When the time comes for your Volkswagen to have its tires rotated, head to Jennings VW, serving Morton Grove and Skokie. Our service center is staffed by experts who have been trained and certified by Volkswagen. They work with VW models every day and will treat your Volkswagen car or SUV with the care it deserves. Learn more about this important service here!
Tire rotation sounds like an unnecessary service. After all, your tires rotate when you drive, right? But tire rotation service actually refers to something different. Our technicians will remove the wheels from your car and switch their positions. Usually, this means that the front wheels will move to the rear, and the rear wheels will move to the front.
We perform tire rotation because the tires don’t all wear out at even rates. Most VW models have engines in the front, which means that the front wheels deal with the extra weight of the engine. Furthermore, the front axle is usually the one responsible for steering. This puts extra pressure on the tires, as well. If you’re driving a front-wheel-drive vehicle, that adds even more pressure to the front tires. Altogether, this means that the front tires tend to wear out at a much quicker rate than the rear ones. If the front tires were to reach levels low enough to the point where you couldn’t legally drive, you’d need to get all four tires replaced. By rotating the tires, you’ll ensure that all four of them wear down at a more even rate, increasing your tires’ lifespan.
It’s best to get your tires rotated regularly. We recommend having this service performed whenever you have your oil changed. Since this can vary from every 3,000 to 8,000 miles, you can also choose to have your tires rotated twice a year. If you’re going this route, we recommend having them rotated once at the beginning of spring and once at the beginning of autumn.
When you’re ready for your next tire rotation service, head to Jennings Volkswagen, serving Northfield and Wilmette. Tire rotation is a relatively quick service, so we invite you to wait in our comfortable customer lounge. If you’d rather go about your day, take advantage of our complimentary Uber and Lyft services instead. Whichever one you choose, you can schedule easily online. We look forward to seeing you at Jennings Volkswagen!