Why is Tire Rotation Important?

A service technician uses a tool to unscrew a tire from a vehicle on a car lift.

If you ask us which part of the vehicle gets the most wear-and-tear, we’d answer that it’s your tires. They make contact with the road every day, and carry the weight of the vehicle. If you want them to last as long as possible, you want to make their job as easy as possible – and the simplest way to do that is with regular tire rotations. The tire experts here at Hinton Dodge Chrysler walk you through the benefits of regular tire rotations, so you can see why it’s not just good for your vehicle – it can also be good for your wallet!

Reduce Wear

The fact is, every tire on your vehicle wears at a different rate, based on where they’re situated. By rotating them regularly, the wear on the tires is more even distributed, which maintains the tread for longer. Not only does this extend their lifespan, it also helps ensure you get a much smoother ride, and reduces vibration (and possible damage) to the suspension system.

Improve Safety

When your tires are more evenly wearing out, the overall traction they get on the road surface is increased. This means you don’t have to worry about slippage around corners, during abrupt stops, or when driving on loose, wet or icy roads. More grip from your tires equals more safety.

More Efficiency

Remember when we said you’d get a smoother ride a few sections back? Improved contact with the road doesn’t just improve traction, it reduces friction. This means the engine doesn’t have to work quite as hard to keep you moving, which means less gas consumption – and more overall fuel economy for your vehicle.

Longer Lasting Tires

When one tire wears out, you don’t just replace the one, you get a pair. So by keeping the wear even, you don’t run the risk of having to replace them quite so often. Rather than having an expensive replacement on your hands, take the time to get your tires rotated every 5,000 miles, and keep them rolling for as long as possible. Book a service appointment, today, and our incredible service team here at Hinton Dodge Chrysler will get those tires looked at just as soon as possible.