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The Importance of Tire Rotations

To extend the life and efficiency of your tires, it is crucial that you periodically rotate them. A tire rotation is when you change the location of your tires, such that the rear tires go to the front and the front ones go to the back. Vehicles carry more weight at the front, wearing out the front tires faster than the rear ones.

It is best that you rotate your tires every time your car gets an oil change. However, be sure to follow your car's manufacturer's guidelines on tire rotation. In addition to tire rotation, ensure that your tires have proper tread depth, correct air pressure, and proper wheel alignment for optimum performance.

Here are some of the reasons why you should rotate your tires regularly.

Maximize performance

Your tires are essential components in ensuring your vehicle performs effectively. You should get the tires rotated regularly to extend your tires' lives and be more efficient.

Saves Cost

Uneven tires lead to high fuel consumption as the vehicle struggles to negotiate a corner or climb up a hill. It is also very costly to replace tires now and then, yet you can save that cost by rotating your tires. Minimize your repair costs by ensuring the tires get rotated regularly.

Increases Gas Mileage

If you want to increase your gas mileage, you have to ensure that your catalytic converter works efficiently. In addition, rotating your tires ensures that your car's engine runs efficiently and smoothly, thus saving on gas.

Avoid Uneven Tire Wear

Vehicles carry heavy weight in the front, applying pressure to the front tires. This causes the front tires to wear out faster than the rear ones. Regular rotation ensures that all tires carry the same burden, reducing the chances of uneven tire wear.

Ensures Stability of Your Car

Uneven or worn-out tires affect the tire's grip to the ground, making the vehicle very unstable. If the car is unstable, there is a high chance of getting into an accident which can cause damage to you and the car. With regular rotation, your tires wear out evenly, ensuring the stability of your car.

If you need a tire rotation performed, do not hesitate to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!