Are Tire Rotations Important?

When most drivers think of their vehicle maintenance, tires don't usually come to mind. They are highly durable components of your vehicle, however, they still need care and service. Buying a new set of tires doesn't come cheap, and the longer you can sustain good working tires, the safer you'll be on the road and the more money you'll save on tires over time. 

Tires typically only need to be replaced every 60,000 miles or so, depending on your individual driving habits and how well you take care of your vehicle. So when it comes to tire maintenance, what exactly is needed? We want to talk to you about tire rotations, and just how important they are. 

What exactly is a tire rotation? Tire rotation is the simple service of a mechanic switching the positions of your tires. The tires will switch which side of the vehicle they are on, and front and back position. It's basically giving each tire a run at every position in your vehicle. But why? 

Well, certain tire positions endure more pressure and weight. The front tires typically wear down faster than the rear tires in certain vehicles. So by switching around your tires, it is basically a way that you can control each tire's wear and ensure that they all wear down at the same time as each other. 

Tire rotations are also a great time to get tire balancing performed if needed. Plus, wheel alignment can also be looked at. Bad wheel alignment is another major culprit when it comes to excessive tire wear, which is why it is important to take care of when needed. 

Tire rotations will save you money on tires over time and keep you safe on the road by preventing excessive and uneven tire wear. If you find that you're due for a tire rotation, we invite you to our experts here at Hoesly Automotive. Give us a call or stop by our shop today! 

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