Driving in traffic in St. Louis and Chesterfield can wear down your tires requiring regular tire rotations. Tire rotation involves changing the position of your tires on your vehicle such as moving the back tires to the front and the front tires to the back. Tire rotations are recommended every 5,000 miles depending on the environment and driving habits.
You should have your tires rotated regularly as it helps spread out the tread wear which increases tire lifespan and improves overall performance. Uneven tread wear can cause tires to blow out faster meaning you have to spend money replacing them more often.
Plus, this can create a situation where your tires are replaced in a different order and are all different ages creating a situation where tread wear is always uneven which can affect performance and driving predictability. When tires wear down evenly their tread depth is the exact same increasing the uniformity of grip and overall responsiveness when driving.
No matter what type of transmission your vehicle has regular tire operations are important AWD transmission especially should have regular tire rotation as even wear reduces strain on the transmission and associated parts.
Depending on the type of transmission your car has and the types of tires you use the tire rotation pattern can change as there are several ways to rotate tires. Patterns can cross, go back, go forward, or go in a variety of directions as different transmission wear down tires differently and certified technicians will know which way is best.
As noted above without regular tire rotate your tires wear unevenly and at different rates. This lack of uniformity can have a negative impact on your car’s responsiveness when driving. Issues can include pulling when driving or your turning responsiveness not being as expected due to your tires losing grip. Uneven wear also makes the drive less enjoyable overall as it can become noisier and bumpier due to the tires being damaged. Once your tires are damaged due or uneven wear they cannot be fixed only replaced and a lack of rotation reduces tire lifespan meaning you’ll have to replace them far more often.
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