Tire Rotation

What Is a Tire Rotation?

In order for your new, used, or certified pre-owned model to run at its best on Laurel and Big Timber roads, you’ll want to have your tires rotated. So, what is a tire rotation? This essential vehicle maintenance task prevents one or more of your tires from wearing down at different rates, as well as other problems you may face on the road such as limited tire traction or tire blowouts. Learn more about why you should have your tires rotated from the automotive service professionals at Underriner Hyundai.

What Does Rotating Tires Mean?

Rotating your tires enables each tire to wear down at the same time, so you don’t have to replace tires one by one. The process of rotating them involves moving them from one position to another. This can be done by moving the front tires to the rear and the back tires to the front, or even following other tire rotation patterns like moving the rear left tire to the front right and moving the rear right tire to the front left. Some other facts about tire rotations you want to keep in mind include:

  • The majority of vehicles carry more weight in the front, causing the front tires to wear out faster, but your vehicle’s drivetrain will also affect the wear rate for each tire.
  • Here’s an example: With front-wheel drive cars, power is sent to the front axle and wheels to produce forward motion. This means the front tires will wear faster than they would in rear-wheel, all-wheel, or four-wheel drive models.
  • This also means that your car’s drivetrain will impact the tire rotation pattern, in order to help ensure one or two tires don’t wear down faster than the others.

What Does Tire Rotation Do?

So, what does a tire rotation do, or how does it improve your ride? These are just some of the ways you can benefit from having your tires rotated within the suggested intervals from your model’s maintenance schedule:

  • Better Traction: As your tires wear down, they begin to lose tread depth, which leads to decreased traction on the road. This can impact your ability to control your vehicle in inclement weather and other situations. Regular tire rotation helps ensure all tires wear at the same rate and have equal amounts of tread depth.
  • Prevents Blowouts: The more your tires wear down, the likelier they are to blowout when you’re driving.
  • Improves Performance: By preventing uneven wear, tire rotation helps avoid uncomfortable vibration when you’re driving, which can be felt through the steering wheel.
  • Maximizes Efficiency: When your tires are worn out, your vehicle is more susceptible to drag, engine strain, and increased fuel consumption.

Find Quality Honda Service at Underriner Hyundai

Now that you know more about tire rotations, you can check out more service features at Underriner Hyundai such as how to clean car seats, how often to replace a car battery, or how many miles tires last. You can always count on our expert service and parts team to have you back on the road in no time, and save when you take advantage of our service coupons. Contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment near Livingston!

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