What is it?
A tire rotation is a simple and easy way to ensure that your tires last longer. It involves moving the position of your tires so that they wear evenly.
What does it do?
Tire rotations prevent uneven wear, which can lead to premature tire tread wear. Rotating your tires also helps to improve traction and handling, as well as fuel economy. The simple act of rotating your tires can save you money in the long run by prolonging the life of your tires. It’s important to consult your owner’s manual or a professional mechanic to determine the best tire rotation pattern for your vehicle.
Typical Wear and Tear
Tires are subject to a great deal of wear and tear during their lifetime. The most common type of tire wear is simple tread wear. This is the result of the continual contact between the tire and the road surface. Over time, this contact will cause the tread to become worn down, affecting the tire’s ability to grip the road.
Another type of tire wear is known as cupping. This occurs when the treads become uneven, resulting in a “cup” shape. Cupping is caused by improperly inflated tires, misaligned wheels, or even by driving on rough roads. It is important to have your tires inspected regularly to ensure that they are in good condition and not wearing down too quickly. By keeping an eye on your tires, you can help to extend their lifespan and keep yourself safe on the road.
- Handling differently
- The ride isn’t as smooth as it used to be
- Uneven wear on tires
- Reduced fuel efficiency
- Vibration in the steering wheel or seat