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Buy 3, get the 4th Free Instantly Plus $50 Bonus with Mail-in Rebate
Requires purchase of 4 tires plus tire installation package, which includes, road hazard warranty, balancing and valve stems or TPMS reseal kit. Includes SELECT Definity, Hankook, Cooper and Falken tires only. $50 Bonus Mail-in Rebate Offer will be on a Pep Boys Visa® Prepaid Card issued by Citibank, N.A. Pursuant to a license from Visa® U.S.A., Inc. Visa® prepaid cards cannot be redeemed for cash and cannot be used for cash withdrawals. Visa Prepaid Cards can be used everywhere visa debit cards are accepted. Visa Prepaid Cards expire 120 days after the date of issuance, which date will be shown on the front of each card. Additional terms and restrictions apply. See store associate for details. Excludes all special order, warranty and road hazard adjusted tires. State or local taxes and/or surcharges for environmental protections will be an additional charge. Not valid in combination with any other Pep Boys offers, rebates or discounts. Combined Offer Valid: November 26 - November 30th, 2014.

Importance of Tire Rotation

Signs You May Need to Rotate your Tires


Rotating your tires as part of your regularly scheduled vehicle maintenance has many benefits. It helps to maintain an even amount of treadwear on all 4 tires. That prolongs the life of your tires, leads to improved gas mileage and a smoother more comfortable ride. Regularly rotating your tires can also prolong the life of your vehicle’s suspension components by reducing vibrations. Since you need to remove the wheels to rotate your tires, you get the opportunity to look over the undercarriage components and catch any problems in the very early stages which can save you money down the road. Also, many tire manufacturers require regular tire rotation in order to keep the mileage warranty valid. A good rule of thumb is to rotate your tires at the same intervals you get your oil changed whether your tires show uneven wear signs or not. While this is a good recommendation, you should always follow the guidelines in your vehicle’s owner manual for timing as well as the best rotation pattern for your vehicle and type of tires.

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Signs You May Need to Rotate your Tires

Importance of Tire Pressure

Uneven tire wear

Uneven tire wear is the most common sign that you may need your tires rotated. You can check this by measuring the tread depth in multiple spots on each tire. If the measurements are drastically differently, your tires are wearing unevenly. Tread feathering is one of the most common wear pattern when tires are not properly rotated. You can feel “feathering” by running your hand along the tire tread. The tread blocks will have rounded edges on one side and sharp edges on the other. It is important to keep in mind that rotating your tires will not correct wear problems due to worn mechanical parts, incorrect inflation pressures or alignment problems.

Uneven front to rear tread wear

While each tire can wear unevenly, tires on the front axle can also wear differently than tires on the rear axle. Regularly rotating them allows the tires to serve in both front and rear positions which help to even out the wear. Although regular rotation can help with uneven wear, different tread wear patterns can help diagnosis other problems you may be having.

Tire noise and vibration

When tires wear unevenly, it causes increased road noise and vibrations. While vibrations can be felt in other parts of the car, it is most commonly noticed in the steering wheel.