Car Care Tips: Rotating Your Tires
Posted April 10, 2013
Tires can sustain up to 20 percent more wear when they are rotated regularly. Not only will this save you gas money, but rotating your tires will also help your tires last longer. For uniform tire wear, it is suggested that a vehicle’s tires are rotated every 6,000 miles as part of your preventive maintenance plan.
There are many factors that can cause wear to tires. Weight distribution is one of the biggest factors. On front-wheel drive cars, the stress of steering, braking and the weight from the engine and axle can quickly cause deterioration. Incorrect tire pressure and uneven alignment are also major factors. If your front tires gain more wear than your back tires, it may cause some safety concerns for the control of your vehicle. Bringing your car to our ASE-Certified technicians regularly can ensure your tires are rotated properly and keep you safely on the road.
Rotating your tires will also do many things for your overall driving experience. If you can control the distribution of weight amongst your tires, they will wear evenly and offer a smoother ride. This will allow you the best possible gas mileage as your tires enter old age. A simple tire rotation will also make your vehicle brake more evenly which will give you a shorter stopping distance.
Some car owners who neglect regular tire rotations will find themselves purchasing two front tires when the wear becomes too much and, shortly after, buying two rear tires when needed. If they wear evenly, you can scoop up all four tires at one time and save yourself the hassle and cost of purchasing them separately.
If you notice uneven wear in your tires, our ASE Certified technicians will be happy to take a look and rotate them for you. As an auto repair shop servicing the Aurora area, we pride ourselves in our knowledge and customer service. Feel free to stop by or call us at (303) 344-4670 to set up an appointment today!