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Rotating Tires

Rotating Tires

We are all aware that all cars need basic maintenance and repair. One of the most commonly overlooked maintenance practice is rotating your car tires. Rotating tires refers to the process of moving the tires on a vehicle in a way that helps make sure that they wear out in an even pattern. This is done by moving the switching the places of the tires, that is, the front tires will be moved to the back and the back tires will be moved to the front.

There is a reason this is done. The front and back tires are not exposed to the same level of friction.  This makes the front tires wear out more easily. This causes uneven wear that could end in life harming consequences in the long run for the owner. Uneven wear and tear can be caused by poor alignment of tires or even unbalanced tires.

Tire rotation is an important part of car maintenance and doing this regularly will extend the life of the tires. Tire rotation also will help you save money in the long run and avoid unnecessary repair costs that could have been avoided. Along with this, tire rotation also increases the quality of the tire and vehicle performance. It can also help you save gas money. The owner’s manual will have instructions on how tires can rotated and the frequency at which this must be done. With proper maintenance, you can take the necessary steps to ensure that there is less wear and tear.

The practice of rotating tires also reduces any injuries that owners may face. Without this, there may be vibrations in the tires that could lead to accidents. While taking your car out for tire rotation, make sure to check a few things. First, make sure that all the tires have been removed from their previous position and moved to a new one. Next, check the air pressure on all the tires. Adjust as required for your tire. Finally, the third step is to get all of your breaks checked while the tires have been removed.

The general suggestion is that tire rotations be done every 5000 miles. Signs such as tire vibrations, difficulty is handling the vehicle while driving should be kept an eye out for. Other than this, if you find any signs of wear and tear on your tires, it is time to get them checked.