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Why Rotate Tires?

What does rotating your tires do? This is a question we get a lot at the Twin Lakes Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service center. Rotating your tires is a relatively simple bit of maintenance that can increase the life of your tires on Logansport streets. If you’re wondering how often to rotate tires, or why rotate tires, keep reading and the service pros at Twin Lakes Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will help you understand everything you need to know about why to rotate tires.

Why Rotate Tires? 

What does rotating your tires do? It keeps them from wearing out too fast. That can cause poor traction and skid, faster deterioration of your brake pads, and a higher risk of flat tires and dangerous blowouts. Why rotate tires? Simply put, for the safety of you, your passengers, and the drivers who share the Rensselaer roads with you. If you’re overdue, schedule a tire rotation today. 

How Often to Rotate Tires? 

It’s also important to get your tires rotated on schedule. Tires should be rotated every six months or every 5,000 miles to 8,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual to find out how often to rotate tires for your specific make and model. 

How Does Drivetrain Affect Tire Rotation? 

The kind of drivetrain you have will determine the best way to rotate your tires. Different drivetrains cause tires to wear differently. Here’s a quick guide to how to rotate tires based on drivetrain: 

  • All-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is more evenly distributed, but there are many experts out there who maintain that the rear tires will still wear out faster.
  • Intelligent all-wheel drive systems: Some advanced all-wheel drive systems can direct power to an individual wheel while driving around a curve for better cornering, which will further affect tire life.
  • Front-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is directed to the front wheels, which are responsible for steering, starting, and most of the stopping force. Therefore, the front tires will wear out the fastest.
  • Rear-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is directed to the rear wheels, but the front wheels are still responsible for steering and much of braking. The rear tires will still wear out faster than the front tires, although at a generally slower rate.

Generally speaking, the tire with the most wear should be moved to the position that gets the least wear. If you plan to do your own tire rotation, contact us for information on what position your tires should be in. 

Let the Pros at Twin Lakes Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Rotate Your Tires!

Why rotate tires at Twin Lakes Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram? Because it’s so easy to include it during your routine maintenance appointments, like during oil changes! Check our service specials to get a great price on all your regular maintenance. 

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