Is it Necessary to Rotate My Tires?

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Tire rotation is an important maintenance duty that not only extends the life of your tires, but can ensure the safety of you and your passengers. By regularly rotating the tires on your car, truck or van you are more likely to have an even amount of wear on your tire surface.

Why is even tire wear important?

It accomplishes a few things. One is that the tread on your tires, that bumpy part of your tire that touches the surface of the road, doesn’t wear in any single spot thus helping your tires to ‘grip’ the road more easily. For mostly in-town drivers, especially commuters, gas mileage matters. Having tire tread on all your tires wear evenly makes sure that all your tires are working equally and therefore reduces your friction and gas mileage.

What is Tire Rotation?

Rotating your tires means that you move them from one position to another. Often this includes moving front tires to the opposite back tire position. For instance, a front driver side tire would be rotated to either the front passenger side or the rear passenger side position.

How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?

Our expert mechanics recommend rotating your tires every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, depending on your personal driving habits, the rating of your tires, and a few other factors. To learn more about how often you should be rotating the tires on your vehicles ask your Las Vegas auto technician at Hi Star Auto Center.