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Tire Rotation and Why it’s Important

Rotating your car's tire regularly offers many benefits. It can assist in maintaining traction and can preserve balance and handling. When roads are slick,  this is especially crucial. Most tire manufacturers require periodic rotation in order to keep their tire warranties intact. The lifetime of tires is prolonged when drivers allow every tire in each of the automobile's 4 positions to have even wear across the tire tread pattern.

How Often Should Your Tires Be Rotated?

Even if tires don't show obvious signs of wear, it's suggested that they should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. It's best performed while your automobile is off the ground. For example, a prime time to have the rotation done would be doing an oil change. With your car on the lift, auto mechanics can check for damage, pressure, uneven wear, and overall tread depth. They can also take off any debris stuck between the treads.

The tires on the front axle of your vehicle need to accomplish very different tasks than the tires on the rear axle. Also, performance cars will wear faster than those on other vehicles. Most cars having the engine in front so the front tires usually bear more weight than the tires in the rear. Front-wheel drive cars have more weight in the front with the transaxle and engine which adds to the weight differential. On top of that, braking and steering cause stress that is placed disproportionately on the front tires. This could mean tire rotation needs to happen more frequently for front-wheel drive automobiles. In an ideal scenario, all 4 tires will wear evenly so you can rotate and change them and you can maintain the original handling balance. You'll also get the full benefit of the most current tire technology.

If you have any other questions about tire rotation, feel free to contact us at American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission. Our skilled mechanics have been offering quality services for Tempe drivers for over 25 years, and we welcome you to experience our 5-star customer service for yourself. American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission is located at 2070 E. Apache Road, Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85281. We look forward to your visit!


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