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What is Tire Rotation?

There are probably a few auto service components you’re constantly reminded of by your mechanic or gearhead friend or family member: oil change, top off brake fluid, and tire rotation. Though you may know the first two, what does rotating tires mean? This service switches the position of your four tires front to back and/or side to side. In this guide from the service center experts at University Mazda, we’ll walk you through what tire rotation does. If you find this guide helpful, we are happy to share our vast archive of additional service tips to keep your vehicle in optimal condition on Albuquerque roads.

What Tire Rotation is Important

What does a tire rotation do for Rio Rancho drivers? Knowing this answer is key to understanding why a tire rotation is important to your safety, the overall health of your vehicle, and the lifespan of your tires. The following points detail the benefits of a regular tire rotation, which is recommended about every 6,000 to 8,000 miles.

Promote Even Wear

Regular rotation of your tires prevents uneven tire wear. Especially for cars with a 2×4 drivetrain, the harder working tires will wear faster. Rotating the tires will slow this process and encourage even wear. Uneven wear can be dangerous, leading to tire blowouts or misalignment.

Preserve Balanced Handling

Balanced handling is a benefit of routinely rotated tires. This is important for inclement weather conditions or alternate terrain you may experience throughout Santa Fe. Balanced handling improves your control of the vehicle and its overall performance.

Maintain Good Traction

When tires wear, they incrementally lose the tire’s original tread depth. Healthy tread depth is vital to your tire’s ability to grip the road as intended. Similar to the benefit of better handling, good traction will also keep you and other drivers safer in slick, wet, or icy conditions.

Prolong Tire Lifespan

Because tire rotations promote even tire wear, this will allow you to get as much life from your tires as safely possible. Additionally, if you have a full-size matching spare tire, you can work that fifth wheel into your tire rotation. In the event you need a spare, it will be worn as evenly as the other four.

Schedule a Tire Rotation at University Mazda

If you think you’re vehicle is ready for a tire rotation, please contact our maintenance center to schedule service. Our mission is to keep Farmington drivers on the road as safely as possible, and a tire rotation certainly helps to ensure just that. If you have any questions regarding maintenance, how many miles tires last, how long car brakes last, safety, or the Mazda brand, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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