What is Tire Rotation?

If you’re a diligent vehicle owner in Marrero, you know that regular tire rotations are important, so you schedule them with every oil change. However, you may have wondered from time-to-time what a tire rotation actually does, and why it’s so important. Put simply, tire rotations maintain optimal traction, prevent frightening blowouts, and they can even increase your fuel economy.

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What Does Rotating Tires Mean?

Tire rotation is self-explanatory: your tires are repositioned so that each one ends up in a new spot. Most of the time, your front tires end up in the rear, while your rear tires move up to the front. Additionally, your tires might be put on different sides than before, meaning the front left tire would now be the rear right tire.

Generally speaking, vehicles carry the bulk of their weight in the front end. Naturally, the front tires wear out faster. Tire rotations will ensure even wear, which is crucial to getting the full life expectancy out of them.

What Does Tire Rotation Do?

  • Maintains Traction: Tire wear goes hand-in-hand with tread depth loss, which results in reduced traction on Gretna roads. When you lose tire traction, you may have a more difficult time retaining vehicle control. If you stay on top of tire rotations, though, your tires will wear at a slower rate.
  • Prevents Blowouts: As your tires wear out, they’re more prone to fail, and even blow out in extreme situations. Tire blowouts are frightening, to say the least, but they’re easily prevented with tire rotations.
  • Improves Performance: Have you ever felt like you were driving on a rumble strip while you were actually on a perfectly paved road in New Orleans? Tires with uneven wear will often cause vibrations while you drive, and you’ll feel it through the steering wheel.
  • Maximizes Efficiency: Everyone wants to get the best fuel economy possible, and regular tire rotations can help. When your tires are worn out, they can create drag, which overworks your engine, using up more gas than necessary.

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Trust the Ray Brandt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Service Department for Tire Rotations

Time for a tire rotation? You can count on the expert technicians at our service department. Finding a convenient time to come in is easy with our online service scheduler. If you have any questions about a tire rotation or how to change the battery in a Jeep key fob, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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