What is a tire rotation?
For anyone who might not be aware, a tire rotation just describes the process of switching your front tires to the rear of the vehicle, and vice versa. Why is this done? Well, everything has to do with the treads of your tires. For front-wheel drive vehicles especially, the front wheels wear on the edges where you are constantly turning. By rotating the tires, the wearing of the tread is more even, enabling you to keep your tires of a longer period of time. The faster your treads wear, especially in specific places, the more likely you are to buy a brand new set of tires, which is fine, unless it could have been avoided by a quick tire rotation.
How do I know when I need new tires?
Well, first off, our certified technicians can always be consulted on whether or not you need tires. But, if you want a quick an easy tip for you to do in the comfort of your own garage, we have the trick for you! Take out a penny you have laying around, and put it head first through your tread. If any part of Abraham Lincoln’s head is covered, then your treads are fine, and you will likely be fine with your tires for a while longer. However, if his head is completely exposed, then your treads are worn out, and you need a new pair. Beyond all of this, consider how old your tires are. If they’re older than 10 years old, they should most likely be replaced.
Why are good tires important?
Tires are, literally, the foundation of your vehicle. They are the parts that are in contact with the ground, creating traction, making sure that your vehicle can even handle on the road. As soon as your tires start to go, your entire vehicle is compromised. And even if we are talking about more than just traction, something like having underinflated tires could lead to an immediate effect, like having to fuel up your vehicle more frequently. Whether it’s for safety reasons, or to save money, keep an eye on your tires.
Waynesboro CDJR Tire Services
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