Let’s Talk Tires: Why Tire Rotation Is Important
Tires. Most drivers don’t notice them unless they go flat or the warning light goes off in your car. But caring for and rotating your tires is essential for car performance and safety. Quite literally, your tires are where the rubber meets the road, and well-maintained tires keep you safe.
Learn from your friends at Ice Cold Air why tire rotation is important, wherever the road takes you.
Why Do I Need to Rotate My Tires?
Tire rotation is an important service that is critical to extending the lifespan of your tires and for your safety on the road. Further, many tire warranties require regular rotation to keep the warranty valid.
Rotation involves periodically repositioning tires to promote even tread wear. Regular tire rotation will preserve balanced handling and traction, and can also result in better performance.
Tire rotation is vital to help foster:
- Even wearing of tire treads
- Longer tire life
- Better performance
- The condition of other car components
Rotating your tires ensures that the treads wear as evenly as possible. Numerous factors strain your wheels and tires, but proper tire rotation ensures even tread wear.
Extends Tire Life
The more even the treads of your tires are, the longer they will last. If you don’t rotate them periodically, one or two tires may wear out more quickly than the rest. If that happens, you may have to replace them individually, which can be more expensive than replacing them all simultaneously.
If your tire treads are unevenly worn, they can become a hazard to you and other drivers. Uneven tires won’t be able to grip the road properly and can blow out unexpectedly.
The performance of your vehicle will be affected by the condition of your tires. Rebalancing the wheels and rotating the tires will impact the overall performance of your car.
The Status of Other Car Components
Rotation is not only beneficial for your tires, but it can keep other components such as the wheels, wheel bearings, axles, differentials, suspension system, and brakes in better condition as well.
Ready to rotate your tires? We look forward to serving you! Schedule an appointment with Ice Cold Air, and we will get the job done.
When to Rotate Your Tires
A common misconception is that the tires on all-wheel-drive vehicles wear more evenly than other automobiles. All-wheel-drive systems don’t always engage all the wheels at the same time. Electronically controlled differentials can shift power between the rear and front wheels depending on the road conditions and what mode the driver has selected.
We recommend rotating your tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or when you go in for an oil change. If your car doesn’t need an oil change that frequently, plan on getting a tire rotation every six months or so.
How to Rotate Your Tires
If you have the tools and want to tackle tire rotation at home, here are some quick tips (though we can get it done quickly and efficiently at Ice Cold Air when you bring in your car for an oil change).
There are rotation patterns that must be followed depending on the type of vehicle.
Swap the front tires straight to the rear on the same side, and then swap the rear tires with the opposite front corner tires. For example, the right rear tire gets moved to the left front tire.
Move the rear tires to the front and move each front tire to the opposite rear corner. For example, move the left front tire to the right rear tire spot.
Crisscross all four tires when rotating. Move the right front to the left rear, the left front to the right rear, and so on.
If you have any doubts about performing tire rotation on your own, visit us at Ice Cold Air, and we will ensure that your tires are rotated properly. Give us a call to book an appointment today!
The Importance of Tire Rotation
Tire rotation is a critical aspect of car care that often is overlooked. Extend the life of your tires and enhance vehicle performance and safety. Schedule a tire rotation appointment with our team at Ice Cold Air!
Rotating tires keeps them from uneven wear. Get ready for a smoother ride and better handling. Ice Cold Air tells how to extend your tire life!