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When Should I Rotate the Tires on My Vehicle?

How Often You Should Get a Tire Rotation

Do you know when you got your tires rotated last? In general, drivers should expect to get a tire rotation every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. However, do you know why tire rotations are so important? Here at U.S. Auto Sales, we will explore the importance of tire rotations and what may happen if you don’t rotate your tires often enough.

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Why Do Cars Need Tire Rotations?

Tire rotations are needed to maximize the lifespan of your tires. Depending on the drivetrain that your vehicle has, the tires on your car will wear unevenly. For example, the front two tires will wear quicker than the rear two tires for vehicles with front-wheel drive. Meanwhile, rear-wheel drive vehicles often see the rear wheels wear quicker than the front tires. Tires on all-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles will wear differently depending on the terrains and road conditions they are driven on.

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What Can Happen If I Don’t Rotate My Tires?

There are a couple negative outcomes that may come by not getting your tires rotated when needed. First, due to uneven tire wear, drivers that don’t get their tires rotated can find themselves replacing some tires sooner than others. This will result in more money being spent since they aren’t getting as many miles driven with those tires.

So, what happens if the driver doesn’t notice the excessive wear on their tires? Driving with worn tires can create an unsafe situation for the driver, their passengers, and others around them. This is due to the worn tires not being able to maintain traction, making it more difficult for the driver to stay in control of their vehicle when they need to stop, accelerate, or handle slippery road conditions. Overall, to help your wallet stay healthy and everyone stay safe, it’s important to make sure that you rotate your tires regularly.

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