Why Rotating Your Tires Is Important

Rotating tires

You’ve likely heard people talk about the importance of rotating your tires, but you might not be sold on the idea. Is it really that important to change the position of your tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles? It’s actually more important than you might think. Check out some reasons why you need to rotate your tires, and then make a point to rotate yours on a regular basis.

Extend the Life of the Tire

When you rotate your tires, they wear evenly. That extends the life of the tire. You are less likely to have a blowout or need to get your tires replaced when you rotate them. That’s a huge money saver. If you don’t want to replace your tires earlier than expected, make sure you rotate them.

Balanced Handling

Tire rotation also improves the vehicle’s handling. For example, let’s say you have a front-wheel-drive vehicle. The front tires wear much faster than the back ones on this type of vehicle. If you don’t rotate your tires, the front tires won’t have nearly as much tread as the back tires. That makes it much harder to control the vehicle. That’s especially true if the road is wet. You could end up losing control completely if you fail to rotate your tires.

Enjoy a Smooth, Quiet Ride

You want a smooth, quiet ride, so tire rotation is a must. Tires that aren’t rotated can end up with an unusual tread pattern called tread cupping. This causes loud noises and lots of vibration, creating a very uncomfortable ride. This can be avoided by rotating your tires. If you don’t, you’ll have to replace them.

Keep Your Warranty

Did you know that some tire manufacturers void warranties if you don’t rotate your tires? That means you won’t be covered, no matter what happens to the tire. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Rotate your tires to ensure you’re covered.

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Should You Rotate Your Tires Yourself?

It’s possible to rotate your tires yourself, but there are some issues to keep in mind. For instance, if you have a tire pressure monitoring system, it might need to be reset after you finish. You also need to make sure you follow the proper rotating process for your vehicle. It’s in your owner’s manual.

It’s much easier to let a professional rotate your tires for you. Lee Nissan Fort Walton Beach in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, has a full-service department that can help. We can also help you select a new vehicle if you’re ready to upgrade. Stop by and let us help you today.

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