Why Rotate Tires?
Rotating your tires as part of your scheduled vehicle maintenance has many cost saving and safety benefits. It helps to maintain an even amount of tread wear on all 4 tires. That extends the life of your tires, saving you money. It also leads to improved gas mileage and a smoother ride. Routinely rotating your tires can also lengthen the life of suspension components by reducing vibrations.
When you remove the wheels to rotate your tires, you get the opportunity to look over the undercarriage components and catch any problems in the very early stages which can also save you money in the long run.
Tire companies usually require regular tire rotation in order to keep the warranty valid. An easy way to remember is to rotate your tires whenever you get your oil changed regardless if your tires show uneven wear signs or not. While this is a good recommendation, ask your service advisor or call us at Hallmark Mitsubishi for timing as well as the best rotation pattern for your vehicle and type of tires.
Lack of Rotation is the #1 cause of irregular wear.
- It is recommended to rotate your tires at every other oil change or every 5000 miles, you should always follow the guidelines in your vehicle’s owner manual for both timing as well as the appropriate rotation pattern for your vehicle.
- When the tread depth on your tires differs greatly, you should always place the tires with the most amount of tread on the back.
- Although regularly rotating your tires can help to maintain an even amount of wear, it can not fix irregular wear caused by faulty or worn mechanical parts, improper inflation pressures or alignment issues.