What is Tire Rotation?

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What is tire rotation? You have likely heard about this service when you’ve brought your vehicle in for routine maintenance, but you may not be quite sure about what this task involves. Well, tire rotation is important to maintain traction, prevent blowouts, and even improve fuel economy. Let’s take a closer look at why this service should not be missed.

What Does Rotating Tires Mean?

Tire rotation is easy enough to understand: tires are moved from one position on a vehicle to another. In most cases, the front tires will move to the rear and the rear tires will move to the front. Depending on your vehicle, your tires may also have to swap sides. For example, the rear left tire could become the front right tire. In a majority of cars, more weight is carried at the front, which causes the front tires to wear out more rapidly than the rear tires. Tire rotation helps to prevent uneven tire wear, which could require you to purchase a new set of tires more often than typically needed. Keeping up with regular tire rotations is important whether you simply run errands around Aurora or travel far from Broomfield. Set up your appointment today.

What Does Tire Rotation Do?

  • Improves Performance: When tires wear unevenly, it could lead to unpleasant vibration in the steering wheel.
  • Maximizes Efficiency: Worn tires create drag, cause more stress on the engine, and cause the vehicle to waste more fuel.
  • Maintains Traction: When tires wear down, they lose tread depth. A loss of tread depth means traction is reduced, which can interfere with your ability to control the vehicle in certain situations. By getting regular tire rotations, all tires should have the same amount of tread.
  • Prevents Blowouts: When tires get worn down, the likelihood that a blowout could occur increases. This can be very dangerous if you lose control of the vehicle.

Choose Fisher Acura for a Quick and Affordable Tire Rotation

If your vehicle is in need of a tire rotation, or you are unsure whether your tires have enough tread, bring your vehicle by the service center at Fisher Acura. We would be glad to inspect your tires and recommend any needed service. Contact us today with any questions. While you’re here, check out our other service blogs, like “Why is My Car Leaking Water?” and “How to Remove Smoke Smell from Your Upholstery.”