Why Is Tire Rotation Important?

November 9th, 2018 by

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Tire rotation is crucial to maintaining the health of your vehicle and the longevity of your tires. What does tire rotation do though? In short, it stops any tire from wearing out faster than another, evenly spreading out the wear and tear to all tires. Learn more below, then stop by the Gunter CDJR Martinsville service center near Danville so we can help you with your next tire rotation!

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How Does Drivetrain Affect Tire Rotation?

Every time you accelerate, turn, or round curves in Martinsville, you create wear on your tires. Depending on the drivetrain your vehicle has, your tire treads will wear out at different speeds.

  • Front-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is directed to the front wheels, which are responsible for steering, starting and most of the stopping force. Therefore the front tires will wear out the fastest.
  • Rear-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is directed to the rear wheels, but the front wheels are still responsible for steering and much of braking. The rear tires will still wear out faster than the front tires, although at a general slower rate.
  • All-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is more evenly distributed, but there are many experts out there that maintain that the rear tires will still wear out faster.
  • Intelligent all-wheel drive systems: Going around curves means different levels on strain and friction on the inside tires vs. outside tires. Some advanced all-wheel drive systems can even direct power to an individual wheel while driving around a curve for better cornering, which will further affect tire life.

What Happens if I Don’t Rotate My Tires?

Neglecting to rotate your tires can lead to a number of issues. In general, you will want to schedule service for a tire rotation every 5,000-7,500 miles or every time you get an oil change. This can prevent issues like:

  • Skidding on the roads
  • Flat tires and blowouts
  • Rapid break pad deterioration

Keep Your Vehicle in Good Shape at Gunter CDJR Martinsville

If you want to know more about tire care, how to check your tire tread depth, why your car is overheating, or get any other service tips like how much is a transmission, come to Gunter CDJR Martinsville near Gunter CDJR Martinsville. When you are ready to bring your vehicle in for the next tire rotation, be sure to browse our parts and service coupons so you can get a great deal! Be sure to check out our finance tips as well for answers to questions like “can I trade in a financed car” or “what is a simple interest loan?

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