Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Rotating the tires on your car is crucial to prevent uneven wear of the tires and to help ensure safe driving. In this week’s blog, Quanz Auto Body discusses when it’s time to rotate the tires on your vehicle.

 

Why is tire rotation important?

Uneven tire wear can contribute to poor performance and decrease the fuel economy on your vehicle. This is especially true of front wheel drive vehicles. Front and rear tires wear differently and if the tires are not rotated periodically, the wear pattern on the tires can be uneven. This can potentially lead to longer stopping distances, strange handling and ‘seat of the pants feel’, and suspension issues. Rotating your tires also helps to extend the life of your tires.

How often should I have my tires rotated?

You should generally follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to determine when your tires should be rotated. Many vehicle manufacturers recommend rotating the tires on your car at each oil change. You should still take other factors into consideration however. For example, Cars.com points out that while for most vehicles, the oil change and tire rotation should occur every 7500 to 10, 000 miles, BMW only recommends oil changes after 15,000 miles, which is “too long to wait to rotate the tires.” So while you should follow the manufacturer’s recommendations, you also have to use good judgment when considering the best time to get the tires rotated.

Come to Quanz Auto Body, where our qualified technicians will inspect your tires while conducting the tire rotation on your vehicle. Remember, we are your one-stop shop for all your vehicle maintenance and repair needs.