Tire rotations – you might think, “what’s the big deal anyway” or “are they trying to rip me off”. The answer to the latter question is: nope! Tire rotations are one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your vehicle running in tip-top condition. Your vehicle’s tires impact daily driving, so let’s examine how tire rotations can benefit you.
What Is a Tire Rotation?
Tire rotations are a service where each tire on your vehicle is moved to a different position to extend and even out tire wear. They can go left to right and one corner to the other.
Why Are Tire Rotations So Important?
The importance of this service stems from the fact that your tires wear differently depending on the vehicle you have. For example, in most 4-wheel vehicles, the front of your vehicle endures more from steering, braking, and acceleration than the rear. As a result, your front tires naturally wear more quickly.
The procedure helps ensure your tires wear down at an even rate. When tires are very uneven in wear, it can impact handling and overall performance. In severe cases, the tires can be bad enough and become bald, severely impacting your safety. Plus, your tires will not last nearly as long as they should, which means more money getting shelled out of your pocket. To ensure your vehicle is safe in your hands, we recommend getting regular tire rotations.
How Often Should You Rotate Tires?
Tire rotations should be done approximately every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, or at every oil change. We recommend getting the two services done together to make it easier for you to remember. Refer to your owner’s handbook for more information pertaining to your vehicle’s make/model.
Tire rotations are best left to be done by certified mechanics who have the skills, expertise, and tools to handle the job effectively and efficiently. At Ming’s Auto Repair, we work hard to have your car, SUV, or truck serviced. We’ll have you back on the road in no time.
Please call or visit our auto repair shop today if you are due for a tire rotation!