Do I Need a Tire Rotation?
Tires are a substantial investment for your vehicle. Like an oil change, making sure you get a tire rotation is another important regular maintenance you shouldn’t skip. When you properly take care of your vehicle’s tires, you can expect optimal tread life, as well as outstanding performance.
Routine tire rotation is done to ensure that the tires wear evenly, allowing your vehicle to have a balanced and smooth ride.
What happens if I don’t rotate my tires?
If you check your vehicle’s manual it will more than likely suggest having your tires rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles (or every time you have an oil change). When you don’t have regular rotations, your tires will wear out much faster than they should.
Skipping rotations can lead to things like:
- Tire blowouts
- Deterioration of your brake pads
- Flat tires
- Poor traction and skidding
Rotating the tires on your vehicle is a critical routine maintenance step because it helps extends the life of your tires, as well as increase your safety on the road.
It could also help increase your vehicle’s gas milage. Having worn down tires can put a strain on your engine, which could increase fuel consumption.
Did you know?
- Tires can wear differently depending on their location on the vehicle and your vehicle’s drivetrain.
- There are numerous rotation patterns for vehicle tires. It’s best to follow your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the right pattern for your vehicle.
- Did your tires come with a warranty? Did you know that some tire makers may require routine rotations in order to keep their warranty in place?
To find out when your tires should be rotated, consult your vehicle’s owner’s handbook or stop by one of our six convenient locations and ask!