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what’s best? – Royal Examiner

what's best?  – Royal Examiner

Your car’s tires are expensive. That’s why you should do everything you can to make them last as long as possible. Rotating and balancing your tires are two effective methods of extending their life. This is why.

• More even wear. Your car’s front tires wear out faster than your rear tires because turning increases friction with the road. A tire rotation swaps your tires front to back and right to left, so your tires wear more evenly and extend the life of each tire.

• Increased security. Your vehicle will run better because spinning your tires will reduce wear and extend the life of the tire tread, giving you better traction for longer.

• Possibility of inspection. Rotating your tires is an excellent time to visually inspect them for damage. You can also check and balance tread depth and air pressure if you have noticed vibrations. Unbalanced tires wear unevenly, decreasing performance when turning or braking.

• Increased fuel consumption. Worn tires have uneven contact with the road and increased friction, making your engine work harder and reducing fuel consumption.

• Fewer trips to the garage. If you don’t change your tires regularly, you’ll need to replace your front tires more often than your rear tires. Keeping them rotated allows you to replace all four tires at once, reducing the number of trips to the tire shop.

Most manufacturers recommend spinning and balancing your tires every 5,000 miles. However, the recommended frequency may vary depending on the type of tires, the size of your vehicle and the road conditions you usually drive on.


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