Tire rotation – when and why?

If you are like a lot of people in the world you may not even know that your tires on your vehicle need to be rotated, let alone why. Well, we are here today to tell you that yes they do need to be rotated on a regular basis and we can tell you why.

Lets face it without tires on your vehicle you wouldn’t get very far! Even without just one tire on a four tire vehicle you wouldn’t travel very much distance. Tires are the legs of the vehicle, it is recommended that they be rotated every 3,000 to 5,000 miles depending on miles covered and type of driving. Tire rotation can be done at the same time as your oil change or maybe every other oil change this will help you remember.

Tire rotation helps with evening out tire wear by allowing each tire to serve in as many of the vehicle’s wheel positions as possible. Tire wear on a vehicle typically equipped with four tires show up the most on the front tires. The tasks encountered on a front-wheel drive vehicle are much different than those of a rear-wheel drive vehicle. Each wheel position, can cause different wear patterns and rates, thus allowing uneven wear in tires. It is an advantage when all four tires wear together because as wear reduces a tire’s tread depth, it allows all four tires to respond to the dirver’s need more quickly.

If you replace tires in sets of four, you will maintain the original handling balance. Replacing in sets of four also allows you to experience new advancements in product to the maximum.

Overall tire rotation is one of those necessary vehicle maintenance tasks in order to keep your vehicle running and performing at its best. We provide this service at our San Jose auto repair shop when clients bring their vehicles in for routine service.


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