Why are Tire Rotations Necessary for Tire Care?

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Tire rotations can help drivers extend the life of their tires, which is why so many automotive service experts suggest vehicle owners take their car, truck, or SUV in for regular rotations. But how does tire rotation work, and what tire rotation pattern is best for your vehicle? Below, we’ve broken down everything drivers need to know about tire rotation service. 

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Why Is Tire Rotation Service Important? 

Tire rotation is one of the most effective ways a driver can extend the longevity of their tires. By rotating where the tires are placed on the vehicle, drivers can ensure they wear and degrade at an even rate. If left unrotated, different tires will degrade at faster rates than others, dramatically decreasing the life expectancy of their tires. 

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Why Are There Different Tire Rotation Patterns? 

The tire rotation pattern most suitable for your vehicle will depend on its drivetrain. All-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive vehicles all place greater stress and weight on different tires, resulting in unique tire rotation patterns being used for different types of vehicles. Your vehicle’s owner manual will likely recommend a specific tire rotation pattern, though an automotive service expert will also be able to help.   

What Happens If Your Tires Aren’t Rotated 

When drivers fail to rotate their tires, they will begin to degrade at uneven rates. Aside from significantly reducing the lifespan of a tire, there are several other negative aspects of uneven tire wear. Unevenly worn tires will result in worse traction and control, which can cause problems in poor weather conditions. They can also make it harder for service professionals to identify wheel issues, as many alignment and suspension issues share symptoms with unevenly worn tires. 

Book a Tire Rotation Service Appointment with Southbank Dodge  

Drivers looking for tire rotation service in Ottawa can book an appointment with the team here at  Southbank Dodge. Our service centre has all the tools we need to swap your tires and to get your vehicle back to you in a timely fashion. Don’t hesitate to book an appointment right here on our website. Vehicle owners with any questions can call our service centre at (833) 384 – 0278, or send us a message through our website.