Here at Lindsay Tire & Automotive, we know you rely on your vehicle to get where you need to go, and we want to help you keep it in great condition. In order to take care of your vehicle, one thing you will need to do is have your tires rotated every so often to ensure that they wear even.
Over our many years of experience in the industry, our team has found that many people are aware that tire rotation is important in principle, but don’t fully understand why, so we have put together this article to shed some light on the subject. Keep reading to learn more about what tire rotation is and how it benefits your vehicle.
Why Do You Need a Tire Rotation?
To understand tire rotation, you first need to understand that your tires do not wear out evenly across their entire surface. Your front tires will tend to wear out more along their outside edges, as those are the ones that initiate turns, and your rear tires tend to wear out more in the middle. Tire rotation involves swapping the positions of your tires to let them wear out more evenly.
As we mentioned above, tire rotation ensures that your tires will wear out more evenly. This is desirable because it will extend the life of your tires and make them last longer. Think of it this way–if you left the front tires in the same spot forever, eventually the edges would wear away completely and make the tire go flat, but by rotating them, you can give the edges a break and let the middle wear away instead.