Why Rotate Tires?

Mechanic with Tires

Tire rotation is undoubtedly an important maintenance task, but if you’re like other Birmingham-area drivers, then it’s possible that you’re wondering what the point is. Why rotate tires? What does rotating tires do? Get the answers to these questions and more in this tire care guide from Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover! Then, schedule your next tire rotation at our service center.

What Does Rotating Tires Do?

Your tires will not wear evenly as you drive around Vestavia Hills. When you accelerate, brake, turn your wheels, and go through curves, your tires experience friction with the road, which causes the tires to wear down. When you regularly rotate your vehicle’s tires, then, you are preventing any single tire from wearing out at a quicker rate than the others. This ensures that you get the most of your set of tires and prolong their lifespan. What’s more, routine tire rotations promote stronger fuel economy returns.

How Often to Rotate Tires

How often to rotate tires depends on several factors, perhaps most importantly your drivetrain. Depending on the drivetrain your vehicle has, your tire treads will wear out at different rates. With front-wheel drive, for example, engine power goes to the front wheels, and therefore they bear the brunt of the wear. Meanwhile, vehicles with rear-wheel drive send power to the back wheels, so they will wear out faster, but keep in mind that the front tires are still responsible for steering and much of the braking. That means they will still wear down, albeit at a generally slower rate. Finally, cars with all-wheel drive more evenly distribute power, but that tends to mean that tire rotations are needed more frequently.

In general, a good rule of thumb is to have a tire rotation completed with each oil change. If you need guidance on a tire rotation schedule, don’t hesitate to reach out to our certified service technicians.

What Happens If You Don’t Rotate Your Tires?

If you neglect your tire rotation schedule, then your tires will wear out much faster than they should. You may experience the following, as well:

  • Poor traction and skidding on the roads
  • More rapid deterioration of brake pads
  • Flat tires and blowouts

Avoiding these catastrophes is quite simple if you keep up with regular tire rotation!

Schedule Your Next Tire Rotation at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover!

Keeping your tires in good shape on the Bessemer roads is easy with Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover! Make your next service appointment with us, and we will take care of your tire rotation, oil change, and more. Make sure to browse our service coupons so that you can get a great deal!


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