Whether you just bought your car or have had your car for many years, it is important to inspect the condition of your tires on a regular basis. Replacing your tires when they start to show wear is important for the stability of your car as well as your safety. Once you have a new set of tires in place, it’s good to keep a close eye on the wear and look for any irregular tread pattern.
Here’s are some reasons why tire rotation is important:
We receive a lot of questions about tire rotation, maintenance, and what to look out for. Below are some of the questions we receive that you might find helpful:
We recommend rotating your tires every 5,000 miles or six months. This varies on the way you drive and the mileage. If you drive aggressively, have performance tires, or have above-average mileage, it will require more frequent rotations. Another recommendation is to rotate your tires each time you have an oil change. This will help you remember and allows you to schedule two service jobs at once.
The standard tire rotation involves switching the front and rear tires. Based on your car type, other rotation patterns may expand the tread life. 4-wheel-drive rotation may involve transferring the tires to the front while crossing over the front tires to the back. Front-wheel drive cars involve moving the front tires to the rear while crossing over rear tires to the opposite sides in the front.
Tires that are mounted on axles and that receive engine power will wear out significantly more than free-rolling wheels. That said, front and rear wheels will continually wear out at different levels. Also, if your tires are out of alignment, each tire will wear out differently and much faster without rotation.