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We all know that rotating your tires is important for the longevity of your quality used vehicle. But when and why should you rotate your tires? We take a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of tire rotation.

What is Tire Rotation?

First things first: Let’s define what tire rotation actually is. Typically, rotating your tires consists of moving the front tires to the back and the back to the front. Often, the left and right tires are switched as well. However, there are a handful of rotation patterns that exist. The best type of rotation may depend on the type of car you drive. For full details, be sure to check your owner’s manual.

Why Should You Rotate Your Tires?

As you drive your vehicle, the contact between the pavement and your tires causes wear on the tires’ treads. This wear doesn’t happen evenly and can be even more apparent if your vehicle suffers from alignment issues—or if you’re overdue for a tire rotation!

This uneven wear can cause issues during an emergency situation, especially during slick conditions. Besides safety, your car manufacturer may require the tires to be rotated at a set interval of time in order to keep the warranty valid.

When Should You Rotate Your Tires?

On average, tires should be rotated every 6,000-8,000 miles or every six months. Again, this can vary by tire, so be sure to check your owner’s manual. If you’re uncertain, our friendly technicians would be more than happy to help.

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