The Volkswagen brand is known for its practicality, reliability, and ease of maintenance. The same goes for Volkswagen tires. As any driver will know, tires are a wear item that can be expected to degrade over time and eventually need to be replaced. Fortunately, there are ways that tires can be maintained and repaired to enable you to get the maximum amount of use out of your tires.
Here at Volkswagen of New Port Richey, our team of certified and highly experienced Volkswagen technicians uses a number of tools and techniques to help your tires last for the long haul. These include puncture and damage repair, balancing, and alignment. These are necessary operations, but the most practical and one of the most overlooked ways to protect your tires is with routine tire rotation.
Tire rotation pattern refers to the position your tires are mounted before service and which position they will be mounted on after service. They could all be moved clockwise, counterclockwise, in an ex pattern, and so on. By using and recording the proper tire rotation pattern, our service technicians optimize the life of your tires. We also record the tire rotation patterns we use to help determine the best tire rotation pattern for next time. Proper tire rotation is the best way to get the most out of your Volkswagen tire investment.
Unfortunately, no car or truck can ever be perfectly symmetrical, especially after traveling a few thousand miles. What that means for your tires is that inevitably, they will begin to show a wear pattern on one side, or edge, of the tire than the other. This is because the tire is not perfectly upright as it stands on the ground. What you will notice is a band of wear around the outer or inner edge of the tire. Usually, it is the outer edge, but there are exceptions. This wear is sometimes called a wear pattern, and if not addressed, it can reduce your tires' life expectancy by half. The good news is that by moving tires with a wear pattern on one edge to other wheels on your vehicle, we can extend the amount of use you will get out of your tires, bringing them up to the life expectancy they were designed to live up to.
When you work with the tire care and repair professionals at Volkswagen of New Port Richey in Elfers, Seven Springs, Bayonet Point, Tarpon Springs, and Pasco County, FL, you can rest assured that you’ll get the most out of your tires. Ask about our tire rotation coupon and call to schedule your tire care inspection service today.