Triangle Car Care on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina cares about our customers. Part of caring about you is helping you best maintain your car, truck or SUV, including every part and system from the tires to your vehicle’s roof and bumper-to-bumper. In fact, one of the most important aspects of vehicle maintenance is tire rotation.
Why rotate my wheels?
Rotating your wheels is an easy and inexpensive way to prolong the life of your tires, one of your biggest vehicle investments. At the same time, rotating service provides other benefits.
Benefits of this service include:
- Longer tread life
- Even wear on all four wheels
- Improved gas mileage
- Better performance
- Smoother, more comfortable ride
During your service, ASE-certified experts at Triangle Car Care also properly align and balance your wheels. Doing so improves tire wear and perfectly tunes how all four wheels work together. It also helps you avoid blowout from uneven wear.
What happens during Triangle Car Care tire rotation?
The overall goal of wheel rotation service is to optimize the life of your tires. Triangle Car Care recommends rotating on a schedule that fits your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation.
As part of rotation service, our technicians ensure proper torque when tightening lug nuts, also according to the manufacturer’s specifications. We check and set tire pressure, also to these important specs. During this service, we typically place wheels with the greatest amount of remaining tread on the rear axle for greater traction and safety.
Signs Your Wheels Need Rotating, Mounting and Balancing at Triangle Car Care
Most manufacturers recommend rotating your wheels once every 5,000 miles. But many factors come into play, in considering when you should bring your vehicle into Triangle Car Care. Many drivers like to have their wheels rotated before long road trips or after off-road driving excursions. This is convenient, as you can also get your oil changed and have our technicians check your suspension, alignment, rubber wear and tire pressure all at once.
Uneven rubber wear provides a good sign that your wheels need rotating. But what about wheel balancing? How do you know if your wheels are out of balance and need adjustment at Triangle Car Care in Raleigh?
If you feel vibration when driving at highway speeds, such as between 50 and 70 mph, your wheels likely need balancing. This shuddering or vibrating happens at higher speeds because one section of rubber is heavier than other sections. This heavier section experienced more road friction and heat, leading to its physical changes.
To balance your wheels, your Triangle Car Care technician places lead weights opposite the heavy spot, where you can see greater tread wear. This procedure costs little and makes a huge difference in the ride, comfort, safety and gas mileage of your vehicle.
Signs you need your wheels balanced during rotation service include:
- Erratic wear pattern in the rubber
- Scalloped rubber wear
- Steering wheel vibration at higher speeds
- Seat vibration during highway driving
- Floorboard vibration, usually over 50mph
You Can Trust Triangle Car Care in Raleigh
Triangle Car Care is a Raleigh vehicle maintenance and repair tradition, having served local customers under the same ownership since 1969. Our shop maintains strong ties to the community and a culture of investment in the vehicle safety of local families and visitors to our region. When you come to Triangle Car Care for any of our car, truck and SUV repair or maintenance services, you also know that service comes with our warranty on most parts and services.
Call Triangle Car Care today at (919)787-0966 to schedule your tire rotation. In our comfortable waiting room, you can enjoy free WiFi. We also offer the benefits of a customer rewards program. Schedule your vehicle’s routine maintenance in our Glenwood Avenue location today, to keep you safe on the road.