What is a Tire Rotation?

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Regularly scheduled maintenance is essential, and it’s very likely that you know that tire rotation is part of that maintenance. But just what is tire rotation, and what does tire rotation do? Our team at Gerald Nissan of Naperville will help you better understand the answer to “what does tire rotation mean?” and find the answer to “what is tire rotation?”


What Does Tire Rotation Do?

  • Maintains Traction: Tire tread depth is lost as tires age. The less tread depth the tire has, the less traction there is on the streets of Plainfield. Tires that do not have an adequate amount to tread can be dangerous, especially when roads are wet and slick. 
  • Prevents Blowouts: Tire blowouts are more likely if your tires are worn. 
  • Improves Performance: Are you feeling a vibration in the steering wheel? It could mean that your tires are experiencing uneven wear. 
  • Maximizes Efficiency: Worn tires create drag and cause the engine to work harder. When this happens, your car is not operating as efficiently as it should. 

What Does Rotating Tires Mean?

Tire rotation is the act of moving tires from one position on a vehicle to another depending on your driven wheels. For most vehicles, this involves transferring the front tires to the rear and the rear tires to the front. Your vehicle may require a specific rotation pattern where some of the tires also swap sides. For example, the rear left tire would become the front right tire. Here are some tire rotation basics:

  • In most cars, the majority of the weight is carried at the front of the vehicle, which causes the front tires to wear down sooner. The type of drivetrain your vehicle has will also affect the rate at which each tire wears down. 
  • If you have a FWD car, power is sent to the front axle and wheels to produce forward motion. Because of this, these tires experience more wear and tear than the front tires of a RWD car or an AWD model. 
  • This also means that your vehicle’s drivetrain will also affect the tire rotation pattern. You do not want some tires to wear down quicker than others.

Turn to Gerald Nissan of Naperville for Tire Care 

As a general rule, you should execute a tire rotation every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. However, your owner’s manual may suggest a different interval for your particular make and model. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Gerald Nissan of Naperville, just a short drive from Warrenville and Downers Grove. If your vehicle is in need of a tire rotation, schedule an appointment today!

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