Is Tire Rotation a Good Idea?

Yes and No. A better question to ask our technicians would be, “Is a tire rotation a good idea for my vehicle?”

What is involved in the process of rotating a vehicle’s tires? Simply put it is moving tires to a new location, right to left, front to back or even diagonally.

Why would we do that to your vehicle?

There are several valid reasons for rotating your tires. Tires tend to wear unevenly because they are each exposed to different stresses.

For example; your front tires will have to do different work than your back tires. They will wear differently because they are used to steer the vehicle. This will create extra wear and tear on the outside edges. Your back tires on the other hand, simply follow in a straight line.

Uneven wear means you’ll be replacing your tires sooner than needed. Depending on how uneven the wear is,  it could mean losing out on thousands of miles of additional usage.

Rotating tires can also make for a safer and smoother ride.

Other explanations for why your tires may wear differently might be how the weight is distributed across your vehicle. Most vehicles have the engine in the front, meaning there is more weight over the front tires than the rear.

If you have a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the need for more frequent tire rotation can be increased because of the additional weight of the transaxle.

Tire manufacturers will have recommended tire rotation frequencies and patterns.  These can range from 8,000 km to 10,000 km.

When is it not a good idea to rotate tires?

The vast majority of the time it is not only safe but highly recommended that you rotate your tires on a regular basis. In a small number of instances, an automobile with staggered wheels, or running on unidirectional or asymmetrical tires, may need to be rotated using a different method, or perhaps remounted in a different location.

That is why you should always take the time to ask your Paragon Motors technician. They are the experts and will know what is best for your vehicle.

 

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    Debra Clark

    The Paragon Motors team went above and beyond in so many ways to figure out why our F150 was stalling, and to fix the problem quickly so we could safely get back home to Washington state.

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    Laurie Paxton

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    Phil S.
    5 star rating

    I've never been more motivated to write a review than this!  My wife came off the Coquihalla from Vancouver with some car problems and couldn't find a place open on Saturday that could help her.    She found Paragon Motors who showed her kindness, respect and understanding.  They fixed the... read more -

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    Carla Polischuk

    Rick and the boys at Paragon have taken care of my BMW for years and I won"t take her to anyone else!!
    Knowledge, experience, integrity, helpful, friendly .... that's what you can expect every time!
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    Al Dillabaugh

    This my third time having repairs at paragon, and like the previous..it was a non issue , professional , respectful and knowledgeable are some of words to describe these guys , this time I had my H1 hummer in , as it has been stored for years I had ... read more -

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    Erik Kelownaguy

    Last week I had a problem with the charging system in my Dodge Grand Caravan. I dropped by Paragon hoping they might have time to take a quick look at it. Although they were fully booked and I didn't have an appointment, Drew still managed to fit me... read more -

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    Chris Roi

    Hands down one of the best autoshops in town. Quality service and they never try and upsell you something you don't need. You'll get informed on when to do your next repair and the urgency of it. My new auto shop hands down I'll be going back for anything else... read more -

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    John Cook

    Excellent service and the prices are more than fair. Zero complaints and I will be going back. -

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    Lori Haisty

    Rang around multiple companies asking for help with my car. Paragon was by far the most cost effective and helpful in helping me understand what was wrong with my car and the repair they were doing.
    Will definitely be a returning customer

    Thanks so much.
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    Mike Curliss

    Very professional, polite and easy to deal with. Fixed the problem on time and on budget. Great job. -

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    wouter van der hall

    Pleasant and skilled staff/owners. Always ready to help and adjust to your schedule when needed for more elaborate repairs. Nice massage chair in the waiting area too! Would certainly recommend. -

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    Joe Bell

    best service in town by far -

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    Anne Garry

    Very knowledgeable staff and owners. Always 10/10 I trust Paragon Motors with all my families vehicle needs and advice. Recommended to everyone! -

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    Phil Spoelstra

    I've never been more motivated to write a review than this! My wife came off the Coquihalla from Vancouver with some car problems and couldn't find a place open on Saturday that could help her. She found Paragon Motors who showed her kindness, respect and understanding.... read more -

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    Freddie Banfield

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    Pauline Eggebrecht

    I wanted to buy a car and needed a check up so I called Paragon and got an appointment for the next day. They did the check in an hour and after I got my insurance I could bring the car back to get new ball joints and they were... read more -

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    Jeff Carroll

    They are personable and knowledgeable. Timely repairs and will find whatever parts are needed and give you a choice( if available) for oem vs jobber. Highley recommend them -

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    Jacqui Allison

    What an amazing team. Right from the tow guy Todd to all the shop staff, especially Rick and Drew. Polite, professional and honest. I am now driving my older car with peace of mind knowing how much work they did to keep me on the rd at a reasonable cost.... read more -

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    Carol Boutilier

    Excellent service, complete confidence my vehicle is safe and well maintained. No overcharges, talk up in packages and value for your money, no gouging. I highly recommend this fabulous team they really care for people and their reputation is paramount to everyone at Paragon. Paragon's top rating... read more -

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    Jasmine .

    High quality service.
    Great communication, trustworthy, and fast.
    Provided a free hire car for the day while our car was getting fixed!
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