How Often to Rotate the Tires on your Vehicle
Tire rotations are maintenance tasks that should not be ignored. Tires wear at different rates and lead to problems. To ensure that your tires wear at roughly the same rate, you will want to get a tire rotation every now and then. So, when should you get your tires rotated? Keep reading to learn how often to rotate the tires on your vehicle and why rotating your tires is so important.
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Recommended Tire Rotation Frequency
Experts recommend that you rotate your tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Of course, this will vary based on the type of car you are driving. For the most accurate recommendation for your vehicle, check your owner’s manual.
If you are unsure of the last time you had a tire rotation, you can check the tires for wear yourself. Do any tires have more wear than others? If so, then you are likely due for a tire rotation.
Why are Tire Rotations Important?
As we mentioned before, tires will wear differently depending on which vehicle you own. For example, cars with front-wheel drive will have the front tires wear much quicker than the rear ones. Rear-wheel drive vehicles are the opposite of front-wheel drive where the back wheels will wear quicker. All-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles will have tires wear much differently. Depending on the terrain, some wheels will work harder than others. This can lead to tread differences that will strain the drivetrain.
Worn tires can be dangerous when driving, especially when the road is wet from rain or snow. By having tires with even tread, you will be able to handle the vehicle more effectively and be safer on the road. Getting your tires rotated will also extend the life of your tires, improve your fuel economy, and save you money.
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