Why rotate tires? What does rotating your tires do? Nashua drivers looking to schedule service often ask these questions so they know how to keep their new vehicle in great shape. Audi Stratham covers the basics of tire rotation, including how often to rotate tires in their handy guide below.

Why Rotate Tires?

Tire rotation is a vital part of vehicle maintenance because tires wear down differently depending on various factors. Rotation makes sure they wear down at an even rate, providing more stability on Manchester roads and improving the following: 

  • Better Fuel Economy: Tire performance affects fuel economy in very dramatic ways, so a rotation can save you money down the road. 
  • Quiet Rides: Uneven wear on tires produces a vehicle that isn't as balanced as it could be. Quieter rides through Concord are possible. 
  • Traction: Obviously, tires need traction to work well, and preventing one tire from wearing down more than the others helps with your overall traction. 

Those are just a few answers to the question, "What does rotating your tires do?". There are a number of tire care tricks to learn that help with the performance of your tires.

How Often to Rotate Tires

Generally, a manufacturer will recommend a tire rotation every 5,000-7,000 miles. But every vehicle is different, and the terrain around Portsmouth or wherever you're driving should be considered. And it's not just about how often to rotate tires, but how they are rotated: 

  • FWD: On this drivetrain, a service center will put the back wheels on the front, moving them from left to right so that the rear left tire ends up on the front right. 
  • RWD: Naturally, a tire rotation on this drivetrain reverses the above process so the right front wheel ends up on the back left while the back wheels keep their left-right orientation as they move to the front. 

And remember that terrain can truly affect your tire, so pay attention if you've been driving on a lot of rough and/or steep roads. 

Schedule Tire Service at Audi Stratham 

Now you know how to help anyone who asks you, "Why rotate tires?". Audi Stratham has regular tire rotation and more important services for Nashua drivers among our service specials! Make sure to contact us and browse more useful service tips on our website.

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