Tire Rotation & Replacement: Why its important for your safety | Downers Grove, IL

The tire of a Nissan car



Your tires are one of the most important parts of your Nissan. Theyre the only part of your car that directly contacts the road, but its not difficult to forget about routine tire maintenance. Similar to changing the oil, tire rotation is absolutely vital to maintaining proper vehicle health and getting the most miles out of your tires. The Bill Kay Nissan in Downers Grove, IL has the routine maintenance services and new tire inventory to keep your vehicle properly maintained. Get more details on tire services below, and then get in touch with our service center by calling (888) 257-1917 to keep your tires as healthy as possible. Before you visit us, check out the latest tire and service specials to get the same great service for less!


When to rotate your tires

Tire rotation depends more on your driving habits than specific intervals. If you spend a lot to time driving in a city, your tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles to get the most life out of them as possible. If your commute keeps you on highways or in a rural setting, you can push tire rotation to 8,000 to 10,000 miles. Consult your owners guide to see if there is a recommended interval for your car, truck, or SUV to have its tires rotated

The goal of tire rotation is to ensure that your tires wear evenly. Drivers often make more right turns than left turns, which causes the tires on the right side of your vehicle to wear out faster. Rotating your tires at consistent intervals gets more life out of your tires, and saves you from having to purchase new tires more often.

Tire of the 2018 Nissan Titan  

How to spot worn tire treads

The best method to tell if your tire treads are worn out is the penny test. Simply follow these steps to determine if its time to replace your tires:

  1. Insert a penny upside down into your tire tread with Abraham Lincolns portrait facing you.
  2. If any part of Lincolns head is covered by tire tread, your tires still meet the legal requirements for tire tread.
  3. If theres a gap between your tire and Lincolns hair, its time to replace your tires.
  4. Visit the Bill Kay Nissan tire center to learn more about discounts or order new tires.

Get new tires & tire service at Bill Kay Nissan

Are you due for a tire rotation or a new set of tires? Contact the team at the Bill Kay Nissan auto service center in Downers Grove, IL to schedule an appointment for a tire rotation or replacement with us. Use our online appointment form to schedule a time and date that works with your schedule, or give us a call at (888) 257-1917 to speak to an auto service expert directly. The tire services your Nissan car, truck, or SUV requires is right around the corner at Bill Kay Nissan!



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