(303) 777-0142
(303) 777-0142

Tire Rotations

auto repair tire rotationAt our auto repair shop, one of the most frequent mistakes we see car owners make is not rotating their tires.  Tires wear in different spots depending on your tire alignment and when you do not rotate your tires, they will have continuous wear and tear on the same spot.

It's a fact: If you do not rotate your tires when you should, they will not last as long as they were designed to last.

A lack of rotation will cause several issues, severe wear being the most prominent. As more and more new cars are front-wheel-drive, tire rotation is especially important.  A front-wheel-drive vehicle will wear on the front tires more because those tires not only steer the car, they are responsible for pulling the car down the road. Your rear tires on the other hand are simply there to keep your back end off the ground.  This means your front tires will wear much faster than the rear tires, in some cases up to 3 times faster!

Rotating your front and rear tires will save the life of your tires and keep you from spending unnecessary money on new tires.  If you do not rotate your tires, you will end up having to replace your front ones while your rear tires will still look fairly new. 

If you have questions about tire rotation or you would like to schedule a tire rotation in Denver, give us a call (303) 777-0142.

How to Improve Your Car's Gas Mileage

Here are some of the things you can do to ensure improved gas mileage for your car:

Driving Habits

  • Keep your car clean. Mud on the undercarriage can weigh a significant amount and slow you down.
  • Consolidate your daily trips and errands. This will also save you the cost of restarting your engine, which uses a lot of gas.
  • Avoid air conditioning when possible. However, when driving at higher speeds, having your windows open also creates drag.
  • Don't throttle the gas or brake pedal! Sudden starts or stops use more gas than gradual changes in speed.
  • Don't idle for too long. Turn off the engine if you anticipate a lengthy wait.
  • Limit car warm-ups in winter.
  • Clear out the trunk. More weight equals more drag.
  • Avoid high speeds. We know this is almost impossible to resist but you can improve your gas mileage by up to 15 percent driving at 55 mph rather than 65 mph.
  • Use overdrive. If your car is equipped with overdrive gearing use it as soon as your speed is high enough.
  • Use cruise control. Maintaining a constant speed is ideal for improving your gas mileage.

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