Why rotate your tires?
To get the most life out of your tires, the experts at Tirecraft recommend rotating your tires on a regular basis. Front and rear tires wear differently; for example, the front tires carry more than 60% of your car’s weight. As a result, front tires wear down faster than the rear ones. Tire rotations equalize these natural wear patterns by changing the positions of your tires, but it isn’t quite as simple as just moving tires from the front to the back.
Quick Facts about Tire Rotations
Here are some quick facts about Tire Rotations:
- Each tire will have a certain rotation pattern based on the type of vehicle it is used on
- Whether a vehicle is all wheel drive, front wheel drive and rear wheel drive also has an impact on how tires wear, and this is taken into account during the tire rotation
- Front wheel drive vehicles will need to have their tires rotated more frequently due to wearing caused by stress from braking and the weight of the engine and axle
- Tires are always rotated during the seasonal changeover from winter tires to all season tires or summer tires
During a tire rotation your Tirecraft service technician will also adjust the air pressure according to your manufacture’s specifications. By rotating your tires regularly, you’ll ensure yourself a smoother and safer ride. You can also save money in the long run by extending the life of your tires.
How often should you rotate your tires?
Check your car’s owner’s manual for the recommended tire rotation schedule. Most manufacturers recommend that you rotate your tires every 10,000km. For vehicles that are used for heavy-duty or off road driving and have aggressive tread tires, it can be a good idea to rotate these tires at 5,000km to avoid uneven wear.
Get your tires rotated today! Find the Tirecraft near you.