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When to Rotate Tires

Rotate Tires: While tire rotation is one of the easiest maintenance tasks to carry out, it’s also one of the most important. Not only will it help to extend the life of your tires, but it will also improve fuel economy and allow you to be safer when you’re driving.

Since the weight of your vehicle isn’t distributed to all four corners it is inevitable that you’ll have uneven tread with your tires. For example, the engine is the heaviest part of your car so the front tires always wear out the fastest.

The best way to avoid uneven tread is to move each tire to a different corner of the car fairly regularly. Most car manuals suggest you have your tires rotated every 5000-11,000 kms. Fortunately, tire rotations should only cost around $25-35 so they’re well worth the money.

While rotating your tires may not seem like a big deal, they will save you money in the long run. The money you will save on gas well surpasses the cost of a tire rotation plus it’s much safer to drive a vehicle with even tread.