The rundown on tire rotations

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at 6:51 pm
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How important is it to get a tire rotation?

One of the many automotive services you can opt for is a tire rotation. A tire rotation, put simply, is when you switch the tires on your vehicle and put them on a different wheel, which will help spread the wear that each tire receives. How important is it to get a tire rotation, and how frequently should you get them? Read on below!

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man changing tireWhat is the purpose of a tire rotation?

Tires are durable but not indestructible, and over their lifespan, they will gradually wear down. They do not wear down at the same speed, though. Your vehicle’s weight is usually not evenly distributed, meaning the tires will experience uneven wear and tear. Without a tire rotation, you may notice little wear on one tire, only to see extreme wear and tear on another. When you rotate the tires regularly, you’ll even out the wear, which extends their lifespan. Otherwise, you’ll have to replace the tires individually, which can get confusing since it will be harder to keep track of how long you’ve had all four. It’s easiest to have them rotated regularly so they all get worn down at the same speed.

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How often do I need a tire rotation?

Tire rotations are generally performed on an as-needed basis. However, your best bet is to get a tire rotation when you bring your car in for an oil change, which should happen every 5,000 to 7,000 miles or so. The average tire lasts roughly 50,000 miles, so getting them rotated regularly will help ensure that they’re all good for that amount of time.

Get a tire rotation at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington IN

If you think you may be due for a tire rotation or any other type of automotive service, bring your vehicle in to Royal South Mazda in Bloomington IN and let our trusty team of service technicians take care of it for you. Schedule a service appointment with us today!

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