Rotating your tires is an important part of taking care of your vehicle, but why rotate tires? And what does rotating your tires do? The simplest answer is that it extends the life of your tires and keeps you safer on the road by keeping anyone tire from wearing out faster than the others. You can learn how often to rotate tires and more about tire rotation service below. Then, visit our Land Rover Princeton service center near South Brunswick when it’s time for your next tire rotation!
What Does Rotating Your Tires Do?
Any time you accelerate, brake, or turn your wheels, or go around a curve when driving in Mount Laurel, there’s friction between your tires and the road. Over time, this wears your tires down. Rotating your tires ensures that wear is spread out evenly and makes your tires last longer. Depending on the drivetrain your vehicle has, your tire treads will wear out at different rates and must be rotated differently.
- Front-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is directed to the front wheels, which are responsible for steering, starting, and most of the stopping force. Therefore, the front tires will wear out the fastest.
- Rear-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is directed to the rear wheels, but the front wheels are still responsible for steering and much of braking. The rear tires will still wear out faster than the front tires, although at a generally slower rate.
- All-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is more evenly distributed, but there are many experts out there that maintain that the rear tires will still wear out faster.
- Intelligent all-wheel drive systems: Going around curves means different levels of strain and friction on the inside tires vs. outside tires. Some advanced all-wheel drive systems can even direct power to an individual wheel while driving around a curve for better cornering, which will further affect tire life.
How Often To Rotate Tires?
The rule of thumb is that tires should be rotated every six months or every 5,000 miles to 8,000 miles. However, these intervals vary by vehicle, so it’s important to check your owner’s manual for exact figures. If after checking your owner’s manual you’re still unsure about how often to rotate your tires, or you have additional questions, feel free to contact us, and we’ll help answer your questions.
What Happens if I Don’t Rotate My Tires?
If you don’t rotate your tires, it can end poorly. Your tires will wear out faster than they ought to have, and excess wear might cause safety problems while driving in Hopewell. Possible consequences include:
- Poor traction and skidding on the roads
- More rapid deterioration of brake pads
- Flat tires and blowouts
Get Tire Rotation Service At Land Rover Princeton
Now you know the answers to questions like “why rotate tires?” and “what does rotating your tires do?” and you know how often to rotate tires. If you’d like your tires rotated, schedule tire rotation service at our shop in Princeton! Be sure to browse our service coupons so you can get a great deal!