Why is Tire Rotation Important?

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Why is tire rotation important? Regular tire rotations are crucial for your vehicle’s well-being, your safety, and your wallet! Sticking to your vehicle’s factory-recommended maintenance schedule for your specific vehicle model includes regular maintenance services, such as battery tests, oil changes, and tire rotations to ensure that your vehicle is running as smoothly and safely as possible through Camden and Columbia. While maintenance tasks such as oil changes and battery tests may seem obvious, you may ask, “Why does rotating your tires do,” and wonder how often to rotate tires. In our quick guide, our service team will cover these topics and more. Have additional questions? Check out our service tips, then contact us today to learn more! 



What Does Rotating Tires Do?


What does rotating tires do? Rotating your tires spares you many potential issues down the road, as well as keeps you more secure and stretches your tires’ lifespan. Not rotating your tires could lead to such issues as: 


  • Skidding
  • Poor traction
  • Flat tires 
  • Rapid brake pad deterioration
  • Shaking 
  • Blowouts
  • Decreased handling

Regular tire rotations can help you avoid such issues as tires generally wear unevenly. Tire rotations help you tackle uneven tire wear so your vehicle can handle varying loads at varying positions. These factors contribute to why and how quickly your tires wear down:


  • Your drivetrain: FWD, RWD, 4WD, AWD, and Intelligent AWD all create different levels of strain on specific tires.
  • Driving habits/driving style: do you accelerate and brake aggressively? This strains and wears down tires more rapidly.
  • Where you drive: intense weather conditions or alternate terrain can create more rapid tire wear.
  • How often you drive: you’ll notice that there’s always friction between Lexington streets and your tires. More driving naturally means more wear.


How Often To Rotate Tires


Wondering how often to rotate tires? The general recommendation is to rotate your vehicle’s tires every 5,000 to 7,000 miles, but consult your owner’s manual for the tire rotation information specific to your model. Many people like to get a tire rotation with every oil change, which is a great way of maintaining your vehicle. 


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