Vehicle maintenance is extremely important to making your vehicle last in optimal condition for as long as possible. Maintenance does not refer to the engine alone, your tires need a little TLC as well.
To get the most miles possible out of your tires, having them rotated at regular intervals is extremely important. Besides a longer tread life, you will also notice an improvement in gas mileage and enhanced handling of the vehicle- all of which saves you money in the long run.
Extended Tread Life
Several factors including driving habits, temperature and terrain can all cause uneven wear to your tires. Having the tires rotated every 5,000 to 10,000 miles (check your owner’s manual for your vehicle specifics) will help balance out tire wear- helping to prevent undesirable problems. Wear that occurs from turning the same tire the same direction over and over for miles and miles is known as pattern wear. With tire rotation, you can better avoid pattern wear. Also, front-wheel drive vehicles put extra stress on the front tires as they are required to drive and steer the vehicle. Exchanging these tires with the rear wheel tires regularly spreads out wear. Include your full-size spare in the tire rotation process to increase the life of each tire by nearly 20 percent.
Enhanced Vehicle Performance
Vehicle riding comfort, stability, and performance are compromised when tire rotations are neglected. Road friction is created when tires are strained unevenly because of wear differences. This could lead to other problems like front-end misalignment and a loss of balance.
Improved Gas Mileage
Regularly rotating the tires reduces the amount of work it takes to drive your vehicle. When the wear is evenly spread, road friction and vehicle pull are lessened and stability and traction increases. These factors assist the engine in running efficiently and smoothly- which decreases how much gas your vehicle uses. Using less gas means better gas mileage overall.
Money Saving Benefits
When tire rotation is performed regularly, you save money. Rotating your tires at the intervals set in your owner’s manual will help you to avoid pricey repairs. You will also enjoy a savings on gas. Also, by extending the life of your current tires, you save money by not needing to replace them as frequently. Spending a little now on a tire rotation adds up to spending a lot less money than it would down the road after you have put your vehicle at risk for expensive breakdowns and mechanical repairs- or, potentially, an accident.
If you are in need of a tire rotation, give us a visit. Meridian Automotive provides complete automotive repair in Meridian, Idaho, for most cars, light trucks, and SUV’s. For over 20 years we’ve been Meridian’s auto repair experts. Don’t just trust anyone with your automotive repair needs, trust the experts at Meridian Automotive. Call us today (208) 297-5573 or schedule an appointment online.