Regular tire maintenance is a part of owning a car. One of the things that you should do is get the tires rotated from a reputable Pennsylvania tire rotation company or another company in the area where you live. There are some benefits of tire rotation that you might not think about.
Something that you will see almost shortly after you rotate your tires is that they will wear in a much more even manner. If you’ve ever notice that one or a pair of your tires loose tread while the others don’t or that they all are wearing unevenly; a tire rotation and an alignment will help.
If your car is Front Wheel Drive (most are nowadays) the tires on the front of the car have different force applied to them than the rest of the wheels. That’s because the front is doing all of the work getting the car moving, and most of the work stopping the car. If you don’t rotate the tires, then the front ones will have more wear and tear than the back ones. The reverse is true of Rear Wheel Drive cars. The service department at most car dealerships will be able to tell you about the proper way the tires should be rotated. For most cars though, it’s as simple as taking the tires and putting them on the opposite side of the car (changing both front to back, and driver’s and passengers side).
When you take the time to get your tires cared for, you will save yourself some money. Aligning and rotating your tires will get you more miles out of your tires and doing it is relatively affordable. Many auto repair shops will do it while getting an oil change and other maintenance services as part of a package. It’s recommended that you have your tires rotated every 10K miles or so, to make sure they wear the most evenly.
If you have ever heard or felt a vibration while you are driving, it might be because one tire is showing uneven wear compared to the others. A simple rotation can help prevent this and may fix it depending on how uneven the wear is.
Tire rotation isn’t all about saving money though, it’s also about safety. Rotated tires will make your car drive and handle better, which means you’ll also be safer while you drive. It can also help with sever weather traction as well as reduced stopping distance. Not only will this protect your family, but it will also protect other drivers on the road.