Why Do I Need to Get Regular Tire Rotations?

Rotating your tires regularly probably isn’t at the top of your list of “things to do for a good time.” But it should definitely be near the top for “ways to keep you and your family safe while driving in your car.”

It’s not something you need to do very often, but rotating your tires is something that should be done on a regular basis. Tire rotation importance should not be overlooked, as it can not only keep everyone in the car safe, but it can also save you money on car maintenance. Here are some more benefits of tire rotation.

Proper rotation makes tires last longer

Tires wear out—it’s just a fact of life. They are not meant to last forever, but there are some things you can do to extend the life of those tires as much as possible. One of the things you can do to make your tires last longer is to have them rotated regularly. On most vehicles, you should have this done once every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

A good way to make sure you have your tires rotated regularly is to have them rotated when you bring the car in for an oil change. Since both services are typically recommended to follow roughly the same schedule, this is an efficient way to keep up with proper car maintenance.

Tires wear evenly when rotated regularly

You may have noticed that there’s a difference between the wear on your front tires compared to your rear tires. That’s because front tires tend to wear more quickly, especially in cars with front wheel drive. Tires that have worn too unevenly can lead to poor handling on the road, especially in slippery conditions.

Rotation can uncover lurking problems

Tires can sometimes develop problems like cupping and blistering (bulging) in the sidewall. Cupping refers to uneven wear on the tread of an individual tire, and it could lead to poor handling or braking. Blistering can lead to a flat tire or a blowout when driving. Since we generally don’t spend a lot of time checking out our tires, these problems may go unnoticed until it’s too late. One of the benefits of regular tire rotations is that these issues will likely be caught and can be fixed sooner rather than later.

Rubber meets the road

There’s a reason for the saying “where the rubber meets the road.” It means that this is the bottom line, that this is what matters when all is said and done—because when all is said and done, this is the part of your car that connects it to the ground, and if this part is not secure and functioning properly, then nothing else under the hood or inside the car will matter.

When you need to have your tires rotated, or require any other car maintenance service, reach out to the experienced pros at Pat Doll Automotive LLC today. We have the experience and tools to keep your car running right for life.