What does rotating your tires do and why is it important for your Nashua travels? Rotating your tires helps even out the wear and tear of your set, which helps improve your set's longevity and performance. Learn more about why we rotate tires and how you can benefit from scheduling your service at Audi Stratham today!

How Does Drivetrain Affect Tire Rotation? 

As you navigate the roads of Manchester your tires go through a lot of stress and strain, which is why we rotate tires in the first place. Whether accelerating down the Portsmouth highways or taking a sharp curve in Concord, your tires receive lots of friction from the road, which breaks down tread. And depending on your drivetrain, your tires will wear out at different rates:

  • Front-wheel drive vehicle: The engine sends power to the front wheels to steer and stop, so the front tires will wear out faster than the rear set.
  • Rear-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is directed to the rear wheels, but the front wheels still take on the bulk of steering and braking. The rear tires will still wear out faster than the front tires, although at a slower rate.
  • All-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is more evenly distributed, but the rear tires are likely to wear out faster than the front set.
  • Intelligent all-wheel drive systems: Tires may face different wear on the inside vs. outside of the tires due to the friction of cornering, while some systems may work actively to even out wear during sharp turns.

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires? 

Now you know why we rotate tires, but how often to rotate tires is another important question. Most drivers should expect to schedule a tire rotation every six months or 5,000 to 8,000 miles. We recommend checking your owner's manual for specific recommendations based on your year, make, and model. But if you put your car through more strenuous driving conditions, feel free to talk with our certified service technicians to determine how often to rotate tires for your lifestyle.

What Happens if I Don't Rotate My Tires?

It's easy to appreciate what does rotating your tires do when you consider what happens when you don't keep up with your maintenance. If you neglect your tire rotations, you increase the likelihood of:

  • Poor traction and skidding on the roads
  • More rapid deterioration of brake pads
  • Flat tires and blowouts

Schedule Your Service at Audi Stratham

Ready to learn more service tips and tricks for the Stratham roads ahead? Contact us at Audi Stratham to learn more about what we can do for you, or feel free to schedule your service online. Our team is happy to help with all of your maintenance and service needs in the area, so get in touch today!