Before we get down to how often you should rotate your tires, it’s important to understand what exactly a tire rotation is. Essentially, it is a process in which a qualified mechanic or technician removes and swaps your tires and finishes by remounting them. The rotation happens between the front and back tires and the reason why this process is so important is because it ensures that all four of your tires wear down evenly. Regardless of the type of vehicle you drive, two out of the four wheels will always work harder, resulting in them wearing down a lot faster. To prevent unevenness, a tire rotation is required.
It is recommended that you rotate your tires roughly about every 8,000 kilometres but this varies depending on a few elements, including how, where and the type of vehicle that you drive. Road conditions and driving styles will also affect the timeframe and how often you need a tire rotation.
A great rule to follow is to rotate your tires at the same time as your oil change but you should never exceed 12,000 kilometres; otherwise, you may run into some problems. The importance of tire rotations cannot be emphasized enough because uneven tire wear will cause poor handling and increase the chances of a flat tire, or in some cases, complete tire failure altogether. Rotating your tires will provide better traction, extend the life of your tires, increase fuel efficiency and overall, allow for a much smoother ride. Remember that if your tires wear unevenly, you will have to replace them a lot sooner, meaning paying for completely new tires.
It may be tempting to skip a rotation, especially with everything you have to deal with and how busy life can get, but this is something you must do and it cannot be ignored. 416 Wheels and Tires can help with all of your rotation needs so that you can drive safely knowing tire failure will not occur. They understand that every car has specific needs and will take care of your vehicle based on their knowledge, skills, experience and the recommended kilometre intervals as stated by the car’s manufacturer.
If your car is in need of a tire rotation, give 416 Wheels and Tires a call today!