Why is Tire Rotation Important?

Rotating tires

Why rotate tires? Rotating your tires can extend the life of your tires, therefore making sure you get the most bang for your buck. Rotating your tires prevents any one of your tires from wearing faster than the others due to the fact that tires don’t wear out evenly. Learn more about when and how often to rotate tires here, and then visit the Ron Sayer's Chrysler Jeep Dodge service center near Blackfoot for your next tire rotation!

How Does Drivetrain Affect Tire Rotation? 

Common actions such as braking, acceleration, and turning around Rexburg causes friction between your tires and the road. Read on to see how different drivetrains affect how quickly your tires wear out:

  • Front-wheel drive vehicle: The engine is directed to the front wheels, therefore causing the tires in the front to wear out faster.
  • Rear-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is directed to the rear wheels, yet the front wheels will still wear down given that it is responsible for steering and braking. This means that the rear wheels will wear out quicker than the front wheels albeit slightly slower.
  • All-wheel drive vehicle: Even though engine power is more evenly distributed, according to experts the rear tires will still wear out faster.
  • Intelligent All-wheel drive systems: Some advanced all-wheel-drive systems can even direct power to an individual wheel while driving, further affecting tire life.

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires? 

On average, tires should be rotated every 5,000-8,000 miles or every six months. Of course, these intervals may be different depending on your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM vehicle or how often you drive. If you need help figuring out how often you should rotate your specific vehicle’s tires, our certified team of technicians will be happy to help.

What Happens if I Don’t Rotate My Tires?

If you don’t schedule tire rotation service, the tires will wear out faster and can lead to disastrous consequences including:

  • Flat tires and blowouts
  • Poor traction and skidding on the roads
  • More rapid deterioration of brake pads

Keep Your Vehicle in Good Shape at Ron Sayer's Chrysler Jeep Dodge

If you want to know more about tire maintenance, come to Ron Sayer's Chrysler Jeep Dodge near Pocatello to make an appointment or check out some more maintenance tips.


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