Well what is a Tire Rotation and why does your vehicle needs them!!
Tire rotations are a very important process that is usually part of a regular service appointment or inspection. The purpose and benefits of performing a tire rotation is to help prevent blowouts, maintain traction and improve fuel economy. Most consumers are unaware what exactly happens during a tire rotation, so what does a “tire rotation” entail.
Meaning of a Tire Rotation:
A tire rotation is a simple yet very important process in improving the longevity and performance of your vehicle as well as your tires. Tires get moved from their current position on the vehicle to a different one, this usually means that the front and rear tires are moved to replace each other as well commonly they switch from driver & passenger side. For example a front driver tire will end up on the rear passenger and so forth.
The front tires on a vehicle are more likely to wear faster due to the added engine weight pushed down against them. With performing a tire rotation and moving these tires to the rear and back it allows for a much more consistent and even wear of tire tread.
Purpose of a Tire Rotation:
Maximum efficiency: Without rotating tires you will create uneven wear of tread. Uneven worn tread will cause tires to drag across the road and produce an unnecessary increase on your engine and decrease the vehicles overall fuel efficiency.
No Flats, No Blowout: Getting a flat tire or a blown tire on the road whether it be near home or on a road trip can be a dangerous and stressful situation. Proper tire care and regular tire rotations can drastically decrease the risk of a blowout or flat tire.
Maintains Traction: When the depth of the tread is lost as tires wear down its can create dangerous situations. You need regular worn tread in order to maintain the best overall traction of the tire to control your vehicles in any situation. Tire rotations will keep all tires at roughly the same amount of tread depth.