The service manual says my next service is at 15,000. However, at my 7500 service they put I am due 12500. So what's the deal? This was at Chevy. 7,500 between rotations seems a lot, no?
Their income was down a little last month, so they decided that you need to come back every 5000 miles instead of 7500 miles.The service manual says my next service is at 15,000. However, at my 7500 service they put I am due 12500. So what's the deal? This was at Chevy. 7,500 between rotations seems a lot, no?
And, in my case, 7500 miles is about as long as "not winter tires" season lasts, plus or minus a few hundred. So no "rotation" necessary, just remembering where to put them next time.They are fools.
As posted above, the manual states every 7,500. I rotate every 6-7,000 miles personally.
Do you think frequent rotations are loosening lug nut caps?Only downside is that I've had 4-5 of the chrome caps fall off the lug nuts since the last rotation.
I rotate my own tires, following the owner manual's 7500 mile spec. I torque the lugs to the specified 100 ft-lb. I have found that some dealers/service centers over-torque which can damage the lug nuts as well as warp the rotors. They also sometimes fail to relearn the tire positions and I doubt many examine the tires for potential issues as closely as I do.Do you think frequent rotations are loosening lug nut caps?
What was your thinking on stopping the caps from loosening?
Or is this a shop problem...ie in your case Kal Tire is not following recommended procedures?
I guess you found an honest dealer that wasn't going to claim unnecessary work/fees just to make a few bucks.I took my Volt to the dealer for its 7500 mile service. And the service advisor insisted that there was no service needed to be done. I found that weird because doesn't the dealership get reimbursed directly from GM for this service?
Which was part of the reasoning the Ninja had for thinking about rotating the tires only once. Essentially driving 30k miles not rotating tires, then swapping the rear to the front and only buying two new ones next time.Rotating tires should be done frequently or not at all. 7500 might be fine, but is on the long side (probably okay given long life tires).
The issue with going too long between rotations is if the front tires become worn and you put them on the rear it could take the car from understeering safely to an oversteering tendancy. With the ESC in the Volt it is probably not a huge deal, but should always have the best tires on the rear to avoid spinouts. Same reason you should always replace all 4 tires at the same time or put new tires at the rear.
I may be a horrible car owner, but that's pretty much what I did on the old Insight for the last several years, always using the special Bridgestones that were OEM (nothing could come close to the RE-87s in terms of gas mileage, but they were otherwise pretty bad tires). LRR tires at high pressures, plus gentle acceleration and gentle regen stops equaled long tread life. As soon as the fronts wore out, I'd get two new ones for the rear and put the old rears up front. I never had a problem with the rears cupping.Which was part of the reasoning the Ninja had for thinking about rotating the tires only once. Essentially driving 30k miles not rotating tires, then swapping the rear to the front and only buying two new ones next time.