Why Do My Car Tires Need To Be Rotated?

Why Do My Car Tires Need To Be Rotated?

Tire rotation is a regular service that every car needs. Rotating your tires is an inexpensive and easy way to improve the safety and performance of your vehicle. In northeastern Massachusetts, German AutoSport provides general auto maintenance services like tire rotations for all makes, as well as specialized services for European cars! Contact us today to learn more!

Why Is Tire Rotation Important? 

Rotating the tires on your vehicle is important for many reasons! First off, it will make your tires last longer. Different tire positions on the car wear the tires differently. By rotating the tires, the tread will have a chance to even out, and the tire will last longer. 

Another benefit of tire rotation is that having uniform tread wear on your tires will improve the safety of your car! Even tire tread provides better traction and makes the car easier to handle. Good tread will also make it easier to brake. Better braking means less risk of fender benders and other accidents. 

Regular tire rotation also limits the strain on the drivetrain system in your car. When the drivetrain system is under stress, parts wear out quickly. Those parts can be incredibly costly alone, not to mention the installation costs. Paying a little extra at every service appointment for a tire rotation will save you some serious cash in the long run!

How Often Should Tires Be Rotated? 

Different car manufacturers have different guidelines for how often your tires should be rotated. As a general rule of thumb, your tires should be rotated every 5,000 miles. This conveniently aligns with the recommended frequency of oil changes for many cars! You should read your car manual or speak to a mechanic to find the specific manufacturer's recommendation. Failing to rotate your car tires regularly could void the manufacturer warranty before it's due to expire. 

How Does The Tire Rotation Process Work? 

Tire rotation moves the position of the tires on your car. The pattern in which the tires are moved depends on what type of car and tires you have. For instance, trucks require a different tire rotation process than a small sedan. Your tires will be removed from their current place before being reinstalled in the new location. The process is quick and can be easily added to any service appointment. 

Contact German AutoSport!

If you have any questions about tire rotation or need vehicle maintenance services in northeastern Massachusetts, German AutoSport is here for you! Located in Amesbury, we provide the region with vehicle maintenance services, including tire rotations, for almost all makes! Contact us today by giving us a call at (978) 388-1288 or by filling out the contact form on our website!