Why Rotate Tires?

Mechanic with Tires


Your vehicle’s regularly-scheduled maintenance is what keeps it running in top condition on the Cape Coral roads. At various intervals–either determined by time or mileage–you’ll bring your car to a qualified service center so a technician can perform services like changing your oil, inspecting your tire pressure, replacing any fluids, checking your battery, and more. One of these regularly-scheduled services is called tire rotation, which essentially means that a technician will move your tires to the opposite axle–the rear wheels will come to the front, while the front tires will move to the rear. But what does rotating your tires do? It may sound like an unnecessary service, but it’s actually quite important that you stay on top of it. The team at Val Ward Cadillac has more information in the guide below. 



What Does Rotating Your Tires Do?

As soon as you hit the road, whether it’s for your daily Naples commute or for a longer weekend road trip, there are a lot of variables that affect your tires. The three most important factors are weather conditions, road conditions, and your driving habits (e.g. braking hard or coasting, accelerating slowly or quickly, etc). None of these variables are exactly the same day to day, which means that your tires will wear out at uneven rates. 

Rotating your tires is a good way to mitigate this uneven wear-and-tear by frequently switching the positions of the tires. By moving the front tires to the rear and the rear tires to the front, you ensure that all four of your tires are handling the road conditions more equally. Regular tire rotation maximizes the life of your tires, so they won’t wear out and need to be replaced as often. Tires that are rotated frequently also improve traction and make less road noise, so your rides are a bit smoother and quieter.

How Often To Rotate Tires

Now that you know the importance of having your tires regularly rotated at a service center, you might be wondering how often to rotate your tires. Your owner’s manual will give you more specific details, but there’s some conventional wisdom you can go on as a generalization. Front- and rear-wheel drive tires should usually be rotated every 5,000 to 7,000 miles, while all-wheel drive tires need to be rotated at a more frequent 3,000 to 5,000 miles since AWD vehicles engage all four tires at once. 

Get Your Tires Rotated at Val Ward Cadillac!

If it’s time to get your tires rotated, Val Ward Cadillac is here to help. You can schedule a service appointment right from our website, and we’ll have you safely back on the Bonita Springs roads on time! Feel free to contact our office with any questions, or for more information about the services we can perform for your vehicle. If you’re interested in saving on your next appointment, we offer service specials updated all the time. 


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