All About Tire Rotation
Your Ann Arbor Tire Rotation Experts
What is Tire Rotation Anyway?
Rotating tires means moving them from one wheel to another: from left to right or back to front, or diagonally. There are different tire rotation patterns depending on the type of tires you have, whether your car is front, rear, all, or four-wheel drive, whether you have high performance, directional or non-directional tires, and whether or not you have a full size spare tire that can be rotated in.
This process, when done regularly (every 3,000-5,000 miles), spreads the wear on your tires more evenly, resulting in cost savings and safer driving.
Benefits of Tire Rotation
Extend the Life of your Tires
Tires tend to wear unevenly. The front tires wear on the outside edges because the tire leans over slightly when you turn a corner. Some people’s driving habits can actually cause the rear tires to wear more quickly than the front.
If you don’t rotate your tires, those vulnerable areas will wear out much more quickly and you’ll have to replace your tires thousands of miles sooner than if you’d rotated them.
Increased Road Safety
Worn tires don’t grip the road as well as they should. That means you can slip on wet and snowy roads, and your stopping time won’t be what it used to be. That’s not fun.
What Happens During a Tire Rotation?
- Each tire and wheel is removed from your car or truck, and moved to a different position.
- Air pressure will be checked and adjusted if necessary.
- Brakes will be visually inspected while the tires are off and it’s easy to see and reach them.
The Bottom Line, Where The Rubber Meets the Road (sorry, couldn’t resist)
Who doesn’t want to save both time AND money? Regular maintenance, including tire rotation, avoids expensive and unexpected car repairs later. If you take charge of your vehicle’s condition with regular maintenance, you can better control what happens in the future.
Just say no to unexpected, expensive, time-sucking auto repairs! Get a tire rotation at Complete Auto Service of Ann Arbor.