Regular rotation of your Genesis vehicle's tires is a vital part of its safe operation. If you neglect this essential task, the tires likely to wear unevenly, with potentially dangerous results. Uneven wear creates areas on the tires' rubber that don't have as much tread; since those spots won't be able to grip the road surface well, it can potentially lead to a dangerous loss of vehicle control. The reason that tires wear at different rates is that the wheels have different roles in driving depending on their position: the wheels on the drive axle (on a two-wheel-drive car) are punished more than the others because of they are used in propelling the vehicle. On an all-wheel-drive vehicle, the wheels are all part of propulsion (as opposed to merely rolling along, as the non-drive axle does in a two-wheel-drive car), but they still wear at different rates.

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How Often Do I Need a Tire Rotation?

Generally, your vehicle's tires should be rotated twice a year if you drive an average number of miles. That would be about every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. Genesis makes it easy to get your tire rotations done by including a generous three-year/36,000-mile complimentary maintenance program with every purchase or lease. The terms include two service visits per year for an oil and filter change, tire rotation, and a multi-point vehicle inspection. The owner or lessee just needs to schedule the appointment for the service visit and get the Genesis in for it. The factory-trained Genesis service technicians will perform all aspects of the complimentary scheduled service at no charge. Besides keeping your vehicle running its best by ensuring properly even tire wear, a clean oil filter, and fresh motor oil, these visits give the service technicians the opportunity to look over the vehicle for any developing mechanical issues.

What You Can Do

In between your semi-annual service visits, it's a good idea for you to look over your tires regularly, to see if you notice any signs of uneven wear, bulging, cupping, or other damage to the rubber. A good time to do this is each time you put fuel in the car, if you pump it yourself. If you tend to use full-service gas stations, just try to develop a habit of walking around the car in your driveway once a week. If you want a more exact way of checking your tires, purchase a tread-depth gauge. This small tool, which will easily fit in your glove compartment, fits into the tread grooves and accurately measures the remaining tread.