Tires are a very important safety feature of your vehicle. They are the only thing sitting between your vehicle and the road, and a good set of tires is essential to proper control and road traction. We know that tires can be expensive, so extending the life of your tires as much as possible should be a priority. Plus, it's always a good idea to replace all four tires simultaneously. Uneven tire wear can happen over time, which is why rotating your vehicle's tire is so important.
What is a tire rotation? A tire rotation is service performed which rotates your tires to different positions. For example, your front tires are moved to the back, and the back tires are moved to the front. They are also rotated from left to right.
Depending on your vehicle, whether it is a front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive, certain tires may wear down faster than others. When you have your tires rotated, your tires will be able to wear down more evenly in comparison to each other.
So, how often do you need to have your tire rotated? Ideally, you should have this service done every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. The best way to keep track of this service is to have it performed at every oil change. You'll significantly increase the life of your vehicle's tires and ensure that you only have to buy tires as a set in the future.
Regular tire rotation also help to make sure that your vehicle's tires are properly inflated and are in good condition overall. Driving with worn tires can be much more dangerous than most realize, so don't skip your tire rotation!