How to rotate tires?

How to rotate your vehicle tires

Today someone on WordPress named Jerry27 asked, “How do we rotate tires?” Well today Dignity Repairs has an answer for you Jerry.

First off you need to know if you are rotating directional or non-directional tires. In this blog we will teach you how to rotate both types.

How to Rotate Non-directional Tires: The tread pattern on non-directional tires is done in such a way that the tire can be put on the wheel for any directional rotation. You can switch the side the tires are on when you rotate them.

For rotating non-directional tires, use the cross pattern.  For cars with rear-wheel drive, move the front tires to the opposite sides of the rear: left-front to right-rear and right-front to left-rear. The rear tires are moved straight forward.

How to rotate Directional tires: Directional tires have a one-way tread pattern that are used for the direction the tires rotate on the car. They are made to go either the left or right side. The grooves are angled for handling, and they also do a good job of keeping water out from under the tire on wet surfaces, reducing hydroplaning and improving wet traction.

Little arrows or triangles on the side-wall show the way the tire is supposed to turn.

To rotate directional tires, just use the front right tire for the back right tire, and the front left tire for the back left tire.

Steps to rotate tires

First engage parking brake:  Just for your safety.

Second Loosen the lug nuts on all your wheels: Do not take them off completely yet. Loosening when the car is lifted will make unscrewing them a bit easier.

Third Lift up one wheel with car jack and place jack stand underneath it

Fourth Remove the tires and rotate them to the appropriate pattern for your type 

Fifth Lower the car from the jack stands: Take the wrench and tighten the nuts even more. It’s best to work lug nuts diagonally from one to another. It should look like a star pattern. This ensures even tightening. Unbelievingly tightening the lug nuts can mess up the brake rotor.

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For any of these issues with rotating tires, come to Dignity Repairs in Toronto, conveniently located at 626 Dundas Street West, Dignity Auto Repair will be delighted to help make your vehicle look fabulous again. Contact us today for an appointment.

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The Devil is in detailing

Devil in detailing

 

Detailing they say, “The Devil is in the details”, but not at Dignity Auto Repair and Hand Car Wash. Our detailing process removes those little devils that scratched your auto’s paint and made it lose its shine. We have a top-of-the-line auto detailing center here at Dignity’s Auto Repair and Hand Car Wash. In another blog, we talked about how you could take your automobile to the “Dignity car spa” here and give it a “facial”.

Well, our detailing center puts the on the finishing touches for a new-car-finish look. Our detailing specialists hand wash all the cars and offer paint protection packages, Wheel Brite, and Tire Shine. Want us to recondition the interior with our cleaners and shampoos? We can do it. Want us to thoroughly clean your carpets and seats?

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We can do it. Want to remove your vehicle’s paint scratches and have a paint finish that sparkles like new again? We can do it. We make your auto body experience simple and easy at Dignity Auto Repair and Hand Car Wash. Call now at 416-977-1400 to schedule your car’s “facial” with our Detailing Center. We’d love to help you fall in love with your car all over again.

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When do your tires need replacing?

When to replace tires

 

Not sure when you replace your tires? Here are some tips that will help you determine when your tires should be repaired or replaced.

Step 1:

Check your tires periodically for wear. We understand that you probably don’t look at your tires very often, but it’s a good habit to get into. If you look at them regularly, you will have an easier time discerning whether the tires are in good shape or if a problem is developing.

Step 2:

Recognize what’s going on with your tire wear. Do any of your tires look like this?  If yes, it’s time to replace your tires.

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Step 3:

How is the tire tread holding up? If you can stick a penny in between the tire tread and Lincoln’s head is covered, your tires still have plenty of tread. However, if you stick the penny in between the tread and you can clearly see Lincoln’s head, your tires need to be replaced.

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Step 4:

Do you see any signs of bubbling, cupping, or bulging in your tires? If yes, your tires are at risk of blowing out, and that’s very dangerous. Do your best to avoid driving your vehicle until you replace those bubbling, cupping, or bulging tires.

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Step 5:

Look for nails or other debris stuck in your tires. Nails can cause a flat, but often we can repair the flat right away. If your tires have any nails breaking the surface, get your flat tire fixed right away.

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In sum, come and see us at Robert’s Collision & Repair when your tires need to be repaired or replaced. From wheel alignments and tire rotation to installing a full set of new tires, we are happy to help.

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Stop by or contact Dignity’s Auto Repairs and Services at 416-710-0361. We are conveniently located at 626 Dundas Street West. Toronto, ON M5T 1H7. See you soon!

 

Why Auto detailing matters

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Your value

With a lack of appeal your vehicle diminishes in value and if you are going on a date you do to. You are what you drive and if you look like you are driving a beat up vehicle people begin to knock over the dominos that are you.

 

Automobile Resale value

On average Canadians keep their cars for 5 years before trading in or trading up. In this time your vehicle has met Canadian winter 5 TIMES! Which can cause scratches, paint issues rust, and the damage from the snow on the interior carpets.

 

Sales fact

In selling anything from a home to care you always want to make sure you are putting your best foot forward to get your fair market value. Preparation of your car for selling with detailing is essential to creating your MVP in selling. People will use subtle damages to talk up a more than deserved discount. It is a fact!

 

 

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Dignity Offering Free Car Wash with any Oil Change from $18.95

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The Dignity in detailing

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Dignity Repairs Premium detailing

Car $120 / SUV $170

-Pre-rinse
-Full exterior Hand Wash & chamois dry
-High speed compound buff & polished
-Exterior paint surface polished/waxed
-Clean & Dress Dash, centre console, interior door jams, and all hard interior surfaces
-Leather treatment on all leather surfaces
-Interior shampoo of all fabric surfaces including floors, cloth mats & seats
-Vacuum all cloth floor mats & wash all number floor mats
-Interior shampoo, deep clean vinyl, leather, carpet, vents, roof, salt, stain removal
-All glass surfaces cleaned & Shined
-Engine Shampoo & Dressing
-Wheel Treatment /Tire Dressing
Have your vehicle as new with all of this for $120-$170.

Contact

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626 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON  M5T1H7
(416) 710-0361
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