Rotating your tires is just something you do every once in a while, perhaps every other oil change. But did you know how important it really is? It's a huge benefit to keep the tires in good condition and your vehicle driving well.
Tire rotation is taking the tires and switching them around to different wheels. For most vehicles, it should be done every 5,000 miles. It gives you an opportunity to take a look at the tires for damage, check the air pressure, and look at the tread depth.
When you rotate your tires on a regular basis, you are ensuring that you can get the longest lifespan out of them possible. A tire on the front right is going to wear differently than a tire on the back left. When you rotate them around, you allow them to wear more evenly, and last longer.
You want your tire tread to last because when you have good tread, and uniform wearing, you will be able to keep the traction on the tires and handle in a consistent manner on all four tires. That will give you the performance you want and make it safer to drive overall.
The tire rotation that is necessary depends on the type of tire you are using and the professionals will be able to advise you as to what is best. It depends on whether you have an all-wheel drive, front-wheel, or rear-wheel drive. You might want to also factor in a full-size spare tire if you have that on your vehicle so if you ever have to use that tire, it will also be even on the wearing.
The best thing you can do for your vehicle is to keep up with a regular tune-up with professionals you trust. When you have a good technician that can help you with any job at hand, including a tire rotation, you will be in good shape.
When you need a tire rotation performed, we invite you to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop. Make an appointment today and we'll take a look at your tread and rotation needs.