How Often does my Kia Need its Tires Rotated Service FAQ in Olympia, WA
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How Often does my Kia Need its Tires Rotated? | Service Questions, Answered at Hanson Kia

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Whenever you bring your vehicle into a Kia service center for an oil change, it's always a good idea to have the tires rotated, too. That's what Kia officially recommends. For example, every 2016 Kia model requires a tire rotation every 7,500 miles according to the owner's manual. This ensures you extract the maximum life from your tires, and helps prevent you from experiencing an explosive blowout or tread separation on the road.

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Why is Tire Rotation Necessary?

Every tire experiences unique pressures and stresses, depending on where it's located on your vehicle. For example, tires mounted to the drive wheels endure more forces and wear out faster than the tires mounted to an undriven axle. The front tires also wear out more quickly on account of greater lateral forces from steering. What's more, every tire, regardless of placement, tends to wear out more quickly on the outside edge, as weight shifts side to side when cornering.

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To rotate your tires means to change which wheel position each tire occupies. The recommended Kia tire rotation pattern is for the front tires to be swapped to the back wheel positions, and for the rear tires to be assigned to the opposite front-side wheel. This ensures that your tires wear down evenly, so they'll last longer.

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If you have two sets of tires - like an all-weather set and a set of studless snow tires for winter mountain driving, or a set of grippy summer tires for making the most out of the new Kia Stinger GT - You'll want to rotate them when you switch, too. We can help you mark each tire with its former position so, when it comes time to switch sets again, we can rotate the tires, too. Keeping two sets of tires properly rotated ensures you won't be spending money on new tires for years to come! It's well worth the effort, especially since you need to get your oil change anyway. The factory-trained Kia experts at a Kia service center know exactly how to maximize the life left on your tires. You can trust them for all your Kia maintenance needs.

Olympia-area communities from Lacey to Aberdeen choose Hanson Kia, your local Kia dealer, for superior customer service from knowledgeable, friendly technicians.


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    2300 Carriage Loop SW
    Olympia, WA 98502

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