Tire rotations are a major part of your vehicle's service schedule. While it can be different for each vehicle, a general rule you can use is to have tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. But what is a tire rotation, exactly? A tire rotation prevents any one tire from wearing down too fast, and helps maintain traction, prevent blowouts, and improves fuel economy on Kaukauna and Neenah roads. Check out our complete guide to tire rotations, and then be sure to schedule your next service appointment at Kolosso Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today!

What Does Rotating Tires Mean?

So what does rotating tires mean? Rotating tires involves moving your tires from one position to another. Most of the time, technicians will move your rear tires to the front and your front tires to rear. Another option is for them to rotate tires from the left to ride side, and right to left. No matter which way it's done, it's all to ensure that your tires are worn down evenly so that you don't have to waste money buying one replacement tire. Take a look at some more tire rotation basics below:

  • Most cars carry more weight at the front, so front tires will typically wear out faster, but the type of drivetrain your vehicle has will also affect the rate at which each tire wears down. 
  • For example, in front-wheel drive vehicles, power is sent to the front axle and wheels to produce forward motion. Therefore the front tires will wear down faster than they would in rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive models.
  • This also means that your vehicle's drivetrain will also affect the tire rotation pattern, to ensure that no tire wears down too fast compared to the whole set of tires.

What Does Tire Rotation Do?

Now that you know how it's done, you might also be wondering: "What does a tire rotation do for my vehicle?" Having your tires rotated regularly will ensure a smoother performance and ensure your tires can last longer on Waupaca roads. Take a closer look at why it's important to have your tires rotated:

  • Maintains Traction: When tires wear down, they lose tire tread depth. A loss of tread depth in turn means that traction is reduced. This can interfere with your ability to control your car in certain situations. Preventing uneven tire wear helps ensure that all tires have the same amount of tread.
  • Prevents Blowouts: Tires become more likely to fail as they get worn down. If you've ever had one blow out as you drive around Manitowoc, you'll know how unpleasant and potentially dangerous it can be.
  • Improves Performance: Tires working together that have uneven wear often produce vibration, which you'll eventually feel through the steering wheel.
  • Maximizes Efficiency: Worn tires create drag, strain the engine, and increase your fuel consumption.

Get Your Next Tire Rotation at Kolosso Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 

Now that you have a better idea of how tire rotations work and why they are needed, you can ensure you get the best performance out of your vehicle on Oshkosh roads. Find more helpful service tips and tricks, like how to check your coolant levels, at Kolosso Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and see how you can save on your next visit with our service discounts and specials. You can also find OEM parts and accessories that will continue to enhance the look and feel of your vehicle. Contact us today to schedule your next service appointment at our dealership near Green Bay!