We all know that our tires need to be rotated, but we may not be sure when and how often to rotate them. After all, tires and wheels connect our cars to the road and taking proper care of them keeps us safe. Each car’s owner’s manual will specify the guidelines and recommended time frame for rotating them. The US Department of Transportation recommends that you rotate every 5,000 miles to get the maximum mileage out of your tires. Depending on the oil change interval of your car, a good practice (and way to remind yourself) is to rotate them with every oil change.
Normal daily driving, along with an imbalanced alignment can cause your tires to develop uneven wear and poor road handling. Rotating them regularly can prolong the life of your tires as well as contribute to the suspension wear and gas millage. Keeping up on the rotation will help save money over time. And who doesn’t want to save money!
If you are unsure of your tire’s pressure or if you need your tires replaced, contact us to schedule an appointment.
*Photo courtesy of US Dept of Transportation