Why You Should Rotate Your Tires

Why You Should Rotate Your Tires

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Even though you drive your tires through torrential rainstorms and heavy wet snowstorms, maintenance on your tires often gets overlooked. There is a variety of different types of tire maintenance, including tire rotations, alignments, and balances. Today we're going to talk about the importance of tire rotations and why you should stay on top of this piece of maintenance.

What does a tire rotation mean?

A tire rotation means your mechanic here at Westborn CDJR will rotate your tires from one position on your vehicle to another. Typically your technicians will move the front tires to the back and move those back tires up to the front. In most cases, one set of tires will also change the side of the vehicle they are on. Simply put, the left and right rear tires will swap sides when they move to the front of the vehicle. There are several different types of rotation patterns, though, and your mechanic will make sure the proper pattern is followed.

Why you need to rotate your tires

Rotating your tires ensure your tires wear evenly which means you are elongating the life of your tires. Elongating the life of your tires means you don't have to replace them as often as you would if you ignored rotating your tires. Even wear on your tires equals balanced handling. If your tires are unbalanced you'll notice you're having a harder time controlling your vehicle. So, in short, you should rotate your tires so you can save money and ensure your vehicle is safe to drive.

How does your drivetrain affect your tire wear?

Well, tires wear differently due to many reasons, and one of those is your drivetrain. If your vehicle has front-wheel-drive, you'll notice your front tires wear a lot faster than your rear tires because all the power is driven through the front wheels. Rear-wheel-drive vehicles break up the labor by driving the power through the rear wheels while the front-wheels focus on steering. While labor is split between the two, these two jobs produce different wear patterns, which is why they need to be rotated. All-wheel and four-wheel-drive vehicles need to be rotated often because a difference in tread depth can cause a strain on your drivetrain.

Have your tires rotated at Westborn CDJR in Dearborn, MI!

In most cases, you should have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but there are exceptions. Our service advisors here at Westborn CDJR are happy to let you know when you need to have your tires rotated and can set up an appointment for you. While you are having your tires rotated you can also get an authorized state inspection. We also offer rental vehicles and a shuttle service so you can continue on with your life while we rotate your tires and complete any other service you need including oil changes, your brakes replaced, or something more serious.


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