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Your vehicle’s tires are expensive. Therefore, you should do everything to make them last as long as possible. Rotating and balancing your tires are two effective ways to extend their life. Here’s why.
• More uniform wear. Your car’s front tires wear out faster than the rear tires because cornering increases friction with the road. A tire rotation swaps your tires front-to-back and right-to-left, so your tires wear more evenly, extending the useful life of each tire.
• Increased security. Your vehicle will perform better because rotating your tires causes less wear and extends the life of tire treads, giving you better traction for longer.
• Possibility of inspection. Rotating your tires is a great time to visually inspect them. You can also check the tread depth and air pressure and balance them out if you noticed any vibrations. Unbalanced tires wear unevenly, which decreases performance when cornering or braking.
• Increased energy efficiency. Worn tires have uneven contact with the road and increased friction, which forces your engine to work harder and reduces fuel efficiency.
• Fewer trips to the garage. If you don’t rotate your tires regularly, you need to replace your front tires more often than your rear tires. When you keep them rotating, you can replace all four tires simultaneously, reducing the number of trips to the tire shop.
Most manufacturers recommend rotating and balancing your tires every 5,000 miles. However, the recommended frequency may vary depending on the type of tires, the size of your vehicle and the road conditions on which you usually drive.