About Tire Rotation
What does having your tires rotated do? Tire rotations can extend the life of your tires, improve your gas mileage and ensure that your car handles in a steady and predictable manner when you need to make a sudden turn or stop. When we talk about tire rotation, we're talking about moving the tires to different locations around the car so that they wear evenly.,If you left all four tires in the same corner of your car for years and years, some tires would wear out faster than others. Worse, some of the treads in individual tires could wear unevenly, with the inside or outside wearing out first. Uneven tread wear is unavoidable. The weight of a car is not distributed evenly to all four corners. The engine, the heaviest single thing in a car, is usually at the front, so the front tires tend to carry more weight. The front tires also take care of all the steering duties. Plus, when you apply the brakes, the weight of the car shifts forward. Think about how often you brake while cornering, and you'll begin to understand why front tires almost always wear out faster than rear tires. How do you know you need to rotate your tires? Tires rotation should be done every 5,000 to 9,000 km. Usually when you have your oil changed should keep them wearing evenly How are the tires rotated by a mobile mechanic? The key to avoiding uneven tire wear is regularly moving each tire to a different corner of the car. This way, each tires experiences a variety of wear patterns over time, and wears out at the same rate as the other tires. The exact rotation pattern depends on the vehicle and the tires themselves. Again, the owner's manual should describe the recommended pattern for particular car. The standard pattern is to move the front tires straight to the rear, and move the rear tires to the front, but cross them over (so that the right rear ends up on the left front). The reverse pattern (rear to front, front to rear with a crossover) is also common. Some vehicles require different patterns. Unidirectional tires shouldn't be crossed over. How important is having your tires rotated? Don't overlook tire rotation. Just a few minutes of maintenance will keep your tires wearing evenly, improving your car's handling and overall performance.Uneven wear can also be the result of a mechanical problem with the car. If the tires aren't aligned properly, some of the tires will tend to "drag" and wear poorly. Worn-out suspension components can alter the weight distribution, particularly when cornering, adding to tire wear. Tires that are improperly inflated will also wear unevenly.