Importance of Regular Tire Rotations
An often overlooked part of routine vehicle maintenance, tire rotations are an important service that ensures the continued dependability and longevity of your tires. Typically performed when customers swap their all-season tires for their winter tire setup or vice-versa, tire rotations help ensure even tread wear on all four tires. By periodically swapping your vehicle’s tires, you contribute to the preventative maintenance services that are vital in ensuring your vehicle’s reliability and continued performance. Continue reading below as our team of professionals at Fraser Chrysler has compiled the key benefits of regularly performing tire rotations.
Benefits of Regular Tire Rotations
Even Tire Tread Wear
It’s common knowledge that every time you use your vehicle, you’re contributing to the regular wear and tear of its components. This is especially true with your tires and they come into contact with all sorts of road debris and imperfections. For front-wheel drive vehicles, tire rotations are especially important as the front tires are subjected to more wear due to the most of the power, braking and cornering being performed by the front wheels. By regularly performing tire rotations on your vehicle, you help ensure that your tires wear evenly.
Improved Driving Dynamics
Tire wear is critical for balanced vehicle control. A vehicle’s handling or driving dynamics refers to the ease at which the driver is able to safely control and maneuver the vehicle. By refraining from performing regular tire rotations, your vehicle’s front and rear tires will wear at a different pace. As a result, in an event where your car requires balanced traction, uneven wear can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
Smoother and More Comfortable Ride
Even tire tread wear results in an even surface for your tires to make contact with the road. This results in a smoother and more comfortable ride with fewer bumps and vibrations felt inside the vehicle. Tire rotation is worthwhile if you have a long commute to work or if you travel regularly. You'll be able to jam out to your favourite tunes and ride much better in your vehicle!
Costs Savings in the Long Run
By performing regular tire rotations on your vehicle, your tire tread is more likely to wear uniformly, and you may not need to replace individual tires as often. With the cost of new tires starting at over $100 or more, it makes sense that you’d want to get as much use out of each tire as possible. Not only do tire rotations give you a smooth and comfortable ride, they also ensure that you’re getting the most out of the money you originally spent on your tires.
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