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Car Maintenance: A Look at Tire Rotations and Their Importance

Updated on December 24, 2017

While many car owners are quite diligent in bringing their vehicles in for regular services and maintenance, they often forget the importance of tire rotations. This article will take a look at what this service entails and why it is important.

The Ins and Outs of Tire Rotations

Tire rotations are fairly simple. Upon bringing a vehicle to a dealership for a tire rotation, the mechanics will remove, swap and remount all four tires. The front and the rear tires are switched, so that the rear tires are now in the front and the front tires are now in the back.

The importance of this lies in the fact that front tires often work much harder than the rear tires. If the tire positions are not swapped, the front tires will wear down much more quickly. By rotating the tires, the overall wear will be distributed evenly among all four tires. This ensures that they wear down much more evenly in the long run.

How Often Should Car Owners Get Tire Rotations

Tire rotations should occur once every 6 months or once every 7,500 miles. There are exceptions for different makes and models, and car owners will usually fare much better if they take a look at their owner’s manual. Those who are unsure of what to do can speak with a technician or a salesman.

In most cases, most experts recommend getting the tires rotated with every oil change; however, this may be too excessive depending on how often the vehicles are driven and how mileage they have clocked. Nonetheless, some dealerships recommend getting the tires rotated at every servicing. Those who are leasing the vehicle may find that the dealership will cover the cost of the tire rotations.

Advantages of Getting Tires Rotated

There are many advantages to getting tires rotated regularly. Tire rotations are able to:

· lengthen the lifespan of the tires, so that they can be used for a much longer period of time

· enhance the overall handling of the vehicle, so that the cars are safer to drive

· prevent various other tire problems from emerging, which helps car owners save money in the long run

Those who would like more information should speak to a representative at a dealership. They’ll be able to provide more in-depth information as to the importance of regular tire rotations.

There are many reasons why tire rotations are extremely important. Although this service seems simple, it has a profound effect on the overall performance and drive of the vehicle afterwards. Car owners should keep a record of each and every time that they get their tires rotated, and make sure that they never miss an appointment.


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