Less than 20% of Americans feel they’re paying a fair price for their car’s maintenance. And even fewer feel confident that they know when and how to perform proper maintenance on their car. Even something as simple as tire rotation baffles some car owners.
What is Tire Rotation?
Apart from an oil change, tire rotation is one of the most common maintenance procedures you should get for your car on a regular basis. Usually, it’s wise to have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 6,000 miles.
What is tire rotation? Simply put, it’s when a mechanic repositions your tires from back to front or from one side to the other. Rotating your tires regularly keeps them from wearing out too soon and offers several other benefits to your car.
1. It Makes Your Car Safer
Rotating your tires regularly is an important safety measure for your car. If your tires aren’t rotated, they begin to wear unevenly, making it difficult for the tires to grip the road.
2. It Improves Performance
When you rotate your tires it rebalances the wheels and makes driving your car smoother. Your car’s overall performance is enhanced when your tires grip the road as they are intended. Turning, braking, and accelerating are all improved when you rotate your tires often.
3. Your Tires Last Longer
Rotating your car’s tires helps them keep their treads even. The longer you keep your tire treads even, the longer you can keep those tires before needing to purchase new ones.
If you don’t rotate your tires, one or two may wear out sooner than the rest. This forces you to buy new tires individually instead of as a set. Buying tires in a set of four is sometimes less expensive than buying them individually.
4. It Protects the Whole Wheel
Rotating your tires doesn’t just preserve the life of your tire, it also helps protect all the components of the car’s wheel.
Your suspension system, axles, wheel bearings, differentials and brakes are all preserved when you take good care of your tires and their treads. Tire rotation is an important way to keep all the components of your wheels in good shape and lasting as long as possible.
5. It’s Inexpensive
Tire rotation is sometimes free when you take your car in for other necessary maintenance. You might also be able to find deals on tire rotations since they are so easy and quick for mechanics to perform.
If you put off rotating your tires, your car could develop more serious problems like misalignment or axle problems. Repairing these issues will cost you far more in the long run than simply keeping up with your tire rotations.
Schedule a Tire Rotation Appointment Today
Now that you know the importance of regular tire rotations for your vehicle give us call to make an appointment. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have and get you on our schedule.