When considering important services for your vehicle, it can be easy to overlook the importance and benefits of tire rotations. Vehicles perform best when the tires wear evenly, and tire rotations help to ensure that you get that desired uniform tire wear. This is a quick and inexpensive service that can save you money on tires by extending the life you get from them.
Tire rotations are important for all vehicles, as even tire wear is important in ensuring appropriate braking and handling characteristics of your vehicle. It can be especially important for all-wheel drive vehicles, as many all-wheel drive systems are more sensitive to differences in tire circumference that can result from having front or rear tires that are significantly more worn than the others. This can cause premature wear on transfer cases and differentials.
Beyond financial and mechanical benefits, tire rotation is also important for the safety and comfort of your ride. Without tire rotation, tires will wear unevenly; this can eventually cause extra noise and vibrations and compromise both the ride quality and safety of your vehicle. Tire rotation ensures even wear, which promotes better handling and braking.
Tire rotations also give our ASE certified technicians a chance to notice any odd tire wear patterns that may indicate another problem causing uneven wear. Sometimes, this could be as simple as the need for an alignment, but it could also be an early sign that there is some other worn suspension component that could eventually fail, causing you to be stranded or jeopardize your safety.
It is prudent to rotate your tires with every oil change, or as recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle. At Johnny’s Muffler & Auto Express, we will make sure you are aware of the recommendations and keep you up to date on service options. Give us a call so we can take care of you and your vehicle today!