Tire Rotations 101

Keeping your car maintained is important, and we can help at Anastos Motors in Kenosha, WI. Tire rotations are necessary for many reasons. Auto manufacturers typically recommend having your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Tire rotations are sometimes performed at the same time as oil changes. Why are tire rotations so important? Let's find out.

During a tire rotation, the position of your vehicle's tires will be changed so that wear is evenly spread across each tire. One of our service technicians can inspect your tires for damage, check the air pressure, and balance your tires if needed. When your tires wear evenly, you have improved braking, stability, cornering, and handling. Overall, keeping your tires rotated helps make your vehicle safer.

With a FWD vehicle, the front tires take on more friction and torque, so it is important to keep up with routine tire rotations if your vehicle has FWD. Evenly worn tires on all-wheel-drive vehicles lower the stress on the powertrain, which can help extend the life of certain engine components.

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