What is Tire Rotation?

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If you want your tires to last as long as possible, regular maintenance, like tire rotations, is necessary. The purpose of this task is to prevent any one tire from wearing down too fast. In addition to prolonging the life of your tires, this task can help maintain optimal traction, prevent blowouts, and even improve fuel economy while traveling through . If you would like to know more about tire rotation and its benefits, read this handy guide from Jackson Family of Dealerships.

What Does Rotating Tires Mean?

During the process of a tire rotation, tires are moved from one position on a vehicle to another. For most vehicles, the front tires will move to the rear and the rear tires will move to the front. In some cases, you will also need to switch the sides that the tires are on. Keep the following information in mind before rotating your tires:

  • Because a majority of cars carry the most weight at the front, these tires typically do not last as long. Your vehicle’s drivetrain can play a role in how quickly each tire wears out.
  • For FWD cars, trucks, and SUVs, power is sent to the front axle and wheels to move the vehicle forward. Because these front tires receive the power, they wear down more rapidly than the front tires would in rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, or four-wheel-drive models.
  • Your tire rotation pattern is determined by the drivetrain. You do not want certain tires to wear down too fast compared to the whole set of tires.

What Does Tire Rotation Do?

  • Maintains Traction: Traction is reduced as the tread depth of your tires wears down. Tire rotations help to minimize uneven tire wear.
  • Prevents Blowouts: When tires wear down, there is a higher chance of a dangerous blowout.
  • Improves Performance: If you have tires that have begun to wear unevenly, you could feel a vibration in the steering wheel.
  • Maximizes Efficiency: Worn tires create drag and strain the engine. This could cause your vehicle to use more fuel.

Turn to Jackson Family of Dealerships for Tire Care

It is important to have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Be sure to take a look at any manufacturer recommendations in your owner’s manual. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Jackson Family of Dealerships for more information. We also have details on how to change your oil. When its time to change your tires, come into Jackson Family of Dealerships and we’ll replace them with genuine OEM tires.

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