Why Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Why Should You Rotate Your Tires?

As time goes on, tire technology becomes more and more advanced. Sometimes, this leads drivers to delay or ignore crucial maintenance procedures that can impact vehicle safety and performance. One of these important procedures is tire rotation. As you might already know, this consists of periodically changing the positioning of each tire on your vehicle. There are numerous reasons why this is a critical component of vehicle maintenance. Keep reading to learn more about tire rotation. If you have questions, contact R.P.M. Superstore in Richmond, Virginia.

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Fire and foremost, regular rotation provides you with the opportunity to inspect your tires up close for damage. You can also conveniently check the pressure and re-balance them at this time. Not to mention that keeping up with a schedule extends the life of the tire and provides other performance benefits.

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Additionally, rotations are essential for keeping the tread depth the same on all of the tires. This is imperative for improved cornering and braking performance. If you own an all-wheel-drive vehicle, even wear will also reduce the amount of stress placed on the drive-train. It also reduces wear on other expensive components.

It’s important to note that balanced vehicle handling is dependent on tire rotations, so you shouldn’t skip them. If you continue delaying it on a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the front tires will end up with far less tread than the rear ones. As a result, you’ll be at greater risk of losing control of your vehicle. Fortunately, you can avoid all this by keeping up with tire rotations.

If you happen to be driving a car without suspension or that has alignment issues, you could experience unusual wear patterns on tires that have not been properly rotated. As you probably guessed, this is going to shorten the life of your tires. An example of an unusual wear pattern is tread-cupping, which results in high noise levels and vibrations. Once again, you can avoid these negative experiences by rotating your tires.

We hope this information has been helpful. If you’re looking for a new set of tires or want more maintenance tips, be sure to give us a call. You can also visit R.P.M. Superstore in Richmond, VA.

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