Why is Tire Rotation Important?

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Why is tire rotation important? The answer is simple: it extends the life of your tires. What exactly does it do? It stops any one of your tires from wearing out faster than the other tires. Learn exactly how tire rotation works and its benefits below, then stop by the Los Gatos Acura service center around San Jose when it’s time for your next new Acura model‘s tire rotation.

Drivetrain and Tire Rotation

Every time you accelerate, turn your wheels, brake, or turn around a tight corner, you create friction between your tires and the road. Depending on the drivetrain your Acura model has, your tires will wear out their tread faster or slower.

  • Front-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is directed to the front wheels, which are responsible for steering, starting and most of the stopping force. Therefore the front tires will wear out the fastest.
  • Rear-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is directed to the rear wheels, but the front wheels are still responsible for steering and much of braking. The rear tires will still wear out faster than the front tires, although at a general slower rate.
  • All-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is more evenly distributed, but there are many experts out there that maintain that the rear tires will still wear out faster.
  • Intelligent all-wheel drive systems: Going around curves means different levels on strain and friction on the inside tires vs. outside tires. Some advanced all-wheel drive systems can even direct power to an individual wheel while driving around a curve for better cornering, which will further affect tire life.

Consequences of Not Rotating Your Tires

What happens if you don’t rotate your tires? If you don’t schedule service for tire rotation every 5,000-7,000 miles, you may end up wearing your tires out faster than you need to. Failing to rotate and replace your tires when necessary can lead to a few problems:

  • Brake pad deterioration
  • Flat tires and blowouts
  • Weak traction

Learn More at Los Gatos Acura

For more information on tire rotation, take the trip from Monterey to Los Gatos Acura to learn more! We can help you get on a regular vehicle maintenance schedule that meets your needs. Contact us for more information.

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