuts on all four wheels in a star-pattern. Don’t take them all the way off yet.
  4. Jack up the wheels with a car jack, placing the jack stand underneath it in the proper location.
  5. Remove all four tires
  6. Place tires in new position according to your vehicle’s drivetrain
  7. Place the tires back onto the wheel mount. Screw the lug nuts on by hand as far as you can.
  8. Lower the car from the jack stands
  9. Use the lug wrench to finish tightening the nuts, again in a star-pattern.
  10. Ensure tires are filled to the proper PSI
  11. That’s how to do a tire rotation right at your Thomasville home!

How to Do A Tire Rotation: Proper Rotation Pattern

As mentioned above, your tire rotation pattern is determined by your vehicle’s drivetrain. Here’s how to rotate tires accordingly:

  • FWD: Move the front tires to the back of the car in the same left/right positions. Move the rear tires to the front, switching the right and left tire.
  • RWD: Move the rear tires to the front of the car in the same left/right positions, but when you move the front tires to the rear, switch the left and right.
  • AWD: Simply rotate in an X-pattern: right rear to left front, left rear to right front, and vice versa.

Get More Car Care Tips from Valdosta Nissan

Now that you know how to rotate tires at home, let us know what else you’d like to learn. We are always a resource for Hahira car-owners looking for more service tips like how to jump-start a car. Contact us or schedule your tire rotation today!

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