Tire Rotations: What You Need to Know

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Here at Johnny’s Muffler & Auto Express, we want to help you take the best possible care of your car. When it comes to car maintenance, one of the most important things you will need to do is rotate your tires. We have found that many people are confused on the topic of tire rotations, so we have put together this article to go over the essential information you need to know.

Tire Rotations: What You Need to Know

Why are Tire Rotations Necessary?

A tire rotation refers to the process of changing the position of a vehicle’s tires, or switching the tires to different wheels. Doing this ensures that each tire wears out evenly–if you left your tires in the same position all the time, the weight of the car and the friction from the road would cause them to wear out on only one side, which in turn would lead to that side of the tires becoming thin, weak, and likely to blow out. By changing the tires’ positions, you avoid creating these thin spots, extending their lifespan.

When Should You Get Tire Rotations?

How often you should rotate your tires will depend on a number of factors, such as the type of car you have, the type of tires it has, and how much you drive. In general, it’s a good idea to have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles, which for many drivers will line up with when they need their oil changed. Our team can offer you more detailed advice on when to get your tires rotated, so if you have questions on this matter, don’t hesitate to reach out.