When Was Your Last Tire Rotation?

It may not be often that the average driver pays attention to the tires on their vehicle. That is until its time to replace them, which can prove to be a very costly endeavor. Tire rotation can help to extend the life of your tires, and should definitely be a part of your overall car maintenance. Tires should get rotated every six months, or every 6,000 to 8,000 miles to prevent premature wear. In layman's terms, tire rotation is the act of moving the wheels and tires from the front axle of the car to the rear axle, and vice versa.

Have you ever noticed that the tread on your front tires wear out faster than your rear tires? The reason for this is twofold, but is quite easy to explain. When you apply the brakes, the weight of your vehicle is being transferred from the rear to the front of vehicle, resulting in a greater degree of force being applied to your front tires. Secondly, the front wheels do all of the steering. So, the workload that is getting placed on the front tires is disproportionately greater. So, has it been over six months or 8,000 miles since your last tire rotation? Have you never rotated your tires? Our expert auto technicians are available here at Paul Cole Motors Inc. in Fostoria, OH! So schedule an appointment with our dealership today.

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