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How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?

Do you have a hard time keeping up with your vehicle’s routine maintenance? If so, you’re not alone! To help our clients stay on top of these important services, the technicians at Bill Kay Ford are here to bring you up to speed on tire rotations. In addition to letting you know how often this job should be performed, we’ll also fill you in on a few benefits of working with our top-notch Service Department.

Our Timeline

Although there’s still some debate as to how often you should have your tires rotated, we recommend that this job be performed about every 6,000 to 8,000 miles, or approximately every other oil change. Generally, this should keep most vehicles balanced and stable without putting you in harm’s way or creating too much of an inconvenience. However, you should be aware that various factors will impact this timeline, such as your specific model’s age, condition, and drivetrain. If you’re ever unsure if you’re due for a rotation, you can always reach out to our staff via the Ask a Tech form or by giving us a call.

Benefits of Regular Care

So, what sort of benefits can you expect from a set of routinely-rotated tires? First and foremost, by giving the leading pair a break every now and then, they’ll degrade at a slower rate, which in the long run means you won’t have to purchase replacements as often, saving you a potentially significant sum. Moreover, once you’re indeed ready for new tires, you’ll be able to purchase four at once, as opposed to one or two, thus netting you enviable per-unit savings. Furthermore, since tires that don’t get rotated degrade at different rates, they often cause reduced fuel economy and traction. Therefore, if you stay current with this job, you’ll also remain efficient and safe.

We’re Here to Help!

Once you’re ready for your next rotation, our service team will be here to help. After lifting your ride, we’ll carefully inspect the condition of each tire to determine the ideal configuration. We’ll also be sure to ask if you’re due for routine tasks like a brake check, alignment, or oil change, so we can handle those while your vehicle is with us. To prove that we’ll go the extra mile on your behalf, our technicians will be on the lookout for any issues developing beneath the surface that might hinder your performance in the future. That way, we can fix the problem before it grows into something bigger!

So, how often should I rotate my tires? The automotive experts at Bill Kay Ford suggest stopping in every 6,000 to 8,000 miles! If you’re ready to drop by, feel free to request an appointment online with our easy-to-use reservation form.


How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?

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708-377-3994
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Testimonials

"Had no issues with the service with regards to a recall..."

parbrbrave
DEALERRATER
2-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Had no issues with the service with regards to a recall but there was confusion. I saw my car get moved from the garage to outside. I went to the service desk and they told me my car was not even worked on as of yet...(Was there for 4 hours and they said it was at least a 1/2 day job) Service person told me they would start around 1pm. I told him I had to be somewhere at 3pm...He went to talk to someone and came back and told me my car ready....Hence why I saw it being moved from garage...Everything turned out ok...but there were some moments of tenseness and irritation on my part....

"Thank you very much for helping to get me out of that..."

jason.sabisky
DEALERRATER
2-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thank you very much for helping to get me out of that terrible loan I was under and into my brand new eco sport. Wasnt the one I wanted but it's better than the alternative.

"Great service !! The service department did a great job..."

Juan Carlos
DEALERRATER
2-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service !! The service department did a great job got my car at no time I will definitely recommend it Thank you again !! See you soon Both Gentlemen at service was very helpful

"This was my first time getting my Ford Fusion serviced at..."

tsdrvn20
DEALERRATER
2-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was my first time getting my Ford Fusion serviced at Bill Kay and the service and my interaction with Brian was superb. He explained everything clearly and was very courteous. I was very happy with the service of my vehicle and extremely happy with the way I was treated.

Service was good , whoever washed my truck didn't do the...

HYNEKDALE
CARS
2-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Service was good , whoever washed my truck didn't do the back of it and only half of one side, looked bad, should have skipped the washing if your going to do a half assed job

"Service was good , whoever washed my truck didn’t do the..."

HYNEKDALE
DEALERRATER
2-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Service was good , whoever washed my truck didn’t do the back of it and only half of one side, looked bad, should have skipped the washing if your going to do a half assed job

Antonio Prieto
Antonio Prieto
GOOGLE
2-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Juan was awesome. Got me the truck I wanted for about $130 less a month than the other ford dealership. Also was the fastest car buying experience I have ever had

Very satisfied. Have done business with Bill K for many...

lou.bellassai
CARS
2-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very satisfied. Have done business with Bill K for many years interactions with any of the employees has been very positive. Will continue to do business with this dealership

Great serviceThanks Brian ShapiroService was over the...

Jpuetz74
CARS
2-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service Thanks Brian Shapiro Service was over the top My truck came home cleaner then it has been in months. Thank you thank you thank you

I didn't have an appointment and was able to get brakes...

Skipcat01
CARS
2-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I didn't have an appointment and was able to get brakes done right away. I was given a ride home ,which helped me out a lot. Did a nice job.

"I didn't have an appointment and was able to get brakes..."

Skipcat01
DEALERRATER
2-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I didn't have an appointment and was able to get brakes done right away. I was given a ride home ,which helped me out a lot. Did a nice job.

"Great serviceThanks Brian ShapiroService was over the..."

Jpuetz74
DEALERRATER
2-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service Thanks Brian Shapiro Service was over the top My truck came home cleaner then it has been in months. Thank you thank you thank you

"Very satisfied. Have done business with Bill K for many..."

lou.bellassai
DEALERRATER
2-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very satisfied. Have done business with Bill K for many years interactions with any of the employees has been very positive. Will continue to do business with this dealership

Another great service experience! Brian Shapiro took care...

munch08
CARS
2-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Another great service experience! Brian Shapiro took care of me this time.Brought my dodge caravan in for a wheel alignment!! Yes a Dodge at a ford dealership! Because Bettenhausen Dodge of tinley tried twice to align my van but both times they got it WRONG! Bill kay charged me for a 4 wheel alignment $99 where Bettenhausen charged me $219 for basically wasting my time and money going to Bettenhausen cause they screwed up my van.

"Great service and best pricing I could find. Salesman..."

Tom L
DEALERRATER
2-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service and best pricing I could find. Salesman was knowledgeable and did not try to pressure me. Finance was quick and easy. I would recommend this dealership.

"Another great service experience! Brian Shapiro took care..."

munch08
DEALERRATER
2-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Another great service experience! Brian Shapiro took care of me this time.Brought my dodge caravan in for a wheel alignment!! Yes a Dodge at a ford dealership! Because Bettenhausen Dodge of tinley tried twice to align my van but both times they got it WRONG! Bill kay charged me for a 4 wheel alignment $99 where Bettenhausen charged me $219 for basically wasting my time and money going to Bettenhausen cause they screwed up my van.

Great service and best pricing I could find. Salesman...

Tom L
CARS
2-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service and best pricing I could find. Salesman was knowledgeable and did not try to pressure me. Finance was quick and easy. I would recommend this dealership.

All the reps where seriously nice and they gave us a ride...

Torres977
CARS
2-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

All the reps where seriously nice and they gave us a ride home to wait on our suv to be ready. And everything was great.

"All the reps where seriously nice and they gave us a ride..."

Torres977
DEALERRATER
2-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

All the reps where seriously nice and they gave us a ride home to wait on our suv to be ready. And everything was great.

"Receptive to understand and listen very carefully,..."

none3
DEALERRATER
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Receptive to understand and listen very carefully, looking at me the whole time .I told him what I think was going on with my car and when he found out,he came and talked to me about it. The young man who drove me home was excellent.

Receptive to understand and listen very carefully,...

none3
CARS
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Receptive to understand and listen very carefully, looking at me the whole time .I told him what I think was going on with my car and when he found out,he came and talked to me about it. The young man who drove me home was excellent.

Great service shop.My vehicle was ready when promised...

richard.zaper
CARS
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service shop. My vehicle was ready when promised and all service was impeccable. I am very satisfied with all work performed each time I visit the shop. Thankx! Keep up the great work......

Recall update completed

JCLENNON
CARS
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Carlos fully understood service required to fix an unusual warning light issue with the shifter. That problem along with a recall fix were completed in a timely fashion. Great working with Carlos and PJ.

"Recall update completed "

JCLENNON
DEALERRATER
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Carlos fully understood service required to fix an unusual warning light issue with the shifter. That problem along with a recall fix were completed in a timely fashion. Great working with Carlos and PJ.

"Great service shop.My vehicle was ready when promised..."

richard.zaper
DEALERRATER
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service shop. My vehicle was ready when promised and all service was impeccable. I am very satisfied with all work performed each time I visit the shop. Thankx! Keep up the great work......

"fIXING MY CAR."

KARENSKI302
DEALERRATER
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was not the first time I had my car in for this problem. Hopefully, it will be good this time. I was impressed with my service rep. Carlos did well by me. He was through in looking at the history of my car. That's the first time someone did that. I will go back there again for any problem.

"I was treated with courtesy by Robert who checked me in...."

distantlover73
DEALERRATER
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I was treated with courtesy by Robert who checked me in. The person that made the coffee and salespersons could be like Robert.Thank u.

I was treated with courtesy by Robert who checked me in....

distantlover73
CARS
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I was treated with courtesy by Robert who checked me in. The person that made the coffee and salespersons could be like Robert.Thank u.

fIXING MY CAR.

KARENSKI302
CARS
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was not the first time I had my car in for this problem. Hopefully, it will be good this time. I was impressed with my service rep. Carlos did well by me. He was through in looking at the history of my car. That's the first time someone did that. I will go back there again for any problem.

The only thing this dealership need to change is managing...

Babykea
CARS
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

The only thing this dealership need to change is managing time because no way should I have been waiting almost 3 hours just for an oil change. Besides that the service is great!

"The only thing this dealership need to change is managing..."

Babykea
DEALERRATER
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

The only thing this dealership need to change is managing time because no way should I have been waiting almost 3 hours just for an oil change. Besides that the service is great!

"Bill Kay ford has always been very accommodating. Sales..."

Villasenor.edward
DEALERRATER
2-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Bill Kay ford has always been very accommodating. Sales as well as service. One thing I miss though is the free car washes that other dealerships provide

Bill Kay ford has always been very accommodating. Sales...

Villasenor.edward
CARS
2-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Bill Kay ford has always been very accommodating. Sales as well as service. One thing I miss though is the free car washes that other dealerships provide

We had such a great experience at Bill Kay. The staff was...

Nora.danielle
CARS
2-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We had such a great experience at Bill Kay. The staff was friendly and professional and we found just what we wanted! Will return next time we need a vehicle and recommend to friends and family.

"We had such a great experience at Bill Kay. The staff was..."

Nora.danielle
DEALERRATER
2-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We had such a great experience at Bill Kay. The staff was friendly and professional and we found just what we wanted! Will return next time we need a vehicle and recommend to friends and family.

Alissa Majchrowicz
Alissa Majchrowicz
GOOGLE
2-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jeff Dunn was great! These guys really earned my business. Visited more than one dealership on my quest for the perfect new vehicle and these guys were the most honest and accommodating. Mark, the business manager was super nice and very informative as well. Thank you guys for EVERYTHING! I love my new Escape!

Jean Pierre Korabik
Jean Pierre Korabik
GOOGLE
2-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bought an used car from them last month had some issues brought it to there attention and the Manager Daniel M. took care of me very well. Daniel was able to take my issues. I'll definitely come back and recommend this place.

"Always a great experience. I appreciate Bill Kay’s..."

JSWOQUINN
DEALERRATER
2-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always a great experience. I appreciate Bill Kay’s service much more over Joe Rizza. I wish it would be a little bit quicker but overall very satisfied.

B Planek
B Planek
GOOGLE
2-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good experience, dropped off a leased car and picked up a new one in just over an hours time. Very competitive pricing.

Always a great experience. I appreciate Bill Kay's...

JSWOQUINN
CARS
2-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always a great experience. I appreciate Bill Kay's service much more over Joe Rizza. I wish it would be a little bit quicker but overall very satisfied.

"PJ and crew took took care of me and my sons 2017..."

munch08
DEALERRATER
2-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

PJ and crew took took care of me and my sons 2017 Taurus.They don’t sell you anything you don’t need and are honest.

PJ and crew took took care of me and my sons 2017...

munch08
CARS
2-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

PJ and crew took took care of me and my sons 2017 Taurus.They don't sell you anything you don't need and are honest.

"Great service, everyone was friendly and helpful. Great..."

Sheldon Reeves
DEALERRATER
2-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service, everyone was friendly and helpful. Great vehicle work, a little pricey but its absolutely worth the work. I'm never disappointed. Im a happy customer.

I always receive fast and friendly service from Bill Kay....

msshanton
CARS
2-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I always receive fast and friendly service from Bill Kay. Your service people always look out for my best interest. I will recommend this dealership to all of my friends and family.

Great service, everyone was friendly and helpful. Great...

Sheldon Reeves
CARS
2-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service, everyone was friendly and helpful. Great vehicle work, a little pricey but its absolutely worth the work. I'm never disappointed. Im a happy customer.

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