What Is Tire Rotation?

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What does rotating tires mean? If you keep up with your vehicle’s recommended service schedule, then you have more than likely heard this term before. But, what does tire rotation do? Tire rotation evens out the wear and tear on your tires so that they last longer and help your vehicle drive smoother on the Berwick roads. Learn more about what tire rotation is with the service team at Southland Dodge, and visit us for all of your service needs. 

Tire Rotation Basics

What does rotating tires mean? Tire rotation involves moving your tires around from one position to another on your vehicle. Usually, front tires are moved to the back and back tires are moved to the front. Sometimes, you’ll change sides when you move tires, which is known as the rotation pattern. To help you understand the process better, here are some basic tire tips: 

  • Most vehicles carry the majority of their weight in the front, causing the front tires to wear out faster than the back tires. 
  • The type of drivetrain will affect how fast certain tires wear down. 
  • In front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles, power is delivered to the front wheels and axle to help propel the vehicle forward on the Des Allmands roads. Front tires will wear faster than they would with rear-wheel drive (RWD), all-wheel drive (AWD), and four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles. 
  • The drivetrain of your vehicle will have an impact on the tire rotation pattern. This is to make sure that tire wear and tear is evenly distributed among all tires. 

Importance of Tire Rotation

  • Maintaining traction control, since tires lose tread depth, and traction, when they wear down unevenly 
  • Preventing blowouts since tires become more likely to get flat or otherwise fail the more wore down they become
  • Improving overall performance and preventing vibration felt from unevenly worn tires. 
  • Reducing tire drag and engine straining
  • Increasing fuel efficiency

Schedule a visit to our service center if you require a tire rotation, and let us help you drive through Houma with peace of mind. 

Rotate Your Tires at Southland Dodge

Now that you know what tire rotation is and how it improves vehicle performance, contact us to get your tires rotated and get you back on the road. Use our service specials to save on every visit.

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