Tire rotations free!* (see below)
Rotating your tires is important. Why? It's important that tires wear evenly. In general, we advise our customers that it is best to link similarly timed maintenance functions, especially low-cost ones, to save you time and avoid forgetting essential maintenance and safety tasks.
In general, we recommend that you get your oil changed when you get your tires rotated, however, we've taken it a step further. 106 St Tire & Wheel gives our customers a free tire rotation whenever you get an oil change. At all 106 St Tire & Wheel locations, we offer oil change and free tire rotation on most cars for $25. The reason we state "most cars" is this: some SUVs, pickups and vans use more oil than smaller cars. It's that simple.
When you get the oil changed, assuming you do that at least once a year and more often if you drive, say, more than 10,000 miles annually and if you remember from other blogs we wrote, your driving conditions living in NYC impact how often you do everything on your car to keep it, you, your family and others safe. Brakes wear out more frequently with mileage and stop and go driving.....so please, we cannot stress this enough, PLEASE REMEMBER WE NYers DRIVE IN "SEVERE" CONDITIONS mandating more aware and educated drivers.
Just to restate what we said yesterday, most vehicle manufacturers recommend that the tires be rotated on the same schedule as oil changes however that's general advice issued for newer cars. In most cases, that means every 7,500 miles or six months, though some have extended the oil-change interval to 10,000 miles on most Volkswagens, Fords, Toyotas. BMW does however say 15,000 miles between oil changes, but that is too long to wait to rotate the tires and that means you will probably need to do oil changes and tire rotations separately. However, this is a generalized statement based on today's cars and an average of places all over the world because vehicles are distributed and sold everywhere.
As yesterday's blog stresses, as NYers, and we cannot emphasize this enough: we NYers drive under "severe conditions" because of the uniqueness of our city's roads, extreme traffic and driving conditions.
It's common sense, right? Is small town America in bumper to bumper traffic coming home from work every day? The Long Island Expressway, the world's largest parking lot, is a NY road strewn with its own unique set of issues as hundreds of thousands of drivers inch home daily riding their brakes, hitting NY style pot holes. This is not seen in places like Florida or any southern state because the population is less dense and cold weather and ice do not impact their roads.
What 106 St Tire & Wheel is urging is this...please use common sense, the advice of an experienced technician and always err on the side of caution when thinking about driving and maintenance. Of course, it's a safety issue but also cars work like this:
Spend a little money to maintain
spend a lot more money to repair
Obviously, a failure or a blow out or an inability to stop has serious implications everywhere one drives but when you are sitting in the traffic jams we NYers face, the quick stops to avoid rear-ending the driver in front of you, jumping the barrier on a packed highway pose really serious consequences so its always better to err off the side with caution.