Tire rotation is an important piece of your overall car maintenance routine, but all too often gets overlooked. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it feels like a challenge just to get the oil changed, let alone make an appointment for a tire rotation. Here, we’ll explain the benefits of rotating your tires, and why you should stop putting off that next appointment!
Extended tire life. Tires tend to wear unevenly for a number of reasons: terrain, weather, driving habits, and more. Even if all other factors are held constant, front tires wear faster by default, since they lead the way every time you make a turn. Rotating the tires allows for each tire to get the same amount of wear over time, and ultimately lengthens the life of your tires.
Better gas mileage. When your tires are rotated regularly, the amount of work required for the car to move is decreased. When tires wear evenly, the vehicle pull and road friction are reduced, while traction and stability are improved. This allows your vehicle to drive at its most efficient, saving gas along the way.
Save money. The cost of new tires, mechanical repairs, and gas as the result of not rotating your tires certainly adds up. It’s recommended that car owners rotate their tires every 7,500 miles to avoid the extra costs associated with a poorly performing vehicle.
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Make an appointment at Linus Buick Cadillac GMC today to have your tires rotated before the winter season!