Tires Check & Rotation
There are two approaches for determining when to rotate your tires: 1. Consult your owner’s manual and find the manufacturer’s recommended tire rotation interval. Most manufacturers recommend that drivers rotate their tires after 5,000 miles, or drivers can adhere to a regular maintenance schedule and have their tires rotated during every oil change. 2. Visually inspect your tires on a regular basis and rotate them yourself, or schedule a rotation whenever the front or rear tires whenever begin to show uneven wear. Following the recommendations that your manufacturer suggested in the owner’s manual is your best bet, but visually inspecting tires every few weeks is a quick way to document the current tread wear while noting if any of them are wearing quicker than others. Your Pep Boys service associate can also help you determine if your tires have any signs of uneven wear.
Tire pressure gauge
A standard tire pressure gauge can be purchased at most gas stations, discount stores, or auto parts stores for just a couple of dollars. Many auto parts stores offer more expensive digital gauges that are accurate and easy to read as well, but these are a matter of personal preference and aren't necessary.
Tire rotation should typically occur after 5,000 miles of driving or during every oil change. Consult your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended intervals or ask an automotive technician near you.
Check to see if there is uneven wear between your front and back tires. When you’re driving at highway speeds do you notice a vibration in your steering wheel? If so, you might just need an alignment or tire balancing, but needing a rotation is possible. Look to see if any one tire is losing pressure faster than the others, if s0 this could be caused by sharp debris. It’s important to determine that more than a rotation is needed before a repair or replacement is completed.
Check your vehicle’s tire pressure often as part of a routine inspection. Be sure to check your tire pressure after temperature swings too; cold weather can cause a drop while warmer weather can lead to an increase.