Why Is Tire Rotation Important?

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What does rotating your tires do? Rotating your tires is essentially moving your tires to different positions on your Honda vehicle in order to make sure that their tread wears at the same rate. Learn more about how often to rotate tires and everything else you need to know with the service experts at Shenango Honda. We’re here to make sure that you have everything you need to drive efficiently on the roads of Sharon. 

How Drivetrain Affects Tire Rotation

As you drive around Hubbard, which includes speeding up, braking, turning, and everything in between, your tires use friction to grip the road. This is ultimately what causes tires to wear down, but depending on the drivetrain you have, your tires could wear down at different rates. That’s because different drivetrain systems send power to different tires. Those tires are the ones that get used more often, which lead to them wearing out faster than the other tires. 

Because of this, it’s important to understand your car’s drivetrain. Here’s an idea of how each different kind of drivetrain system affects tire rotation: 

  • Front-Wheel Drive (FWD): Your engine sends power to the front wheels, which will cause the front wheels to wear out faster. 
  • Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD): Your engine sends power to the rear wheels, which will cause them to wear out faster. 
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD): Your engine sends power to all four wheels, so they should wear down at similar rates. However, many automotive experts say that the rear tires will usually wear out slightly faster on AWD vehicles. 
  • Intelligent All-Wheel Drive: As an advanced AWD system, this will direct power to each wheel individually, depending on the road conditions. This system is meant to give you more control and evenly distribute tire tread wear. 

How Often to Rotate Tires

Many experts recommend having your tires rotated every 5,000-8,000 miles. However, these numbers can vary depending on the vehicle you drive, your driving habits around Mercer, and other factors. We recommend checking your owner’s manual for a more specific number or reaching out to our service center. For other helpful service and parts tips and information, visit our web page online. 

What Can Happen If You Don’t Rotate Your Tires

Failing to keep up with your recommended tire rotation can lead to uneven tire tread wear, which means that some of your tires will wear out faster than normal. This can lead to problems on the roads of Hermitage, including: 

  • Bad traction
  • Skidding
  • Brake pad deterioration
  • Flat tires
  • Tire blowouts

To make sure that you maintain even tire tread wear and avoid any potential accidents, schedule an appointment with Shenango Honda, your trusted service experts. We’ll show you how often to rotate your tires and answer any questions you have!

Service Your Tires at Shenango Honda!

So, what does rotating your tires do? Rotating your tires keeps your tire tread wear even and extends the overall lifespan of your tires. Contact us if you need your tires rotated or have any other general car-care or service needs!

 

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