Rotating your car's tires is a great way to ensure the tread wears evenly, which is vital for balanced handling. If you have a vehicle with four-wheel drive, making sure you get your tires rotated is important when it comes to controlling your car in wet or slick conditions. Your tire manufacturer may also require you to get your tires rotated in order to keep its warranty in place.
Your tires may wear differently, depending on the type of vehicle you have, which makes it all the more important to regularly get your tires serviced at a dealership. On four-wheel-drive vehicles, you may notice that your front tires wear more quickly. With rear-wheel-drive vehicles, the wear is often more balanced, but the front and rear tires still often wear in different places, making tire rotations important. With all-wheel-drive vehicles, it's especially important to keep even treadwear because the differences in the depth of tread can impact the drivetrain.
Uneven wear on your tires, vehicle vibration, and a loss of air pressure in your tires means it's time to take your vehicle in for a tire rotation. If you notice your car's tires squealing or squeaking when you brake hard, it may also be a sign you need another tire rotation.
If you're looking to get your tires rotated, our experts will help to ensure your tires live a long life and you enjoy a smoother ride by thoroughly inspecting your tires for wear and tear and rotating them for optimal performance. We recommend rotating your tires between 5,000 and 7,000 miles. If you're taking your car in to get an oil change, consider a rotation as well.