Your tires have a large impact on your entire driving experience. They control how your vehicle handles, accelerates, steers, and stops. But, as with all other parts of your car that see a lot of wear and tear, tires can become misaligned or worn after a while, which impacts your safety and the way the car rides. To keep them in good condition and ensure that you get as much life out of them as possible, servicing the tires is necessary.
Tire rotation is the process of changing the position and placement of the tires on your car, either front to back or side to side. Here are the main benefits of rotating your tires.
The tires will wear evenly.
Over time, your tires will wear out, but did you know that depending on how you drive, tires may wear at different speeds and severity? That means it’s important to even out your tire wear to balance performance across all four tires. In the absence of regular tire rotations, front and back tires will wear at different rates.
The tread won’t wear unevenly.
For the best grip on the road, no matter the season or driving condition, prolonging the life of the tread on your tires is made possible with tire rotations. Even tread ensures optimal stopping distances and acceleration.
Your vehicle will handle better.
Vehicle handling, or the ability to control the vehicle safely and completely, is made possible when all four tires are even. Uneven tires result in poor traction, which can greatly affect the way the vehicle handles in an emergency. To ensure that you don’t ever lose control of your vehicle, tire rotations are key.
Tires protect other parts of your vehicle.
When your tires are well-maintained, other parts of your car will perform better too. If your tread is uneven, your brakes, wheel bearings, axels, and suspension system may have to work twice as hard and are at risk of unnecessary wear and tear.
For optimal tire maintenance, rotating your tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles is recommended. If you’re due for a tire inspection and rotation, contact us for an appointment today!