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The Value of Tire Rotation

Rotating your tires is important, because you want them to wear evenly.

Rotating your tires is important, because you want them to wear evenly.

Rotating Your Tires is Important

Tires don’t wear evenly if left in the same spot continuously. During rotation, each tire and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position to ensure that all tires wear evenly and last longer.

When should I do it?

Tires should be rotated based on your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation or every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Monthly inspection for tire wear is recommended. Your tires should be rotated at first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before 6,000 miles. This is true for all vehicles.


Since the position of the tire on your vehicle can affect how it wears down, regular rotation helps ensure that tires wear evenly, extending the life of your tires and improving performance.  Taking care of your vehicle’s tire health is an important part of protecting your investment and protecting your family.  Call and set-up an appointment to have your tires rotated at Finish Line Auto Repair.


Finish Line Auto Repair
815 D Spring Street #1
Friday Harbor, WA
Phone: 360-378-5685
Hours: Monday through Friday 8-5
Saturday by Appointment Only

Need New Tires? Look no further…


Finish Line Auto Repair sells tires and we have a full tire shop. Our tire machine and tire balancer are ready to mount and balance tires for your car, truck, van or SUV.  So what do we mean when we talk about mounting a tire?  Mounting is pretty self-explanatory – it’s simply the act of putting the tires onto the wheels, then installing the wheels onto your vehicle’s axles. Balancing is a bit more complicated. A wheel is said to be in balance when the center of gravity is identical to the axis of rotation – in other words, when the mass of the wheel and the tire is evenly distributed around the axle, so there’s no vibration when the tire spins.

At Finish Line Auto Repair we take great pride in offering our island customers new tires at mainland prices!   Stop on by and let us to a full tire examination for you and determine if, or when, you might need your next set of new tires.

We Keep Friday Harbor Rollin!