Rotating Your Kanata Tires

Rotating your Kanata tires may seem like just one more thing on your list of “things I don’t want to do,” but doing it directly corresponds to the life of your Kanata/Stittsville tires. Rotating your tires saves you money by making your tires last longer. The basics of Kanata tire rotation are this – you or your favorite Kanata or Stittsville garage moves your tires to different positions on your car so that they wear evenly over the tires’ life. No matter what kind of car you have, front and rear tires will wear differently. And when rotate your tires your Stittsville or Kanata garage will also perform a wheel alignment to adjust your car’s suspension (the system connecting your car to its wheels). Proper alignment means adjusting the angles of the tires so they can efficiently make contact with the road.

How often should you rotate your tires?
Take your car into your favorite Kanata garage every six months or 8,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. If your driving environment is rougher roads or if your driving personality could be classified as aggressive, you need tire rotations more often. If you go too long without rotating your tires, there’s no going back as you will have a wear pattern that can’t be fixed.

How do you know if you are in need of tire alignment from a Kanata garage? 
First of all, does your car pull to one side? When you have the steering wheel straight… does the car go straight?  Do you notice any uneven wear on your tires? Does your steering wheel ever vibrate? All of these are signs that it’s time to get into a Kanata garage to get your alignment fixed.

Alright, I will do it… but how long does it take?  
For G&I to rotate tires and check alignment you are looking at an hourlong appointment… but we have a great lounge with WiFi for you to relax and unwind while we get you back on the road quickly.

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