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Welcome back to our monthly blog, in which we give you advice and tips on how to take care of your vehicle so it can last you longer and give you fewer issues. In this month’s blog, we want to cover tire rotations and how this can help your vehicle have improved braking, handling, and a longer lifespan.
A tire rotation refers to switching your tires in a specific pattern that allows all your tires to wear simultaneously. The pattern usually involves changing your back tires to the front and your front tires to the back while switching sides; the tire on your passenger side to the driver’s side and vice versa. Please continue reading to learn more about the benefits of a tire rotation.
Your Tires Wear Evenly: Not rotating your tires can cause uneven wear. Due to your tires having different functions, one tire might have to work harder than another. This causes uneven wear, affecting other aspects we will discuss in the following points. A tire rotation will put the more used tire in the position of a lesser-used tire, therefore allowing all tires to have the same lifespan.
Improved Braking: A tire rotation can help improve your braking due to even wearing your tire tread. Your tire tread serves to ‘grip’ the road, which is why you need your four tires to have a good tread life.
Reduced Tire Cupping: Have you ever driven your car and felt as if you were going over bumps? Then you might have experienced tire cupping. Tire cupping happens when you suddenly hit the brake at high speeds. Your tire wears extremely unevenly in one spot, which causes a bump sensation every time you drive. A tire rotation can help to reduce tire cupping by spreading out the wear evenly between your tires.
Enhanced Handling: A regular Tire rotation can have an overall increased handling experience for your car. Handling refers to the ability to control your vehicle in any situation safely. If you find yourself on a wet road, you need to prevent your vehicle from sliding. For this, a tire rotation will keep all your tires ready to ‘grip’ the road and offer maximum handling in any conditions.
Your friends at Yorba Linda Auto Service encourage you to schedule an appointment to have one of our trained technicians assess your vehicle. If a tire rotation is needed, we will do the work to the highest standards and get you on the road in no time! Please visit us at 801 S Lakeview Avenue, Unit G, Placentia, CA 92870, or give us a call at 714-970-8774 to schedule an appointment today!