Why Rotate Your Tires?
Why rotate tires? Tires tend to wear unevenly. Front tires generally wear on the outside edges due to the weight of the vehicle leaning when cornering. Because rear tires follow the fronts, they usually wear fairly evenly. If you leave tires in place, those outside edges on the front tires will wear down much faster than the rest. And you’ll have to replace the tires much sooner.
Rotating your tires means moving them from one wheel location to another. From left to right, back to front and even diagonally.
A poor alignment or unbalanced tires can also cause uneven wear.
By rotating your tires, you will make your ride smoother and handling safer. Because rotation extends the life of your tires, you will save time and money in the long run.
There are 3 key things that should happen during a tire rotation:
- Each tire and wheel is removed from your car or truck, and moved to a different position.
- Air pressure should be checked and adjusted as necessary
- Brakes should be checked while the tires are off and it’s easy to see and reach them.
What Tire Rotation Pattern Should I Use?
The tire rotation pattern that’s best for your vehicle will depend on so many factors including, type of tire, if your vehicle is front, rear, all, or four-wheel drive. Let the tire experts at Vegreville Ford help you. Give us a call at 780-632-2060 or contact us online to make an appointment.
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