Your service technician will assess the current wear on your tires to identify the most appropriate new position for each. They will then remove the tires and move them into the new positions on the vehicle. The placement pattern can vary depending on the wear on your tires and the type of your vehicle, but most commonly includes switching the front and rear tires, and often switching sides for one set (for example, the rear tires).
A tire rotation service is a simple, necessary step to maintaining your vehicle to ensure you are maximizing the lifespan of your tires. By moving the position of your tires regularly, they will wear down more evenly, which means extended life and consistent performance. Your tires wear out unevenly due to various factors of driving you may not even think about, such as:
For example, turning and braking put disproportionate pressure on your front tires, as can the weight of your engine (if it is located in the front). These and other factors mean that your tires will wear out unevenly.
When your tires wear out, you will see a decrease in performance, which can mean worse gas mileage and even unsafe handling while you drive. To make sure that your vehicle is handling safely and efficiently, make sure to get a tire rotation regularly, typically every 5,000 miles. Your tire warranty may even require this maintenance, so be sure to keep your tire rotation service on schedule!
When you are ready for your tire rotation service, you can count on the factory-trained technicians at the Briggs Nissan service center, with locations in Manhattan, Kansas and Junction City, Kansas. If you need assistance or recommendations for other aspects of your vehicle maintenance, you can browse the parts & Nissan gear boutique while you wait.