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What is Tire Rotation?

Rotating tires

 

A common question we hear at the Bosak Chevrolet service center is, “What is tire rotation?” We also commonly get asked “What does tire rotation do?” During a tire rotation, wheel position is switched to ensure that your tires wear as evenly as possible. This can help to prevent premature tire wear so you do not have to replace your tires as often. Still wondering what rotating your tires means for your vehicle? Bosak Chevrolet has created this helpful guide. 

What Does Rotating Tires Mean?

Tire rotation is easy enough to understand: tires are moved from one position on a vehicle to another. The tire rotation pattern you need to follow depends on the drivetrain of your vehicle. Below are a few helpful facts to further explain the importance of a tire rotation:

  • Most cars carry more weight at the front. This will cause the front tires to wear down more rapidly than the rear tires. 
  • If you have a front-wheel drive, engine power is transferred to the front axle and wheels to produce forward motion. The opposite is true for a rear-wheel drive vehicle. 
  • Tire rotations need to be performed more often if you have an AWD vehicle because each tire is receiving engine power. 

What Does Tire Rotation Do?

Tire rotations serve a number of purposes for your car, including but not limited to the following:

  • Maintains Traction: As the tread depth of your tires decreases overtime, so does traction. A loss of traction can interfere with your ability to control the vehicle in certain situations, such as inclement weather. Regular tire rotations ensure that one tire does not have significantly more tread depth than the others. 
  • Prevents Blowouts: The more worn your tires are, the higher the risk of a blowout on the roads of Valparaiso and Chesterton. This can be both costly and dangerous. 
  • Enhances Performance: Do you notice vibration in your steering wheel? It could actually be due to unevenly worn tires. 
  • Maximizes Efficiency: Worn tires create drag, which puts unnecessary strain on the engine. A strained engine can lead to higher fuel consumption.

Turn to Bosak Chevrolet for Trusted Tire Care

A tire rotation is recommended every 5,000 to 7,500 miles for FWD and RWD vehicles. Be sure to check your owner’s manual to see if there are different suggestions from the manufacturer. Is it time for your vehicle’s next tire rotation? Set up an appointment with us. You can also contact us with any questions. 

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