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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For vehicle maintenance, detailing and washing come to Dignity repairs in Dundas in Toronto we invite you to visit us at Dignity Auto Repair.We are located at 626 Dundas Street West. Toronto, ON. Call 416-977-1400 to schedule an appointment.

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Do not lose an eye changing coolant

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Ashton Deroy says: “In Belleville Ontario, we were checking the coolant in my friend Jake’s vehicle. When a college automotive student walked up to use because they didn’t think we knew what we were doing. Well I didn’t but Jake did know what he was doing since he built the vehicle himself. Any ways we got the coolant changed and no one lost an eye.”

Come to our location

For vehicle maintenance, detailing and washing come to Dignity repairs in Dundas in Toronto we invite you to visit us at Dignity Auto Repair.We are located at 626 Dundas Street West. Toronto, ON. Call 416-977-1400 to schedule an appointment.

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5 ways to keep a sexy car!

5 ways to keep a sexy car

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Detailing

vacuum the interior and washing the windows is just some of the hassles we can take care of in an automotive detail at Dignity Repairs. Like taking your car out for a manicure and a hair cut. We also get the latches, door handles, floors of the interior and the passenger seating area. Make your car interior the envy of your passengers.

Careful where you park

If this means arriving early to get the nice parking spot it is worth the effort to keep that car looking beautiful. You want to park in direct sunlight away from trees, mud and the disgusting winter ice and snow.

Cleaning the exterior

At Dignity Repairs we offer car wash packages that keep the exterior looking clean to. To give your car that all around sexy appearance. This means getting rid of caked on dirt, filth and dust. For that fresh look which helps the vehicle suit the class of the driver. Remember with interior and exterior clean you are what you drive.

Using proper chemical cleaners

We all know there is some stuff you just should not clean your car with. Cars have so many types of materials that make up the interior such as vinyl, leather, cloth and metal. You are probably better to go with a higher end cleaner opposed to a lower end cleaner which is really just there to get the job done with out any thought over long term use. Of course do your research. Or ask someone in the Dignity Repairs shop fora cleaner recommendation.

Using a Quality Wax

Nothing keeps the paint of your car looking good like a quality wax to protect the coating. It is recommended to have the waxing applied every six months to make sure your car is staying as good looking as possible.

 

To conclude your car is a big part of who you are, it forms an impression about you in your everyday life. You want to be driving a car with dignity, class and parking lot sex appeal. Make sure you have your car properly detailed, take care with where you park your vehicle, clean your vehicle exterior, use the proper chemical cleaners and give your car a descent waxing. Keeping all that in mind will make sure you have a vehicle worthy of the driver.

 

For vehicle maintenance, detailing and washing come to Dignity repairs in Dundas in Toronto we invite you to visit us at Dignity Auto Repair.We are located at 626 Dundas Street West. Toronto, ON. Call 416-977-1400 to schedule an appointment.

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Introduction to automotive spring time tutorials

Tips for Spring auto maintenance (1)

Tutorials part 1 

Tutorials part 2 

Tutorials part 3 

 

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Would you like to make sure everything on your vehicle is working properly? Dignity Auto Repair is here to help. We offer full auto body repair, mechanical repair, tire service, detailing service, and auto paint service for your vehicles. We invite you to visit us at Dignity Auto Repair, located 626 Dundas Street West. Toronto, ON. Call 416-977-1400 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Spring time tutorials

Want to know more about how your vehicle works? Here are some helpful videos that will educate you about your car and make you a smarter driver. Enjoy these videos on operating your vehicle that we are sharing from YouTube.

 

How Does Your Internal Combustion Engine Work?

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How To Check Your Oil Level and Other Car Fluids?

by expertvillage

 

So be sure to subscribe to these two YouTube channels. They are great and informative on automotive topics.

 

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Would you like to make sure everything on your vehicle is working properly? Dignity Auto Repair is here to help. We offer full auto body repair, mechanical repair, tire service, detailing service, and auto paint service for your vehicles. We invite you to visit us at Dignity Auto Repair, located 626 Dundas Street West. Toronto, ON. Call 416-977-1400 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

 

Excellent auto repair is all in the process

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Excellent Auto Repair Processes. To the average customer, what they see at an auto repair facility is how well the staff interacts with them, that they drop off their vehicle in one condition, and that they pick up their vehicle in better condition. However, there is so much more that goes into the auto repair process.

From simple mechanical repair to extensive auto body repair,Dignity Repairs is always striving to excel in the following processes: Communication at each step of the repair to keep customers informed. Documented workflow processes to make the repair work more efficient. Check-lists and verification processes with each step of the process.

 

Two way communication with each Insurance company to make certain the customer gets the best possible auto body repair experience. Though we have terrific processes in place, we are always asking questions and exploring new ways to make things better. Our process improvement initiative is what has allowed Dignity repairs  to grow the size of our facility, remodel our waiting area, expand the number of insurance companies that list us as a preferred vendor, and keep a long-established reputation as the premier auto repair facility in the region.

If you want the full customer experience here at Robert’s Collision & Repair, we invite you to schedule an appointment for any of our five auto repair services: Detailing Services Tire and Wheel Alignment Services Mechanical Repair and Auto Body Repair Paint Services Interested in learning more about our processes?

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Stop by or contact Dignity Auto Repairs at 416-977-1400. We are conveniently located at 626 Dundas Street West. Toronto, ON M5T 1H7 as you’re driving into Toronto Downtown. See you soon!