Keep up to date on the Maintenance of your Vehicle

here are many reasons for keeping up to date on your vehicle maintenance.  In this article we will cover a few of the important reasons.  To begin with it improves your performance, keeps you safe, saves you money plus many other reasons. And not any specific order. Oil By changing your oil on a regular basis. (Most places recommend 3,000 miles or 3 months/newer vehicles are recommending 5,000 miles.  However, referring to your owner’s manual is the best recommendation.) It improves the longevity of your motor and assists in your gas mileage.  Which in turn assists in fighting Global warming.  It also...


What Are Tire Rotational Patterns?

When dealing with different types of tries and drivetrains, various rotation patterns are required for even wear on the threads. Tires can vary in size, and direction whereas drivetrains come in front-wheel, rear-wheel, all-wheel, and four-wheel. All these factors come into play when building a tire rotation schedule. Rotational Patterns The five main patterns used are x-cross, forward cross, rearward cross, side-to-side, and front to back. X-Cross – As the name implies tires are rotated in an X pattern where the tires are switched from one axle to another and switched to opposite sides. The front left goes to the back right...


What is a Tire Rotation Schedule?

Tires allow the vehicle to remain glued to the ground at all times and similar to soles of a shoe, they experience wear. Did you know parts of the shoe becomes more worn than others? Tires are similar in the same aspect, they wear unevenly. Rotations are performed to control the wear of the treads, evening them out. This allows the tread to last longer and makes driving safer. Note some warranties require tire rotation at defined intervals. But what exactly is tire rotation and why is it important? Tire Rotation Defined Tire rotation is the act of moving the tires on a vehicle...