You’ve properly heard that you should rotate your tires. Maybe your father told you when you were young but you don’t specifically remember why or how often you’re supposed to do it. Whatever the case may be, we’re going to go over the basics with you today.
What is tire rotation?
Let’s begin with the basics. Tire rotation is when each tire is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position on the car. What is the purpose of it?
The reason you rotate tires is to extend the life of the tires themselves. Tires will wear in specific places, based on their position of the vehicle and how much you drive. Other factors like the weather and condition of the roads you drive on can also affect the wear of the tires.
When you rotate them, it essentially moves a different part of the tire to connect with the road and you can get more life out of the tires.
As for how often you need to rotate them, a long standard has been every six months, or every 6,000 to 8,000 miles, depending on how much you drive. This is just a guideline. Some recommendations say every 5,000 to 6,000 miles. You could also check your vehicle’s manual to see if it gives a recommendation for this.
When in doubt, it’s always better to shoot for the lower timeframe and mileage number, rather than go over and wear out your tires.
So, now that you know more about when you need to rotate your tires, you can stay on top of it with your vehicle. If you’re looking for a new vehicle or want to talk cars, it’s time to talk to the salespeople atReedman Toll Nissan of Drexel Hill. Their knowledgeable staff will be happy to helo you get into a new car.