Benefit of Tire Rotations: Extend Tire Life

Hansma Automotive offers tire rotations, and many more maintenance options for your vehicle. Tire rotations are a simple but effective process designed to extend the lifespan of your tires by evening out their wear patterns. This is done by rotating the rear tires to the front of the vehicle, and the front ones to the back. 

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How Often Should Tires be Rotated?

Tires should be rotated every 10,000 km in order to maximize tire tread life. The tires may not look worn, but they are still wearing down in specific places depending on their location on the vehicle. 

Why Does Rotating Tires Extend Their Lifespan?

Tire treads wear down in different locations depending on where they are located on the vehicle. Different tires will wear down faster, depending on factors such as braking, vehicle drive systems (2WD, AWD or 4WD), vehicle weight and more. Rotating the tires around to different spots on the vehicle ensures that all of them wear evenly. 

Tire Rotation allows for maximum lifespan to be achieved as the full set of tires wears evenly, instead of one or two tires wearing significantly while the others are left in good condition. 

How to Rotate Tires

Rotating tires is simply done by jacking up the car, removing the tires and then installing the formally front tires at the rear, and the formally rear tires at the front. A full vehicle jack should be used for this process, do not attempt to use multiple single tire jacks, as the risk of one of them slipping, and the car smashing into the ground is high. 

Do Winter Tires Need to Be Rotated?

Winter tires should be rotated the same as summer tires. Winter tires typically have a much more aggressive tread than summer tire, and as such can wear down quicker. Tire tread health is essential to safe driving, as healthier treads mean better grip.

Full Vehicle Maintenance 

Hansma Automotive specializes in full vehicle maintenance solutions that are designed to keep your vehicle on the road as long as possible. Click here for a full list of maintenance services available. 

Posted on October 6, 2014 .