Why Do I Need to Rotate My Tires?

Have you ever noticed that if you tend to scuff up the side of your wheel, it will likely happen on the same tire? Did you know that your left front tire is disproportionately worn more than any other tire on your car? This is because the front tires are worn more than the back tires (due to the heavy engine typically being found in the front of the vehicle) and because right turns are sharper, the left tires have to travel a longer distance. Mechanical problems can lead to disproportionate — and even premature — tire wear as well; problems with your car’s suspension or a misaligned vehicle can generate excessive wear on one or more of your tires. Essentially, it is because of this uneven wear that auto professionals and manufacturers recommend getting your tires rotated twice a year. A good rule of thumb is to get your tires rotated while you get your oil changed. It is suggested to rotate your tires every 6,000 miles, depending on what kind of car/truck you are driving. Check your automobile’s owner’s manual for a better idea of how frequently they recommend rotating your tires.

Getting your tires rotated will not only extend the life of your tires, it will optimize the performance of your vehicle and increase gas mileage. At Jacks Tire Shop, we would be happy to rotate your tires for you (and if you need, we will change your oil for you as well). Plus, if you buy any set of four new or used tires, we can offer you free tire rotation for a year!

 

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