When Should I have my Volkswagen Vehicle’s tires Rotated?

November 28th, 2017 by

Everyone knows that proper routine maintenance of your vehicle is the key to its longevity and optimum fuel efficiency. And if you don’t know, now you know, because everyone knows that knowing is half the battle. But, you know, sometimes a clear-cut message can go right over your head and you miss the joke entirely. On time oil changes and tire rotation will help you save money throughout the life span of your vehicle. We specialize in Volkswagen maintenance and repair here at Atlantic Volkswagen and want to be your resource for all questions you may have concerning your VW vehicle. So here is a simple to follow guide to know when it is time to have your Volkswagen vehicles tires rotated.

How do I Know When it’s Time to Rotate my Tires?
All Drivers have different driving habits and tendencies which affects tire wear and tear, so a one-size-fits-all guide is impossible. If you are taking your Volkswagen Atlas for off-road adventures, your tires will need to be rotated quicker than the driver who spends all their miles on the highway. It is a good rule of thumb though to have your tires rotated every six months or 6,000 to 8,000 miles (about every other oil change), making it easy to remember. If you are forgetful of frivolous dates, simply put the receipt in your glove box and reference that if the timing of a rotation is in question.

Why Should I rotate My Tires?
Aren’t all four tires the same, why do I need to rotate them? This is pretty standard logic, but all four tires wear differently as they contact the road which is the need for a regular rotation. A regular rotation will ensure that all four tires wear most evenly and will help extend the life span of your tires. Proper tire pressure will also help the tires wear evenly and increase overall fuel economy, saving you money. Proper vehicle maintenance begins from the ground up, remember to inspect, rotate, and keep your tire inflated to the right PSI. Follow the Atlantic Volkswagen blog for answers to all of your Volkswagen vehicle maintenance and repair questions.