The wheels on your car go round and round around the axle, but did you know they should also go around and around your vehicle, too? Tire rotation is a simple procedure that involves moving your tires from one position to another on your vehicle, such as from front to rear or from left to right. This helps prevent uneven tire wear, which can affect your car’s performance, safety, and fuel efficiency.
Why Rotating is Necessary
Longer Life. Tire rotation extends the life of your tires. By rotating your tires, you ensure that each tire wears out evenly, which means you don’t have to replace them as often.
Safer Driving. Tire rotation improves your car’s handling and traction. Uneven tire wear can cause your car to lose balance and stability, which can affect your steering, braking, and cornering. By rotating your tires, you maintain optimal tire pressure and tread depth, which improves your grip on the road and reduces the risk of skidding or hydroplaning.
Better Economy. Tire rotation boosts your fuel efficiency. Uneven tire wear can increase the rolling resistance of your tires, which means your engine has to work harder to move your car. This results in more fuel consumption and emissions. By rotating your tires, you reduce the rolling resistance and improve your gas mileage.
The frequency of tire rotation depends on several factors, such as your driving habits, your vehicle type, and your tire specifications. However, a general rule of thumb is to rotate your tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, or every six months, whichever comes first. You can also check your owner’s manual or your tire manufacturer’s recommendations for more specific guidelines.
If you are looking for a reliable and affordable place to rotate your tires, come to Norris Automotive! We have the experience, equipment, and expertise to perform tire rotation for any vehicle make and model. It’s just one of the many ways we keep your car in good shape and maintained, saving you money and making you safer!
To schedule an appointment for tire rotation or any other tire service, contact us today.