Tire rotation

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by David in TN, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. So, I get this on my driver's display:

    Put my car in nice wide driveway with plenty of room to work:

    Gather tools:

    I do a front to rear, rear to opposite front rotation. I swap the rear tires from one side to the other, then sway the tires on each side.

    Doing the rear tire swap:

    Then do front to rear:

    Torque lug nuts to 80 ft-lbs

    Reset maintenance minder:

    Here's what a wheel looks like without the extra cover on it. Just had to see - curiosity. Ick!

    Wonder why service is due in 5 months?

    Attached Files:

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  2. petteyg359

    petteyg359 Active Member

    Because you didn't change the oil?
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  3. 4sallypat

    4sallypat Active Member

    A01 means oil change and tire rotation...

    99 degrees in TN ?

    Wow - I thought I was baking at 85 degrees in So Cal today..
  4. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    I didn't know there was a place to position a jack to raise the rear of the car.
  5. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    Several have reported and I can confirm that resetting the tire rotation in the MM will extend the oil change by several months. This is because the MM moves up the oil change to coincide with the tire rotation to reduce the number of service events. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that this increases dealer profit (sarcastic font engaged). With low total miles and very low HV miles, my MM let me go exactly one year on the oil change after resetting the tire rotation.

    For reference here are the jacking and lifting points from page 2 of the PDI:


    God bless you sir for using a torque wrench! (I do too) Thanks for posting the pictures. Except now I’ll probably have nightmares after seeing how hideous that bare wheel is.
  6. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    Thanks @KentuckyKen, I foolishly consulted only the Clarity Owners Manual. It appears the manual's writers considered those two additional jacking points to be for professional use only.

    I rotate my tires when changing the snow tires/wheels, so the amateur jacking points work for me. And I use a torque wrench.
  7. graure

    graure Member

    Dang, I've been using the tow eye on the passenger side toward the front as my jack point, the car goes up all crooked and I hate it. Thanks for the tip!
  8. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    Count on @KentuckyKen!
  9. I did change the oil and filter. I'll post the receipt later for amusement...

    I didn't think about the pictorial adventure until I was done with oil change.

    I've been using these jacking points on Honda vehicles for as far back as I can remember. It is nice that for the last 20 years the frames have become stiff enough to raise the entire side of the car from the jacking point behind the front wheel.

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  10. We're also blessed with something called high humidity. Talk about sweating with the oldies!!

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  11. Finally remembered to scan my oil & filter receipt. I "redacted" the sold to information as I don't want to get anyone fired. I used to work at this location, and know how to get the good deals. This pricing is better than the employee pricing. It is for specific commercial accounts. Oil & Filters.png

    6 quarts (a small case) of full synthetic 0W-20, and 2 oil filters. We have three vehicles that use this oil (Clarity, Pilot, Silverado), and three vehicles that use this filter (Clarity, Pilot, Acura TSX).

    If you want to know how to do this, PM me and I can "discuss" with you.
  12. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    A Michigan court has ruled that performing a tire rotation does not necessarily include tightening the lug nuts! As long as the wheels were moved, it's OK if one of them falls off because the mechanic forgot to tighten the lug nuts. In the end it came down to a bizarre interpretation of the word, "perform."
  13. qtpie

    qtpie Active Member

    Seriously? That’s just nuts (and bolts)!!!

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  14. I recall a prominent politician in the 1990’s who, during a legal matter, was unclear on the meaning of the word “is”.

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